It's that time again. A lot of Studio Caricatures been coming my way. I never cease to be amazed at how each one is different ~ each client is different. Each picture is different. Each experience is different.
This time I was booked to draw at the older girl"s 5th Birthday Party. My client, having seen my blog, decided that it would be a good idea to draw the Birthday Girl and her sister ahead of time. To have it on display. To make sure they'd have time to be drawn..... So she also ordered a Studio Caricature. Good. That's nice.
Then the Agreement arrived. Ummmm, on it the Mother wrote that the girl is sensitive. So I shouldn't accentuate 'certain features'. Ummmm. Lol. Which features doesn't she like? These girls look like absolute Dolls! Did you ever see anyone so cute??? And anyway, how am I supposed to make it look like them if I'm not free to work with what I See? Has she seen this blog??? I thought this really shows how I see things, how I draw things.
Okay. I start drawing. Thinking Beauty. Lovely. Beauty. Lalala. And here's what I came up with. I love it. Feels perfect. But it's black/white. I was hired to make a Color Caricature. Oh.
So I went to the Office Supply Store. Made a photocopy on Shiny Paper. And Matted it as an extra freebee for my client. Because I thought that Color would ruin it. I'll post the Color copy when I have it.
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