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What People Want

Posted Aug 2020

today i felt curious to fuss around with the extra Coloring that I posted back on June 3, 2020. Onto a Caricature that I actually drew At a Party.

Since I didn't have the Original, I scanned the photo of it into Gimp and made it all Gray. Then I changed the levels so I could print it out as uncolored Lines on white paper.

I spent more time playing around with the Colors than I intended. Not going to be useful at a Party.

So I printed out the linework again, and Colored it more simply, but it still took longer than what I actually did at the Party.

My Party Experience indicates that people are just as happy with the first one that I actually colored At the Party ~ where they are more interested in getting it handed to them as Quickly as possible, getting a good laugh, and walking off to show it to their friends.

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Exaggerated is Better

Posted Aug 2020

I'm baaaack. Haven't even had the upcoming Digital Caricature Event yet, and I'm already flipping away from that Tame Style I had been developing for it. I practiced tonight with a reference photo from a Party where I previously drew this woman with Markers.

Tonight I wanted to draw an Exaggerated Caricature again. Figuring I would just pop right back into it, I drew the first picture here. It wasn't too easy for me, and it looks as fussy as I was feeling.

So then I drew the 2nd Caricature here ~ Extremely Tame. And I was figuring that, hmmmm.... tame is the way to go. Easier. And Better.

But wait ~ I was trying to Exaggerate while still in the mindset of Tame. I dropped it, and drew this 3rd picture here. Exaggerated. EXAGGERATED CARICATURES ARE MUCH BETTER

I know ~ Black hair ~ Maybe I'll Color these Caricatures some other time.

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(516) 579-4706
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Learning

Posted Aug 2020

Still just Practicing my Simplified Style Digital Caricatures. It's a chance to try out new things.

I just figured out that it's a bad idea to use a ready-prepared Colored background when drawing a black and white Caricature. I hope I remember not to try That again. and what I see now that I post this picture ~ I should have Rounded out the 'forehead'

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Party Calligraphy

Posted Aug 2020

Just nice to have around. On the table. In the car.

Especially nice if it's matted and framed on the wall.

I'm happy to draw Calligraphy Words or Calligraphy Names for All the Guests at your Event. Patience. Health. Love. Peace. Joy. Faith. Courage. Bravery. Life. Creativity. Cooperation. Confidence. Energy........

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com