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Jumping in to my Pool

Posted Feb 2020

Studying Eyes tonight. I started by bouncing off one of the Caricatures that I recently posted here "Ready to Draw More People Than I Can"

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Staying Up Late

Posted Feb 2020

Staying up late again. Drawing whatever I feel like drawing. Based on random photos from this website. It's what an Artist Does.

Caricatures. Exaggeration is the way to go

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I like to draw

Posted Feb 2020

Getting back to Basics. Today I drew some Caricatures in my Basic Style. Yep ~ I still got it. I used random reference photos from this website.

The first two went as easily as expected. Front view Caricatures. One woman and one man. I didn't need a predraw for either of them.

The 4th one ~ also easy for me. Barely the simplest placement lines for a predraw for this 3/4 view baby.

But the 3rd one. Oy. The one on which I imposed cross-eyes onto the girl. You can't tell here, because I'm only posting the finished one, but I actually tried this one Several times. Just couldn't get it. Needed to be almost Completely Predrawn before inking. I don't know if the problem was caused by this particular look being difficult for me, or if it was caused by my own mind. me. what was going on in my head when I approached it. I hope that by writing about it here, I will keep my eye out for similar type faces to see how I might handle it easier.

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Art should be Fun, Alison

Posted Feb 2020

Today I figured that I would draw Caricatures of the same reference photos that I have been using for several days now. I wanted to approach them differently today. Today I planned on doing some really slick line-work. Graceful.

But it turned out that probably the only way I could do that would be to go back to one of my previous drawings, and impose the linework onto that. But which one? Which version to impose the linework onto? I should have just picked one, but I didn't do that. What I did instead was to pay more attention to my Line Quality while coming up with a new Caricature.

It felt like all I ended up doing was slow.....thinking.....?.......or not?....... just dreaming?.....I don't feel like I'm Here. It felt like I was wasting my time. This is what I ended up with. For the first attempt. Not what I set out to do.

Then I didn't like focusing on graceful linework. Since this exercise was not working for that. So I decided to turn my attention to Colors for the 2nd Caricature.

Through all these different Caricature styles that I have been posting for the past few days, I'm still feeling like my First Basic Approach is the best. Maybe because that's what I'm most accustomed to doing.

I hope. I hope I still remember how to do that after all these forays into other styles. I want to feel Happy.

Or the 2nd Style. I'm still back to the same conundrum I always face when I get to Parties. Whether to use My Basic Style or My Exaggerated Style. It is taking a chance ~ like aka one of the Exaggerated Caricatures came out better than the other Exaggerated Caricature. Buy hey ~ if you can't take chances with your Artwork, you're probably plodding through a very dull life.

So I'll go back to drawing whichever one I feel like at Parties ~ taking Guest's Requests into consideration, of course. Drawing Party Caricatures is like a Conversation. Between the Artist and the Guests

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