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Slash

Posted Apr 2020

Much fun. I drew this based on a photo of Slash (from the band Guns and Roses) I found online. Even though I've been so enamoured with the Digital Caricatures lately, I worked directly on paper this time. Getting back to basics.

I call this my Portrait-Style Caricature. Still Exaggerated, but it's based on face with features, instead of just Shapes and Feeling. Which is what I would have done if I was doing what I call an Exaggerated Caricature. All good, but I have to know which Style I'm doing ~ it's much more comfortable if I know whether I'm going for 'My' Portrait Style Caricature Or My Exaggerated Caricature Or a Regular Straight Portrait.

Like a person who knows how to cook can put Carrots into a Cake. But she has to know whether she's aiming to make Cake Or Salad when she's working. So please do be clear when you contact me at optidust@gmail.com to order your Commissioned Artwork. Artwork can't be confined, artwork can't exist before it is Created, but I do want know what direction you prefer.

I'm available for Commissions. I can draw Caricatures on Paper from your photos, and then mail them to you through the Post Office. OR if you prefer, I can draw them on the IPad and then just email them to you. Prices are currently Slashed low because I want to make things a little easier, a little nicer for my precious Clients during this Corona Virus situation.

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The finished Scribble Caricature

Posted Mar 2020

Caricatures, Illustrations, Newspapers, Magazines. Gifts. Artwork.

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Pencil Caricature ~ Health Care Worker

Posted Mar 2020

As an Artist, so many people pass through my life. I'm frequently quite impressed with them, but I see them for 5 minutes, and then..... gone. Sometimes I think of them. Like this Health-Care-Worker. I had drawn her back in the olden days ~ quick Party Style ~ when we were allowed to be with groups of people. I had been hired to draw the Staff AT a Home? Assisted Living Facility? I don't know. I just go there. Went there.

Now, home with these Social Distancing Rules, I got to thinking of some of the people who were taking care of others. I wonder if this woman is still Out There ~ somebody has to take care of the people who live at the facility. My pencil started moving. I redrew her Caricature in a different style. I drew her Pencil Caricature tonight. More like something I might draw as a Gift. Appreciating this woman who is probably still Out There ~ taking care of others.

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Anticipation

Posted Sep 2019

Looking forward to it. I've been drawing in the Studio. But I can't post it here yet. Because I was working on an upcoming Proposal Caricature. Doesn't feel right to show it to other people before my Client gets to see and use it.

So I figure I'll just Tell you what I did so far. This Proposal Caricature is different than all the others that I've officiated.

I usually draw Proposal Caricatures from photos that my Client sends me. And then I pretend to draw it at the Event, giving more attention to the Couple's Experience. But this Client requested that I handle it differently. He wants me to be able to draw the Clothes, Earrings, Hairstyles, Landscape, Flowers Of the Moment. And of course, we won't know what his intended will be wearing until Day Of.

I guess I could just draw it all on the spot ~ I am accustomed to drawing lots of people on the spot at Parties and Events. But my Client specifically wrote: Loosely Quoted "Might take a little too long. I don't want her to get suspicious or impatient. However, I don't want it to be incomplete. Are you able to start some of the drawing in advance and then draw our attire, background, or whatever else. If you're unable to do it, that's ok. We can do the whole drawing in person." Unquote. I like to give my Clients what they want, so I'm trying to plan it out now, and then actually draw it Day Of. My Client wants (and it paying for) a much bigger production that what I could do in the short time he wants the Event to last.

So here I am, doing my beloved Predraw. He sent me photos of the beautiful place where we would be (I can't tell if it will be the same season as in the photos), and he sent me photos of himself and his 'future bride'. I wanted to pull the many reference photos into Photoshop, but that didn't work easily. I don't know what some people do that make their photos or paperwork impossible to download from their emails, but that was the case with this one. Took me a long time to figure out how to access the photos.

I'm not a fill-in-the-blanks sort of 'Artist', so I feel unsure of whether or not this predraw would be a waste of time. Depending on what I would want to draw about their attire and environment (he especially mentioned that she's into her earrings, and it would be a good idea to draw the ones she wears that day) and what sort of flowers are in the area (and what if it rains and we have to move to an alternate Indoor location altogether!?!).....

Good thing that I like to draw and dream about my drawings ahead of time. I figure that whatever I end up seeing Day Of, my Pre-Studying will be very helpful.

The next time I spend time on this project, I must look up 'Radiant Cut' diamond rings. My Client mentioned that the ring is 'Radiant Cut' as though I know what that means? I'm figuring that it's probably a diamond.

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