Tag: Portrait Artist 3 posts

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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(516) 579-4706
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The Purple Lady ~ with Glasses

Posted Mar 2020

and here's a picture of the final Painting from when I was Studying Eyeglasses. a Portrait of a Purple Lady with Glasses:

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Eye Glasses

Posted Mar 2020

After the thick blotchy blob I made for the Sunglasses on last night's Caricature, I decided to focus on painting Eye-Glasses tonight. Going back to Basics. No Exaggeration. No Artist's interpretation. Just what do I see in the Reference Photo that I was using. More like Portrait Painting.

Lol ~ as usual, I'm being me. I spent most of my time painting everything But the glasses.

And that's okay. Glasses don't stand on their own. They're Part of everything that's around them.

In this case, the most important thing I learned is: If I want the top of the glasses to be tipped forward, that is Not indicated so much by the lenses as by the Frame. The top of the frame stands Away from the face. But the bottom of the frame sits right on the cheeks.

I might have wanted to also try something with a transparent overlay and highlights to show the 'glass', but I got tired. If I kept continuing my Artistic explorations, I'd probably Never be able to stop.

You can click on this link to see a Time-Lapse Video of tonight's Painting. It only take a minute or so:

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To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com