Oy vay ~ This is me Simplifying. Because I felt like I drew slower than usual at a recent Party. I didn't feel like the Guests could tell, but I could. I don't like that feeling.
The Short Story ~ directly to the point. That's what I like to do.
Getting ready for my next Event, I felt inspired by an earlier post here at this blog ~ in which I developed into some really Fine Exaggerations when I bounced off a Simplified start. So I decided to make some quick simple Caricatures.
But it's different here in the Studio than it is at an Event. So this is what happened.
Then I redrew this man. It's fine. It would work. But it isn't nearly as good as the one I drew at the Party.
That's okay. It is what it is. I draw what I draw. Every moment different. Just like every day that I go out jogging, I have a different experience. Drawing often, just like jogging often, does keep me Skilled.
Then I redrew this lady. At the Party, I drew a rectangle of head continuing right into neck. Now I decided not to try so hard. To get off my high horse and do a quicker humbler direct approach. I like this one better, but I still wish I made it more lively:
So I started drawing her again. This one is no good
Aaah. This next one is good. I feel like the recipient would feel pleased/happy. That's what I want to do. To make people happy. Yet still hanging on to what they Realistically look like. I want to help people like their Real traits:
Then I redrew this lady. Simply. Plainly. Almost as badly as a beginner artist might do. Almost. But still ick. Why would anyone want That:
So I redrew it again. Oh this one is just Funny. Gotta admit that it's good. Great Fun for a Party. It's Not insulting ~ because of course nobody can look like That (without even a top-lip). I'm not here to Flatter people. I'm here to help them have a good time. With me around, you don't need drugs and alcohol to loosen up and laugh:
Then I redrew this lady. Oh this picture is Painful
Started it again. Nope. I missed:
Drew it again. This one works. Got it. And the picture looks
Oh this man's Caricature came out great at the Party. So why do it again? Why? Why? Well, because I feel differently tonight. And I want to draw tonight. It's not like we draw a great Caricature and it is Done. Just like every day we get older and we develop our maturity, we develop our insights about what it means to live and die, we also develop our Abilities every day. Whether we develop our abilities to relate to others or we develop our abilities to draw Caricatures, it has to be put into action in order to exist.
So here I am redrawing a perfectly good Caricature, and this time uch, trying too hard. Abandon ship!
I redrew him again, and Wow! Simple and great. Without worrying about pleasing others, the right answers just came out. Even though the one I drew at the Party was excellent, this one is even better!
Then I redrew this woman. Clunking along, simply filling in the answers, got to the Shading, and Oh! Oh no! If you don't choose to leave the frenulum showing in your picture, do Not Color the upper lip of a woman Darkly.
......well, actually, this might have worked if I stuck with it. Maybe if I continued coloring the rest of the skin, the upper lips wouldn't look so dark. I'll just put it aside for now. Maybe I'll get a chance to try that out some other time:
I tried it again. Simple answers. A pichur. But who needs it? This picture is not inspiring
oh forget it. I'm tired ot drawing. I'm just going to go for it.
Aaah. This Caricature is not as evolved as the one I had drawn at the Event ~ not as many Details ~ not as careful Modeling Shapes ~ but it is where I want to be. A Wide Awake answer
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