Oh - I wish all my clients gave me enough time to do really good Artwork. So often, they're interested in 'draw as many faces as you can in as little time as possible so I won't have to pay for another hour'. Oh.
I usually refuse to copy other Artist's ideas, but in this case, I was intrigued - because the client was looking for a 'Sixties'-type picture. And that is so my natural style. The way I naturally like to draw. Pop Art.....Peter Max....Psychodelic......Me! Alison Gelbman.
He asked for his whole Party to be drawn on one big paper - and he wanted the picture to "look like the cover from the Sargent Pepper Album (Beatles). Ummm, okay. Limiting (see my other wild Group Caricatures), but still interesting to me.
I arrived ready for Fun. Exaggerations. Style. But my client asked that I draw real fast - that he's hoping to get 33 people plus one dog drawn with the whole Sgt Pepper Composition (lettering, some bodies, placements). And he also wanted me to draw "Couples" next to each other. That didn't leave any time to let his guests 'do the party-saunter'. I needed each one immediately and with his partner. And since I tell people to Estimate ten faces per hour, I was forced to just get something representing each face onto the paper - No time for unique exaggerations. No time for banter. No time for the Outrageous Composition I wanted to do. This is Work.
The picture came out good. The people had a good time. The Party was successful. But oh, my client had no idea of what I Could have done.
Party Entertainment Ideas Inc ~ Event Entertainment for Party Planning in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County..... Caricatures, Digital Caricatures, Fashion Sketches, Graffiti, Calligraphy
You can click on most of the pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
Birthdays ~ All Ages, Children, Teens, Adult, Holidays, New Year, Christmas, Communion, Anniversary, Reunion, Graduation, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Banquet, Surprise Party, Dinner Party, Garden Party, Reception, Openings for Stores or Schools or Camps, Prom, Afterprom, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Dances, Wedding, Engagement, Showers, Farewell Party, Cast Party, Housewarming Party, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Labor Day, Halloween, Mardi-Gras, New Year's Eve, Chanuka, Purim, Super Bowl Sunday, and more...... Caricature, Karicature, Characature, Carackature, Carikature, Characatures, Cartoonist, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Merrick, Garden City, Brookville, Copiague, Franklin Square, Huntington, Lynbrook, Point Lookout, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Cedarhurst, Wantagh, Lawrence, Hewlett, Woodmere, Levittown, Mineola, Great Neck, Mineola, Port Washington, Roslyn, Manhassett, Oyster Bay, Woodbury, Bethpage, Jericho, Plainview, Brookville, Locust Valley, East Norwich, Massapequa, Patchogue, Wading River, Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Setauket, the Hamptons, Sag Harbour, Northport, Cold Spring Harbour, Commack, Lloyd Harbour, Commack, Quogue, and more.....