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Self-Image

Posted Oct 2007

Artists. I recently saw Al Lopez, a California Caricaturist who specializes in Pin-Ups. Finally got him to draw this picture of me. So Cute!

It's unusual for me to be wearing a big t-shirt, but I'm glad I did this time. I was wearing a souvenier that I had bought on the street in NYC. Now that Al included that in this picture, I guess I can dub myself Ms New York? Smile.

One of these days I'm going to draw a picture that shows how charming he is. Meanwhile, all I did was to focus on expanding 3-D forms with just line when I was drawing him. It's just what I was into that day:

I went to a 6-year old's party in NJ today. I was having an upright time with a helpful 6-year-old who seemed so mature. Surprised me when she reminded me that she couldn't read yet - She's working on it, and can spell her big name already: Stephanie.

Here's the picture that Stephanie drew of me. So you're probably wondering - who am I really? I am too. Is Stephanie right? Is Al right? Some other Artist perhaps? All I know is that I'm having fun and meeting wonderful people.


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Decisions

Posted Oct 2007

Reminder to Self: There are no Solutions - Only Choices.


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You can click on most of the pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com

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Paris Hilton

Posted Sep 2007

A few days ago, I was drawing Caricatures on the street with another artist, Kenly Dillard. Happily drawing away, just looking at the people who stopped by, I drew these two women. When I was done, Kenly looked over and my picture and said "Paris Hilton". I laughed. It did look just like that famous face. The woman who was standing there admitted that people did say that to her frequently, but she claimed that she was not Paris Hilton. I wouldn't have known the difference.


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You can click on most of the pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com

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There's No One Right Way

Posted Sep 2007

Wednesday night, I was drawing at a Corporate Event at the Hilton. Might have done my best Caricatures ever! Except maybe last year at a Public Library. Hmmmm, I had a different approach for each.

DANG! I DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA WITH ME! At least I can write down the approach(es), so maybe I can slip into them again.

Actually, I have so many different ways to approach Caricaturing. What works one day, doesn't necessarily work another day/place. But those two gigs I just mentioned - I sure picked right those times.

Sometimes, when it doesn't come to me, I just have to draw piece by piece. But at the Hilton, I was able to visualize the end result - visualize Wow Real Caricatures before I started to draw. Then I looked mostly at MY PAPER while drawing - just looking back at the real person for references.

At the Library, I was thinking more geometrically when I looked at the parts of the person's face. And I gestured those shapes onto my paper.

I did use a predraw at the Hilton (maybe too much - next time I hope I'll just to do first few indications and then trust my marker). And I did not use any predraw at the Library. Just goes to show - there's no one answer to how to do this stuff. Gotta find my way anew in each situation. Just like life. There are many ways to handle each situation. That there's no one right script. Living is to see the results of what we did.

We're excited when we are pleased with the results of our choices. Just knowing that, makes me excited to face today. Not sure if I liked all the results of what I did/said yesterday, and I have another chance to do/say things today. I'm glad for the chance to get out there and LIVE! And looking forward to the weekend's gigs, too, or course.


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:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com

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...... 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.....