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Graffiti Bubble Numbers

Posted 7 days ago

I agreed to make some numbers on a slate for a friend. She wants to make a mosaic over it. Felt like an easy request ~ I imagined using a flat paintbrush with Gesso that sticks to everything. Big Solid Block Numbers.

But when it came time to do the project, she said she just wanted me to draw Bubble Numbers with a Sharpie. Oh! That makes sense ~ there's no telling how the glue and the grout would work on gesso.

But what to draw? Now I had to revisualize. Now it felt like a job.

I would have pointed that out to her, but it felt wrong. She is a good friend, and it does sound like a quick little thing to do.

So I ended up designing the sort of numbers that would be right. In my free time. I came up with these, so I'll be ready for whatever numbers she wants.

I don't mind having to spend my time on that. It just keeps me on my toes in case it feels right to use Numbers at my next Graffiti Party:


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One at a Time

Posted May 2022

I figured out that I can only draw One way at one time, just like I can only do One activity at one time. I can't 'add a little exaggeration' to my pretty stuff, and I can't 'tone down' my wilder Caricatures.

Like meditating or jogging. I guess we could mix the two activities. But we lose some of the benefits of each individual activity if we're trying to do more than one activity at the same time. And we lose some of the power each type of Caricature if we're trying to do both both styles of drawing at the same time.

One approach throughout the Party. It's an Activity that I'm doing. 'I'm drawing pretty stuff' is a completely different Activity than 'I'm drawing exaggerated stuff. Just like Meditating is a completely different Activity than Jogging. Can't Jog for 3 minutes, then meditate for 2 minutes, then meditate for 5 minutes, then jog for 4 minutes......

Note to Self: Choose which approach for the Party. Stick with it. ....... Only change IF IT HAPPENS NATURALLY, and then Stick with That.


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Ughh

Posted May 2022

"Ughh" that's what I might think when a Guest shows up face painted by 'someone else'. I don't want to mislead anyone. Like ~ I did Not facepaint the boy in This photo. If you want to see My facepainting, it's at https://facepaintingexpress.blogspot.com/

and what to Draw when I want to keep things moving at an Event ~ I don't want to double the time for each picture by drawing Both the Caricature And the Face Painting. So I just get through it quickly.

and voila! I feel so pleased that this super quick Caricature would actually have good impact afterall. A quick reference to the facepainting into the Caricature, and I feel like the recipient would relate to the picture. Because it is Him. He was there. and i feel like this Caricature would inspire the recipient long after the event. Yes Indeed. Artwork with purpose


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To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
(516) 579-4706
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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.....

Finding The Art

Posted Mar 2022

I frequently draw Large Groups ~ even more than 7 people ~ when I'm drawing Caricatures, but I was taken by surprise when I was asked to draw a FASHION SKETCH of 6 people at a Wedding. And then, shortly after I started, I agreed to let a 7th person in. That makes me feel confused. Because I've already designed an approach for 6 people, but then... quick change.... takes me off solid ground.... onto shifting sands....

Okay. Art is in the moment. I agreed, Guests were Happy, I could not get bored, and I did whatever I did. The Fashion Sketch of 7 people flowed. (In looking back on the experience, I should have asked to see Everyone's Fashion. Some people's bodies were hidden behind others ~ just their heads popping out.) I just kept that marker moving. Good experience ~ I kinda liked Most of the decisions that I made.

The Guests Enjoyed. But it felt wrong to me. Like I was working too hard. My job includes things like sending quotes, keeping lists, preparing supplies, showing up on time..... but when it comes to the Art, it shouldn't really be Work. The Artist should be Doing it. An Artist, like a Dancer or an Actor, needs to be In The Zone to Really do it.

So when I came home, I looked into the situation for myself. To be better prepared to handle Large Group Fashion Sketches in the future. And I finally came up with a great one!

First, I tried it on my IPad. Just because I felt like using my IPad. Time-off, you know. And I figured that I would be able to make changes ~ each time I came across a moment that I wasn't enjoying. It came out looking very good ~ but I felt like it lost the immediacy of what I drew At the Event.

Still feeling interested in my situation, I picked up an old marker and a blue scrap paper ~ without even having the Reference Photo nearby. I just wanted to see if I would like the experience better if I didn't fuss with poses ~ how about a simple direct, draw each person just standing there... No. Still, too 'headsy' for me. Too many heads stuck together with just dully describing each fashion.....

Then I finally did it! I just went with the flow. No predraw. I just started with what was important, and I took it from there. Only what was needed. So much fun! I'm looking forward to doing this again. I am looking forward to my next Fashion Sketch Event!


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
partyentertainmentideasinc@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...... 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.....