Monday, August 1, 2011
A Portrait artist "Re-learning" caricatures.
Last winter I decided that the best way to get back into it was to start with profile caricatures, using pastel. It was an easy step to do this since I have never stopped doing profile pastel portraits. For a week or so I just did free demos of co-workers. They were pretty lame, but it was a start. Now, after doing them for a few months I am really comfortable with them and actually do one now and then that really rocks. This is an example of one that I did just last week. They take about 7 - 10 minutes per person.
Recently I decided that I was going to graduate to drawing frontals again. It was now or never. I am NOT getting any younger! A frontal caricature is TOTALLY different than drawing a profile portrait, or even a frontal portrait. I drew around 25 or 30 of them today. I will post a few of them later in the week.
The quality of a quick sketch artist's work is very closely linked to their self confidence as an artist and performer. Hopefully my confidence will return soon as a caricature artist.