The drive was long. But it was a Tuesday, I'm drawing for a living and I love it. The setting was perfect. Country weddings are always amazing. This spot was at another level. The family and friends of Janaia and Torrell were some of the most inviting folks I've ever drawn. A great evening under the stars.
Drawing a person can tell so many stories. When you have a chance to draw a senior citizen, the stories can be unexpected. I love the ability to find the core of a person, not just through the lines or the shapes. I think the challenge of the caricature artist is to highlight a person who you have just met, and capture the best traits of that person in less than 3 minutes. Over much practice, I enjoy the conversations I have as my pen moves. Sometimes I think that my hand has a mind of its own, and is just reacting to what details I am learning from the person before me.
When a new movie like Low Rider comes out, I love to be there to be inspired by the spirit for the art of film, and in this case the culture of the car enthusiast. Many fans drove in their classic car, the low rider, with the appropriate look and style. The DJ Obray played the tunes made popular by the low rider scene. Love it when kids said "Hey, they are playing the George Lopez!"
Every birthday is special. How awesome is it to celebrate with a halo halo bar? That is not a double video game bar, it's a Filipino treat, sort of like a yogurt/smoothie. Anyways, I'm always excited to draw when the parents are so enthusiastic and have never had a caricature drawn before. On this day I drew 54 faces in just over two hours.
This is my second year drawing for the staff and students of Butte College. It was a scorcher! I was under the shade of the tent, but those who received a caricature really wanted one, it was free after all, because they stood in line, and the line was jammed till the end of the event.