Practice. One of the reasons I enjoy drawing at the Drive-Ins. I have been creating caricatures for a few years now. I have had the pleasure of working next to some talented artists, and am following the work of many others. And its seeing their progression that motivates me to get out and practice.
I'm so honored to have repeat events in the Sacramento area. How cool is it that I get to draw college kids. Our fresh faced future leaders. Nurses, Special Investigators, Teachers, or Lost and Confused. I tried to hit my 3 minute per face goal, as the line was across the hall. These kids know a good deal when they see one.
It's been just over a year since I started drawing live caricatures at the West Wind Drive-Ins in Sacramento. This past weekend I had more than one group of families come by for updates. They were genuinely excited to see me out under the stars, and happy to catch me up on current events. I am in awe that they would have my artwork in an honored place in their homes. Gotta love my job.
One of my favorite moments in doing live caricatures is that first series of drawing that I create to convince a crowd that I'm worthy of a small wait in line. I can hear over my shoulder every comment. "Hey, he's pretty good!" or "He made that kid look cute!"