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.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Especially when I get a chance to capture the holiday through caricature. I was brought in as the alternative entertainment to a DJ, photo booth, or a carol chorus group. As the guests rolled in, I was busy the entire evening, even extending an hour past the scheduled time.
It helps to have drink tickets, I wish I could have taken more pictures of the Sardi's inspired wall. We had all the pictures taped along the bar walls. But the line was so long that I had to keep moving. The group shot was by request, just so you know. Thank you Andrea for making this night happen.