Tuesday, November 5, 2013

They landed in my chair!



One of the many things I enjoy about my work : people from all over the world somehow land in my chair! 
These were drawn in 3 minutes per person as live party entertainment. 
I look for those subtle nuances that make each person 
unique! 
Keen observation skills help to discern distinctive traits...
And this gal ... Well, she was just plain adorable ! 

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  1. Very nice work. You do a very good job of capturing your clients looks. I noticed that you were able to get everyone to pose with a smile. I'm guessing this is one of the keys to your success. Do you ever get clients who make comments like..."my nose,( my hair, my ears etc) aren't THAT big". There are the self concious people who are very sensitive about their looks. Im curious how you help them overcome that.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Kevin. Regarding your question about drawing live caricatures at events: I should preface my answer with an adaptation of a famous quote 'I never met a face I didn't like". The key to good caricaturing is to look beyond the surface and attempt to capture the person's "spirit" -or personality. Caricature art, in it's purest form, is not intended to "insult" but, rather to amplify what makes a person uniquely them. My favorite definition of Caricature art is by Tom RIchmond who stated that a good caricature is a portrait "with the volume turned up."

      For the most part, the brave souls who sit before me for 3 minutes to be drawn are open to having fun with the process.
      Drawing thousands of faces annually, I am usually hyper-aware of just how far to take the "funny".

      Thank you, again, for your interest.
      ©eileenmccoy.com

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