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aaron philby
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Live Caricatures as Hanbok
There's an appeal to caricatures that’s a bit like trying on Hanbok. In Korea the old tradition clothes is called Hanbok. You can look it up or you can just imagine that it’s very ornate and fancy and cumbersome and Asian looking. You know what old traditio...
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Truth Makes Us Write. Art Lets Us Finish
drawing caricatures live with the possibility of rejection looming can feel like playing Operation..or it might be a bit more like a jack-in-the-box where it's a little more out of your control..one of those kind of games..or like Russian Roulette played un...
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what is it exactly i been thinkin about? a way of framing it might be what exactly to make of the massive tsunami of favor for what caricaturists (but I’m using the term “caricaturists” colloquially because as you will soon see, in this writing I’m dealing ...
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I almost never refuse to
draw a customer, but I was trying to imagine how it might go down if I worked
out my reasoning and how to express it. The following is a work of fantasy.
Now, without further ado... You Do You Hey boss. i see what youre
doin here an...
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“Look like” is
an interesting couple of words. Every caricature artist knows that a caricature
has to look like the people, but more and more, these days I’m getting a sense
of some customers and passers by having a different conception of “look like”
than ...
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--> to you, all
this is completely new. to me it’s like groundhogs day--the same things over
and over and over, all except for one thing which is that your face is like no
other face in the world. your expressions, everything about it is completely
new.  so...
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I almost never refuse to draw a customer, but I was trying to imagine how it might go down if I worked out my reasoning and how to express it. The following is a work of fantasy. Now, without further ado... You Do You Hey boss. i see what youre doin here an...
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shape is a fundamental element. I keep coming back to this unit. a shape is an aspect. an aspect of a given face, an aspect of a given drawing, an aspect of a given anything. and if a given face has some particular set of aspects and a drawing has that same...
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there are two approaches, for drawing a live caricature, and i guess it would apply to other things too. theres the severed thumb approach. this is referencing the little trick you can do to make it look like your thumb is dissattaching and reattatching. yo...
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So what is this other duality? I'm just writing this one fresh. I've done some thinking and writing the past couple days in the notes of my iphone and it's a lot of disconnected pieces relating to a particular duality that came to mind which is a different ...
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