Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shake It Up

Painting on People. This blog has so many of those. Just to shake things up a bit, I'm going to post something a litl different today. They're some quick pictures that I drew at some parties. I'd usually post them at my regular caricature website. But this time I'm posting them here at the Face-Painting blog. Some comic-relief you might say. (Although they're not at all
as wild as some of the stuff that I post at caricatureexpress.blogspot.com

face-paintng  butterfly  rainbow  swirls

caricature couple line-art party fun

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caricature  child  party  fun birthday

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Looking Good

I feel wiped out - brain smattered from
drawing Fashion Sketches all day at Bloomingdales.
And what do I do for my downtime?
I go through some more photos of faces
that I painted that rainy day at the NJ horsetrack.
It's like, I can't think of what else to do?
Or or I can only slow down, I can't stop yet.
Yes - that's it. Soon, I'll take a snack and
watch a movie. I'm in the middle of watching
"The March of the Penguins". It's magnificent.

Anyway, these pictures look great.
I love seeing what the heck I came out with
after my intense performances:

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rainy Day at the Racetrack

I have hundreds of pictures on my Desktop - as usual.
I frequently spend all day drawing and painting.

I remember these. Many of them were painted at the Racetrack in NJ.
I was working for an Agent - luckily she provided a tent for us.
Because it turned out to be a Very Rainy Day.
People crowded in to the tent to get out of the rain -
I saved their otherwise dreary day
even though it was difficult to avoid the rain that was coming in
through the edges of the tent. Affected my feelings, but I didn't let on:

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I wish it wasn't raining while I painted this girl's back:

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And some more - people who wanted hands/arms painted:

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Whew - I was taken to my edge for a few moments
when I agreed to paint some characters that, well,
I kinda remembered. I love meeting people. My life is fun:

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Okay. So I saw my dark-beauty butterfly that's mentioned in the 2nd post of October 19 - I found her from a previous day in one of these litl pictures on the side. And then I found her again on June 16! Very slightly different butterfly each time - Apparently, this is what I think looks right on her when she asks for a butterfly.

It is the same girl - isn't it?
I'm going to be all so excited the next time I see her!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Prolific

Here are some more people:

butterfly, face painting, arm band, beauty, child

butterflies girls arm fun party face-painting

Repeat Customers

I knew it! I knew I saw this girl before.

When I'm working parties, I usually know if
I'm going to be seeing people that I've worked
with before. It's called Repeat Customers.
But when I'm working Retail, when the interaction
including hello, face-painting, and payment
takes all of 5 minutes,
and then I go on to the next and the next and the next,
I'm not as likely to remember every single person that I meet.
Or do we?

Do we remember
something
even when we can't place it?
Here I painted this beautiful girl:

butterfly, face painting, party, fun, girls

Do I know her? Does everybody end up looking the same to me after a while?

Next ~

wrap snake around arm, face-painting, boys, child   swan, beauty, girls, party, face-painting

And the photos that I took sat here on my desktop for a few weeks.
Came here to post them today - Again, I'm sensing that I painted this
exact thing on this girl before - thinking that I even have a photo
of her. Planning on checking out my blog
later,
I immediately see a picture of her on the right. Same face.
Same butterfly. Different colors.
Yes! This girl obviously knows me and stops when she sees me working.
She's magnificent, and she knows what keeps her that way.

I even think I have Another picture of her from even a third day
in which I painted the pink butterfly again.

Deja vu
is real.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Funny Face-Painting

Gotta have a sense of humor.
Usually lovely, but sometimes my work comes out funny.

For example, here's a boy who requested a train on his face.
This is what I came up with:

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And the day goes on:

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Balls

Not such a good idea.
The kids had fun,
the toys became special,
but drawing on customer-supplied balls
was a drag.
It was the customer's idea,
so I'd do it again,
but I didn't have fun.

I came prepared with different markers
than I usually use -
to be sure it would work on the balls.
Still, it was frequently hard to keep the ink flowing,
and it took a litl time before the ink was really thoroughly dry.

I tried to take a few samples:

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Having Fun with the Kids

I'm so lucky with this job.
I love to paint. And I love
to leave my blues someplace else
while I get in to the excitement
of the here-and-now that the children expect
when they experience my Artwork
right on their faces (arms, legs):

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And here are a few butterflies. Looks different on each face:

blue bfly w dots

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an unusual party

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