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The kids at Taylor’s birthday party (see previous post) were so refined and stylish that I feel I need to devote a 13Nguyen12separate post to them.  Seersucker vest, matching shoes, bow tie, spiffy hats!  Rose head band, bows, silver tongs, poufy skirts, spaghetti straps! It was a treat to look at them and to draw them.

When I draw a child, especially a very young child, with the parents, the parents inevitably carry the burden of being funny (and dopy, often!) while the child stands behind them, triumphant and surreptitiously wise.  There’s a hierarchy:  the more power you have in this culture, the less you’ll have in my drawing.  That’s a principle at the heart of the art of caricature.  This is a very rich art form, make no mistake.——————————————————-

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