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He hunts and she shops. Both with style and vengeance. This drawing was a 50th anniversary gift from an admiring family friend. Good ideas make good drawings. I loved working on this project. Thank you, Karey.
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IMG_5506This was a classy party at Stonegate in Hoffman Estates. The birthday boy’s hair was moussed up and he wore a tweed jacket and a bow tie. The women were aglitter. The men, of course, came in jeans. But overall, a carefully planned party with lots of entertainment. I felt lucky to be asked back, having done the mom’s baby shower the year before. As often happens at kids parties, I’m asked to draw the birthday child in color and then switch to black/white for everybody else.  Thank you, Sana and Cathi.
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lastThe drawings go fast. I only need to look at the face for a few seconds and then maybe again for a few seconds.  All in all the likeness is down withing a minute.  People seem to pick up on that and then go back to business as usual, as you can see here.  Haha, it’s always interesting.

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‘Twas the third week of December and everything GolfClubBglittered festive in this north suburban country club. Nothing but the best. Everything was taken care of. Everybody was relaxed and looking good. Everybody enjoyed my work, which was, I must admit, pretty good. How could it not be, in such a congenial atmosphere! I drew twenty-seven people in full color in three hours. You can see the hilarity in the reactions when they first see the drawing.  Thank you, Dale.
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When the birthday boy arrived, this artist person in a black suit was sitting in his living room drawing a BuffalpGrBcouple of his friends. He must have known right away that something was up, if his suspicion hadn’t already aroused by all the cars parked around his house. No matter, it was fun. I had already drawn four people in color and then I drew him and his wife in color. If there’s not enough time to draw everybody in color, I quickly put the colors away once the agree-upon special guests have been done in color and then I switch to black/white, which is just fine, in fact it’s more elegant. Thank you, Jill!
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The head of a high powered Chicago law firm hosted this holiday party for his partners and staff and their LawFirmBfamilies. Here are some pictures from that cozy Sunday afternoon in December. Thank you, Bruce and Anne!
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Wedding72
The man who commissioned the drawing of Béla Fleck’s family (previous post) liked that drawing so much that he decided this was a great gift idea. His son had gotten married that year and he thought, a caricature of the bride and groom would make an excellent Christmas present. And so it does! I got an email saying the newly weds loved it.Yeah!

https://katherinehilden.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/bela-fleck-and-abigail-washburn/
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Since they’re famous musicians with numerous performances on YouTube, this project was easy. Seeing people in motion, from different angles, makes my work easier and most enjoyable. An uncle of Ms Washburn’s commissioned this drawing as a Christmas present.
http://belafleck.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%25C3%25A9la_Fleck
http://www.flecktones.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dq50xzhDO9lI
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