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The wedding in The Rotunda was in the afternoon and I was set up in a corner near a window.  The light was lovely, but I was afraid people would not wonder over to be drawn, especially since the bar was on the opposite wall and this was a big place. Not only did they find me, they gathered around and created a wonderfully hilarious atmosphere. rotundacouples1 rotundacouples2 rotundacouples3 rotundacouples4 rotundacouples5

My drawings reflect the ambiance of a party.  I can gage the humor in the drawings to what I hear around me and to how people react and talk about the drawings.  Well, this crowd rated a ten and you can see that in the work.

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It should be easy to match the drawings to the photos of the couples.

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When I turn onto the street where my party is, I don’t have to look for the house number.  It’s easy to find my place of work, it’s where the balloons are.  In the case of Halloween, I also look for the giant pumpkins and the femurs sticking out of the front lawn.

Halloween for this Huntley family was just one of many excuses to get together.  That kind of family tradition makes for an gracious crowd, everybody being comfortable with everybody else.  A jovial, relaxed atmosphere is obviously reflected in these pictures.  The ambiance at a party naturally flows into my work.  Thank you, Robert!  May there be many more!

 

 

 

 

 

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In mid-December I drove to Des Plaines to draw the new people at a service company.  This was a tradition there.  The office had a large wall where all the employees were celebrated in caricature form.

Why doesn’t every company do this!?  It creates a moment of levity in the midst of nine-to-five cubicle stress.  With the right caricature artist—!!!!—the humor will be lighthearted and the effect is uplifting.  People love to be drawn. It’s not like a snap show, so ordinary and every-day.  A drawing has the aura of class and tradition.  You can see by these faces at the moment when they first see the drawing, that they are filled with delight.

I can’t believe I get to do this.  I love my job.

Notice that the humor in these drawings is very different from the humor in the last post. This difference is important.  I adjust the way I draw to the setting where I work. You can be sure, the ambiance in a gray-and-beige office space is very different from the ambiance at a New Year’s Eve party, before or after the balloon drop!  But, hey, it’s all fun in its own way.

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I did a lot of map-questing to find this town. It’s way up near the Wisconsin border.  They even had snow up there while we in Chicago were still a little green.  I used this city-country theme to rile them and explained my humor as being from the “big city, you know.”   I would use the word “country” and the room would go up in riotous, howling, screaming  laughter.  They gave

me permission to go that route—and I always go with the ambiance—by standing around, solidly, no less than fifteen people at any one time, egging me on and anticipating the next stroke of the marker with absolute glee.  There was food and there were tables and balloons in the heated garage (I noticed later) but the real party was right there where I was set up in one of those unidentifiable rooms that you get in old houses with additions.  This crowd was sophisticated and down-to-earth at the same time—school principals, pharmacists, business owners, IT guys, public relations types—and they were with me all the way.  When this happens, the drawing flows by itself and there’s inexhaustible energy.  Plenty left over for the long drive back to “the city” late at night.  Then I think, why am I in the city, what about moving to a town that sounds like a yummy desert, where people are so smart, energetic and funny.

My thanks to Jen, who flew in from San Diego to throw this bash for her dad’s birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s just a small sampling of the forty or so people I drew that evening.

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