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I’ve worked with Niagara Falls Tourism before. Last time was at the Hyatt in December 2012, when I NiagaraFallsColorSetting500drew visitors on paper. Paper, you say, that’s normal. But this time, at Fred’s, I drew on canvas bags. There’s no reason why canvas bags can’t be considered normal. They looked darn spiffy!
This time I also did some pre-drawing. I took the Niagara scene and drew it—in color, individually, by hand—on every bag.
“Fred’s at Barney’s New York” is the full name. Barney’s New York is at Oak and Rush in Chicago. You take the Barney’s elevator to the top floor and you’re at Fred’s—elegant, spacious, good view. Take your date to Fred’s!

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IMG_6368You might think that your caricature on a bag over your elegant shoulder struttin’ down high priced Oak Street wouldn’t fit. You’d be wrong. The art of caricature is the height of elegance—if practiced with an elegant touch. There are caricaturists who learned the trade from Mad Magazine and those guys, ahem, are not elegant. But, ahem, ahem, I learned the trade from Leonardo, Daumier, Hirschfeld and Carrillo. The art of caricature is as cerebral as whatever sense of irony you can mix into your long-stemmed drink, while reflecting on the superior view.

The bags were purchased on line, excellent quality, good prices, speedy delivery: http://totebagfactory.com/collections/wholesale-cotton-tote-bags/products/q-tees-promo-tote-bag-w-color-q4400
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inmotionnow1When I draw colleagues, I love to talk shop. Here’s a graphic designer who asked me about the markers I use. I told him that my favorite marker is by Utrecht. It has the best nib on the market. I let Peter try it out. I love my work and people who love their work are always good company and fun to draw.
I spent three days drawing designers at the Design Now Show at the Hyatt. The show was about graphic design innovations and challenges. The company that had me “drawing in” the attendees was InMotionNow, a firm that designs apps for managing the design process. Their slogan is “Do the work you love. Automate the rest.” I inmotionnow2was set up in their booth and drew the curious stoppers-by. By drawing them, I drew them in. Works every time. People love to sit down—oh, I get to sit down!—and get a caricature of themselves. While this happens, they’re a captive audience and the sales person can pour out his/her charm. Then the drawing (in a clear plastic sleeve) acts as advertisement for, in this case, InMotionNow. How simple, how effective!

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Continuing the theme of color vs. black/white  (see previous post),  this profile shows what a line drawing at its best can do.  By “best”  I mean that the line is lively and economical, nothing is overstated, nothing can be taken out without ruining the whole.  This style is perfect for corporate events. It’s to the point and elegant.   It’s also very quick. From an artist’s point of view, this is harder to do than color, because in a line drawing like this, there can be no second thoughts.  It’s all there in three or four minutes.  Full stop.

A small convention of very technical techies met at the Hyatt to compare notes and practice their techie lingo.  You can invite me to all these meetings and trust me not to reveal your tech secrets.  They talked right in front of me as I was drawing them and I caught the occasional conjunction and preposition.  I’m safe, I’ll never be a cyber-spy.  They were gracious to me, a mere mortal, and three of them—three!—were art enthusiasts and collectors.  What a treat!

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