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The next few posts will come out of this fantastic picnic I did in October for Intelligrated Systems.   I’ve decided to devote an individual post to one drawing and one subject, either couple or individual.  They all deserve this individual attention.  In fact, the event as a whole is filed in my memory under, TOPS, IDEAL, BEST.

I used to ask people to hold up the drawing under their chin so that I could get a record of both the face and the drawing as a way of documenting how I capture a likeness.  In the last couple of months I’ve adopted a different tactic.  Now I shoot the drawing while it’s still on the drawing board.  Then I turn the drawing around with my left hand and snap the shutter with my right.  This way I get the moment of truth, the moment when they react to the drawing without a trace of  self-consciousness.  I tell you, there’s nothing shallow about the caricaturing business.

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In my work I draw people of all stripes and I enjoy them all. The work is never mechanical or repetitious. Everybody has something to teach me and to challenge me with.  I love this.  But I must say, I really do love drawing smart people.  It’s not that they teach me about the cosmological constant or the French subjunctive, I’m not talking about anything like that.  I mean the sense of humor that comes with intelligence.  Smart people are really funny!  And they really enjoy my drawings, always, inevitably.  So, yes, I love drawing smart people.

In early October—notice I’m catching up with my reporting—I drove out to picturesque Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook to draw at a company picnic for engineers and their families.  This was Intelligrated Systems and the engineering had to do with warehouse equipment, I think.  I often don’t get these corporate details straight, no matter, they were highly intelligent people and they GOT my humor.  You can see that in these photos.  What a treat, for them and for me!

All contents copyright (C) 2010 Katherine Hilden. All rights reserved.

www.khilden.com

http://facefame.wordpress.com

http://artamaze.wordpress.com

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