pictures and words by paul mccall

February 2007
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One shot from last night
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 8:11 pm

Last night I worked two hours at a wedding reception in the auto museum of the Stutz Building. The lighting was so bad I only took one photo, when I saw how dark it turned out I decided shooting the rest of the subjects would be a waste of time. But here’s the one shot I washed through Photoshop to salvage. Cute little guy.

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Latest commissioned caricature
Filed under: Studio Caricatures
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 8:01 pm

Here’s one I did for a company down on the circle here in Indianapolis.

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Friday Morning at the Art Center
Filed under: Open Studio Drawing
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:59 pm

Once again, drawing the other artists when the model fails to satisfy.

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Another of the Best Models in Town
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:54 pm

Okay, maybe there are more than one “best” model in this town. Let’s just say these are among the best models in town. This young lady has appeared in several of these Thursday night blog entries (but you wouldn’t know it from the facial variations I’ve given her). I still stayed with the full figure composition since that seems to be going well. This time I remembered the “trick” of positioning the canvas so I could simply draw mental “plumb lines” horizontally from the actual model onto my canvas pad. Worked pretty well.

We had set up some nicely dramatic lighting that night, plus that wonderful purple fabric!
And I got the feet in!

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More Conté Crayon Drawings
Filed under: Open Studio Drawing
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:45 pm

A model who encouraged focusing on his head.

And then I focused on one of my fellow artists on the other side of the room.

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Which “Hero” are you?
Filed under: Whatever
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 4:31 pm

I’m enjoying the NBC show “Heroes”. I saw the results of this quiz on Shelly’s CyberChocolate blog so I took the quiz.

(Those links to the quiz won’t work any longer. The site exceeded it’s bandwidth so I replaced the provided HTML with a screen grab image. If you’re interested just Google it.) Not a big surprise considering the questions they asked I was pretty sure I’d end up as Hiro, which is fine, he’s the character I enjoy the most. I thought the heroin fueled artist was a very dangerous model to be putting on the airwaves but they’ve cleaned him up so he can paint the future without resorting to drugs now. Still - bad idea to present. I wonder who is actually producing those paintings and how long will it be before something like that is the next “gallery sensation” in NY or LA? Credits on TV shows these days are a waste of time since they shrick them down so small no one can read them.

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A Night in the Museum
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 10:28 pm

Thursday night, instead of my usual Open Model painting session I was booked into the Eiteljorg Museum for a private party viewing of their Lichtenstein/Warhol exhibit.
This was a digital caricature booking. I took my laptop, Wacom tablet and printer. I had pre-drawn a format based on the party theme, “15 minutes of fame” utilizing a runway photo-op setting. I drew the subjects head on top of the pre-drawn bodies then printed the drawing out for them.
I didn’t take any photos of the subjects but here are a few of the drawings.

I’ll be back at the Eiteljorg in early March for a one day special event, “Native American Portrayals in Comics,” which should be a lot of fun.

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