pictures and words by paul mccall

April 2010
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Fund Raiser Gift Caricature
Filed under: Studio Caricatures
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 11:10 am

Last year I drew at the annual Planned Parenthood Fund Raiser and donated a commission gift caricature to their auction. It took awhile (I don’t know why) but the winner finally presented her certificate and claimed her gift caricature.

She’s a retired chef.

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NAMTA Trade Show!
Filed under: Live Caricature, Live Quick Portraits
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 10:19 pm

Thursday and Friday I was drawing all day at the NAMTA (International Art Materials Trade Association) Trade Show at the convention center. I do several trade shows a year and they are all enjoyable but to be in a trade show full of art materials was like being a kid in a candy store! A kid chained to one location in a candy store filled with delights that it was impossible to take home! Mainly because all the goodies on display were not for sale, but I certainly saw a lot of stuff that has intriguing possibilities!

I was working for ColArt using their newly acquired product Conté Crayons instead of my usual media for live events. They asked me to do portrait renderings and for the first day I did (with one exception). In an attempt to not make the subjects sit for too long, (they were there to do business, not be drawn by me!), for the first days portraits I used only the sanguine Conté crayon.

This gentleman requested a caricature.

Friday they decided I should do caricatures. Conté produces crayons in a variety of colors and I decided this was the time to try using their full spectrum color selection. I’ve never used them in this way, in a live setting, so I was learning on the job.

Starting to get the hang of it.

A little less finished because they were turning the lights down on us, trying to close the hall for the evening.

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3rd Annual Head to Toe Party
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 9:03 pm

Today I drew at the third annual Head to Toe Party.

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Final Four AT&T Block Party
Filed under: General
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:31 pm

Friday I was booked for six hours at the AT&T Block Party concert featuring the Stone Temple Pilots held at the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. I was on the second floor of a two-story temporary structure built for this weekend of events. This is the view I had to my right, out the west wall of the structure which was entirely glass panels.

This is the German architect who designed the structure.

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