The “Words Of The Wisdomless” August winners got to see their caricatures this week. On the 7th, I sat down for a few hours and drew out and inked them. I ended up drawing 5 people. 2 winners and 3 others for someone from Entrecard who ordered them months ago.
The whole process takes about 3 hours for each caricature. Most of the time spent coloring it. I guess if I had the right training, I could cut that time in half. For the most part, it’s all trial an error. That is what makes it a little more special when people realize the time that goes into it. I’m taking that time away from my life just to draw them…
I’m happy that I can do the caricatures with the Wisdom quote commenter. I do get a little anxious when I draw them. Since most of the time, I feel like I’m guessing on how to do them… That is not too far from the truth since I’ve only had one 2 hour classes on how to draw them. It’s just like the cartoon-a-thon cartoons. I look at it as art therapy. Unlike the cartoons that are meant for everybody, the caricatures are personal between me and my subject.
Here are this month’s winners:
Kristi is a Peer Support Specialist and co-founded of DBSA Northeast Louisiana. Living with Bipolar Disorder for 18 years, she knows all the ups and downs with it. She is a great volunteer and will be able to help more of her peers with the degree in Psychology/Criminal Justice she’s working on at Ashford University.
This Canadian has the spirit and compassion of a true mental health advocate. Creator of the Consumer Survivor Advocacy magazine, ME.DECINE…Shannon has been helping put the word out in print with her 100% peer run magazine. I’m proud and honored to have some of my cartoons published in ME.DECINE…
This month is almost over. So, if you have a FaceBook account, make sure you friend me and comment on one of the quotes. Or you can comment here and be added to the free contest!