A Personal Post – for Friends.

Hello Friends,

I am off to watch Avatar in 3D. Though I did this caricature of the Avatar many months ago – I did it from the perspective of a person who hadn’t watched the movie…I intend to another, maybe Neytiri‘s, after I’ve watched the movie:) Let’s see what comes out of it.

I am going to be busy for a few days, but I have Edward Norton‘s caricature stashed away and I think it’s one of my better ones – but I’ll let you be the judge.

I also want to write a Thank You Note to all the visitors to this blog, and all the readers of my book, “The Evolution of a Caricaturist“. As I had said in one of my ancient personal posts, I started this blog because it had been a while that I had smiled. This blog gave me an opportunity to do something that I love doing without being under any sort of pressure – and it was fun.

The book helped me demystify caricature-drawing by breaking it down into a process. I believe that if you can draw, you can draw anything. I didn’t do caricatures until last year – I used to do portraits – but then one day I decided to do one – I could do it. So I began to analyze my process as I drew caricatures, and it resulted in this book.

The book has had more than 16000 views, which is an excellent number, especially for a book for something as niche as caricatures! I am happy that people are reading it and suggesting it to their friends:) Keep doing it…the book is free. It’ll be published as a hardcopy with a lot of interesting additions, but this basic version will always remain free:)

——Avatar Movie Interruption ——

Well, I saved the draft of this post, and I am completing it now, after having watched the movie.  I will write about my movie experience when I post Neytiri’s caricature. You might want to checkout my Avatar Caricature here, but I assure you that it isn’t Neytiri’s!

Meanwhile, enjoy Ajay’s story for the Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival, and wonder how a small, apparently insignificant event can change the course of one’s life!

If you haven’t read the other Carnival stories, here they are:

The formal Announcement Post for the August Carnival Participation shall go up on September 1, 2010! So, if there’s a story brewing up there…you’ve still got another day:)

Smile…

Better still…

DRAW to SMILE!

Regards,

Shafali the Caricaturist.

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4 comments on “A Personal Post – for Friends.

  1. You are welcome!

    I am happy that an IITian found “The Evolution…” interesting:) Of course, you’d know when it’s published.

    I’ll be writing about my crazy Avatar experience soon…stay tuned:)

    – Shafali

  2. Hi Shafali Thank you for your kind words and the beautiful mention of my story here. It means a lot to me!

    I am reading your book The Evolution Of A Caricaturist and am thoroughly enjoying it. It’d make for an interesting book for sure. Let us know when it gets published. About Avatar, I’m yet to see it 🙂

  3. Actually a little less than that…around 8 months ago.

    Here’s my first caricature – https://shafali.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/caricature-anxious-apprehensive-worried-man/

    I did it on December 11, 2010, about 3 hours before I started this blog:)

    The point is – I knew how to draw well. I have been drawing forever – so drawing caricatures was a kind of extension:)

    But thanks for reading this post and commenting on it. It means something to me.

    Regards,
    Shafali

  4. Only a year?
    Wow! Seeing how good you are, I thought you’ve been drawing caricatures for years, you’re very talented! And you’re not the only one with a smile- whenever I visit your blog, I end up smiling! 🙂
    I can’t wait to read your thoughts about the movie, I really liked it!

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