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Sorry, Joe.

Sorry, Joe.

fireflyin00 asked: Just wondering, but do you have any tips for portable sketching and painting and all that? I'm not sure I quite grasp the concept of being able to paint in public areas… do you have a technique? Do you go to a park?

Hi there, you can find a list of my materials here: http://blog.cliochiang.com/post/74197562671

As for locations, I draw people pretty much anywhere - cafes, parks, beaches, sidewalks, etc. I try to sit in a corner or far enough away that people don’t usually notice what I’m doing. It also helps if you’re not staring directly at them for a long time, as people can definitely feel eyes boring through their heads. It’s helpful to take a mental “snapshot” of the person and quickly get a gestural drawing of them down, and fill in the details as you see fit. Usually you can get a better caricature that way; relying on your memories for capturing the notable details, but not getting the exact likeness of them, ‘cause that’s what cameras are for. I use just enough time to take down what’s unique about the person (a facial feature, a pose, some strange piece of clothing, etc.), and fill in the rest out of my head.

Dots

Dots

Here is a messy messy process video. Basically a lot of layering.

Shirtdress

Shirtdress

Arya with her BFF.

Arya with her BFF.

Oh god the 90’s are back.

Oh god the 90’s are back.

I love this step. #girl #watercolor #flooooowerss

I love this step. #girl #watercolor #flooooowerss

Magical fighting girls (& cats) this Saturday night at Qpopshop. Here’s my piece - printed onto Polaroids and mounted on corkboard.

Scarf

Scarf

And now, back to your regularly scheduled weirdos. #girl #watercolor #venicebeach

And now, back to your regularly scheduled weirdos. #girl #watercolor #venicebeach

Gonna put this to bed… For @qpopshop Sailormoon show April 5! #sailormoon #polaroids #battlegram

Gonna put this to bed… For @qpopshop Sailormoon show April 5! #sailormoon #polaroids #battlegram