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Phew!!! Finished my Dragons piece. For the HTTYD2 show next month! #httyd2 #hiccup #toothless

Phew!!! Finished my Dragons piece. For the HTTYD2 show next month! #httyd2 #hiccup #toothless

These peonies don’t last very long :(

These peonies don’t last very long :(

Splotchy

Splotchy

Snoop Dogg shirt

Snoop Dogg shirt

Cinco!

Cinco!

Pattern therapy

Pattern therapy

Hi-Lo babe seen at lunch. At work.

Hi-Lo babe seen at lunch. At work.

The ultimate mancessory.

The ultimate mancessory.

Poor Ariel.

Poor Ariel.

The only Merida I’ve ever drawn.

The only Merida I’ve ever drawn.

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.