Kicking it Old School

Wednesday, May 20

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Kicking it Old School

IMG_5985 IMG_5986 IMG_6097There’s a certain serenity that can only come from being home. I’ve been traversing the country these past few weeks, creating digital caricatures all over the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest. Coming home for a few days rest is just what the doctor ordered. Of course, there is no “rest” in this artist’s heart. I’m always off on an adventure. This past week, it was the Gettysburg Springfest and Mother’s Day Art Day at my church.

Unlike my recent exploits, I was creating traditional caricatures at these events. No matter how advanced the technology that I use becomes, I will always appreciate the feeling of pressing pencil to paper. It’s so natural. It’s art and creativity in its purest form. It’s like playing a Stradivarius versus an electric violin. Both may accomplish the same task, but only one conveys the warmth and depth of centuries of tradition. Don’t get me wrong, digital caricatures are truly a sight to behold, but an artist just needs to go back to the old ways once in a while.