Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Today was the Big Day

  International Day of Jackin Faces started with no customers period. Real slow. Then, it kicked in with a bang when some disabled people were rolled in by their caretakers. These people know how to celebrate IDJF! I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with this kind of group. All the people in wheelchairs got drawn in their full gritty glory, and one of the caretakers too. Nate drew her. Here's the young lady that I drew in her pink socks and riding a dolphin.

  They all loved the drawings to bits and laughed uncontrollably the whole time. I've had similar situations before, and I've been thinking. I bet what happens is they're wheeling around these really funny looking people that they take care of, and they know they look funny, and their wondering, "I wonder what a caricature of a retarded person would look like. caricatures look bizarre already." It's usually middle-aged, not so attractive women pushing these people around. I bet they're just so curious if the caricature will look like the disabled person, and will it look scary and wierd? It's an intense curiosity that takes over . And when the crazy drawing happens it's like a hilarious cathartic moment for them, especially when they decide to come get drawn on the International Day of Jackin Faces

  After that I took my lunch break. When I returned it was slow for a while, so I did this fun drawing of Dan K. I'm pretty happy with it. Nate's done some very good ones of him, so it was hard to avoid some of the discoveries he made. 


  Then, I drew this baby. It was so sad the whole time, and everytime he noticed me, he started crying. He had a really great frowny mouth. This is probably the most extreme frown shape I've drawn in a park sketch. Check it out, Sam, and everyone else that reads my blog, by which I mean Kev.

  Last sketch of the day was this one.

  I thought it was gonna be a reject because it doesn't look so cute and cuz of the mouth all gaping, but it looked like her and the body situation turned out fairly dynamic. They bought it. Hooray.


Unknown said...

"I wonder what a caricature of a retarded person would look like. caricatures look bizarre already."

you're one class act philby. lol.

i totally get what you're saying with the whole experience though, way to articulate it.
I LOVE YOUR BABY! great limbs. guess what! i drew a cranky baby too! it was crying through the whole thing, but yknow, it was 1AM in downtown las vegas, whats a baby doing up at that time anyways? unfortunately for me, they gave the baby a soother, so i couldn't draw its frown. but i got its furrowed brow. gonna go post it now.

Anonymous said...

"Check it out, Sam, and everyone else that reads my blog, by which I mean Kev."

Come on now, Aaron. I read your blog too, not just Sam and Kev. Did you not get any pictures of the old people in wheelchairs caricatures?

Emily Byrne said...

I read your blog, too, Aaron!

Aaronphilby said...

Alright. I retract that statement.

Aaronphilby said...

And thank you

Aaronphilby said...

Sam, What's a soother? That sounds kinda scary.

Matt, I'm sorry to say, I have no photos of the actual people

Jeff Pecina said...

that top guy (or the retarded guy i guess) has a really cool shapie nose. i love noses

chris chUa! said...

great dan!

Aaronphilby said...

Thanks, fellars!