Future Career #1003

A number of years ago, a friend and I were brainstorming about the following idea that I still has merit.

Often caricature artists at fairs on the street display pictures of celebrities as proof of their artistic ability. When you pay them to draw a picture of you, they draw a caricature of your head on a tiny body doing some activity you tell them you like.

I want to learn how to draw a single celebrity: Snoop Doggy Dogg for example. Then, I would set up shop on the street as caricature artist and advertise my work with 1-2 well-drawn pictures of Snoop. Every time someone asked me to produce a caricature of them doing a given activity, I would draw a picture of Snoop Doggy Dogg, with something roughly approximating the customer’s hair, engaged in the activity of the customer’s choice. If people objected, I would insist that, "that is just how I draw people — I thought it was clear from the example."

3 Replies to “Future Career #1003”

  1. I could go further and insist that one of the Snoop Doggy Dogg sample picture was in fact a picture of Ronald Regan, Aaron Carter, or Jessica Simpson.

  2. The topic of “art,” what it is, who can and should judge its value, merit, propriety, seems to have dominated an unusually disproportionate amount of concern at Ubuntu, moreso than one would expect from a Linux project.

    I find this heartening. It means art has not lost its power to move people.

    Once, in caves, art was magic. Web sites have become the modern-day Altamira.

    Good luck with your art concepts and with Ubuntu. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and the sharing of it.

    Toward peace,

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