Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Characters in Caricatures

In the fall of 2008, we went to a festival in Tokyo (can't remember now which one) and there was a tiny, old Japanese woman sitting on the ground, under a tree, drawing caricatures.  I'd always wanted to get one done of the kids, but for some reason had just never managed to do it, so we settled down on her mat and got one done, Japanese style (she drew in the peace fingers):

(no that's not mini-Richard Nixon)

When we were in Florida this summer we spent a day at a local boardwalk, where there was a guy doing caricatures in a little, mobile studio, so we stepped inside and got one done, American style (Ethan sat for 15 mins, holding up his peace fingers):

I really love them both, and can't wait to get them properly framed and hung.  Now I'm kicking myself for not having done them earlier, and more often.  Gabi especially was such a fat, cute baby, she would have been adorable as a cartoon!


Lily said...

I like them both too but the Japanese one seems to capture the two characters I have met. See you soon. EEEEEK!

Cecilia said...

Very cool!

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

CUTE! I also have always wanted to get these done. But - no one in Saipan does this! On another note- I wanted to sincerely thank you for your comment on my blog. It matters not if your deployed soldier is your son, daughter, husband..etc...deployed is deployed and it feels the same. It really really helps me to have support as I am sure it helps you! BIG hugs in return....I may be contacting you in the future because I am going to send as many care packages as I can to ....(opsec) know. Thank you thank you for your support. We are military "family".