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Can answer questions about basic sketching and drawing, caricature drawing, and cartoon character creation and techniques. I cannot answer questions concerning 3D character creation and modeling.

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Professional cartoonist, and caricature artist since 1990.


Member of the National Caricaturist Network

What do you like about this subject?

I love the adrenalin rush that comes when I'm drawing party caricatures "live" My skills are constantly being tested! I have just 3-5 minutes to capture the "essence" of a person, and if I'm wrong, boy do they let me know it!!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

My goals are constantly changing. At this point in time my goal is draw much faster and more accurately.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Cartooning and Caricature are highly individualized. An artist's style is a reflection of their temprament, mood, level of training and experience, and their willingness to do a lot of on the job training.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Most people have the misconception that caricatures "have" to be an insulting and unflattering representation of the subject. An artist's individual style and personality dictates what he or she chooses to emphasize. The most important thing is to achieve a likeness of the person you are drawing.

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Recent Answers from Elgin Bolling

2016-04-29 Drawing:

Sorry for my late reply.  There's no easy way to answer this question. I will say that in the past when creating works of art that my current mood would sometimes come out in the drawing.   I often would

2015-10-21 how can I prevent markers from smudging?:

Yeah, I've had that problem happen! LOL!  It's just one of the annoying things that happen in this business. Sometimes you get a marker that puts too much ink on the paper, and other times you're just

2015-01-02 use of white:

Can't say I know how to make white stand out either.   Colored pencils, especially if applied thick, have a tendency to build up a thick waxy surface that after a white becomes hard to put another color

2014-12-20 Drawing and Painting.:

Dear Prashant,   Your question couldn't have been asked at a better time. Recently I enrolled in a college level design course where I was required throughout the semester to submit  some painting projects

2014-06-28 Plagarism:

Sorry I'm unable to identify the artist, but one thing is clear: plagiarism is stealing period.  Ask your friend how they would feel if they put their heart and soul into a piece of creative work, posted


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