Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The caricature

As promised, here in lies the caricature. Val was nice enough to film the work of art in progress. As you can see, Scarlett sat more still for this procedure than I've seen her sit still in the past 11 and 3/4 months...except when she was a baby baby and all she could do was sit...but I think even then she moved around more than she did here.

And here's the finished product. I actually like it more now than I did when it was first done and handed to me. I'm slightly disappointed with that fact that Scarlett's happy grimace is a little too happy, and therefore, inaccurate. This portrait actually displays the corners of Scarlett's mouth pointing upwards - which you and I both know doesn't happen. The artist (who wore a beret in 68 degree weather, mind you) obviously doesn't know that we've all come to accept the happy grimace, and therefore, he should too. He's twenty dollars richer, regardless.