Saturday, June 06, 2009
There I was at central park drawing caricatures and noticed out of the corner of my eye this very tall man, he had to be at least six five, admiring the work, but standing just outside my reach so as not to be asked. I approached him after I was done and asked him if he was interested in getting this done. After a few minutes of conversation he agreed and I soon found out that he had one of those faces thatseemed to have a thousand expressions. While my initial caricatute was a good likeness, as he spoke, smiled, squinted and gestured his face kept getting more and more interesting. I snapped two pictures and offered to do a better caricature and send it to him, free of charge. Here is one of the faces Ive done.
It's beach season again here in the Rockaways, and if nothing else, in my part of town, we're known citywide for our gorgeous beach, and expecially the fishing. People just wanna hang out alllll night on the beach and the boardwalk in fact, and for the local police, that's a definite "no, no". Cops have imposed a nine o clock curfew for the Beach itself, and a ten o clock curfew for the boardwalk. This curfew, much to the dismay of visitors and locals alike, has not been well recieved. I was asked by my editor, to come up with an editorial that called attention to this fact. This is what I came up with.