A New York City-based company is putting a digital twist on what historically has been a crowd-pleaser at gatherings—live caricatures. Instead of drawing portraits on paper using charcoal, the artists at NY Drawing Booth do them on iPad Pros with Apple Pencils.
NY Drawing Booth is the brainchild of artist Elke Reva Sudin, who has found a unique way to blend her passion for drawing flash portraits with technology and social engagement. Her illustrators travel to corporate events around the nation, mingling with the crowds and creating two-minute portraits of individuals and couples.
The new technology offers some tangible benefits. At events, guests don’t have to lug the rolled paper portraits around with them all night, worrying that they will get crushed or lost. The artists’ shareable digital images can instantly be emailed, live-tweeted and/or projected at the event. Onsite printing of the 4-by-6-inch hand drawn images is also available. Companies can custom-brand the illustrations with logos or special backgrounds. The result is a modern and fun one-of-a-kind keepsake for attendees. nydrawingbooth.com