Some days we just have to get-real and go basking on the streets for a reality check. Its fun actually.
Its not all that easy as it sounds. An artist must have endorsement letter from the authorities to bask at designated locations in Singapore. And for that to happen he has to pass an audition by a panel annually. The best part is that we cannot name a price. Its up to the public to pay you what they wish. 😮
I am an endorsed street entertainer and I do basking from time to time for the realistic aspect of the caricature art-form. A lot of my contemporary around the world are street based and I have high regards for their craftsmanship. Then again there are con-man, nuisance and illegal aliens out there eyeing to prey on our streets so I’m not fretting about the tight procedure for basking permit as that keeps it safe from culprits who give caricaturists and other local street entertainers a bad rap.
So if you see an endorsed entertainers on the sterile streets of Singapore. Be generous. 🙂