Monday, August 31, 2015

Brownie Troop gets caricatures at the pool!

At a year-end party for a local troop at a community pool, I drew all the girls first. Here are two of them: 
 ...then some brothers!
 then the leader!
The pool manager liked my work enough to ask me to come back two nights later, for a summer pool party for the members! :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Caricatures at a three-day Biotech convention!

One sunny, hot morning in June, I found myself at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, ready to represent a local biotech company....by caricaturing an international audience of professionals as SUPERHEROES!
I drew and copied the bodies beforehand, along with the company logo, and then added the faces. The time it took me to do each person's caricature, was also exactly the time needed by Vencore's team to explain what their company is all about. :-)
Yes, the men outnumbered the ladies...but I drew some super-heroines too!
This lady immediately made it her Instagram profile pic!
A few more guys:
I drew folks from all over the globe: The Netherlands, the UK, France, India, Korea, and of course places all over the USA. 
This is a two-headed American superhero!
There was lots of laughter, photo-taking, and comments that Vencore's convention swag was quite  enjoyable and memorable!
 I also created, a little at a time as each person's schedule permitted,  a group caricature of the Vencore team---incorporating lots of little elements relevant to each person. 
Thanks to Vencore for having me...and Gigmasters for making it happen!







Sunday, August 2, 2015

Family Reunion Caricatures

I love drawing at family reunions. The mix of generations, and how people stayed bonded together across distances, is really intriguing to me. Not to mention the variety of related faces!
The gathering was held at a lovely rural home. I set up my easel poolside and drew the family matriarch first:
She had a whole bunch of children and grandchildren:
Hahah, nice reaction!
 Below:The host and hostess were completely wonderful and hospitable. (Thanks again, you two!)
After everyone got drawn with their significant other, I stayed longer to do a few family groups! How much fan is that!?! (Alot!)
Have I said lately HOW MUCH I LOVE MY JOB???




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Quinceanera Caricatures!

After finishing at my morning gig, next up was a Quinceanera in this festively decorated hall, for a young lady I'd previously caricatured five years ago at a school event. (See why my website address is on every live caricature that leaves my hard-working hands? ;-)
Of course, the girl of the hour was wearing a lovely, princessy dress and a tiara:
Her friends and family enjoyed sitting for me:
The other entertainment was the birthday girl herself. She played guitar and sang confidently and beautifully!
Thank you so much for having me, Katelyn and family! You've grown up into a lovely lady since I last drew you. ;-)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Families at Lucy's Run 2015

After a year's hiatus, I once again drew in Everhart Park, for the main fundraiser of a very worthy cause. The LegUP Foundation's Lucy's Run 2015 saw some very nice weather and lots of smiling runners. After the race, I did family caricatures:
The little guy requested I draw a horn. First time for that!
Twosome caricatures:
Baby caricature:
Caricature reaction!!!
Thanks for having me! I packed up and headed off to another gig after this one. June was busy!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

An evening in Baltimore with a bunch of like-minded artists

There was a mini-mini-ISCA convention at an Orioles game in Baltimore one night last month...we had some illustrious visitors...

From left to right: Caricaturists Celestia Ward (Las Vegas), Dave Thompson (Baltimore), myself (Philly), Toonboy Smith (Baltimore), Jeff Mandell (Orlando, FL but originally Baltimore), Rick Wright and Mike Hasson (Baltimore). 

Yes, I am standing on a chair and Jeff is not. ;-)

Celestia enjoyed both drawing some fans (she is a consummate pro and I always enjoy working next to her) and taking in a few innings of the game. 
I drew a few too!
I generally don't listen when women say "don't draw my double chin"
because I like my caricatures to look like their subjects. ;-)
Below: Toonboy being Toonboy. 
The Bromo-Seltzer clock tower is pretty, but it is only right twice a day. 
Baltimore was coming off a horrific week, so the balm this game provided was much-needed for its citizens. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A backyard grad party...that DIDN'T get rained on :-)

This young lady graduate figured out that I'd drawn her at a junior prom a couple of years ago!
It was a lovely afternoon for a party:
Oh hell yeah, did I enjoy THIS reaction!!!
I enjoyed doing some human + dog caricatures too!
Thank you for having me!