Friday, September 25, 2015

50th Birthday Caricatures

When I started out doing live caricatures, in my thirties, whenever a 50th birthday gig came along, my attitude was "Wow, so glad I'm not THAT OLD!" Gulp----I'm even older than that now!!!

This photo shows the banquet hall before it was filled with family and friends of Natalie, the birthday girl---whom I didn-t get to draw because she was so busy with her guests.
However, I did get to draw these three sisters! Their reaction was beyond priceless so I just kept clicking away!
I think these two ladies were cousins, and yes I know they've switched sides. 
This adorable little cherub's father said she's always reminded him of Chuckie!!!!
I could see that. ;-)
Thank you for having me!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Buon 80 compleanno con caricature!

A very special 80th birthday party...for the man of the moment, Carmine, and for this artist...because my client, Carmine's son-in-law, was an old friend from high school I hadn't seen since 1982! More on that in a bit....first, here is the youthful (80 is the new 50, donchaknow) birthday boy and his lovely wife:
I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed my efforts!
There's a reason I did red and green backgrounds. ;-)
 The family asked that I draw the restaurateur and his sons: fun reaction!!
Finally, here is my friend Steve (aka Homeowner Man, again, caricature by this artist ;-) whom it's been a pleasure to get to know again on FB, along with his wife and son. What a pleasure drawing for you and your family, Steve!  Thanks for utilizing my skills! And happy 80th once again to Carmine.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A very-Minnie 1st birthday with caricatures

Look at this beautiful room! This little girl's mommy knows how to throw a 1st birthday party!
I just kept saying, wow, how clever!
Of course, there were all ages there. 
Happy 1st to Juliana! Thank you for having me! :-)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happily Ever After (aka wedding reception) caricatures!

This happy couple had their wedding and reception--their "Happily Ever After" party, which I inscribed on each caricature--- in a beautiful, private meadow (to call it a backyard doesn't do it justice).
What an adorable couple, Iknowriggghhht?
This was the view from the driveway!
I arrived, set up and awaited the bride and groom and their guests:
I particularly liked the teal and green theme. Here's some of my output---the bride ended up keeping me on twice as long as I was scheduled :-) so I went from twilight to long after sundown!
Congratulations, Bryan and Cristina and thank you for having me!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Community Day caricatures 2015

Every year, I draw at an amazing Community Day in Delaware, under the auspices of's always hot and humid (it's on a riverfront) and it's always a crowd of fun (and patient)  folks! There's a line before I even get started!
 I don't forget to bring insect repellant to this gig!
There are returning faces every year for me. :-)
Thanks for another year--I've lost count!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Celestia and the Holy Grail...

In 2011, I created what is probably my favorite ever "wall" at the annual ISCA convention...a Monty-Python-themed  "ISCA and the Holy Nosey" masterpiece, if I do say so myself (insert tongue in cheek here).  (The highest award an artist can receive at our annual caricaturists' convention is the coveted Golden Nosey.) Since we relentlessly caricature our colleagues all week at these cons, I got to choose which particular character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail would become one of my artist friends. God himself became Jan Op De Beeck, King Arthur became Steve Hearn, who was ISCA President at the time, the Knights of the Round Table were his board members, and so on....
For Princess Lucky, who is about to marry Prince Herbert aka Terry Jones, it had to be my friend Celestia Ward  and her huuuuuge....tracts of land. I must have been pretty prescient..because last week, SHE GOT TO MEET TERRY JONES!!!!!

He was in Atlanta, Georgia for DragonCon, and so was she. A special screening of Grail was on the schedule, and she even rearranged her flight home to be able to attend. Yes, I was jealous (life-long rabid Python fan here, ok, since I was 13---and I can recite Python chapter and verse) and yes, I was happy for her. :-)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Casino-themed anniversary-party caricatures!

My local assisted-living home likes having me join them at various festivities, and this summer was their anniversary party...the residents are always up for a new caricature!
Can't forget the staffers who make the place so pleasant:
... including some young volunteers!
Thanks for having me! I felt LUCKY! ;-)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Digital Wedding Caricature---on a bicycle built for two

The bicycle was a must-have for this bride and groom... in a recent cartoon-style digital wedding commission, against a background of their wedding colors. . :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ruby anniversary caricatures!

An intimate Italian restaurant was the setting for a 40th anniversary couple who were just a joy to draw--here they are with their deluxe color caricature!
This was the setting:
One of my clients was a delightful gentleman whom I'd drawn earlier this year at Imagine 2015.
It was a fun crowd. ;-)
 Three couples in increasing amounts of blurriness (mine, not theirs!)
Two sets of father-daughters:
and a group photo with the artist (and caricature!) to end the evening. Thank you, gentlemen!!! :-)