Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 Las Vegas ISCA Convention

While at the International Society of Caricature Artists convention in Las Vegas I filmed the artists and their artwork. This video is 40 minutes I reduced down to this 15 minute film. Click twice onto the video to watch it full size at Youtube.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November Caricatures

November and December is the time of year I draw at holiday parties and events. Here are a few recent live caricatures.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2010 Caricature Convention in Las Vegas

For the past five years I have been attending the International Society of Caricature Artist's annual convention. This year it was held in Las Vegas. Previous conventions have been in Orlando, Reno, Raleigh and Sandusky. I had a great time attending workshops and drawing other caricature artists. The guest of honor was Bill Plympton famous for his hand drawn animations.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Caricature Cheer

Been busy drawing at events and working on commissions. Below is a cheerleading theme caricature. Next week I am off to the International Society of Caricature Artists annual convention in Las Vegas. I will tell you all about it when I get back.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Downtown Asheville Sketch

I drew this Asheville street corner on the spot last weekend. The location is Pack Square. It shows the older BB&T high rise building in the background that was built in the '60s. Many residents find the structure ugly. The corner shows the brick lined sidewalk. Restaurants occupy the brick building that is pre '60s. Drawn with markers and shaded with a black art stick.

Here is a photo of the corner. Altered the perspective and dimensions of the buildings, the angles of the street and placement of the light pole. Now that I look at the drawing it looks too unbalanced.

I painted a final watercolor making a few changes from the initial sketch.

Monday, October 04, 2010

ResMed Picnic in Greenville, NC

I was busy this past weekend drawing party caricatures for BB&T bank in Winston-Salem and for the ResMed company picnic in Greenville, South Carolina. Here are some of my quick caricatures.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Uptown Greenville's Freeboot Fridays

I was contacted by Uptown Greenville, NC to create these caricature portraits for some of their special volunteers. In 2001, Uptown Greenville started the Freeboot Friday live downtown music concerts. The pirate theme series has become very popular among locals and visitors drawing an average attendance fo 2,800. Here is their website

City of 1,000 Easels

On Sunday I was part of the Asheville Area Arts Council's City of 1,000 Easels event. Around 110 artists descended downtown Asheville to create art. I set up at Pritchard Park and drew my caricatures on the street.

Photo above by Zen Sutherland

Friday, September 10, 2010

Caricatures in Hillsborough,NC

Drew some great folks at a company appreciation party.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Downtown Asheville Caricatures

This week I drew caricatures on the streets of Asheville. I set up one day near Pack Square, the "center" of downtown Asheville. I also drew at the Lexington Arts and Fun Festival for the second year.

Photo below by Gary Charles.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Caricature Contest for Carl Mumpower

Local conservative politician, Carl Mumpower, asked Asheville artists to make him into a caricature. Submissions will be included in his upcoming book and he will pick a first place winner. Guess who won. I did! Here is my winning caricature submission that I drew in pencil.