Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sonny's Retirement Caricature

What do you give an employee who has been with your company for ever and is retiring? A caricature to show your appreciation! The client plans to frame and mat the illustration and have the coworkers sign the mat. I took a few photos while I was working on this project. I client sent me reference photos and I did a quick mock up of the illustration. I colored the caricature with color sticks. Color always makes the image come alive.

Holiday Gift Caricatures

This time of year I draw caricature gifts from client's photos. Here is one I did of two twin brothers and their dog LaRoy. I colored the final with color pencils. These caricature gifts are great for the person who has everything.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Caricatures for Yelp!

I was hired to draw my caricatures at a Yelp Elite Squad event in Charlotte,NC. Nan and Byron's was the restaurant it was held at. Poprock Photography took these great photos.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

American Idol's Caleb Johnson Caricature

On May 17th I drew this caricature of Caleb Johnson who is singing for American Idol's season thirteen. Searching for photos of his I found these great images of him closing his eyes with a large open mouth while singing. A great image for a fun caricature. A few days before the 17th he advanced to the top three with Jena Irene and Alex Preston. That awarded his a home town visit and parade in Asheville,NC. The morning of the parade I finished the caricature and made some large copies at a FedEx print center. Then along the parade route I handed out the posters to a few families. As he was starting the parade in a convertible one young girl from one the the families handed him my caricature poster. It was great some of the photographers captured the moment! Yesterday on May 21st Caleb was awarded the winner of season 13! I am considering printing posters and t-shirts of my caricature. I think I can do that since I created the image. (I need to look into that.)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Caricatures for East Tennessee State University

I was hired to draw live caricatures at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City! I like to draw college students a little more exaggerated.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Columbia Bridal Showcase

Recently I attended the 33rd annual St. Andrew Woman's Club Bridal Showcase held in Columbia,SC. I talk to brides about my caricature entertainment for their weddings. Everyone say "What a great idea, I would never have thought of hiring a caricature artist for my wedding! Couples at the showcase enjoy being drawn and here are a few of my caricatures.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Gilligan Island Caricature

So you are planning to go on a sailing vacation with some of your friends. How do you celebrate the occasion? Get a group caricature designed by me! I was contacted by these three couples to do a Gilligan Island theme caricature. After they gave me their photos I placed their heads on Ginger, Thurston Howell III, Mrs Howell, Gilligan, The Skipper and Mary Ann. The professor was nixed. The couple plan to print the image on mugs to bring with them on the vacation.