Monday, December 3, 2018

First holiday gig of 2018!

And it was my longest-running annual gig, a children's Christmas party. This year I did it alongside Patrick, John and Joe, my usual cohorts for the last few years. You can see why four caricaturists are needed in the photo above----people start lining up a half hour or more before we start!! 
Santa always makes an appearance. Ho Ho Ho!
And I get to see my long-time friend Tina, who helps run things for the client:
It's always fun to draw all the little (and not-so-little) kids' faces!
This little Rudolph escaped before I could get a photo, but I was able to get a good likeness!
...and here are two of my regulars who are really growing UP!
After finishing in the mid-afternoon, Pat and John and I went out for a late lunch (Joe had another engagement)
and the restaurant had a big caricature hanging on the wall!!

Monday, November 26, 2018

A 60th Birthday Caricature, drawn in a VERY popular and fun restaurant...

On Saturday, my caricature skills were part of a very happy and close-knit group's celebration for this elegant lady's 60th birthday. She was on the dance floor most of the night, but I managed to get her to sit for me:
Here is her color caricature, with her lovely daughter, the party hostess (and my client). 
My set up was adjacent to some mirrored walls, behind me was a long table where my subjects sat, as there were multiple groups having their own celebrations, in one large room of this VERY popular and busy restaurant:
I stayed busy! Here are a few of my drawings:

And I got to draw the hostess with her lifelong friends. :-)
Thank you for having me at your mom's party and for the delicious Uzbeki specialties you sent me home with! My hubby wants to go there to have a proper meal now! :-)

Monday, November 19, 2018

Wedding Caricatures...I'd previously drawn at the bride's brother's wedding!

I'm thrilled when my caricatures become a family tradition!
The bride's brother and sister-in-law had me at their wedding reception three years ago. :-)
This one, in a nice, well-appointed hotel, was a joy...the guests were all very happy to be drawn, I did the bride and groom as my finale, (which is how I like to end my line at receptions) and it was just a great night for all. :-)
I had a well-lit corner right where folks could enjoy watching...
the bride and groom made their entrance, and I then got busy too!

Thanks Demi and Chris, and best wishes!
This is typical of a good night of caricaturing...being the LAST to leave! ;-)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Caricatures for convention-goers at the iconic Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market is a Philadelphia institution, and it's right next to our Convention Center, so it's an obvious win for the out-of-towners and even out-of-country attendees to the various conventions held there. This one had many Europeans so I enjoyed telling them about my Dutch beret that I got in Groningen. :-) for some caricatures!

These were all done in Copic markers only, no artstix. I am broadening my arsenal of art supplies lately. 
Two other caricaturists, Matt and Courtney, worked this gig with was so big they had us spread out in the Market and I couldn't even see them...but we got a solidarity photo at the end of the night. :-)

Monday, November 5, 2018

Wind-swept caricatures at a company picnic!

It was a beautiful but BLUSTERY day at a local state park, for this company's annual picnic. You can see their little faces are wind-burned red! I didn't take many pics because my hands were too cold to deal with my camera too, even with the fingerless gloves I use to draw outside if it's below 60 degrees. Yup--I hate cold. But the trees sure were gorgeous!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wedding Caricatures in Delaware Contemporary Art museum

This caricature artist was drawing in art museum recently; not for the walls of said establishment, but for the guests at a lovely wedding reception...

The guests arrived and kept me busy:

She wanted to be drawn with her brother, and then came back later with her spouse! I was interested to see how it would compare with the first one, and I'm not at all surprised she looks pretty much the same!

The brides came out dancing!
And here is their caricature...DANCING!
Thanks to both fantastic brides for having me, and GIGMASTERS for putting us together!