Saturday, April 28, 2018

Silhouettes at a high school Prom!

After a hectic afternoon doing caricatures at a nearby university, I headed to this popular restaurant which was hosting a Hollywood-themed prom. I've also done caricatures here before, under this same rotunda, so that's what the staff was expecting me to do. I said, no, tonight is something different! Silhouettes!
This couple arrived early for a photo shoot so they were my first silhouette subjects! I never did get my own photo of them...they had just spent a good half hour posing for their own photographer!

Once the couples started arriving, my scissors flew along. 

They're all cut out of one piece of 4 x 6 rectangular paper, into a heart-shaped couple, romantically looking onto each others' eyes. Awwwww!

I cut few of the chaperones too!

I wore my feather boa as my one concession to Hollywood glamour!
Thanks for having me, WCS!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Campus caricatures with two other lady caricaturists!

A rainy day meant a change of location, from campus green to this indoor spot: overlooking the gym, where  we three lady caricaturists did some fast-paced college-student caricatures! I worked alongside Deb Schafer and Donna Needs, both of whom I hadn't seen for awhile, so it was nice to catch up with them! 

Three Canadian students. So I had to get out my red artstix. ;-)
BIG HAIR! I love it! 

Thanks to Tad at!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Take Your Child to Work Day caricatures!

Had a fun day in an office full of kids!
Drew them all first, while they were also being enraptured by a magician...during whose act the power went off briefly, in a windowless conference room! Was it part of the act?? No!! It was followed by the whirring of generators, but the A/C was done for the time being! 
After the kids were done, I did some adults.  
Thanks to my wonderful client, who left me a fantastic, very detailed review on Gigmasters. :-)

We booked Emily for our Take Your Child to Work Day. She was absolutely phenomenal! She was wonderful with the kids. Her drawings are comical and fun, while not being offensive. Her timing estimates were spot on! She was incredibly accommodating and stayed a little longer than the booked time to do some extra portraits. She even used company colors to accent the photos, as well as writing the event title on each picture. She was so friendly, kind, and had a smile on her face the entire event. I would absolutely book her again and will recommend her to anyone looking for a caricaturist in the future. You will be doing a great service to your event by booking Emily!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Montblanc 'Le Petit Prince' Pen launch party caricatures!

 Gigsalad put me together with this client...Montblanc, whose new 'Le Petit Prince' pen was launched recently. I loved reading this wise little story in the original French when I was in high school.
So all the caricatures included illustrations from the story.
 They even had Little Prince cookies!!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Silhouettes at DCAD's 20th anniversary Art Party!

 Jerry's Artarama of Wilmington sponsored my live-cut silhouettes at the 20th anniversary Art Party of Delaware's only art school, DCAD. What a fun night full of artsy people and hats!

This great photo of my process appeared on DCAD's Instagram page and was taken by an alumni, erikaseyeview--- follow her!

Here are a few of my efforts that evening:

I was thrilled to be there! Hope it's the first of many connections with local artists in my new hometown. :-)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Caricatures at a Hospital Volunteers Luncheon

This was my second appearance doing caricatures for this one of the best hospitals anywhere!
 Volunteers contribute so much to hospital patients, so it was a pleasure to do something for them!

Thank you for having me! This is the review left for me on Gigmasters:
Emily is the best! This was our 2nd time working with her for an event. She is extremely talented and a joy to work with. The Volunteers appreciate her skills and love waiting in line for her to draw them. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy 11th anniversary to my Caricature Blog!

I've been blogging, consistently for the most part,  about my caricature art career for 
My very first post was about a Bar Mitzvah I did way back in April of 2007. This is one of the young guests, and there are several things I'd do differently now, but overall it's a presentable effort. At that point I'd been caricaturing full-time for only three years. 
Blogs were THE thing on the internet back then, and have waned as other social media exploded in influence, but I have maintained mine because it serves as a chronological visual diary of my growth as an artist. It also shows all the cool folks I've met along the way. And updating it frequently helps me to find new clients by being able to show them, with one link, all the other parties similar to theirs, that I've done. VIVA  la BLOG!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring wedding reception caricatures!

My first wedding of the year was held on a picturesque country farm. The skies were dreary, cold and wet, (April showers!!) but the family and friends of the newlyweds made the tented reception a warm and joyous place.
 Ready to draw!
(I did take photos of all the drawings at this reception, so the bride and groom could enjoy seeing them later---it's often so hectic at receptions that it's a blur afterwards---but I won't show all 58 people here. Yes, that's one of the advantages of photographing them all, you know how many you did---I averaged 12 faces per hour...and that's only if I remembered to photograph every single one--I might have missed a few...)

So here's a handful of 'em:
The couple below and I discovered that I'd drawn their grand-daughter at this event. :-)
The bride and groom were in such demand for socializing, (and kindly, did not want to boot anyone out of line for their own drawing) that time ran out and they didn't get a caricature. So they'll send me a photo, so I can do it...the groom looked like a character in the show Vikings and the bride looked smashing in a non-traditional dress, so I am very  much looking forward to doing that for them!!

Once again, Gigmasters put us together. Thanks to them and the groom ( who left the wonderful review below) for booking me!!
Emily is a skilled artist. She has a great attitude and worked really hard to provide fantastic likenesses of all our guests. She was willing to work with us on everything we requested and everyone enjoyed her work. Many people watched as she worked and were amazed. I would recommend Emily for any event and for anyone who enjoys Caricatures. She works fast and was able to pump out an amazing number of drawings in a short amount of time. Thank you Emily!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring college football game after-party caricatures!

Early Saturday evening felt like summer in April...80 degrees and a nice breeze made my caricature sitters enjoy their time with me on a lovely side porch:

But as it got later, the temperature plunged noticeably and that gorgeous stone fireplace was needed! It sure warmed me up!!!
Thanks for having me!