Tonight was the first evening of a local country fair that I have worked for the last ten years. There are alot of memories bound up in my little ten foot square spot... because this was one of my very first venues as a caricature artist. When I started out, my young children accompanied me to the fairs and festivals that I mostly did then. As they got older and more independent, it wasn't so fun for them to go spend all day watching me work, even if it WAS at a carnival, so they found other things to do. Now, the tides of time have come full circle (or whatever that lame cliche is!!) and I am now lucky enough to be accompanied by my son George, and his caricature-artist-extraordinaire of a girlfriend, Sam.
I'm sure I will have better photos tomorrow, as much of tonight was spent getting the booth situated ( meaning what we did and didn't forget to bring!!) but this one above shows Sam drawing a couple, with George observing.
Here's one of my first drawings:
This is Sam in action, and her cute and hilarious results:
These two sisters were so appreciative they even came back with a tip! ( Not something that happens often at fairs!)