Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas-gift commissions

Here are some safe-to-show-now recent digital commissions I've done.

This one was a total joy to create, since I'm a long-time Beatles fanatic. The young man's aunt asked to have him playing the drums, with Ringo giving him the thumbs-up, and Paul, George and John playing and singing, circa 1969. The only reference photo the client needed to give me was her nephew, I pulled the rest together from the vast amount of Beatles stuff I either own or found on the internet.
(I almost didn't need references anyway, since I know the Fab Four's faces so well!)

A teenage super-couple! This one was done both as a couple and as solo versions.

Another musically-themed caricature.

This client asked me to keep it on the dignified side, even though it's a clown...his sister collects clowns and he wanted this posthumous portrait of their father rendered that way. He was very happy with the result! I did this from a normal snapshot of the man, the clown makeup was totally of my own design. I also decided not to give him a big wig, as the shape of his own hair was so interesting. I just changed the color!


  1. Really great work on both the Beatles and the Clown. I like the fact that you kept the original shape of the hair on the clown and the glasses. Have a wonderful 2010.

  2. Mom, the professionalism has gone up a whole step again. They look so iconic, it's like who ever gets caricatured by you becomes famous.

    your son

  3. Emily that is outstanding work! I can't wait to see what you will share with us in 2010... Happy New Years!

  4. Thanks for the nice comments. I am planning on focusing more on my digital work in 2010, now that I have a wonderful new MacBook Pro to do it on!
    Happy New Year to everyone, and thank you for reading my blog! :-)