Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SFT 2016 Miscellaneous.

My plane flew right over where I'd be spending 95% of my time while in Texas...our booth is on the far side of the Cotton Bowl (the big stadium, bottom left).
Our final rendez-vous with Big Tex!!!
I cut a silhouette of my colleagues Celestia and Rob...such interesting visages!
Had to do one of the then-Presidential-candidate, who'd just outed himself as a 'grabber' of some sort:
Rob and Celestia did political airbrush samples:
She and I both got to caricature kids wearing poop-emoji hats, last year's must-have accessory:
Hers (above) and mine (below)
(my kid took it off for the photo--???)
Here's a look at our Fair surroundings.
This is a typical line at night!
One of my favorite customers! 
Finally, five tired artists on the day after it was all over! Goodbye Dallas, I won't forget you!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

SFT 2016 Family Caricatures!

Family groups!
Didn't get a photo of the little expanding family below, just their caricature...she was expecting twins! See what I did there??



CUTE KIDS! 

Friday, May 26, 2017

SFT 2016 Airbrush Caricature Sample...

My very first sample at my first State Fair of TX was Brangelina. And my final one turned out to be them, too! Not planned, just worked out that way!! ( My colleagues did the political candidates, so I went for the celebrity angle.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My final State Fair of Texas....2016

My years of airbrush caricaturing at the State Fair of Texas came to an end, at the close of the Fair in 2016...but what a great experience, one which I will NEVER forget!! Over a span of nine years, I've lived in Texas for almost eight months...longer than any other state except PA. I guess that makes me an "honorary Texan". October won't be the same for me this year, being at home! But my shoulder will definitely thank me for not putting it through another 24-day airbrushing marathon. 
So without further ado, I will share some of my favorite caricature reactions from SFT 2016. 





These folks and their little baby-to-be were my first subjects on the first day. 




Older brother, younger brother. 



His nose was fun to draw.



HAD to include his prize for his lady!!!



Another big bushy beard!



I thought these two resembled famous faces from 150 years apart: Prince Edward Duke of Clarence, and Cara Deleveigne. 



It's hard to have favorites when you caricature so many people, they all have somethng that makes them fun to draw...but these two REALLY made me happy.




And yet ANOTHER big guy with a beard and big chains!  I used my gold marker a lot for this one!


Finally, one that the couple art-directed themselves. I was mad (later, when I saw the photo) that I forgot to add the molding on the Gothic window between them. Oh well, they liked it. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Caricatures at a Mauve Wedding!

This bride was an original...her dress was mauve---so pretty and unusual!
I arrived early enough to see her go in for the ceremony on the arm of her father.
The venue was a former industrial building. So cool to see it renovated to a place of celebration!
Spot my easel!
Once the reception started, of course I was busy, The kids who were in attendance were drawn before I started on the BIG KIDS:


I ended up moving across the room to a more brightly-lit spot once night fell... 

Finally, the lovely bride and groom!
What a fun reception, congratulations to Kelly and Chris!