Friday, October 22, 2021

Another Fall Fall Festival with caricatures!

 This one was at an elementary school, so I did not take actual photos of the kids. But I did, of my caricatures! These were my super-fast line-drawing-only type: 

I was situated in the gym, and the event was spread out over the school, so there were no large groups clustered together (except maybe my line ;)
Mask-wearing was enforced, too (except briefly for each person in my caricature-sitter's chair!)

Thanks for having me! :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Silhouette offcuts October 2021

 These are leftovers from my RACC event earlier this month...kind of used as progress reports to myself, when I look over the offcuts after a silhouette gig. As I cut them at an event, I throw these into a bag beside me, both to keep trash to a minimum and to have for later! I've been doing silhouettes sporadically now for five years; every year I get more silhouette gigs than the year before. My career goal is 1/3 silhouette work and 2/3 caricature work...not quite there yet. :-0

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tale of Two Fall Festivals...

 ...that were both in the Wilmington area, and both supposed to be on the same day, but ended up being split for me---one on Saturday and one on Sunday---because big storms came rolling through, and Fall Fest #2 sensibly decided to go with their rain-date ( which luckily, I had open!). That was a good call.  

Fall Fest #1: a masked outdoor kid-oriented event...

(Above) He won first prize for best costume!

 Fall fest #2: an outdoor country-club event through About Faces Entertainment...
I was masked for this one...
Fun couple to talk to, even more fun reaction!
Thanks to both Fall Fests for having my caricatures be a part of it! :-)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Buster Keaton...

Interesting eyes, nose, cheekbone, hair part....just had to draw him, after browsing through my Pinterest file of profile photos. Did a pencil sketch, scanned it and finished it in Photoshop.

This is the scan of the sketch:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Silhouettes at '70's-themed pre-concert party on campus... celebrate the 50th anniversary of Reading Area Community College!

 The concert was by Three Dog Night, and the venue was the Miller Center for the Arts, of which I was sitting just outside, along with other fun activities.

This gentlemen's profile was cut while "Baba O'Reilly" by the Who was playing, crazy juxtaposition!

The guests seemed to mostly be of an age to have attended RACC in its early days, it was VERY fun for me to gracefully capture their personalities in their silhouettes. 

Thanks to RACC for having me! I remember drawing caricatures at events there in the very early stages of my career. :-D
Luckily, the rain held off until AFTER this event, yay!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Company Picnic Caricatures!

 Annual Delaware company event, so I haven't seen them for two years, no thanks to the pandemic...was VERY HAPPY TO DRAW THEM ALL again~

They had a new food vendor this year, the KAPOW! truck, who had awesome Thai-styled food (along with regular picnic fare). I was given a packaged chicken-pineapple-rice meal to eat on my way to my next gig that day....YUMMMMMMM and THANK YOU!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Company 75th anniversary party caricatures!

What a fun group of people, celebrating a company anniversary with a blues band, a bbq, some good booze...and caricatures (which unfortunately doesn't start with a 'B')! 

Here's a little bit of the vibe:

I drew all ages at this one!

This couple were a hoot! Here's their reaction:

Thanks to a great client and The Bash for putting us together. She left me some wonderful feedback!
I have the BEST job!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Backyard Halloween Party Caricatures for a "Ghouls' Happy BOO!-thday!

On Saturday, I did a combination early-Halloween/birthday party for some serious fans of what is one of my favorite holidays! This family, including a birthday-girl tightrope walker and a birthday girl ringmaster, celebrates in early October and welcomed a big group to their fantastically decorated yard...during the late afternoon, the party was dedicated to the kids' activities:

The later it got, the more grown-up the guests became...including a couple of anniversary-celebrating couples! First, here's this lady's delighted reaction:

This caricaturist left as night fell, after the client extended my time there for an extra hour---thanks!!!! And also to The Bash for putting us together! :-)

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Campus Caricatures.... a carnival-type celebration at Bryn Mawr College, alma mater of Katherine Hepburn.....and Midge Maisel!? 

For this gig, I used just markers for the shading, black Copic Sketch markers along with some warm grays.
 Here's a few more ladies (it's a historically female college)

The campus itself is beautiful, exactly what an old college looks like, in my imagination anyway.

Here's my set up:

I worked with colleague Donna Needs, whom I hadn't seen since B.P. (before Pandemic!)

The gig was a pleasant one---and went on. til dusk fell. Here's one happy masked caricaturist!
Thanks for having us!

Monday, September 27, 2021

More wedding brunch caricatures!

Repeat Clients are AWESOME! The dad and stepmom of this bride had me draw ten years ago at a 40th birthday party, in their backyard. This time it was for a wedding brunch--in the same gorgeous backyard! 

Wedding brunches appear to be a "thing" now, as this is my second one this year, after nonesuch for my entire caricature career. What a great way to unwind after the big day with a fun, chill get-together---eating breakfast food, enjoying a live band and getting a caricature!!

Thanks for having me back AND extending my time there! :-D