Author Archive for Dennis

Artist Setup at Your Event

Here is the setup I used for my event last night. When you are planning a party or trade show or other event and hire and artist to entertain your guests, it’s pretty likely they will need a setup similar…



Rough Layout to Final Art

Often when someone asks about a studio drawing they are not sure what I mean by a rough layout. I have found that it’s best to work up a quick pencil sketch to show — usually by email — so the…



AFTER The “I Do…”

  Another terrific experience, drawing live quick-sketches at another WEDDING reception. Yes! What great fun it is, too, for all concerned. The wedding is over, and the crowd is having a blast — along with the old caricature guy. Later, the…



Drawing a Crowd at IUE

I had a super time yesterday drawing at Indiana University East over in Richmond, Indiana at their International Festival. They put up a nice setup for students and faculty, having the event outdoors to enjoy this fabulous weather, with a…



Better to Focus??

Is it better to have a strong FOCUS in your business world, or to offer a bit of everything you are capable of doing? Hey, I have no idea — a glance at my career will show anyone that I…



Direct Mail, Anyone??

Back in the day, Diane and I put together POSTCARDS and did mailings every few weeks or months to bump up our party bookings… And they worked, too, gang, especially at first. I found this one from 2002 recently (fortunately…



Are Ya NASCAR Fans??

This was done some time back; there was a connection with P&G and this fellow loved NASCAR and tennis, if memory serves here… Which it often does NOT… These sketches are fun, with the person’s interests sent to me on…



Party Fun Option??

This Shelby Mustang drawing was created for our friends at Beau Townsend Ford as part of a company event for the dealership — note the blank areas in the image. That leaves room for guests at the event to be DRAWN…



Ya Think YOU’re Busy??

You’re not too busy compared to THIS guy!   I have been drawn at the Xenia First Fridays events for years now and it’s always interesting — you NEVER know who’s gonna walk up and ask for a sketch… This…