Artist DENNIS PORTER —
Mr. Porter has drawn well over 250,000 faces (and counting), entertaining with live quick-sketches at thousands of parties, trade shows and other functions in more than forty years as a professional caricature artist.
Porter served honorably in the US Army and has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor; along the way he has written four books and a play, been a professional public speaker and failed miserably at standup comedy.
A lightning fast, fun and upbeat caricature artist, Porter’s Quick-Sketches are much in demand as party entertainment, convention booth entertainment and trade show entertainment.
His drawings have appeared on television, in newspapers, books and magazines.
“One of my most fun jobs was drawing actors in plays as they performed on stage for publication in The Dayton City Paper,” Porter said. “How neat to try and capture the look and feel of those talented actors up there, working to give us a great theatre experience. Fabulous!” Some of those drawings can be seen on our Theatre Page here on www.DRAWME.com.
The artist has appeared on every television station in the Dayton area. In other TV efforts, he hosted “MEET THE KIDS,” drawing young patients at Children’s Medical Center. The show gave children facing tough issues a moment of fun and a chance to appear on TV. Another venture was hosting “TALENT With Dennis Porter,” featuring gifted young performers demonstrating their skills in the arts.
Among other ventures, he has been a newspaper editor, reporter and columnist and hosted local television shows focusing on children and the arts. Clients are often surprised to find Porter’s live sketching works well at children’s birthday parties, finding the artist when searching online for “children’s party entertainment near –.”
Porter said his wife Diane is the secret weapon in the success of their business.
“A terrific partner! Diane is a genius at business issues, honestly — and I am NOT! She does all the hard stuff, I just draw,” the artist said. “That works out nicely. What a deal!”
(This website, www.DRAWME.com, is the ORIGINAL drawme site — since shamelessly copied by many bogus “Caricature” sites.)