Dayton, OH 45440, USA

Author: Dennis

Dennis Porter Caricature Artist -- Fun entertainment for parties, trade shows as artist draws quick-sketches of your guests

Unexplained Phenomena

Personal confession: I have a relentless interest in unexplained phenomena (which bores Diane to tears) and on that subject no writer is better than Colin Wilson. Here is the Introduction to his book MYSTERIES… MYSTERIES, by Colin Wilson Tags: DrawMe BLOG


Really, no joke. This morning at 10 AM I reported as ordered to the Dayton Correctional Institute. Never been to jail before, whole new experience. Harrowing. No welcoming committee to greet you, no one happy to see you… Until my contact Vivian Covington came up from another area, one of the Assistant Wardens who had scheduled…
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Am I just showing my age, or am I the ONLY one who remembers this classic duo from the early days of film, when movies were actually FUNNY?? Looking back on my wasted youth, one of my favorite summers was working at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton while attending Wright State University… At the…
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Advice From God

A Re-Post: METAPHYSICS I: Man talking to God: “Why don’t I get what I want?” “Because you keep changing your MIND!,” God responded. There is a lesson there for us all — to get anything in life you must keep focused and have a clear goal. I don’t know about you, but that is difficult…
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Let’s Upgrade Halloween !

Hey, gang, does it seem to you that we could have more fun if our better holidays were not limited to just ONE day?? Therefore how about if we start an initiative to EXPAND at least one of them to a full week. So let’s make it one of our very favorites — A Full…
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Your LOGO on Drawing Paper

In my opinion one of the BEST things about hiring a quick-sketch artist for your event is the option of Imprinted Drawing Paper. Meaning you have anything you wish (almost) on each sheet of paper. Virtually all these drawings get framed and displayed for years, honestly, so your company logo and website can be visible for…
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Wedding option: Guest Sign-In Board, video

These days I am privileged to draw live caricatures at quite a few weddings. What a day that is, for all concerned, but especially the bride and groom of course. Fairly often I am asked to draw a large sketch of the two of them ahead of the big event, sketching from photos. Then usually…
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Wham! Bam! Slam!

We are all dependent on modern technology. All of us in the contemporary world just assume the lights will come on when we flip a switch, and the car will start up and take us where we wish to go. And all is well — until it ain’t. Lately it ain’t. Boy, is it ever.…
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Pack Your Doctor For Your Trip

One day last spring I received a call from a jovial fellow in Cincinnati asking if I could draw him up as a sort of traveling cutout for his customers. What? This was a new one. That was Doctor Della Bella, a dentist wishing to have a cartoon version of himself (Flat Alex) done up…
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Corvette guy!

One of the most fun things about the quick-sketch party biz is the unfiltered thrill little children get from their drawings. Amazing! No social conditioning to get in the way, they are astonished and absolutely gaga (usually!) when their drawing is presented. This little guy was adorable. Loves cars! What else could I do, eh??…
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Classic Champagne Glass Pose

Now and then I sketch someone that seems to need a little pick-me-up — and I just can NOT resist placing her in this classic pose… No complaints yet! Tags: DrawMe BLOG

She’s Kinda Short, So…

Hey, don’t blame me, now… What?? Yes, this request actually came from the husband at a recent party. He’s tall and the wife was NOT there, but she’s vertically challenged… So — oh, heck, here’s the drawing, exactly as he asked — Tags: DrawMe BLOG

Fun Wedding Entertainment

This time of year I am flattered to be invited to draw at a LOT of weddings, usually at the reception following the ceremony, of course… These are always fabulously neat events, with the bride and groom starting out their lives together with a huge public event their friends and family will likely talk about…
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Bowling Pin Caricatures

FUN PROJECT: Bowling pin Caricatures! Like nothing else we have done before. At the bottom of our Testimonials page today… We were asked recently to produce some award items for high school seniors on a bowling team. This is what they asked Dennis to do – Yes! Caricatures on bowling pins! Our friend Jen’s idea,…
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Terrifying Diagnosis

Last winter, about this time, I had a bit of pneumonia. Docs did some scans and X-Rays, gave me antibiotics and all went well. But they kept seeing something here and there that troubled them, and kept calling me back for more tests over the last year. More X-Rays. CT scan. Then another CT scan.…
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