Surprise Gift, Drawing From Photo

August 7, 2022 | 7:48 PM | by Dennis Porter

Having JUST finished a rather large Drawing From Photos project — will share that in a week or two — this item came to mind. So I am shamelessly reposting it here. These really ARE the Ultimate Surprise Gifts. Thanks for reading!   Diane’s brother Mike, out in Los Angeles area,

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Drawn 20+ Years Ago, BUT…

June 24, 2022 | 7:59 PM | by Dennis Porter

Anyone know who THIS might be??  Sketched at our first convention, 2000 in San Diego…  

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Ed Sheeran caricature

June 20, 2022 | 8:36 PM | by Dennis Porter

New media effort. Large sketch, 17 x 22 inches, TRACING PAPER… No reason except it’s big paper. Water soluble wax pastels, with a bit of other media here and there. Fun

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San Diego con, 2000

June 20, 2022 | 6:47 PM | by Dennis Porter

At ONE time we had NEVER been to a Caricature Artists Convention. Never! And they just sounded so cool, we wanted to go really badly. Then — we finally did, just as I quit my real job and launched into this madness full-time. Coming up on 22-23 years ago. And never been late with a

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June 7, 2022 | 8:54 PM | by Dennis Porter

After all these years it is still tremendously satisfying to hear about a Stealth Sketch (done from a photo) that presents well. We got this nice note after the image seen here was presented to the subject. “Hi Dennis, You were the hit of the party. Everyone loved your capture of Marty. 

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Hey, Ya Drew Me BEFORE!

May 27, 2022 | 5:24 PM | by Dennis Porter

I had a fun time yesterday at the Dayton Country Club, sketching a series of five-year-olds. I was invited to provide a bit of Party entertainment fun with live drawings. The children were cute as all get-out and I will post some of those photos (with OKs from the moms of course) shortly. A

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LOTS Going On!

April 14, 2022 | 8:58 PM | by Dennis Porter

This Covid-19 disaster may finally, finally be passing us by, gentle reader, and not a moment too soon. Hundreds of thousands of deaths, unbelievable numbers of long-haul Covid sufferers and the list goes on. You do not need me to tell you these things of course. And with the vaccines — Thank

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FREE drawings Sunday!

March 11, 2022 | 5:53 PM | by Dennis Porter

Hey, do you have plans for Sunday afternoon??? Please, come join me in Dayton’s Oregon District for the Hoopla Family Event  March 13. The whole festival is 2-7 pm — and I will be drawing from 2-6 pm. Hey, the price is right! There is going to be a LOT going on; see attached graphic.

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Drawing Live as Party Entertainment

March 1, 2022 | 9:50 PM | by Dennis Porter

THE CALLS ARE COMING BACK  — And I can not TELL you how happy that makes me! What a gig — drawing live as party entertainment! Not just for the income, now,  but even more because it is just a blast to go to the various events — parties, wedding receptions, conventions, trade

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How’s YOUR Business??

February 22, 2022 | 8:05 PM | by Dennis Porter

SLOWLY COMING BACK; HOW ABOUT YOU?? Our live-drawing business is getting back on its feet, happily, after more than two years seeming almost dead in the water. Somehow the lack of income has not been a problem (smart wife-manager here) but I have really missed the fun and challenges of

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