Caricature of Mick Jagger

San Diego con, 2000

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 bill, either, thanks to Diane’s financial wizardry. Survived Y2K, 9-11,  the 2008 meltdown and now Covid. We are still here, and way, way grateful for our good fortune along the way. And even more grateful we still have each other after lo these many years. She’s the perfect wife and partner. ANYWAY I found this… Read More

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SURPRISE GIFT!

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.  Thanks very much,” Barbara No, Barbara, thank you. Great fun on all levels. What a job, eh?

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Fun couple at event with their drawing

LOTS Going On!

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 God — we may be coming to the Endgame at last. One way we can tell is the little business Diane and I have here, www.drawme.com, in which I draw quick-sketches live and from photos in our little studio. Normally we get an inquiry about four or five times a week and keep nicely busy. Not overwhelmed, happily,… Read More

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Map of Dayton Ohio Oregon district

FREE drawings Sunday!

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. I will be drawing live (FREE!) in a tent down near the train trestle near the Neon Movies intersection at Patterson. Organizers for Hoopla Family Event are funding the operation so please stop by. Gonna be a LOT of fun!

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Quick Tips: Bachelorette Party!

Below are a few great ideas from our pal Lexie Dy in today’s Guest Blog — How to Host a Memorable Bachelorette Party There’s nothing more enjoyable than celebrating a beloved best friend or family member’s impending nuptials than with a fun-filled bachelorette party. These days, parties can range from multi-day destination events to intimate at-home gatherings. Keep your budget and bride in mind when planning and you’re sure to have a memorable time. Dennis Porter Caricatures can help you add a touch of fun and whimsy to any event. Destination Blow-Out If the schedules and budgets of participants allow, a weekend getaway bachelorette can be an incredible experience. It can… Read More

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Caricature of Mercedes gullwing and man

Where’s My KEYS??

So who’s driving anyhow?? I am a diehard gearhead, gang — I have loved cars my whole life as best I can remember… I started driving at age 14 I think when my cousin Gale put me behind the wheel of her ’53 Ford station wagon and I drove — very slowly —  most of the way back from Williamsburg south to our hometown of Jellico, back in Tennessee. Highly illegal of course. Gale was a lot of fun. Here is a doctor I sketched recently. LOVE the car! I mean, the Car, not referring to my little sketch. These mid-fifties gullwing Mercedes are selling for unbelievable sums now, if… Read More

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Harley Lovers, Times Three

I was recently approached by a gentleman needing a gift for his work colleagues. They were hard to buy for — until he thought of their shared LOVE of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Yes! It took him a bit to find our Cars & Trucks caricature drawings on www.drawme.com but once there he knew the gift was in the bag. The bike shown is by no means precisely correct, but it is intended to be a vintage Harley with sidecar. The 1% on the shirt to our right refers to an old biker movie (The Wild One with Marlon Brando) in which it is argued that only One Percent of bikers are… Read More

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Fab Quick Lunch

Diane’s Fabulous Minestrone Soup Vegetarian, amazingly good THIS MAKES A HUGE POT OF SOUP 9 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL 3 MINCED WHITE ONIONS 1.5 CUP CHOPPED ZUCCHINI 1.5 CUP FROZEN CUT ITALIAN GREEN BEANS 1.5 STALK MINCED CELERY 12 CLOVES MINCED GARLIC 12 CUPS VEG BROTH 6 CANS RED KIDNEY BEANS 15 OZ 6 CANS GREAT NORTHERN OR SMALL WHITE BEANS  15 OZ 3 CANS PETITE DICED TOMATOES 14 OZ 1.5 CUP SHREDDED CARROT 6 TABLESPOONS MINCED PARSLEY 4.5 TEASPOONS DRIED OREGANO 4.5 TEASPOONS SALT 1.5 TEASPOONS BLACK PEPPER 1.5 TEASPOON DRIED BASIL 3/4 TEASPOON DRIED THYME 9 CUPS HOT WATER 12 CUPS FRESH BABY SPINACH 1.5 CUP SMALL SHELL PASTA… Read More

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An Interview with WHO??

Recently I was invited to discuss the caricature business with Jean Neuhart of Weddings From The Heart. Having admired her posts on Linkedin for some time, that was way flattering. The interview was just published and predictably enough, she did a terrific job. Thank you, Jeannie! Here’s the link, gang: Dennis Porter interview

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