Sign for live caricatures

Do The Drawings WHERE ??

In all these many years of live drawing at fun events I have seen some interesting, unique concepts for various gatherings. On one occasion the hosts had maybe six artists including me, drawing outdoors in the blazing, broiling sun. No tents, no shade, no whining. Wanna get paid? Get out there! And we did. Anything for a buck, eh? It was awful, the sun on the paper and the sheer heat and humidity were daunting. At another, I was instructed to sit on the basketball court — against the wall behind the hoop. Where the kids would dribble and take shots at the hoop! Yow! I whined the host into… Read More

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Drawing of young couple at party

Hey, Ya Drew Me BEFORE!

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 gentleman was there doing photos as a courtesy to the guests and said, “Hey, I think you were at Doug Mann’s party!” Doug is a local attorney as you likely know, with Dyer, Garofalo, Mann and Schultz. And just a great guy, he and wife Beth are terrific people. So Mr. Chen had his drawing on his… 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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A Bit of Bass??

Diane and I used to attend a lot of concerts when our youngest grandson, Jake, was performing on his cello with an orchestra, including the Wright State Orchestra while he was still in high school. And as much as I enjoyed the show and the music I often found myself doodling a bit. Here are a drawing or two that popped up as he hit those notes so perfectly with his colleagues up there. (Now he’s doing well as a professional man in Columbus — after graduating OSU in three years, don’tcha know?) I wish you could all meet him, absolutely everybody loves Jake. Anyway here are a couple of… Read More

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Staff Morale Booster!

We have struggled along for the last year or so without the usual fun (and income!) from Live Drawing. And boy has it been an empty spot on my list — the fun part I am speaking of, not getting out to parties and weddings, conventions, trade shows. And not getting to do the oddball, one-off projects like going to a Cadillac dealership and PRETENDING to be a consultant, per instructions from the manager, to do stealth drawings of the sales team and also give him input on my take on each person, to help him work with each to be better at sales. Or drawing on bowling pins, or… Read More

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Want a Family Fun Project?

    You want to do something fun. Sure! We all do. And it is NOT easy to find options right now, is it? The current, ongoing Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of going away, sadly, and is just as dangerous as it was back in the winter when this all started. Whatcha gonna do?? No travel, right? Not even restaurants or movies. Yow! How about a little pick-me-up for the family? Have Dennis Porter draw your crew. Like the drawing seen here. A beautiful young happy family out for a healthy walk in the great outdoors. Way cool subject! And you can PRINT OUT your drawing for children to… Read More

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