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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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Need An UNUSUAL Drawing?

OFFBEAT REQUESTS — are one of the most fun things about our little business. I have been asked to draw lots of things, including some I declined to do, and some really fun items like these — Below are a pizza ad for Cassano’s and a golf cartoon for an employee and drawings on bowling pins. There have been LOTS of others. Have an idea? Please get in touch! I hope the unusual requests never stop!          

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Children Need MORE

I am blessed to be a professional caricature artist, happily busy and getting the bills paid (with a lot of help from my wife Diane!) for more than twenty years full time now. And there are a lot of  little tricks and work-arounds that you pick up along the way, as you do in any job. That applies to studio drawings, business parties and Kid’s party entertainment sketching. One item I learned after a while is this —  the NAME of the subject really does not have to be in there. If the resemblance is there, you will know that’s Bob or Denise, right? Frequently I am asked to letter… Read More

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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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Drawing of family, caricatures

Kelly’s Heroes

When I was asked to draw a sort of different family sketch recently, it hit home. This was for the wife, Kelly, going in for surgery for breast cancer, requested by the devoted husband. Great guy who obviously adores his wife. He wanted a sketch of the whole crew for her to have as a morale booster during her difficult moments. After much discussion we ended up with this image — She loved it, I hear now. And tests done since are GOOD, the husband said. Fabulous! Since Diane has done so well since her breast cancer surgery and chemo, I wonder if it is more common now, having complete… 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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