Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wedding Reception

Having some fun at a wedding reception. This group was really great and had a lot of fun with the drawings. The idea of having a caricature artist at a wedding reception was unfamiliar to some, but it was a great success. I stayed overtime to make sure that everybody could get one done.

Getting close to finishing my new website. Finding the time to really sit down and do some graphic design type work has been pretty difficult lately, although I have been making headway here and there.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Junior Prom

Two days ago I drew at a junior prom. I believe that there were over 200 kids there, and only one caricature artist. I had a great time, but I had to keep the drawings really simple and really fast in order to get at least a third of the crowd drawn. I had the most fun drawing the faculty when there was a little down time. I tried out doing some of the gray tones with a warm gray prisamcolor marker 30% and 60%.

It went really great. Next year they wanted to hire me again. Although, I would bring two of friends along to help. I'm drawing at a wedding reception tonight.

Will probably use the gray markers again for coloring. Hopefully some funny pictures will insue.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Phillies Games

Saturday I set up for the first time this year at Citizens Bank Park drawing during the Phillies games. Bruce Blitz owns the caricature stands there and hires caricature artists from around to come in and draw. I ended up working with my friend Marlo Meekins. Check out her blog in the links section. She has a dog named Book Store. It was a great day. We drew a lot of people and the weather was nice. Much nicer than at today's game...

Drive-by Fanatic-ing. I like his custom baseball shift knob.

*From Today*

Like I said, the weather was not too nice today, as you can tell by the look on Chris Snee's face. He's a friend of mine from Tyler School of Art. Pretty crazy we ended up drawing together years later. I also met Julie. Despite the howling winds of the lower concourse, we had a pretty busy day of drawing.

Well there ya' go. I am back drawing caricatures again after a dry spell of a couple weeks. Good timing too because I have a number of parties and events coming up. I'm also currently working on a commision of 44 girls portraits drawn in black and white for graduation gifts. More on that later down the line. Got my first softball game tomorrow night!

From the Sketchbook

Portrait of tired, scruffy caricature artist.

Just a quick sketch I did right before I went to sleep a night ago. Hooray for the paint can tool! It's been a long, busy week, and it continues today. I drew at the Phillies game last night and I will be there again this afternoon. I have been taking photos of some of the drawings, so I will share those hopefully this evening.

I also starting playing on a softball team, our season starts this Monday. There will be 20 games over about 3 months. I got a new glove, so I am ready.

I started designing a new website for myself as well. I can't quite figure out how to update my old one, and the information and photos are getting outdated. There will be a whole bunch of new photos in the gallery of caricature, illustration, and probably even some of my fine art. Also, the much anticipated "Of Me" gallery will launch. Very excited for this. Martha and I are working on a photo shoot for the title pages. So look out!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Birthday Sign-In Poster

I just found this on my computer. I did this Sign-In poster a month or two ago. Barbara's husband was planning a suprise party for her 70th, and he secretly commisioned me to make a caricature of her that people could sign around.

He wanted her to be surprised. Although I thought it would have been much funnier if she was just confused and her quote read "What me worry?" like Alfred E. Nueman. Maybe the next time she turns 70 we could do that.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Flying Colin

New self-caricature sign at work. Updated the Sign Blog as well, "On the Helm" in the links section.

Keeping busy drawing and painting at work. Also have a bunch of gigs coming up these next two months. There is a painting of my fish "Lufa" that is in the works in my living room. I also got a really nice piece of wood to start another "Carvicature." For those that don't know that is a woodblock print caricature. I will post some pictures of them soon.