Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Live caricatures with Tombow Markers

Out of necessity (my favorite brush markers have ceased manufacture!), I've been testing a series of brush markers and bullet point markers. I was surprised, upon researching, that there was a wide selection out on the market, but, alas, I shall have to change my quick-draw method to adapt to the different points. 

The caricature of the bearded fellow at the top was drawn completely with a black TOMBOW BRUSH MARKER. 
I really liked the boldness of the line and the overall result. 
After over 35 years, change is hard and will take some time to get accustomed to the difference in the flexiblity of the brush tip, especially as compared to the now defunct staedtler pens. 

The second drawing used a combination of a prismacolor marker and the TOMBOW. The former will require thicker card stock due to the bleed factor.
TOMBOW did not bleed and also comes in rich beautiful bold colors. ( I look forward to trying them on colored caricatures.) the point has, thus far, not frayed (as do the points of the PITT PENS.)
I do like the bullet nibs on both pens for indicating some finer details- but this does add a few seconds to the drawing time in order to change points. 

I'll be trying out some copic markers next, and experimenting with blending techniques... Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Convention Booth Attractions, Advertising

Often, my clever clients engage my services as  Caricature art entertainment
For Conventions (convention center booth attractions). The company which hired my services had a line up at their booth throughout the convention. Here are some of the happy faces we engaged 
at the Overland Park Convention Center:
The sister in the "wanted" poster was drawn from a photo on a phone.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

IT's a FAMILY AFFAIR... Color Caricature

Here's another Custom Caricature illustration-
One of my favorites this year!
This one will be framed and hung in the family vacation home. 
(I really should order one of these for our family sometime!)

The Eslick Family Beachside! ©
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

ANNIVERSARY CARICATURE-30 year history of a marriage

Every client has a special story uniquely theirs. This portrait-caricature tells the story of a joyful married life together starting with their wedding photo; the Kansas City Skyline; and the raising of 3 children who now have families of their own. The couple is shown cruising through the "blue-sky of life" in their yellow van complete with the family dog! The bride, of course, is sporting a fresh bouquet of red roses.
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