Thanks for checking out my work. I appreciate the kind words shared by people visiting this site and try to post new caricatures every week.
I have been drawing all my life, but in 2008 I found the International Society of Caricature Artists
and fell in love with caricatures. I work everyday to improve and hopefully you can see improvements from my first posts here on this blog.
Within the last months (as of August 09) I have stated working on commissions for private parties and corporations. I hope to continue to grow and produce works of art for magazines and other publications.
If your interested, please contact me.
I also do dj and karaoke work. You can also find me on facebook.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Catching up a little

I know this blog has been mostly about caricatures, and i think that is a good thing, but i have been busy with other things. Start with a couple of Sundays ago. I went with a friend to a club in Chambersburg. There was karaoke and we went to find it. When we got there at 8, they told us it didn't start until 10, so we hung around. I had a sketchbook and started drawing. A couple of women saw me and came and talked to me. I did a drawing of one of the woman's daughters, which i did not get a picture of, but gave it to her anyhow. Her name was Deb and rewarded me with an uncountable amount of hugs.. umm thanks for that to. I didn't really dig the karaoke so much. I thought the sound was a little off so i sang one song and then sat and did my drawing thing. I was told toward the end of the night to do one of the bartender, which is pictured here. I forget her name, but she was very nice. You can't see it in her smile or in the drawing i did but she said "just don't draw my chipped tooth", at which point i drew it. A lot larger than it reall was, since i never even noticed it. I had a great time there drawing and hope to go back and do it again one night. Next we have a photo of the Hooters girl i had posted earlier. I gave the photo to her and i think she liked it. Wait, i know she liked it. She was kind enough to let me take this photo. I have had a few other Hooters girls now ask me to do a drawing of them. And will i do it? Hey i need the practice! I am hoping to do a drawing of the owner of Hooters in State College and Altoona. Sam man i believe. In 2004, i did a doodle of the owner, not knowing who it was. It was so bad i left it lay. Now if you go to Hooters in Altoona, you can see it hanging in a frame there! It's HORRIBLE!! This past Saturday night i played at the Eagles Nest in Broad Top. It was another night where something big was happening, at another bar. It was pretty beat and i thank Jeff and the gang there for calling me back after, well not too good of a crowd. They believe and so do i, that one night we will hit it when nothing is going on at another bar. Last time i was there, there was a huge part somewhere in saxton with three bands and all you could drink. So anyhow, i did meet a couple of nice people vising from the philadelphia area. I don't remember the names, but you can see them pictured above. Thanks for DANCING!
One more picture now. This was taken on Sunday night at the Arena in State College. It is another Karaoke night. I did a few drawing, but this is the only one that i got to take a picture of. Again when some people saw me drawing they ask me about drawing them. I did a couple. One woman was celebrating her 30th birthday. I did not get a picture of that. Another one i did was of a man sitting with a ponytail. I got the waitress to give him the picture and he laughed for a few minutes. I Think that was a good thing. At the end of the night walking to the car, the woman pictured was with the man with the ponytail. The were boyfriend and girlfriend, "who'd a thunk it"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

al hitch mon

Something i am working on. I may go back and do some work to it. Waiting to get some feedback from the NCN Forum.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

007 Take 2

I saw some things that needed changed and had some advice for some change so here is an updated version.

Monday, November 17, 2008

James Bond

The most recent 007 movie did so well over the last weekend, i thought i should do a drawing of it.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Caricature Convention

WOW! What a week i had. I went to the National Caricature Network Annual Convention last week in the beautiful city of Raleigh North Carolina. I would like to tell you that i visited all the attractions and saw everything there was to see but i didn't. I saw the hotel where i was staying and a couple restaurants. The rest of the time i was being amazed and educated. There was close to two hundred caricature artists there. I just tried to absorb as much as i could. It was awesome people, Joe Bluhm, Tom Richmond, Jason Seiler, Jan Op De Beeck, jsut to name a few. I could go on and on for hours about the convention, but I will leave that for another time. I did want to post a couple of photos. The first is a caricature of me. I am terrible with names but the man who did this was a real good duy and as you can see a great artist. I was a pretty popular subject if nothing else. There mist have been 15 caricatures of me on the walls. I would have liked to nab them but have to leave the convention before the last event so i missed getting them. In anycase It was a blast. Oh i did meet one of the workers at the hotel and I think got to be friends. So i can post a photo of her. Her name is Grace.

Now as soon as i got home, yes at 3 in the morning i wanted to draw. I have been drawing as much as i can and have kind f a new love and definate goals for the upcoming year. I have done a couple. One is of a man i met in Pittsburgh while attending school His name is Dave. He was in charge of alumni at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He was also a neighbor and lived right across the street from me. He is retiring or may be retired by the time of this post. First the caricature. After the caricature the reference photo, which i found online somewhere. Dave is a good guy who always treated me nice. I am sure he will be missed at the Art Institute.
I will have a lot more posts coming in the near future. Maybe not a lot of explaining what this is or what that is. Maybe just drawings. I really want to thank all the other artists at the convention that took time to explain and tutor me. I have plans for the next convention and hope to at least make a better showing than my face, whic is great for caricaturing (so i was told, "You have a lot to work with." not sure if that is good or bad). More coming soon!!