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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Eric Clapton

To see a larger image of this just click the photo

Part of the National Caricature Network is a daily caricature of someone celebrating a birthday. March 30th was Eric Clapton. This is my version for him. I am not sure i am finished, but getting close.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Whose Line

I am headed to see Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie tonight. They are from the show Whose Line is it Anyway. Comedians who make it up as they go. Improv and i love it. For the final skit they take off the shoes and place 500 or so mouse traps on the floor. Then they put blind fold on and do a skit. Fun stuff. I thought it would be cool if Colin were to place a bear trap in place of a mouse trap. Below you will see my version of that thought. I had to hurry a bit on the background but i wanted to print this and try to get a copy to the tonight. My seats are third row so it should be a blast.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

V.F.W Contest

We finished up a karaoke contest at the Mount Union VFW last Friday. I thought I recorded a whole round of singing, but when I went to cut it up and post it, well I didn't have a lot. Just three songs, so here they are and thanks to everyone involved. It was a lot of fun!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A friend by request

This is an old friend. His name Frank. I got to know him through a band he played in called Blaz-On. I kind of remember the logo that they used, but wasn't a hundred percent so i put him in the t-shirt of another band that I am sure he knows. I did that just for comedic value. Not sure if anyone is laughing. I like the drawing. It took me close to two hours, which I was happy with, but there are some areas I would like to work on. It is after 1 am now though so i am going to think about it in the morning.

Here is the reference photo I used.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We've got a couple live ones here

First I have to confess I stole the headline from somewhere, I am not sure. Other than that some live caricatures.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lesson 6

This lesson what about getting under the skin and thinking about the bone structure of a person you are caricaturing. So we were ask to do a drawing of the subject then the skull beneath. And while typing that, in my head, i said the word skull with a real scary voice. Just so you know. :-)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Video from a freind

Still cold in PA, still cool in Atlantic City. This is a video a friend e mailed me. Nice!

Lesson 5

This was a caricature done with only a couple colors. Mixing those colors to get more, in art talk a limited pallet.
If you would like to see a close up, just click on the picture.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Catching up on stuff

Ok, most everything i have been posting has been about caricature, which you may know i love to do. The whole art thing is a passion, but i do have this other side of life which involves music and karaoke. I thought i should put some of that here. I like to post pictures with this stuff. You know a picture is worth a thousand words, and it saves me from typing. A disclaimer. If you are in any of these photos and wish to not be posted on the internet, just shoot me an e mail and i will gladely remove the picture.
The first picture is of a caricature i did and the woman holding it is of whom the caricature is. It was done at a place called Memories. If you live in the the Huntingdon area, you probably know it. She was there celebrating her birthday. After i did this caricature i did one of about 5 guys, but do not have a photo> I actually don't like to do more than one person per page, i think it is harder to do and they don't look as good, but hey, i did it.
So on to the next picture! I may have posted this before but i am not sure. This is a caricature i did of a man that lives in Hooters State College. Everytime i go there, he is there sitting at the bar. Not that there is anything wrong with that! In fact maybe we both show up there at the same time each time i go, and he thinks i am weird and always there. Maybe he has a blog posted somewhere and did a drawing of me, and says the same thing about me. But maybe not.
Next picture!! I know this has not been much about music or karaoke. Just be patient. Wednesday nights at the Village Tavern in Mill Creek have been growing. It is an early night. I start around 8, so if you plan on stopping over, get there early. This picture and the next couple were taken there. It is a lot of fun and i have been getting to meet new people almost weekly. That is the best part of doing karaoke and DJ work. I know you thought it was the fancy cars and exotic places i get to play.
Ok here are a few pictures from a job i did on a Saturday afternoon. I don't know if there is an explanation for these,I really don't want to try to explain them. Just look and try to enjoy. The names are being withheld to protect the poor fashion. You can't see it in the picture but the man in the blue is blindfolded. He was told since it was his birthday he would be king. He would have lovely ladies dance for him while blindfolded. The people at the party would decide who would be his fair maiden. I thought i took pictures of all three but it looks like i missed one. The young (coough) lady (cough again!) in the blue was the winner and the King and his new maiden had a lovely dance to the still popular song by Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing.
After the birthday party was over, I headed to the Mapleton Legion, Post 233 I think. It was packed when i got there. A cash party does that. I have three pictures to post for this, just because it is funny how it happened. So the dancing started. That will be the first shot. The second shot you can see there was more movement in the dancing. When the young ladies saw i was taking pictures they were kind enough to pose for me, but as you can see the camera did not do its job on focusing, so as quick as i could i pressed the zoom button and without hesitating and without trying (I SWEAR!) I snapped anouther picture which is posted here and a picture i probably could not have taken if i tried. I cleared the posting of the pictures so i am safe. I had a good time at the Legion and will be back at the beginning of next month. Hopefully it will be just as fun.