Monday, April 20, 2015

Three Cute Kids' Caricatures

Had the good fortune of being able to draw these three youngsters for a dear friend of mine. Thanks Ed! Glad your grandchildren liked them!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sweet 16 Caricatures - Live Gig!

Tonight I did a live gig for a sweet 16 birthday party for some twins! A great time was had by all! Thanks Scott & Diana!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lettering & Caricature - More of the Same!

Seems these days that when I finish a caricature that I end up doing some lettering for fun. Anyways, to continue that trend, here's a caricature and some lettering!

This one was for a repeat customer of mine in the UK - not University of Kentucky!

And seeing as how I'm in the sunshine state this week on business, here's a little sign I made to commemorate the occasion. Look how much different it looks in the sun and in the shade. Which one do you like best?

Lastly, here's a nice sign I made for my wife.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Music Lady from the UK & Swing Lettering

Another day, some more drawings! :)

The 'Swing' lettering was just more practicing with the Sharpie brush markers. Really diggin' those!

From the book, Lettering for Commercial Purposes (Signs of the Times Publishing, 1918):

"What is familiarly known as 'the swing' is absolutely necessary to do graceful lettering. But the swing of the arm and fingers in manipulating a pencil, brush, or pen must also include 'control' both on slow and rapid movements.

Having acquired the combination of swing and control by practice on certain exercises based on the elements of letters, consisting of circles, ovals, verticals and horizontal lines, strokes and angles, then actual formation of letters becomes a semi-automatic proposition directed by the brain through sight.

Primarily the sight is directed by the brain. Simply seeing an object denotes sight, but to see it as it really is requires study, either much or little, depending on the individual qualifications along certain lines"

This caricature was from my friend Si. The lady depicted below is a musician in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Really Loving Lettering!

My poor wife has been hospitalized and I've been fortunate enough to have some time on my hands and thankfully she is much, much better!

Anyways, here's what has been keeping me busy. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lettering & Caricatures - Recent Work for February 2015

So I have been doing some lettering along with some caricature sketching lately. Have a look!

This one was done for a guy who wanted to have the SF Giants rendered as the Lord of the Rings poster...

Can you tell that I like to draw? :)