Happy Monday, everyone! Here’s some awesome information sent to me by our lovely regional illustrator coordinator, Susan Detwiler:
On Saturday, August 9, the first Group-Critique Portfolio Workshop was held in the meeting room at the Pikesville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. Admission was free and required only an RSVP email. It was coordinated by yours truly, Susan Detwiler, and attended by members Brittanny Handiboe, Lynn Farina, Kerry G. Johnson, and Joan Boor. We spent a couple of hours sharing our portfolios one by one and giving comments, advice, and general feedback about each others’ work. It was, as Joan said, “… wonderful, encouraging, and helpful… ” I was very impressed with not only the caliber of the artwork, but also the warm atmosphere and insightful and nurturing discussions that took place. I remember fondly the gathering of illustrators I would sometimes lead at the end of…
A caricature project for a gentleman who celebrated his retirement. I also had the opportunity to design a “pop-up” retirement party invitation. Check out the car, he used to drive one of those mini energy-efficient “Smart” cars.
“The Best Man Holiday” for the second time. We usually don’t see movies twice. However, it was refreshing to watch an entertaining movie where African-Americans were not gangsters, pimps or slaves. These contemporary characters were prospering in elegant surroundings and dealing with issues affecting all of us (regardless of race). Here’s my caricature salute to director Malcolm D. Lee and the actors involved with the movie.
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I’m surprised and honored to be listed as a notable alumni of the Class of 1984 of Hillsboro High School in Nashville, TN. Those early days were the genesis of my path to make a living as a professional artist. http://www.hillsborohsalumni.org/featured/index.php
Spectra the comic book series that I illustrate for PhysicsCentral.com. In March, the author and I completed Issue #5. – Spectra: Turbulent Times. We tried something new with the cover paper, check out the “metallic-silver” coated paper stock.
Here was a fun project. A tractor retailer wanted a caricature of Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamulu riding atop a tractor for his Super Bowl party. It was an inside joke for his family and friends. It was an interesting assignment and since I am a Steelers fan, I enjoyed the challenge.
This was a fun project to illustrate. The mom contacted me about an special idea for her 2010 family’s Christmas card.
I actually drew caricatures at her daugther’s birthday party a few years ago. So I was pleased that she was a returning customer. It was a quick turnaround. It reminded me of my theme-park days. I’m happy that I met the deadline.