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.
My wife and I recently saw
“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.
I enjoyed illustrating caricatures at the reception for Kids Are Heroes
Kids Are Heroes® is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. We do this by showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving.
I met some funny and energetic kids while signing books and illustrating caricatures at the Annual African-American Read-In program at Laurel Woods Elementary School in Laurel, MD.
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.
I recently had the pleasure to illustrate the main caricature for Sully’s Comedy Club located in Parkville, MD. The popular club was celebrating a grand re-opening.
I truly appreciate the recent write-up that was featured in the New Pittsburgh Courier. I illustrated cartoons for that historic newspaper while I lived in Pittsburgh! To bad I didn’t win, perhaps next year….
This caricature illustration highlights some of 2009’s top news and entertainment stories. How many do you remember?