Monday, September 27, 2010

People Pleasin'

I've been a bit busy in the last few months so here's a little catch up of some gift caricatures I did recently:
A Retirement caricature for a teacher at the school I work at, which was presented at the year end teacher's meeting last June. She loved it!
This is a nice guy who won my 'free gift caricature' giveaway at my facebook fan page - since I got backtracked, it took me about 3 months to actually do the drawing, and by that time, he'd broken up with his girlfriend, the one in the picture....uhhh, so I'm drawing up the new girl who replaced her now...hopefully things are still good with her by the time I finish it...
Cracker was a beloved dog who passed away last year, and this commemorative gift was commissioned by his owner while I worked a fair in NJ. I had no time to complete it on the job, so I finished it at home. It turned out better than I thought it would since the client requested a little more 'realistic' depiction than I would normally do. I think I found a decent compromise, and represented the sweet, loving qualities of this dog rather than it's funny or goofy side, while keeping it somewhat cartoony.
The last three were requested by a client who'd hired me for a barmitzvah in August, and though I was non-stop busy for the entire four hours, somehow her son, the barmitzvah boy, her daughter, and parents didn't get drawn. It was no problem for me to whip these up free of charge, but the client wasn't having that and insisted on paying me! She gave me probably the nicest, most effusive praise I'd ever received on my live caricature performance, too, which was posted on GigMasters, the site she hired me's her comment:
"John was completely professional and uniquely talented. All 110 of my guests commented on his unusual talent. I wish i had two of him at my party! All i know is from the time he began to the time he left, there was a continuous request for his artistry. I cant wait to hire him for my next event! He was completely independent and didnt request anything from me but a glass of water and only when I asked him! What a complete gentleman and most professional! Thank you John!! U helped make my son's bar-mitzvah a HUGE hit! Leslie Harris (new york city resident, NJ party)"

Please contact me today for a gift caricature or illustration and I'll be sure to provide you with a fair rate, awesome quality, and a quick turnaround time!

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