Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nick Cave caricature

Another Drawing Board post. This one is my contribution to the Nick Cave Drawing Jam.

I do have much fun at that site...

Couple new Drawing Board caricatures

Been doing more caricatures over at the The Drawing Board. Here's couple of new ones I've recently posted.

This is one of Hache:

And here's one of Bangalore_monkey:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New caricatures...

Man, looks like I'm on a roll, here... I've posted more here in the last two days than in all of 2007!

Anyway, here are two more caricatures I've done over at the Drawing Board.

First up, oogen:

and here's one of mar4o:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Tribute to Mark

I can't believe I haven't posted this up yet... It's a portrait that I did back in '06 for the family and friends of my brother-in-law's brother, Mark. I myself didn't have the good fortune to spend much time with Mark, but whenever I did see him he was always at the ready with a great big smile and warm hug. He was one of the most genuine, caring people I have ever met and my own life is richer knowing him.

One vivid memory I have of him was at my own father's funeral. As I stood in front of the casket, having a pretty hard time dealing with my dad's passing at such a young age, Mark came up to me, put his arm around my shoulders and said in such a gentle, reassuring way, "It'll be ok, Steve. It'll be ok." I had heard that from many people that day, but when Mark uttered those words, it resonated in a way that really helped me cope. I'll forever be grateful to him for doing that.

Although he was born with Downs syndrome, he acheived much in his lifetime. Graduated at 25 from John F. Kennedy Special Education school, competed in Special Olympics for years, winning medals in swimming, wrestling and basketball, was on the Community Handicap Awareness Team, loved to dance and attend Greenbay packer football games and participated in many community events. He loved music and got a big kick out of imitating Luciano Pavarotti.

Here's some exerpts from a local newspaper published shortly after his passing:

"For nearly 50 years, Mark, 52, was an icon in the community - his life, a tribute to society's acceptance and appreciation of handicapped individuals."

"A social butterfly, he touched the lives of an entire spectrum of people."

Indeed he did.

So, here's my personal tribute to my friend, Mark:

Finally, some more caricatures...

I know it's a long time between posts again, but I'm trying to get back into the drawing thing here, so here's a couple of new ones of folks at the Drawing Board. Hopefully, I can keep it up...

This one's Pedroscope

and here's Comlock

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Nuff is a Nuff

Hey there, sketchhead enthusiasts! Here's another caricature that I did for the Caricaturists' Caricatures thread over at The Drawing Board.

Presenting Nuffinc:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

First post of 2007! Woo hoo!

Oh, wait, it's July... Ok, ok, so I have not been doing much posting here. Well, I'm hoping to change that. So, here's a new caricature that I did over at The Drawing Board. This is ACH:

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A tribute to James

Ever since I heard the sad news yesterday that The Godfather of Soul, James Brown passed away, I've been working on this sketch.

Here's to you James, hope ya dig it!

(click image for larger version)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Barack revisited

Here's a little more refined version of the same one...