drawing professionally for over 20 years. I got my start drawing caricatures
with Steve and Gary Fasen at Six Flags Great America north of Chicago.
Thats also where I learned how to airbrush. Those were interesting
times, and I made a lot of friends and worked alongside several talented
artists. Over the years, Ive estimated that Ive drawn about
40,000 caricatures. Ive had a lot of fun doing it, and hopefully
I have created some fun keepsakes for people.
In general, I like the idea that Ive been able to
express my own perspectives on life with my drawing, whether its
creating caricatures, greeting cards or other humorous illustration.
CARICATURES AT EVENTS can be a great time. I always hear someone at
an event say how much they appreciate the opportunity to get drawn without
the expense and hassle of having it done at a theme park. It attracts
a lot of attention and gives people a souvenir to take home that will
be worthy of some fun conversation. I particularly enjoy drawing caricatures
at college events, and Ive traveled to campuses all over Illinois.
I can pass along references from student activities advisors who can vouch
for how popular my visits are. I can draw black and white caricatures
in about 6 minutes per head, and I bring all of my own supplies, including
bags in which to put the finished drawings. All you supply are the faces
and a reasonably well-lit place to draw. Contact me to learn my hourly
rate. I respectfully decline kids parties and family barbecues, which
might be fun to attend but not necessarily to draw at.
CARICATURES FROM PHOTOS are unique gifts for any
family member, teacher, coach, or VIP you want to celebrate with humor.
As with any illustration project, after hearing your idea and the amount
of detail involved, I can quote you a price.
Email or call me for more information and make sure you
identify what you are contacting me about so that your correspondence
receives my attention.
Looking forward to hearing from you,