What is Thumbtack? I discovered this gem of a website a few years ago where it’s a professional search engine for professionals like you who are seeking out certain skills from a talented pool of creative unique people. This website is a great way to find whatever your needs are – a photographer, magician, face painter, a caricature artist like me and much more! Read all about how I got started in this fun and crazy business right here by clicking on the image of me below. Happy reading!
This past Saturday I had so much fun drawing the guests of Peter and Sheridan’s wedding! The party took place in my neighborhood at the beautiful Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn which used to be a bank but is now a venue used to host parties and events! The interior is so beautiful inside with its gorgeous domes and decor.I really enjoyed getting to know the other vendors and drawing the guests of the bride and groom. I love drawing newlywed couples because through my artwork I get to capture such a special moment in time for them! If you have an upcoming wedding, please keep me in mind to draw your guests! The special occasion was held at Weylin B. Seymour (www.weylin.com) and planned by Allison Sargent (www.allisonsargent.com)
Every year, I have been honored to draw the retiring professors from Newark Academy – a school in New Jersey that teaches their students to be the very best that they can be. Teachers who also move on to other destinations also receive every year a unique parting gift – a framed caricature with a drawing of the school in the artwork. I love this client and love the challenge of being able to draw these amazing teachers who have inspired so many young lives.
First I get notes from the clients and details about each person. Then I draw them in sketch concept mode.
Once the client approves the artwork sketch, then I do a tighter rending sketch. Afterwards I ink it in and color it using Tombow markers and Sharpies.
Should you need to say goodbye to a special colleague, why not get them something unique and memorable like a framed piece or artwork of themselves? (Hint, hint!)
A few weeks ago I had so much fun drawing these amazing employees at The Whole Foods Market NorthEastern Regional Office!
These guys are the ones IN CHARGE of all the Whole Foods Market stores in your area here in the NE of the USA!
I personally would like to thank Claudia Burke for having this amazing opportunityand who was such a joy to work with!
While drawing these folks many of them entered their business cards in my box to enter a chance to win a free colored caricature!
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO FIND OUT WHICH WHOLE FOODS EMPLOYEE IS THE WINNER OF THE FREE COLORED CARICATURE!
Thank you to all the Whole Food Market NE Regional employees for a wonderful day and for all of their hard work that they do for us shoppers!
I can’t wait for the Williamsburg Brooklyn Whole Foods to open up this summer of 2016!
When I moved to New York City over 17 years ago, I met one of my best friends Ron Mezile. He was my neighbor who lived upstairs with his then girlfriend at the time, (now wife!) Diane Hewitt and pet iguana, Ralph (who was a girl). Little did I know that over the years we would be the dearest and closest of friends. Ron is a VERY talented artist, sculptor and creates the most amazing three dimensional pieces that I have ever seen. I love his art pieces and his ability to create something out of steel, plaster, clay and iron amazes me. I am proud to be his friend and am SO EXCITED to announce that TONIGHT he will be on the History Channel airing at 10pm EST/ 9pm CST on the FORGE and FIRE show. Please watch my dear friend battle it out in blacksmithing and create an amazing sword. You won’t be disappointed and won’t want to miss this show! Here is Ron on the left with
another friend of ours Renato showing off their knives. After watching the show, you’ll be so INSPIRED and can BOOK HERE a 2-day knife making class with Ron but HURRY! Classes sell out quickly!
(Ron Mezile on tonight’s History Channel left with Renato Fava on the right)
In the meantime, for the little ones, please enjoy this FREE coloring sheet to enjoy!
DOWNLOAD HERE: RAIN
So, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I love this holiday because it reminds us all the
importance of self-love. If we can’t love ourselves then how can we love others and make a
difference in this world? We are all created to love and to be our best versions of ourselves!
Recently I was honored to do a BLAB with the amazing Catherine Storing of @StoringStyle and
we spoke about the importance of FACING YOUR BEAUTY. Yes, there is beauty within each
and every one of us! I love drawing people because I enjoy capturing their inner beauty
that I see inside of them and through my art help that shine through.
Watch the interview here by clicking on the photo of us below and enjoy!
The month of February has arrived! Look out for some February Fun! I love this month
because we celebrate Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and this year is Leap Year! 🙂
Recently I was honored to draw caricatures at Dick Blick’s Grand Opening Art Store located
here in NYC at their Union Square location. I had so much fun drawing their clients and their staff.
I also made an introduction to a young man explaining to him about what Periscope was! He loved it!
What a busy week! This past Monday I was honored to draw caricatures at the launch party of a new livestreaming app called MeVee!
MeVee was created by CEO Tomer Dicturel his team put together a wonderful new opportunity for all of you to make MONEY! What makes
this app different than Periscope is MeVee offers a lot more opportunities for YOU to get your brand and messaging out there. YOU get:
1. Ad revenue sharing opportunities
2. The ability to search for streams by keyword or hashtag
3. Streams don’t disappear
4. Streams can be shared on any social media platform
5. Streams can be embedded into blog posts
6. Viewers can comment from the web
For the upcoming SuperBowl 50, MeVee will be partnering up with Warner Moon and showcasing locker room and party scenes and 100% of the advertising revenue will go to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children!
Kristen Fletcher of Fletch PR, me and Tomer Dicturel, CEO of MeVee
Then, I was honored to be interviewed by the lovely Catherine Storing of @StyleStoring on her Facing Your Beauty BLAB series!
We spoke about the importance of inner beauty, how I capture the essence of people in my artwork and how Catherine helps others shine through their style.
Watch the interview by clicking on the BLAB icon here: