For the past few years I’ve been creating a calendar to send to some of my clients, family and friends. The clients get the version pictured below which is shamelessly self-promoting, including banner ads at the bottom of each month showing examples of the various work I do. (The family version has no ad banners but lists all the family birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) Knowing what I like in a calendar I designed this for maximum note taking space in each day block. It is printed on 12″ x 18″ sheets of 80 lb. white stock, printed, hole-punched, coil-bound and fitted with an aluminum bar hanger, personally bent to shape by yours truly. Very much hand-made from start to finish.
Friday night I drew at a large holiday party in a private residence. This will be the last of the pre-Christmas parties mainly because I have stuff of my own to do to get ready for Christmas! Merry Christmas to everyone reading this, Here’s the photos;
This was a fun, somewhat challenging commission job. The challenge came in getting an adult head onto a baby body, inside a limo, with interstate signs and Chicago outside the car. Arranging all that material and still have the figure be the focus was the challenge. After I closed in the point of view to give the figure the dominant area it all fell into place. The golf bag and clubs were my idea to fill up the left side of the composition.
I did this one last year for the same client;
Saturday night I drew for the Ambrose Property Group holiday party.
I’m a gold member of the ISCA (International Society of Caricature Artists) and on the forum there’s a thread where a member posts a celebrity name on their birthday and the members draw a caricature of that celeb. I don’t get to participate very often due to being busy but I wanted to make a special effort to do this actor whose work I like. We recently saw him in The Men Who Stare at Goats which was an enjoyable film.