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Celebrity caricature is not what i often do, but this week, having exhausted my drawing ideas i thought to myself ‘why the heck not.’ Jordan and i had an itch for comedy one night, and being a big fan of zach galifianakis, we popped onto netflix and watched his stand up special at the Purple Onion because that’s all Netflix had.  For shame Netflix.  Of course, only seconds in, i was in stitches and Jordan had trouble breathing.  Composing myself, my brain flashed with inspiration and the sketches for zach’s face went underway.  The piece i did is in ink and watercolor. And Zach, i know you’ll like it. Thanks for being brilliant.

Zach Galifianakis at the Purple Onion. He was drunk for the whole thing, don't let anyone tell you otherwise

And i didn’t know this, but Zach Galifianakis is 42.  I know he doesn’t look 42, but he is.  Blew my mind.

adorable (www.imdb.com)

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Thanks to the internet and a community of artist friends, my artist’s block was slightly lifted for the past two days.  I sent out a general plea for some silly ideas and two people came through.  I’m starting to feel that networking isn’t as cracked up as people make it seem.  One post in a sea of millions and i expect results?! Kinda seems fruitless to even share on my blog, but even if its only me reading and benefitting then i think it’s worth it.  Back on Topic, I drew both ideas that were presented.  The first was a cartoon crossover, which reminded me that i needed to draw this idea for a ren and stimpy drawing of my friends Nick Mitchell and Sean Gardner.  The second one came from Jared stokes, an avid Dinosaur lover, and he wanted to see a pachycephalosaurus head-butting a shark in the face.

They are such a cute couple

Dolphins are cooler anyway

I have too much fun

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Having mostly caricature friends,  we tend to spend much of our times together coming up with  jokes, copious amounts of laughter, doodling, and discussing our ideas on life and the universe.  As lofty as this makes us sound, many times it all comes back around to a dirty joke and comic book characters.  This comic is a product of one such friend session.  We think it was Ashleigh.

And Jordan needs me to mention that he came up with the joke.  Which he did.  Which is why i married him.

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The expo was a success!  I admit to being leery about spending the money on the booth space, but i heard much interest expressed in my services, some wedding related contacts made,  and have even booked an event with the nigh being still young.  And yes, “nigh” was intentional. And yes; Cost = Justified.

it was more spacious than it looked

The above is a photo of my cozy space during the expo.  I spent a lot of time figuring out how to make effective use of my space and what objects were essential to create a look for my space.  Obviously, i needed to draw (duh), but aside from that, i needed to make available information about my services which i realized i didn’t have.  The two days prior to the expo were spent preparing images and creating the scrapbook/portfolio along with the framed images and signs on the back wall. Once again, my efforts paid off and my stand looked pretty good.

After the booth set up and the expo was underway, the convention hall filled with brides to be and their lackeys ( hehehe).  The four hours began a little slow, but once that first person sat down in my chair i remained busy for the rest of the expo.  I was surprised at how many people stopped by to look at my work with their faces a-glow with wonder and excitement.  It’s no wonder why i love doing weddings.  Without being too terribly long winded about the whole thing, it was a great experience i will probably repeat next year now that i know what i’m doing.  This should prove to be a good year i think.

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The Best Wedding Showcase is this weekend at the Lancaster Host Resort, and boy am i excited! Just a little info about it, it’s a bridal expo that starts at noon on Sunday the 15th and ends at 4. There will be a fashion show at 2, freebies, and of course little old me! You can pre-register for the expo at:

www.bestweddingshowcase.com

Apparently, its the biggest bridal show in Lancaster, and from the looks of the vendor line-up, i’d say they are not pulling anyone’s leg!  After talking to Renee, the leading lady, i found out i am the first caricature artist to go to her event so i am taking full advantage of my uniqueness :)  While at the expo, i plan on doing some free sketches for the brides and possibly any grooms that show up, while showing off my wedding illustrations and gig sketches.  i even have a prize in the bucket for one lucky bride to win.  I’m not sure where my booth will be yet, but i’m sure the brides will find me just fine.  So, in short, i am very excited.

this is how much fun i think caricatures are

I look forward to meeting new people and maybe seeing some blushing brides i already know at this event.  I’ll post how it went on sunday night and show you some pictures!  Happy weekend to all and to all a good night!

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Winter is in full swing and what i love most about that is the sky.  The cool air allows our small little head windows to see clearly the vastness of our galaxy.  Leading some of us to wonder; when are the aliens coming back?

I did this piece today after watching way too much Futurama.  It has a lot of references in it to test your show knowledge.  But, as usual, i include those things to amuse myself mostly.  If you can catch em, more power to you.

how do you like the new IMPULSIVE me?

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