Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I'm thinking it would be cool to start up a series of these.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
For those of you are caricaturists, the November caricature contest at E-Caricatures just went up, with a very intriguing theme, and, for the first time ever, AN ACTUAL PRIZE!!! Click the link for the details!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Anyway, you can help us out by clicking the link and donating. Any amount will help. I know (Believe me, I know!) not everyone can afford a $100 or $50 or $25 donation, but if you can afford $5 or $10, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Light the Night Walk 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Don't try calling these guys when your house is being broken into. They don't think it's funny. Trust me.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Feedback is welcome.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Liam Neeson, for Facebooks' Caricaturama Showdown 3000:
Shakira, for Wittygraphy:
and Antonio Banderas, for E-Caricatures:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Anyway, I'm now spending my (good-weather) days at the Halifax waterfront, and am able to work on some stuff between customers (which sometimes means quite long periods of time). Here's my latest:
Pablo Picasso, expanded from the sketch I did some time last year, which you can see here.
This version is coloured pencil on paper, 11" x 14".
Friday, June 3, 2011
You have to be a "liker" of Caricatures by Don to participate, though, so if you're not already, and you want to join in the contest, go here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Caricatures-by-Don/209798192393308 first, click "Like", and you're in!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I'm looking into how much it might cost me to get full-sized (that's 18" x 24") prints, and how much I'd have to charge for them to make any kind of profit. In case anyone's interested, I'll let you know what I find out. I also plan to do prints the same size as all my other full-colour celebrity caricatures (11" x 14"), but I think you need to see it full size to really appreciate it.
Hope you like it. I mean, I really, really hope you like it.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The first one seems kind of obvious to LOST fans, I'm sure: Aaron. I had always planned to include Aaron in the final composition, but I was originally going to draw him as just a quick, cartoony, generic baby. In the process of composing the final image, though, I decided that that was going to just stick out too much. So I looked up some photos of the actual babies who played him and drew an actual caricature:
While re-watching, I realized that Michael Bowen as Danny Pickett had more screen time than some of the other minor characters I had included, so I decided I'd better add him too:
Same with Brad William Henke as Bram:
Once I had composed all the caricatures I had together the way I wanted them, I had an empty space in the middle of all the Freighter People that I couldn't seem to eliminate by just moving characters around, so I decided to draw Marc Vann as Ray the Ship Doctor to fill it in:
And finally, even though he had very little screen time, Sean Whalen as Neil ("Frogurt") was just an entertaining character and I decided to add him too, for that reason alone:
Okay, NOW I'm done with them, and as soon as I'm done the big picture, I'll post it.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Facebook Page is, of course, primarily there to promote my business. But I din't expect people to "Like" it just to help me with that. I wanted them to have a reason to want to "Like" it. So I'll be holding caricature-themed contests there from time to time, just for "Like"rs of Caricatures by Don. While they will be caricature-themed, they won't require you to be a caricaturist to enter them. And they'll have actual PRIZES! Woo-hoo! Also, People on the "Like" list of my Caricatures by Don Facebook page will be entitled to discounts on purchases made from my website! Awrsome!
As for Twitter-- Yeah, that's pretty much just gonna be for announcements about updates to my website, this not-blog, the Facebook Page, etc. But "Follow" me anyway! It would just be a nice thing to do for me.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
If you know me personally, you may be aware that I've been hating my website www.caricaturesbydon.com for many years (which is admittedly a little odd considering how shamelessly I go around plugging it). I don't like the bland look of it, the artwork hasn't been updated for six years or so because I just didn't know how, there were a few pieces of inaccurate information on it, and it didn't list all the services I offer. Well, no more!
FINALLY, thanks to wix.com (and thanks to my friends Tara and Ron, who told me about wix.com), I was able to put together a whole new flash-based site, and replace my old one with it! It's not exactly everything I wanted it to be--yet-- but it's miles and miles ahead of my old site! If you, by chance, have been following my not-blog, Chumpmonkey's Electronic Carttonatorium ( www.donpinsent.blogspot.com ), there won't be much, if any, new artwork for you to look at, but if all you've seen is my old website, you're in for a treat!
I'd love for all of you to check it out and let me know what you think. Also, let me know if you discover any problems like spelling errors, broken links, etc.
the web address is still the same: www.caricaturesbydon.com.
And here's a little promotional video I put together to help promote the NEW WEBSITE!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The weirdest thing about drawring this one was that whenever I tried to push the exaggerations a little more, I would end up with a dead-on caricature of Steven Seagal.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Fredric Lehne as Marshall Edward Mars:
Also, I've done all my re-drawing. So I'll post the ones with significant enough changes to bother showing...
First, the ones I completely re-drew, starting with Jack. A number of people said they didn't see much likeness in the first one I posted of him, and I know at the time I said I thought it was good, but those critiques stuck with me, and over time I began to see less and less likeness. So finally, I decided to completely re-draw him:
and I FINALLY got one I like of Jacob:
Next, there were a few of the early ones that didn't quite match the shading style I kind of gradually morphed into as I went along. Since my ultimate plan is to put all of these together into one piece, I wanted the style to be consistent, so I went back and touched up these ones...
and Hurley ( I also altered his facial expression a little to make him look less angry):
And the rest of these are just ones that had structural problems that were bothering me. If you're interested enough to go back and compare them with my original sketches, I think you'll see the changes I made...
Daniel (After posting it, I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed that I'd put his far ear waaaaayyy too low!):
Karl (Mostly I just un-crossed his eyes):
The Man in Black:
There were a few others I altered too, but the changes were so minor I didn't think them worth posting.
Anyway, all there is left to do now is to assemble them all into one big poster. I look forward to it, but I make no guarantees about how long it will take me to get that done.
Thanks for looking! Comments and critiques welcome.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I did, however, finish this one recently. It's my entry for the Bob Dylan contest at Wittygraphy. I thought I was just doing another quiick (relatively speaking) digital sketch, no differenter or specialer than my usual stuff, but several people have now praised it as being one of my best works ever. Makes me wish I'd done it in higher resolution than 100dpi.
Oh, and I also did this one of Karl Malden for Wittygraphy last month:
And, in case anyone's interested to know, I won the Glenn Close contest (see previous post), which was unexpected. So... Yeah, that was all cool and stuff.