The Botez Sisters
These are caricatures of Alexandra and Andrea Botez. They have a YouTube channel and they also stream live on Twitch. They are big in the chess community, and they are pretty funny. Alexandra is the Dean Martin to Andrea’s Jerry Lewis.
Cenk and Ana of The Young Turks
Behold caricatures of Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks. They do political commentary on YouTube.
Owen Morgan (Telltale)
Sometimes, when I draw a caricature of somebody, I get this slight twinge of guilt telling me that I am mocking or making fun of my subject. I have to remind myself that I am actually honoring the subject. As I am drawing, I am admiring certain physical characteristics unique to my subject that I find fascinating enough to take the time to draw.
This is a caricature of Owen Morgan. He has a YouTube program that I watch quite frequently. He exposes the hypocrisy of some televangelists, evangelists, religious figures, and, of course, politicians who pretend to be religious. Nowadays, it is very difficult to discern whether someone is a politician or an evangelist. The line between them has gotten very, very thin.
The Near Future
Here is my very first speed-drawing video!
My first animation with sound.
This animation project has been a great adventure for me. It was just a straight forward doing and learning. I liken it to walking through a maze blindfolded. Of course, because I have a little experience with animation, perhaps I peeked here or there.
I explored three frontiers in the making of this video; Adobe Animate, placing sound in my animation, and a Huion digital drawing tablet. Animate is an animation program and I am like a kid in a candy store in there! Oh, the wonders…the wonders I have seen! At first, I was a bit bedazzled and confused, but soon, I was humming right along. My next challenge was to place sound in my animation. I had never done that before, but because of my enthusiasm for the task at hand, and the ease of working in Animate, I made short work of it. And to wrap things up, my brand new digital drawing tablet was instrumental in the creation of the video. With this technology, I can draw in the computer! That eliminates three steps: sketching on paper, inking, scanning. An incredible time saver.
“Make it so.”
If you were truly paying attention, you would know that this is the image for The Play Game #1. To be fair, this was recently added. It is a caricature of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Those of you who are fans of Star Trek, The Next Generation will find the following video unbelievably hilarious! All others will deem it stupid.
Floating Images Shadow Box
This is my newest product offering. It is called the Floating Images Shadow Box. It is three-dimensional! Click on this link to see it in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eorLp_UJv8g&feature=em-upload_owner
By the way, this is a wedding gift for my niece and her new husband. This is a caricature of Carmen and Eddy “floating” over a background scene of The Gilmore Car Museum, which was the location of their wedding.