Sunday, October 25, 2009

Recent Party Caricatures

I still quite enjoy doing "Party Caricatures" at various events, whether they be corporate events or smaller private parties. Today I was hired to draw at the bridal shower of Carole Ratulowski and her husband-to-be, Ollie (who wasn't allowed to show up until the end, poor guy!). The happy couple are pictured in the first two photos, with several of the guests pictured after them. I wish I'd taken a lot more photos, but I'd forgotten I'd brought my camera until I was well into drawing them. Unfortunately, by that time I was also having problems with the bright sunshine streaming through the window playing havoc with the balance of the lighting. I've adjusted several of them to lighten the guests, while keeping the caricatures as untouched as possible. I'm afraid I'm no photographer!







This last young lady was so pretty - somewhat reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn with her big eyes and angular little jawline.

The following three pics are of Lesley and Peter Skingley and their son Connor. I'd sketched at Peter's birthday shindig about a month ago. I am certainly open to drawing at any events in the Toronto and Mississauga area, so for those in the GTA who might be interested in booking me for upcoming events, please email me for rates and availability. Remember, Christmas is coming up soon!



23 comments:

Tom said...

Oh I love these!

B2-kun said...

Very appealing cartoony style caricatures. All the guests look quite happy with their portraits.

Pavel Jakubec said...

Great works,Pete ...congrat !!!

Bill White said...

Beautiful work. Especially for live caricatures!

What sort of pen do you draw with?

Pete Emslie said...

Hi Bill,

I still start out with a light pencil sketch, then finish it up with nice thick and thin lines using a Markette by Dixon. From what I gather, these markers originate here and are therefore easier to find in Canada than the U.S.

Mark Heng said...

Inspirational drawings, man...I especially like how you stylize the eyes. I'll have to give that a try next time!

Jeremy said...

Wow, simply put wow!

ratulowski said...

Pete - you did an amazing job at my daughter's shower. Every guest was totally in love with the caricatures you created and I can't believe I had you drawing for 4 hours straight!
As Carole is an art teacher she could not have asked for a better memory of her bridal shower than the caricatures you created for them. I'm so lucky to have booked someone as talented as you. Bravo! Thank you for all your hard work.
Halina

Kiki said...

awesome work as always...very cool to see the actual person beside their sketch!

MARCELO GUERRA caricaturista said...

Absolutely amazing and clean !!!!!!!!
A great Inspiration !!!!!

Kali Fontecchio said...

You're so good!

I have a caricature event in a week and I'm so rusty!

Casey Jones said...

Wonderful!

Nuff said...

I am so happy I happened across your site. A new source of inspiration. Excellent. I especially like the live work. Brilliant in its simplicity.

But be aware you are now responsible for dragging me away from work for the past hour with your work!!

Floyd Norman said...

Oh, Pete! You make it look so easy. A bunch of us here at Disney had to attempt a caricature of a well known author. Needless to say, we all failed.

If only you had been around.

jmanu said...

Great work, man!

Bob Lilly said...

Your photos of people holding up your drawings of them are very effective. You nailed the likeness every time. I've kicked the tires on your site lot's of times. I wanted to let you know I admire your work.

ted said...

Beautiful likenesses and linework! You capture them in the best possible light without losing their specific features.

Jennifer said...

love your work~!

Eric Scales said...

Pete, I realize what I really like about your stuff, is it makes me realize how beautiful many different types of people are. I mean, most of the people pictured in this post, I would never give a second glance. But through your highlighting of certain features, accentuating long neck curves or jawlines, or whatever, you really have shown what's attractive about each of them. Ironically, that's the exact opposite of the typical caricature stereotype- the big nose and garish features! No wonder everyone loves your stuff!

Amir Avni said...

These are fantastic!

Keelamari said...

Mr. Emslie, you are quite the devil, taunting us with these when you have barely touched Class B's caricatures yet!

Jean-Marc Borot said...

Great live caricatures ! I'd like to be able to make such distorsions, and simple lines, in live gigs.

Gillian Comerford said...

Wow, so accurate and so COOL!!!