Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fundraiser For Dexter

Last night there was a fundraiser held for Dexter, a sweet little tyke who has been battling cancer and other major health problems. No little two year old should have to go through what he has, yet through it all he is a happy baby who is adored by family and all who meet him. Dexter is the nephew of Derek Spencer, one of my former students, now in his graduating year at Sheridan College Animation. Derek should be commended for putting together this fundraiser for Dexter, and he's lucky to have such a lot of wonderful friends among his fellow students who were all there to lend a hand and support the cause through donations and volunteering. It was very touching for me to see just how much they all did to help out Derek's sister Lisa and her husband Dan, who have been facing mounting medical bills through this crisis.

Derek had asked if I'd be able to help out by doing some caricatures to help raise donations. I was honoured and happy to take part in the event, and here are the caricatures I drew during the evening:















10 comments:

Lee said...

Fantastic, and for a great cause too.

Juan Bauty said...

Awesome as always!

Will Finn said...

Pete--these are astounding. I don't know anyone here but it certainly looks like you captured their likenesses all perfectly... (shakes head in wonder)

Lumo said...

I love how you caricature people without making them grotesque. If anything, you make many of them even more cute/attractive. Good on you for helping out.

Ricardo de los Angeles said...

I adore your carictures Pete! I'm always amazed at the quality of the line. So clean!
Question, what kind of pen are you using to draw these?

Pavel Jakubec said...

Excellent!
Very nice !!!

Pete Emslie said...

Ricardo - I start out with a light pencil sketch first, as I've never had the confidence to just forge ahead with a marker. But when I get to the marker stage, I use a Markette. It has a firm but pliable tip that allows for line weight variety through pen pressure and angle. The paper I prefer is the Borden & Riley Paris Bleedproof, a lightweight bristol card with a nice smooth surface.

Eduardo G. Reyna said...

Hey Pete,
I love your caricatures and I think that you did something very nice helping out in that event.What you wrote to Ricardo about your tools is very interesting,too.
Greetings from Mexico City.

Eric Z said...

Poor little guy, thats a really good cause I hope things for him improve.

Those caricatures look great by the way. As always wonderful work! I hope you're doing well.

J.BOSCO said...

fantastic!!
nice very good!!!