Friday, February 25, 2011

Etsy Shop is Up!!!

It's finally here!!! The Grand Opening of my shoppe on Etsy. To debut and cut the red ribbon is "Stanley" from "The Office," the first of many mini-caricature portraits from that show. I'm really happy to finally have this shop up and running. Here's to the future!
This Shop should not be confused with with my other one on where I offer custom digital caricatures and art. Etsy is the home for mostly hand-made art and prints of my illustrations, caricatures, and such. Golly gee whiz, I guess I'll have to differentiate the two so not to confuse ya'll and myself. :D
Only have one item listed for now, but don't worry, there's more comin.'  I'm excited! Check it out here. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



Graphite, 5.8"x8.5"
Here's a portrait I drew in my sketchbook of a guy named Bill then scanned and colored it. He's in my art workshop class. We just go there and paint, or draw, and chatter. Very laid back, artsy environment. Bill is carving a nativity scene out of wood, one figurine at a time.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Ricky Animation Shoppe is Open for Business!

Hey everybody, The Ricky Animation Shoppe is Open for Business! I was contacted by the administrator of PhotoTownship where they connect artists and buyers....funny thing, cause I've been looking for a site exactly like that.  I'm still in the process of setting up shop on Etsy, but this site offered the digtal option which was perfect for custom caricature art.
Right now I'm only offering custom cartoon avatars for online social media, like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, anything that uses a profile pic. I'm planning offering more elaborate caricature portraits in which you can label them with a special greeting, message, or a scene of your choice, and also art for sale like caricatures of celebs or illustration. We'll see, one step at a time. The lovely people on the avatar item page of my shop are friends of mine. So if I get big business from this venture I'll give them a percentage(slaps knee)  Go to the Shoppe! 
PS- Stay tuned for the Grand Opening of my Etsy Shop coming soon!

Monday, February 14, 2011

12 Caricatures on one Page

I drew caricatures on Sunday at The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, Ca. This biker group, called "The Brotherhood of Carpinteria, Ca" made my day by having them draw them all. I've never drawn that many people in one sitting, I didn't think they'd fit. So I had to really simplify the head shapes and features. Lo and behold.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Some thumbnails for an animation I'm working on. It's a I needed to figure out how his beak would mouth the dialogue. And the other is a study of how one of his arms would move during his performance.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Singin' Sketches

These were done at a Music Show.

The stars of the show, Lisa Gumm and Maurine Silva.

Really liked her expressions.

These were done at a Music Show.