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Obama first 100 days

May 11th, 2009 | Category: Economist, Finished art, caricature

I have noticed recently how President Obama, like all his predecessors, has aged at a rapid pace in his first months in office. Above is a cartoon from The Economist that reflects on that observation.

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Obama caricature

May 11th, 2009 | Category: Finished art, caricature

This summer I will have an exhibition of my cartoons in Belgium in the coastal resort town of Knokke-Heist. As part of the promotion for the arts and cartoon festival in town, I was asked to supply a cartoon for the poster.  You can see the art above. I will post the finished product later in June.

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Obama caricature… the evolution

February 15th, 2009 | Category: Cover art, Economist, caricature

When a new President hits the scene, it is fun to watch the evolution of the Commander-in-Chief’s caricature. Artists and impressionists struggle to define and refine the essence of the President’s personality in a neat little package. ¬†This process for me never stops during the reign of a prominent politician. I endeavor to continually develop my caricatures.

This week while visiting London, I had the good fortune to draw the cover for this week’s edition of The Economist which featured President Obama.

The artwork was quite large as you can see in the first image above but my rendition of Obama was quite small within the artwork. This required a very simple rendering of the President. ¬†I am pleased with the final result. ¬†I feel that I am getting better at capturing his face… though I don’t think I have it mastered by any stretch.