Take a Studio Tour With Artist Bruce Outridge

I get asked all the time what my studio looks like. If you are struggling to organize your space then maybe this will help. It doesn’t have to be a large space, it has to be functional. Enjoy the tour.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients world wide. The illustration work is focused on caricatures and cartoons for customers holding events such as weddings and corporate work such as t-shirt designs and editorial illustration. Bruce produces everything from videos to podcasts and more. To learn more about the artist visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com and check out the art and Bruce’s sketch walks under online art instruction.

Attitude is Everything!-Cartoon of the Week

Attitude cartoon by Bruce Outridge Productions

The Story Behind the Cartoon

People tell me I’m a pretty positive guy unless of course I’m depressed (that does happen). I do the many interviews for my podcasts and events and I have noticed that the successful people in their careers have a good attitude. In fact many of them have mentioned that on a scale of 1-10, attitude comes in at a 5 alone. A good attitude is the key to success in anything, so I do my best to keep my attitude in check and hope you do as well. Remember “Karma” has a way of coming back to bite us in the behind. If you are ever in an ocean full of sharks in a rubber dingy, you will wish that “Karma” was on your side. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Cartoon topics vary from business to leadership to transportation. To learn more about our work or to book us for your next project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

March Break Fiasco-Cartoon of the Week

March-Break-Fiasco by Bruce Outridge

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was originally published in Road Today Magazine years ago as part of a monthly cartoon series. I thought it was fitting to share it this week as there may be many truck drivers going through the same thing. Often drivers take their kids with them on school holidays and of course any driver with kids this week driving towards Florida is probably heading towards Disney. The cartoon was taken from the scenario of a Mother sending her kids with her truck driver husband to get some peace and quiet. He is not impressed! Drivers enjoy their quiet time too! Enjoy your March Break if you have one.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. The company creates unique cartoons for publications and advertising with a special focus on the trucking industry. If you would like to hire the company for your next cartoon project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

This artist is happy to draw everyone!

There are a lot of issues going on right now in the world regarding race, colour, and creed. I am happy and proud to say I have met people from many cultures and locations around the world and have had a great time with many of them. When I look back at the events from this last week alone I realize I have drawn many different people within my area. Early in the week we drew for our friends in the Six Nations community around the Caledonia area for their Mental Health and Pamper Day. We had a ball drawing the folks there. We ended out the week drawing at a Purim event north of Toronto for a small group that created an interesting event with their masquerade ball. I would like to thank both communities for having us out and hope to be out again in the future. Below are a few shots from the events.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. One of the services most requested is caricature entertainment for weddings, corporate events, private parties and more. To learn more about Bruce or to book him for your next event visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Toilet Trap-Cartoon of the Week

Dirty-Toilet CartoonThe Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was another cartoon done for the Face Magazine about issues in the trucking industry. Often drivers are delayed at shippers and receivers across the country and need to use the bathroom. Many bathrooms are not kept up to standards or are in need of better cleaning. As more women enter the industry Editor Denis Medeiros through it would be funny if we showed women fighting back by installing toilets in their trucks. Here is the published piece for the magazine.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Bruce has a history in the trucking industry and many of his illustrations and cartoons are focused on trucking. You can learn more or hire Bruce to for your next project by visiting www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

It’s All Smiles at Real Estate Gala!

I recently drew at a gala for Century 21 for their top performers. The cool thing I noticed as an artist was often at events it can be a challenge to get people to smile. It’s almost like they want to intimidate you as they sit in the chair. This event however was different. Everyone that sat down was smiling. We had some good laughs and drew some great pictures. What I figured out was real estate agents are used to dealing with people much like caricature artists. Smiling and being a happy person is the first step to making people like you. Maybe that’s why this gala was for the top performers at Century 21. Thank you Century 21 for having us out, it was a good time. Here are a few pictures from the event.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Event entertainment is available for parties and events with a focus on weddings and corporate events. To learn more about Bruce or to book your event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com. Don’t forget to check out our corporate specials by clicking here.

The Shopping Break-Cartoon of the Week

The-Shopping-Mall-Strip

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This was another cartoon I did for the Face Magazine and you may recognize this person as well. Lisa Kelly is a female truck driver who has also been featured on television shows about the industry.  She is a very pretty lady and am sure gets her share of guys hitting on her. Editor Denis Medeiros who also wrote the story wanted me to show her being hit on by guys as she takes a break shopping at the mall. In the past women on the road had to put up with  a lot crap from the guys. We thought it was funny to show her going back on the road as a twist. Most women are more comfortable in shopping malls. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Bruce regularly illustrates for industry publications and is hired by clients to create art from their ideas. You can learn more about Bruce and his work by visiting www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

A Wedding is a Thing of Beauty!

I recently drew at a wedding for a young couple who were absolutely thrilled with the way the venue was transformed for their big day. For most Brides the look of the venue and the entertainers are as important as who is attending the event. As an artist and entertainer I do my best to make sure my setup helps to set the mood created by the venue. Things like hiding extension chords, minimal signage and more is important to help keep the attractiveness of the event. Make sure you are hiring entertainers that respect the goal you have created for your special day. Congratulations to Olivia and Patryk, may you have a wonderful life together.

Here a couple pictures from the event:

Here is the gift caricature created for the Bride and Groom

Gift CaricatureAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. A large part of our entertainment services is caricature entertainment for weddings. If you would like to learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or book your wedding entertainment visit our website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Modern Approach to Marketing Your Art Workshop-March 28, 2017

modern approach to marketing

Today’s Social Media – How can you use these powerful tools to build interest in your artwork and sharing it with a wider audience? Bruce will teach you the fundamentals of marketing using the tools of today to help you understand new online business models, social and business networks. He will help you recognize the difference between marketing and branding. Learn how to find your target market, set up your online profile and create your own plan for success. This stimulating class is open to all artists who are serious about selling their work.

Tuesday, March 28th 2017-7 pm to 10pm

Oakville Art Society
560 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6L 6S1
info@oakvilleartsociety.com

Register for the workshop directly with the Oakville Art Society

Rest Area Rant-Cartoon of the Week

Rest-Area-RantThe Story Behind the Cartoon

You may recognize the face in this cartoon as he is from a long time trucking television show. Alex Debogorski was one of the stars of the show Ice Road Truckers. So how did he get into my comic page? A trucking magazine in Canada called The Face Magazine wanted to feature Alex in their magazine in various content on a regular basis. The Face Magazine editor asked me to draw Alex as the main figure with the topic being the shortage of rest area stops across the country. The text and story was written by Denis Medeiros producer of the magazine and trucking company owner. The magazine has since gone under but it was still fun to do the comic page. I never met Alex but from all accounts I hear he was a really good guy. I hope he liked the comic.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce’s background is in the transportation industry and he often creates editorial and advertising illustration for the trucking industry. To learn more about his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com