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Load Surfer Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

LS-Kapuni-Newspaper-adThe Story Behind the Cartoon

It is funny what you will find when backing up your files. This company isn’t in business anymore but for years I worked with them on various illustration projects and advertisements. They wanted a surf beaver as a mascot for ads and then they would have me create comic strips around them for magazine advertisements. They were always fun projects and paid well, too bad they dissolved and everyone moved on. This company was in the trucking industry and used to match freight with trucking companies.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Custom illustration can be used for advertising, presentations, and more. You can learn more about Bruce and his art visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Golf Nut-Cartoon of the Week

The-Putting-Shot-Cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

 

I thought this cartoon was fitting since I think my golf season ended yesterday. The last couple of games have been less than stellar although I guess I played okay. maybe it was my stance much like this guy or not knowing knowing the difference between putting, chipping, or driving. Oh well back to the drawing board.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist specializing in caricatures and cartoons. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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Garfield Inspired Artist-Cartoon of the Week

Garfield-bruce's-earlier-art

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As mentioned in an earlier post I have been inspired by cartoons from an early age. Marvin and Garfield were cartoons that I used to copy from my Dad’s newspaper when learning to draw. This cartoon of Garfield was drawn when I was about 13 years of age. As you can see I developed my signature for my art back then and still use it to this day. Thank you Jim Davis for helping me in my career path to being a cartoonist.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artist from Burlington Ontario Canada. Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures for events, gifts, editorial, and advertising purposes. you can learn more about Bruce at http://www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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October is a great month for arts and crafts

With October coming up quickly and the Canadian Thanksgiving just a few weeks away there will be a lot to do to prepare for the Holiday. October can almost be called craft month with so many options available for families to create amazing art. Think about the month for moment, you have the beautiful colours of Fall, Thanksgiving with family festivities, and then the creative time of Halloween, all in one month. This is the perfect month to take your art to the next level. Here are some tips that will help you boost your arts and crafts and make your celebrations creative and unique.

Get out for some inspiration

The colours of Fall are one of the best reasons for living in the Northern United States and Canada. Team that beauty with beautiful weather and Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy this incredible time of year. A sketch-walk or hike can be a great way to be inspired by the time of year. Just take a sketchbook, some pencils and coloured pencils or crayons and head outdoors to enjoy nature. If you are not the drawing type then take the camera or just go for a family hike and enjoy the colours. You will be inspired by the colours and it is a great way to collect items to enhance that family dinner.

Here is the sketch-walk I took at Crawford Lake if you would like to see how a sketch-walk works.

 

Get creative with pumpkin carving

Of course Fall wouldn’t be the same without pumpkins. Just pick some up while your are out for that nature or sketch-walk. Get the kids creating a unique piece for themselves by having them draw out their design and then cut out the pumpkin to create a 3-D work of art. Here is how to start drawing out the design.

Have the kids draw out their design and then transfer it onto tracing paper. Once on the tracing paper the drawing can be transferred onto the pumpkin with the rubbing technique. For the rubbing technique put carbon paper behind the sketch or colour the back of the tracing paper and then trace it onto the pumpkin.

As for cutting out a pumpkin I know nothing about that so here is a link to an article from Martha Stewart. http://www.marthastewart.com/275075/how-to-carve-a-pumpkin.

Draw out that Halloween costume

Oh sure you could go buy a Halloween costume but it is much more creative to design your own. Draw out those costumes in a sketchbook or paper and then go get those material to put it all together. The kids will learn drawing techniques and come out with a unique creation as well.

Here is a link to some drawing videos if you need help in that area.

So I hope that helps to make your October an experience to remember. Fall is a beautiful time of year to be inspired by art and get the whole family involved in a beautiful outdoor experience.

Enjoy Fall!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artist from Burlington Ontario. The services of Bruce Outridge Productions offers live caricature entertainment, art instruction, and much more. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Cancer Convoy-Cartoon of the Week

Breast-Cancer-Convoy-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Since the folks at Trucking for a Cure are having their convoy in Woodstock Ontario this weekend I thought this cartoon would be appropriate. I completed this illustration for the group years ago for a convoy showing some of the participants that played a major role in those early years. If you get a chance to get out and participate then it is a great way to get the family involved. Here is a link to the convoy for more information. www.truckingforacure.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and much of his work is in and on the industry. Whether it is vehicle caricatures, trucking cartoons, or gift caricatures of people Bruce is in high demand. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Lining up guests at the art gallery-Wedding Testimonial

Every wedding is different and sometimes it is intimidating when you don’t know the people. This wedding was really cool as they held it in an art gallery with a live band and buffet style dinner. The crowd was great to work with and we even had to extend the time due to demand. All the best to Dave and Sarah for the future and thanks for having me out to draw at your event.

Here is what they had to say:

Dave R has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2798550:

Client Review
Bruce was great! Communication was easy and straightforward, he was there early and set up well before needed. Caricatures were awesome, we had a line up all night, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bruce to anyone!!

Client Ratings
Dave gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here are some pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons for live event such as weddings and corporate functions. You can learn more about specials for weddings and corporate events at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com