Category Archives: Cartoon of the Week

Bajan Tradition – Cartoon of the Week

Bajan-Tradition

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Every year for the last three years I have been doing an illustration on beautiful Barbados. This started out as a memento for friends and has now become its’ own tradition. For the last couple of years we have gone on a catamaran for a day with friends. If you have joined us or just love the beauty of the Caribbean then this is for you. If you would like to download an 11×14 print for your own click the PDF link below. Enjoy and maybe we will see you in the Caribbean.

Bajan Tradition copy

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a caricature artist and cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada with a love of the Caribbean especially Barbados and Grenada. He enjoys the relaxed pace of life and travels there every year. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Car Buff-Caricature of the Week-Testimonial

If you have ever tried to buy a gift for the Boss you know it can often be a hard thing to do. A caricature including many of their favourite hobbies and passions can be a great way to create a unique gift idea. We recently completed a gift caricature for a client from her and her coworkers to the owner and she was thrilled with the outcome.

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: Sue Runions

Service provided: Gift caricature

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: I couldn’t have been happier with the service and the amazing final product. The caricature was wonderful with unbeatable attention to detail. It was a lot of fun from beginning to end, having Bruce create this beautiful gift for my boss. He’s gonna love it. Thanks again.

Here is a picture of the caricature:

Gift caricature-Srunions-5147

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Caricatures are hand-drawn in digital format. To view other samples of our gift caricatures visit our portfolio page or if you would like to book us to complete your next gift idea visit our Gift Caricature Page. Learn more at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Thunder Trucking Logo- Caricature of the Week

Thunder-Trucking-LogoThe Story Behind the Truck Caricature

As many of you know my background is in the trucking industry and much of my work is on and for industry publications. I was contacted by the owner of Thunder trucking about creating a logo for his trucking company. This logo is fully vectorized and was produced in both blue and yellow for different trucks. Good luck to Thunder Trucking of Lakewood Colorado.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. caricatures don’t have to be just of people as we do many caricatures of trucks, cars, and more. To learn more about Bruce and his work or to start your next logo project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Black Friday Shopping in Marriage-Caricature of the Week

Vanessa-DaSilva-Caricature

The Story Behind the Caricature

How do you know when you’ve married the right person? When your goals fit together! This was a gift caricature drawn for a couple getting married and he had a love of cars and she loved shopping. Since this week is Black Friday Sale Week due to the U.S. Thanksgiving I thought it was a fitting caricature. All the best to Vanessa and Jerry I hope you have a wonderful life together. I enjoyed drawing at their wedding, it was a big hit!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Gift caricatures and live caricature entertainment are all specialties of the company. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or to book your next wedding or special event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Turning a Caricature into a Movie

AirdberlisThe Story Behind the Caricature

Not sure why but group caricatures have become popular in caricature. Sometimes the client decides to get creative and offers a scenario. This particular firm wanted the scene to be animal house from the movie but with their own take on what each person was doing. I think I squeezed 35 people into this picture. It was a fun project but time consuming. It seemed every caricature was a group caricature the last couple of years. If you plane on having this done don’t wait until the last minute to order from your favourite artist whomever they may be.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. You can learn more and see samples at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Rat Pack-Cartoon of the Week

The Rat Pack by Bruce Outridge

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This caricature was done years ago after watching a movie about The Rat Pack. You may be too young to know who they are but they were great singers and I just loved their music and sense of humour from the day. This caricature was done in Pen & Ink with the original being 18×24 in size. I still have the original framed in my office to this day and it is still one of my favourites. I have found in life certain pieces of art created throughout my career have become inspirational milestones. Do you have the same feeling about your art?

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live event caricature entertainment, gift caricatures, and custom illustration have been the basics of the business since it began. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Mortgage Caricature-Cartoon of the Week

 

Sandra-Lethby-Logo

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon is actually a logo designed for a client. She is a mortgage broker and wanted the image for signs and trade show promotion. The idea is that she can take you down the path of the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz to the perfect home. I hope the logo helps her in her business.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. One of the services is logo design in cartoon format. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions and their work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Caricaturing the Burlington Force Basketball Team-Cartoon of the Week

Burlington Force Group Caricature

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As a caricature artist you get all kinds of requests. Often I will be given a picture of a team and then asked to create a team picture. To me making a picture that represents the picture given to me seems redundant. I normally suggest we put the players in a practice situation to add some energy in the picture. Although this was an in depth caricature with all the people it was still fun to do. The Burlington Force is a basketball team in the minor leagues. Of course you new that. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. To learn more about Bruce and his work or to book your gift caricature visit his website or check out his group caricature portfolio. www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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