Category Archives: Cartoons

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

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

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

Caricature artist helps welcome new university students-Testimonial

The last few years I have help the University of Toronto welcome their new students starting school at their Mississauga campus. This year they had a street party and I was drawing caricatures all night. It is fun to talk to the students and find out how they see their future.

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: UTM Student HousingService provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent
Additional Comment: Bruce was great! The students were super excited, it was definitely one of the key parts of our event

Here are a few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Live event caricature entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and parties is part of their regular service. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or book them for your next party visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com.

Caricaturing Shelley Uvanile-Hesch of WTFC-Cartoon of the Week

SHELLEY-CARICATURE

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This week’s cartoon is a caricature for the Trucking Industry. I gave a caricature to our first presenter for a seminar series in the trucking industry and it was a big hit so I decided I would do this for all the presenters for 2017. Our second presenter was presented with the gift at the seminar on September 12th 2017. Shelley is the CEO of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada and was the keynote speaker for the event. Thank you to Shelley for a great presentation. Here are a few pics from the event.

 

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce’s background is in the trucking industry and he is very active in that industry as a speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur. If you would like to hire Bruce to complete your next gift caricature visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com