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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

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

Art On Location – Kids classes November 1-6th, 2017

I will be teaching cartooning, caricatures and portraits to students in the Art On Location Program from Dawn Angela Seeley. To register for the classes please contact artist@dawnangela.com. The age group is varied with various locations and dates in the Oakville area. Please contact and register directly with Art on Location and Dawn Angela.

http://dawnangela.com/lessons.htm

Ontario Lacrosse Festival

 

THE VILLAGE CHILDRENS PROGRAMS-Testimonial

Drawing for PA.Day programs can be a great way to give kids some extra fun for the day. Thank you to Village Children for having me out.

Client’s Remarks:

Name or Company: THE VILLAGE CHILDRENS PROGRAMS

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: The children loved it!
Other locations in our company are looking forward to having you at their next event!

Some pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in corporate events weddings and other live caricature entertainment events. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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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

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Make Your Wedding Unique with a Caricature Artist-Client Testimonial

I find as I work more weddings that they have become more of a competition as to who can have the best wedding. Having more stuff doesn’t make your wedding the best, it’s having the right stuff! The nice thing about having a caricature artist is the fact that you have someone live entertaining your guests and it comes with a unique keepsake that you will not be able to find anywhere else. I am at a wedding every weekend and the Bride’s comments below are common after the event. Congratulations to Lindsey and Andrew and all the best for the future.

Lindsey P has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2875015:

Client Review
Bruce is amazing. He is very personable and works hard. Our guest had him working nonstop. This service made our wedding unique.

Client Ratings
Lindsey 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 a few shots from the event:

Here is the gift caricature for the couple. Lindsey is a real horse lover.

Andrew-and-Lindsey-caricature

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live caricature entertainment is one of the main services of the company and offer services for weddings, corporate events, and parties. To book Bruce for your wedding or event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com and check out their wedding special and corporate event specials.

The Future of Trucking-Cartoon of the Week

The-Future-of-Trucking-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Do you ever get tired of people saying, “There’s an app for that!” when asking them a question? For a while when smart phones first came out that was all you heard. I wonder if we will ever get to a place when bosses aren’t required anymore because people will just go to their apps when they need help? Here is one vision of how they may be used in the trucking industry. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist with over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. Much of his cartoon work is on the transportation industry and are regularly published in industry related magazines and for clients looking for advertising or editorial illustration. To hire Bruce for your next project or to learn more about his trucking cartoons visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Seniors are drawn to open house event-Testimonial Retirement Home

Yes the title was a pun! I recently entertained at an open house for a retirement home in Mississauga, Ontario. There are some great feelings you get when entertaining in retirement homes. You realize many of these folks just want someone to talk to, while others are happy to just be around people. What gets me the most are the stories. I met many people that were in their 90’s and were still laughing and joking like they were young. I am always amazed at the history of a room when I draw for seniors, war veterans to artists, and more. If you ever get to draw for seniors make it a goal to learn about them. It may surprise you to who is sitting in front of you.

Here is what the client had to say about the event:

Name or Company: Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement Residence

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

Service rating: Excellent

Additional Comment: Bruce was very professional! Great with our residents, staff and outside community members that came to our Open House event. I will be passing on Bruce Outridge Productions information through our corporation and friends. Also, having the company back to our building for more events and other services.

Here are few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Artist Bruce Outridge is available for live caricature entertainment at events with a special focus on weddings and corporate events. To learn more about wedding specials or corporate event specials visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com