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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

Give a Unique Gift with a Gift Caricature

Over the next few weeks the shopping race of the season will begin. That’s right that Holiday with the guy in the bright red suit and all the trimmings. For some people shopping for gifts is a beautiful time of year, for others it is a dreaded program that repeats itself every year. However you view Christmas it comes every year and the more prepared you are the better it will go.

Gift giving brings different feelings or stress depending on how you approach it. I myself hate to shop and buying gifts for people adds a lot of stress to my world. Maybe that’s why my wife handles the shopping because she excels at it. Finding that perfect gift however is a challenge for many people so hopefully this article will help.

The most unique gift you can get is a personally created gift

If you’re looking to be the most unique gift given in the family then a gift caricature may be the answer. Getting a gift caricature created can be extremely personable because you can add elements that are truly unique to that person. Frame it up and the recipient will have a memory that they can look at for years to come. Check out some of the gift caricatures we have done in the past www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

What to watch for when giving someone a gift caricature?

When giving someone a gift caricature there are a few things to watch for if doing this for the first time. Depending on the style of the artist will depend on the type of picture you get. Caricature is meant to exaggerate Tiffany caricaturea person’s features and that may or may not flatter a person especially if they are self conscious. If giving a gift caricature to someone make sure they have a good sense of humour or it may not be as well received as you might like. Know the person you are gifting.

If the person is younger a gift caricature may not go over as well as you may think. Under the age of 18 a gift caricature may be nice but they may want something more interactive. Remember a picture may look nice but young people won’t sit there staring at the picture. If giving a gift caricature to someone younger either choose it as a secondary gift or make sure they are age appropriate.

How to purchase a gift caricature?

Just choosing an artist may not offer you the gift you want as each has a different style. I always suggest that people choose the style of caricature they like before the artist. If you want an overly exaggerated style then find an artist that does that. If you want a cartoony or realistic style then find an artist that does that and again understand the person you are buying for.

Once a style has been chosen then you will need to contact the artist, make payment and confirm the details of the project. Then the pictures and other information will be required. You will need to send the artist clear pictures of the person or people in the picture. Please make sure if multiple people are in the picture the artist knows who is who. I have drawn the wrong person in a picture before. Pictures of generic items don’t have to be supplied but if an item is specific to a person such as their car then clear pictures of those are required as well. Pictures of general items such as a building can usually be found via the internet by the artist. Here is how our process for gift caricatures works if you are interested in seeing the process www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

How long will the gift caricature take to complete?

Time for project completion will be critical especially during the Holidays. Starting early is the best way to make sure your project is completed on time. A general time frame for a gift caricature is two to three weeks from the time the project is confirmed. During the Holiday Season that time frame can creep up to four weeks depending on the amount of projects in the production schedule and the size of a project will change delivery times as well. Mailing, framing and other components can also change the timeframe of a project. Delivery around the Christmas Holiday can be varied and may cause you to miss your gift giving date. For best results plan on having your gift delivered by the 15th of December to have the gift on time. If you need it for a Christmas party then even earlier is suggested. That means you may want to start planning now to give the gift of caricature.

I hope those tips helped you to create the perfect gift for the Holidays. Oh there is one other benefit, you won’t have to go to the store.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. The main services for the company are live caricature entertainment for events and gift caricatures. Other services such as logo design and corporate illustration are also available. You can learn more about Bruce and his work at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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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

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The Cancer Convoy-Cartoon of the Week

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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

A career influenced by Marvin-Cartoon of the Week

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The Story Behind the Cartoon

If you look back on your career it is interesting to see how those early influences have played apart in life. One of my favourite cartoons from the age of around 12 was Marvin by Tom Armstrong. The strip is still available to this day and I used to copy the cartoons out of the paper. Here is one scene from a strip that I copied at the age of thirteen or so. This was how I learned to draw. Thank you to Tom Armstrong and many other great artists for playing a part in my career to this day. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Bruce has various cartoons and comics including The Pride Junkie Comic, Highway Blues, and Gymdazzled to name a few. you can learn more about Bruce or hire him for your next project at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Interview-Cartoon of the Week

Media cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As someone who is not only an artist but entrepreneur with podcasts and now a television show I have interviewed hundreds of people. Some people get nervous as soon as the camera is rolling or the microphone is on. People prepare for the deep in-depth questions but very often mess up on the basics like their name. With that in mind this cartoon was born. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. His work specializes in caricature and cartoons and he offers custom illustration and design services for clients in advertising and editorial work. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com