Here's another caricature request where I had to bring together a number of different varied themes into one drawing.
Catherine requested an illustration of her husband for his birthday in September. She said, "My husband is a member of the Australian Defence Force. He is an army musician, and his instrument (and the first love of his life) is the trombone."
(I seem to be very big "Down Under." Maybe as big as David Hasselhoff is in Germany. Maybe not that much, but I'm know around a few Aussie circles.)
Catherine said that his second love is his Kawasaki. His 3rd and 4th loves are computers and photography.
Forgive me for mentioning it Catherine, but does that make you #5?
Anyway, the challenge for me was to figure out a way to bring all these varied interest together. In fact, I held on to Catherine's request for some time. Finally I decided to illustrate him riding his motorcycle up a mountain of computer screens and stuff while carrying his trombone as if it were some kind of jousting spear - camera in tow.
It all came together to make him look like some kind of "dark knight." What do you think?
Thanks Catherine for using me to help celebrate your knight's big day. I figure that after he sees it you'll probably be bumped up his list a couple of notches - ya think?
In other news: I'm not getting these illustrations out fast enough for my part. I hope that everyone on my list will continue to be patient with me. I received an inquiry about a doing a possible Christmas gift this week. It reminded me that Christmas, in artist years, is not very far away. So, if you're thinking about ordering an illustration for a Christmas gift I would encourage you to get your request in early.