The most common message I get: “Great drawings, must be the pen! What kind is it?” This is a bit rude and naive. No magic pen will replace decades of study and practice. These drawings were done with Crayolas from the dollar store on Crayola paper. (For the record, I might own every brush pen and regular pen in existence and I use them all, pentel might be my fav) It’s nice to have good tools, but you have to put the work in.
Marlo Meekins: Caricature as Character
Marlo Meekins is a legendary creature: the continuously and gainfully employed artist, illustrator, and cartoonist who’s worked on everything you love, but you still somehow haven’t heard of. Unless you’re into illustrators on Tumblr of course, in which case it’s hard to miss her distinctive line.
Hailing from the cluster of suburbs on the New Jersey side of Philadelphia, Meekins wanted to learn animation in college, but settled for illustration and design. That turned out not to be settling at all, as the discipline obviously informs her work and creative life. After school, she went right to regular illustration and character design for the studios, taught drawing and cartooning, and entered the world of competitive caricature. In 2009 she was named Caricaturist of the Year by the International Society of Caricature Artists.
Meekins spent a hot second working on The Simpsons but dropped the gig to join John Kricfalusi at Spumco, where she met her husband, director Nick Cross. Since then, she’s been contracted on all kinds of developing shows (including one for Disney), while still omnivorously teaching, drawing, and posting her work online.
Temporarily open for funny caricatures from me, Marlo Meekins. (winner of Caricaturist of the Year: The Silver Nose from the International Society of Caricature Artists)
Also holding a mini contest!!! a randomly chosen reblogger of this post will receive a free prize caricature of whoever they choose (as a thank you for sharing) So please reblog!
100$ per face, file emailed to you.These are natural media, so for the original, add an additional 15$ for shipping (within North America) Please include links to photos of the subject in the PayPal comments section.
Buy a caricature by Marlo Meekins HERE
BRAVEST WARRIORS premieres NOVEMBER 8, 2012 !!!!!!
Reblog this announcement and you may win Cartoon Hangover / Bravest Warrior’s swag. 5 random people who reblog this post will be selected to get ultra exclusive, limited edition, wholly collectible swag. Don’t just like it - reblog it. We’ll announce the winners later this week!
The kindness of strangers
-btw, this CUNT is someone I have never met named Jessica Venetucci and this was because I made a spoilery Walking Dead Joke on my friends Facebook page. For someone I have never met before they really got me pegged down. If I wanted to I can peg down what kinda “person” this is but that’s what comments are for (Taken with Instagram)
Create your own light leaks by waving a red balloon in front of your camera (Taken with Instagram)