Art Inspiration: Staff Cartoons In A League of Their Own: Centre Fielder


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I have been told that I have been an inspiration to the children at school and to other people in general.  This has always been interesting to me because I feel that these people and the children inspire me to create art and images instead of the other way around.

A prime example is when I drew the staff at my school as cartoon characters.  It started one year around Christmas when we have our Christmas concert and staff dinner.  Always after the concert, we go out for dinner and we exchange gifts, such as a Chris Kringle.  I wanted to liven things up and instead of giving Christmas cards, I decided to create my own with the staff members as a caricature. 

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Plaques of the First Class of Inductees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was the year I went to New York and saw my Beloved Yankees play at Yankee Stadium and then I made a side trip to Cooperstown, NY to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.  To say that this trip inspired the caricatures this year would be stating the obvious.  The staff members were expecting something along the lines of the previous years caricatures but were still surprised by the finished product.

The staff loved the cards and caricatures and in the next few weeks I will be posting a few of the characters from the cards because these people inspired me to create these characters.  Hopefully they can inspire others. 

The second caricature is a staff member that I have known since I started at the school.  We have had our differences on occasions but we have always worked things out in the end.  As with the other caricature I exaggerated the breasts for this series and for the staff member.  I her drew in this pose because I wanted to emphases the fact that she had no idea of how to play baseball.  This would be the second year that I introduced a softball and t-ball league in the school and she was one of many of the staff that had no idea  how the game is played.   I wanted her pose to say, “What do I do with this ball?”  Hopefully I got it right. 

Well she enjoyed the caricature but she said I got her hair a little too lite, but everyone liked it anyway.  I hope you enjoy the next caricature, ‘Centre Fielder’ from “In A League of Their Own”.

Art Inspiration: In A League of Their Own: Centre Fielder

Art Inspiration: In A League of Their Own: Centre Fielder

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