Art Inspiration: Staff Cartoons In A League of Their Own: Designated Hitter DH


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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. 

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 next caricature is a staff member I have also known since I started at the school.  She is the Director or boss.  If you saw the previous years staff drawings was the one drawn as Miranda Priestly.  She also made a comment that she was not think enough and she wanted to me drawn thin like this one staff member.  Well this year I made it a point to draw her thin and with large breasts and man did she notice.  She was one of the first to comment on the larger breasts, however she was very pleased with the caricature. 

I hope you enjoy the next caricature, ‘Designated Hitter’ from “In A League of Their Own”.

Art Inspiration: In A League of Their Own: Designated Hitter

Art Inspiration: In A League of Their Own: Designated Hitter

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