Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Client - WeedMaps - Louis Armstrong Caricature

Louis Armstrong caricature study
Yesterday I delivered the first of many commissioned pieces to my newest client, WeedMaps. Above is a screen capture of yesterdays post by marijuana.com of Louis Armstrong.

Weedmaps is an online legal marijuana community that allows users to review and discuss cannabis strains and local dispensaries. The website is similar to Yelp and contains a database with over 3,000 medical marijuana dispensaries and 25,000 strains of cannabis. The company was launched in July 2008 by Justin Hartfield and Keith Hoerling. The site attracts approximately Two Million monthly visitors and has annual revenue of $18 million. Weedmaps is widely considered the industry leader and premier medical marijuana site on the web, catering to the entire industry from patients to businesses and continues to see substantial growth.

The majority of the commissions will be seen on their sister company marijuana.com. If you haven't seen their YouTube Channel, WeedMapsTV you should check it out. I'll be doing several pieces for WeedMaps as well as working with them on social media and SEO. WeedMaps will be flying me to California to do an interview and demo on their show next month. Great bunch of people. I look forward to working with them. Should have some fun stuff come out of this venture. Stay tuned! 
Louis Armstrong caricature study












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Monday, June 9, 2014

Willie Nelson Caricature Study

This is a very mild caricature study of the great Willie Nelson. I'm not much on country music but I've always admired Willie Nelson. Below is a little sample of this great entertainer.



Willie Nelson doing what he does best...












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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Work on CelebriQuiz - A New Google App

Check out my work work on CelebriQuiz, a  new Google app for iPhones and iPads. Download it here and upvote my images: https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/celebriquiz-connaissez-vous/id874334839?l=en&mt=8.











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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ugo Cei - A Google+ Caricature Study

Uogo Cei
This is a caricature study of a good friend and fellow artist Ugo Cei. I met Ugo on Google+ in the beta testing days where he is very active with his photography work. Check out some samples of Ugo's work below as well as a short interview.


Firstly, can you tell me a bit about yourself.  Why did you get into photography to begin with?
I am an amateur photographer from Italy. I consider myself lucky for having a day job that pays for my passion for photography, so I can shoot what I like, when I like and not feel the pressure to make money from it, but I would still like to do more photography and have it pay for all the gear I want to get or all the travel to get me to places to shoot.

I was almost always interested in photography, but it was the advent of digital that made me really dig into it. I am a computer expert and find digital infinitely more convenient than analog.
What style of photographs do you shoot?
I wish I could say I have a consistent style, but I am still struggling to define my personal one. I like vibrant colors and rich black and white, but I prefer a natural, not overdone look.

What type of photography do you enjoy shooting most?
I love nature and enjoy immensely shooting landscapes, but I am also interested in the people and the cultural aspects of the places I visit. There's a ton of genres I would like to explore: food, nighttime, studio portraits, just to name a few.

How did you come to find your own particular style?
What style? ;)

Photography is often considered separate from other forms of Art.  Perhaps because we are often capturing or recording something that already exists.  What are your thoughts?  Would you consider yourself an artist?

I think the debate on whether photography should be considered an art has been settled in the positive long ago. I consider myself an aspiring artist, in that I struggle to create something that can transmit a feeling and an emotion and not just document reality. It's not easy and I am just at the beginning of my route, but I am trying.
What area of photography do you struggle with most?
Portraits are still hard for me, not for technical reasons, but because I have little experience in dealing with human subjects, to put them at ease, and to get the best out of them. I am hoping my Stranger A Day project will help me with that.
If you had €1000 to spend right now on something photography related, what do you think would be the best way to spend it to enable you to improve?
Education: books, courses, and workshops. Spending money on these things will give much better and lasting returns than gear.

BIO

Ugo Cei is a travel, landscape and fine art photographer from Italy.

A geek at heart, he loves the technical aspects of digital photography and understanding what goes inside the machine.

His clients include Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and Alitalia.

LINKS

Website: http://www.ucphoto.me
Blog: http://blog.ucphoto.me
Google+: http://google.com/+UgoCei
Twitter: @ucphoto










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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

John Goodman - A Caricature Study

John Goodman
This is a caricature study of John Goodman. He has great features for a caricature and I've wanted to do a study of him for some time and I decided to take a break from my normal pay jobs and do something for me and just for fun today. I hope you like it!

I'm finally back online after a nightmare of problems with my Apple iMac 27". I've had numerous problems with my computer system over the past 3 years and it all came to a head in the last few weeks. I worked with several senior advisors at Apple Corporation trying to resolve these issues. After a week down trying to fix the machine, Apple finally agreed to replace my entire system. All seems well now, so I can get back to doing what I love most. I can now also get back to work on a new project I'm fortunate enough to be a founding member of, The Nucleus Project. Check it out and let me know if you're interested in being a part of this growing online community.










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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Nucleus Project

“Building Business Together For EVERYONE’S Success” 
The online community, products and training for you to succeed online
Click here to visit The Nucleus Project
I'm very fortunate in that I am a founding member of the great organization called "The Nucleus Project". So… what’s it all about?

The Nucleus Project is about an online community, Internet marketing systems, training and making money. Individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, trainers, public speakers, charities and direct sales companies are now becoming part of the project to assist not only themselves but are also encouraging others to benefit from our unique business model. The business model, products and technology platforms have been over 2 years in development.

Feel free to check out this new social platform by clicking the above banner or the links provided. 

How can I benefit?

Everyone looking to the Internet as their future in business needs the tools and training to succeed. The combination of all our products and services and training,  allow you to use our platform to develop any business of your choice. For those who choose to promote our opportunity our rewards plan can be very lucrative.

The Real Solution You Have Been Looking For…

The proper mix of technology, resources and personalities has finally become available and has created a situation where the vision of creating and maintaining a platform that can help people become successful online can become reality. We’d like to give the results of our team’s combined experience, skill and hard work totaling more than 120 years! Here is what we have created for you …

A system that...
  • Gives you a business platform engineered for success.
  • Generates business income for you.
  • Teaches you everything you need to know about online business.
  • Connects you with an entire community of business professionals.
  • Gives you a personal contact list any business person would almost die for.
  • Provides you a host of business and marketing tools to cut your effort, time and costs.
  • Directly contributes to the charities you decide.
  • And also provides an entire robust and versatile platform for any charity you invite to join.
  • You can also invite any network company to profit from this platform – a true win-win-win proposition.











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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Henry A. Kissinger - A Caricature Study

Henry A. Kissinger
This is a quick caricature study of Henry A. Kissinger. I saw he was in the news recently and I didn't realize he was still alive. Going strong at present, the 90 year old Kissinger is a great subject for a caricature. I didn't push this one too hard because he has so much character already. A fun subject to work with. Here's a little about him below.

Henry A. Kissinger was sworn in on September 22, 1973, as the 56th Secretary of State, a position he held until January 20, 1977. He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from January 20, 1969, until November 3, 1975. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. For a detailed list of Dr. Kissinger's other activities, please see his biography.










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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Latest Google+ Portrait Commission

This is the latest google+ Caricature commission. Cute kid!










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