Wing Nuts were out in full force on a busy Sunday afternoon the Fall to celebrate everything about the Detroit Red Wings. Goofy Faces was there with 4 artists drawing guests of the event non-stop for 4 straight hours. Fans were able to choose between a forward or goalie pose which Goofy Faces preprinted for the event. In total, the four artists drew over 200 guests of the event. Go Wings!
For 49 years, the Art & Apples Festival® has transformed the 30-acre Rochester Park in Rochester, MI into one of the nation’s top fine art fairs with over 290 exhibiting artists from across the country. Goofy Faces has been a proud sponsor of this event for the past 10 years. Each year I enjoy drawing close to home for 3 days and seeing so many of our customers and clients drop by to say hello or get their caricature drawn by me or the other artists I ask to work with me at the festival. This year’s festival was our busiest one to date! We added a face painter for the first time this year and Michelle was busy all day long.
Ann Arbor hosted a soccer match between Manchester United and Real Madrid at The Big House on the campus of the University of Michigan and Chevy was on hand as a sponsor of the event. Goofy Faces was brought in to draw caricatures of guests during the match which attracted over 109,000 fans to Ann Arbor! 5 artists from around the country came and drew live digital color caricatures, known as eSketches™ for 4 hours inside a mega-size tent. Each guest was drawn as a soccer player wearing a Manchester United Jersey and then emailed their caricature after the event ended. Chevy featured their logo at the bottom of each drawing as well. The digital artists drew 155 eSketches™ during the event!
tent across the street from the match. Each guest was emailed their final caricature which featured him or her in a Manchester United jersey playing soccer. The artists drew 155 eSketches™ during the event.
2014 marked my 29th year of drawing caricatures at senior high school all-night parties. That works out to over 300 high school parties and over 9000 caricatures since 1985. My first gig that I ever worked was a high school senior all-night party and I have been doing them every year since that first time. Caricatures are extremely popular at these parties. Seniors will sit on the floor waiting for their turn even if it takes most of the night. Some will doze off while waiting. It can be a long night for them since most all night parties begin around 11PM and last as long as 7 hours. Now imagine doing that for a week straight. That’s what early June is like for every caricature artist I know. We all work many of these parties and we are like zombies during the daytime that entire week. It all came full-circle in 2014 though. I drew caricatures at my own son’s all-night high school party in Rochester. He was just one of the many faces I drew in June in the whee hours of the morning. 2015 will be 30 years and counting!