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Here’s one of my caricatures I did “live” last night at a local Restaurant (Luna Del Sea), that I’ve been doing some work for lately. This one is of our former governor here in Maryland, Robert Ehrlich. It was a pleasure to meet him and to draw him!! I don’t get too many opportunities to draw “famous” people live. Off of photos, yes. I’ve been to quite a few events where there have been VIPs, some local politicians and famous sports personalities. But they WILL not stand in line to get a drawing done let alone sit for 5 minutes. They’re too busy and if they do sit, the crowd would be all over them which is good for business, but I don’t get an opportunity to talk with them; it gets too chaotic.
But drawing Governor Ehrlich was very cool. He came to the restaurant early before the crowd showed up. So I was able to chat with him while drawing. It was funny because the restaurant called me that day and asked me to come in earlier to draw the governor. I said, ok. Then I started looking up photos of him, trying to get a feel for his face before I drew it that night. Looking up his bio, checking out some local stories in the paper to talk to him about. Thinking up some Irish stories… While waiting for him to show up, I find out that Governor Martin O”Malley is not the one I am going to draw, it’s the former Governor, Bob Ehrlich. So I had to rethink what I was going to draw and say. The drawing is now hanging right above the table he always sits at when he comes there a couple times a week.
The next time I’m in the restaurant I will get a couple of photos of all the caricatures on the wall and I’ll post them.