About Steve the Artist

Steve does caricatures in many styles
from the standard big-head-little-body
to mid-nineteenth century political cartoon.
Steve is best known for his sketchiture style caricartures in color
(Comic book-like stuff).

Steve normally draws on 11x14 two-ply bristol (card stock)
but can draw on almost any relatively smooth, solid surface
  • t-shirts
  • canvas
  • sidewalks
  • skin
  • acetate
  • wall board
  • glass
  • etc
  • He prefers drawing from sittings but regularly works from photos
    and was a police artist for over five years
    so he CAN work from description.

    Normal caricatures per hour are as follows:

  • Black & white face only about 15 sketches per hour (fast but not so popular)
  • Black & white with body about 8 sketches per hour (big-head/little body or comic book body)
  • Face only in color about 12 sketches per hour (the most popular for children's parties)
  • Face and body in color about 6 sketches per hour (the most popular overall (and artist's favorite!))
  • (NOTE-drawings per hour vary plus or minus 3 faces per hour depending on situation, crowd, set-up)
    (NOTE-Steve prefers (and is notably faster) drawing couples and/or families on a page)

    Steve also does temporary tattoos with Sharpie pens.

  • The tattoos look real and can last three to five days or wash off with alcohol.
  • Steve can create the henna look.
  • If you're willing bear it, Steve can draw on it.
  • How fast? Depends on what gets drawn where.
  • He is one of the few artists left in the US to do silhouettes.

  • He cuts the silhouettes from construction paper and mounts them on a contrasting colored paper.
  • He has stacked as many as four cut-outs on one finished product.
  • Each face takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Steve entertains crowds with butt sketches of individuals or groups

  • posed around a theme prop then drawn from the back side.
  • The posing, with appropriate commentary from the artist and peanut gallery,
  • often takes longer than the actual drawing which takes about 3-5 minutes per person.
  • Steve has done scene sketches at fund raisers and parties adding to the ambiance.

  • The sketches were auctioned at the fund raisers and given away as gifts at the parties.
  • Steve is VERY adaptable and will take on almost any odd-ball-off-the-wall project.

    Give him a try.