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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Traditional post card mailing

I got a lot of new contact address as of late, so why not do some traditional mailings for #marketing of my new #theworkbook site http://www.workbook.com/portfolios/lars_erik_robinson, let me know if you want one. 

Reno Caricature Convention 2014 let down!

I usually love and look forward to the ISCA convention coming up in a few weeks http://www.caricature.org and I have been a member since 1998. Unfortunately I have invested a lot of my funds into marketing my Illustration on work book http://www.workbook.com/portfolios/lars_erik_robinson and have other major deadlines to finish before the end of the year! I will miss everyone, but to be totally fair I am not totally thrilled over the guest artist we are having this year. I do not want to name names, because I personally love both artist work, but both of them do not want to be known as Caricature artist and do they are now known for large portraits gallery work and the other has won awards for animation work! After all it is a Caricature convention and it should have practicing Caricature type artist? There are other  issues with "the who you know" and "what kind of clicks" do you belong to with in the group. There are favoritism in the voting process to get any type of awards. Just my point of view, but I am looking forward to find out where it will be next year, because from now on I am going into the event with a mind set of not trying to get any awards and just have fun from now on! The organization is a great group to learn, network, party and socialize with and I hope everyone has fun at this years International Society of Caricature Artist 2014 Reno convention! Read more on this post! http://larserarts.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-emotional-ride-at-isca-convention.html

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New portfolio listing in The Workbook



I am so proud to have my work in this marketing website. I believe it will be a great way to get my Illustration work to be possibly seen by art directors and new clients.

It's official my #artwork is now listed on #theworkbook, They wrote a blog post for new advertisers.



WORKBOOK Blog - Workbook Latest Additions: September 28th-October 4th

and here is the link to my portfolio  http://www.workbook.com/portfolios/lars_erik_robinson



Here is a new bio I wrote for it:

Biography

Lars-Erik Robinson was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1971.  I began receiving commissions at an early age of 12 where my quick drawing and painting styles were influenced by the early Hip-Hop culture. Graffiti art is what ignited a spark in me and I eventually went to school earning a BFA at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida, USA in1994.

Discovering a love for drawing caricatures has lead to assignments in restaurants, retail booths at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, carnivals, Special events, and trade shows. I also spend time teaching art, giving lectures, and participating in conferences where I paint caricatures live,both digitally and traditionally. Because of my love for traditional painting, I have impressed a national client list by perfecting a technique to work digitally that looks traditional, which allows me to meet today's strict deadlines.

Lars now lives with his wife of 20 years, his 15-year-old son and two Golden Retrievers, Jack and Jill. He is heavily involved with his church, spending time with his family, watching movies, listening to music, and drawing, and more drawing!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

St Pete Robot Exchange Art Show 3

Here was some of the art I had in this years Gallery show at the Local 662 in St Pete. I sold one the lager pieces in the middle below! (Wrong price was listed at $75 instead of $275. I worked it out with customer but who ever did the tags should have has to pay)  

This piece is called Space Love and was sold to Chris Pack

Pirate Doc 50th birthday painting

Right about now my long time client Grace Ariss is having suprised birthday party for her husband. She has always supported me with other Gift caricatures, St Jude's Catholic spirit week event, Maderia beach middle fish fry in the past. Now she ask me to paint a #caricature #portrait to be used at the sign in table. I hope you enjoy the art and I do like to hear your feed back.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three family Caricature


While I was working at my Art booth at Pier 60 Sunset Festival on Clearwater beach I approuched by family to draw thier son, later she said she would send me a photo of her family. The mother did send the photo and I did a studio retail style Black and White Caricature for her. I used Magna Studio for the inking and the Photoshop cc for the coloring. The price for a drawing like this is $30 a person (so for Three people it came out to $90) color can be added for another $8 more a person. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Robin Williams RIP

This Caricature portrait of the young comedian and actor Robin Williams was in honor of him and his family. It was a great shook to me to hear of his passing, and that he was last one I would have thought dealt with depression. I sketched him in Sketchbook Pro, and colored in Photoshop. It took me about 5-6 hours to paint. I feel so bad for the family he left behind!