Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Caricatures Blog

I have recreated this blog to be in alignment with my promotional material: Caricatures by Mikey.
You can find the blog here:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Buffalo Rose!!!

My newest venue is the Buffalo Rose in scenic downtown Golden, Colorado.
(Yes, just two blocks away from the Coors brewery.)
I had time to snap a couple photos of the staff with their drawings:
Kelly, the bartender, a great guy and a good sport. Just look at that winning smile! And that hair... priceless!

Patti, the waitress - a hydrologist in her spare time:

Ah, the picturesque beauty... and the mountains too!!!

Ladies' Night Out!!!

Thirsday night was a special event - Ladies' Night Out! in Olde Town Arvada.
I was at La Dolce Vita coffee shop doing caricatures throughout the entire event, and it was a blast.
Here are a couple of young ladies who got their sketches done:

When they took them home, big brother liked them so well, he pleaded with Mom to bring him down to get his own:

By this time, the coffee shop was closing, so we went out on the patio and I drew.
(Pardon the photo, it's a little fuzzy.)

Friday, May 1, 2009


Here is a collection of satisfied customers with their caricatures.
Fun fun fun!!!

(Some people express their joy differently than others. lol )

Monday, April 20, 2009

Draco Alexander

While doing caricatures on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder yesterday, I had the pleasure of drawing Draco Alexander, fellow performer and a very talented and entertaining magician and mentalist!

Marker, 8.5 x 11"

If you ever find yourself on the Pearl Street Mall, look for Draco - his show is amazing and a delight!
Here is his website:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tartan Day Festival!

By a twist of fate, I found myself at the Colorado Tartan Day Festival in Olde Town Arvada on Saturday. I ended up doing caricatures at the D-Note all night long, during the Ceilidh –featuring the Highland Rock band Angus Mohr. The music – and the atmosphere - were awesome! You take a rock & roll band and add bagpipes, and you have a guaranteed high-energy evening. Their song selection was great. The guys in the band, and their entourage, were terrific.
Check them out:
I wound up drawing until after the band stopped, and had a blast. I only had time to snap one photo, early in the evening.
Here are the happy campers:

Check out the guy in the kilt. That's how you know it's Tartan Day - kilts everywhere!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Excellent video about the art of caricature on YouTube

Watch this fascinating 3-minute video clip on YouTube:
John Cleese as a Caricature - Human Face, The
It is an excellent clip about the art of caricature - and how it relates to the way the human brain works:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Introduction to Caricature Class

This summer I am teaching my Introduction to Caricature class at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.
The Arvada Center is a wonderful arts facility, and I am really looking forward to being a member of the faculty.
The course description is on my Art Instruction blog:
Here is the link to the course:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Common Grounds

Various people at the infamous Common Grounds coffee shop.

Ali, the lovely and charming barista:

(Ali is one of the few people who understands the connection between Earl Grey tea and Froot Loops!!!)

She loved her drawing!

The photo is blurry, I had one too many cups of Brazilian coffee.


I LOVE these new markers!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Characters!!!

I was experimenting with some new markers, and decided to try a caricature of Patsy, King Arthur's trusty servant, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I had so much fun, I just had to keep going. These characters are just too good to resist.
Stay tuned, more of these classic characters should be appearing soon!