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NOW - Digital Caricature

  

Big AL Draws caricatures live at over 100 events per year - here, there and everywhere. Traditional caricatures on paper and digital caricatures now being offered. 

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2017 Big AL will be drawing caricatures at many events - Here, There and everywhere -  all over the SF Bay Area and beyond .... 

Here are caricature portraits  from three 2015 events.

 

A Caricature Artist for any event.

AL can also create custom illustrations and caricature art for you.

BIg AL has worked with many different bay area caricaturists over the years. 

Member of NCN/ISCA since 1994

Learn more about ISCA at  Caricature.org


Dateline 2017: Booking all kinds of events all year round- Proms, Birthday Parties, Company Picnics, Grad Nights, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Grand Opening, Wedding, or even a caricature enrichment program suitable for any age. Call 925-634-6484 or toll free 888-DRAW-YOU to have Big AL Lopez, Caricature Artist draw caricatures or demonstrate art at your next event.
Great Party favors for any event.


Check out recent events atBIG AL CARICATURE LIVE to see more examples!

Here's a caricature from one of 2012's June Weddings that Big AL drew at.


Here's a caricature from a March Discover Art League event at HALO in Oakley.


Here's a color caricature from St. Patrick's 8th Grade Graduation event in June 2011.
I've drawn at this event since 2002.


Big AL in action at a Get Married Modesto -Wedding Fair.

Big AL in action at an event at Boudin Bakery, Fisherman's Wharf, SF - Summer 2008.

Big AL draws caricatures sometimes with many colleagues including Rasa Vitalia, Tucky, Zach Trenholm, Mike Tofanelli, Doug Shannon, Marc Til Schmid, René Pulido, John Pearson, Mokhtar Paki, Wolfgang Niesielski, Gordon Ng, Bernard McKenna, Jeanette Madden, Brett Johnson, Nito Gomez, Laura Gilmore, Bill Friend, Rhoda Draws, Steve Curl, Jon Casey, Jodi Carr, Shannon Bird at events.


Big Al's drawn live at events since 1985!
email BIG AL! bigalcaricature@mac.com
For pricing and event info

Please be specific with dates and times of your event for best communication.

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Here, there and everywhere!
Big AL
, caricature artist, can add that special artistic flair to your next EVENT!


Big Al before the start of a gig in the Crown Room atop the Fairmont Hotel in SF.



Big Al in action drawing at a Mardi Gras themed event.



Special Thanks go out to these folks for helping to keep me busy this summer & fall - Innovative Entertainment - Google - Cal State University East Bay - California Academy of Sciences NightLife -Carla Winter Entertainment, www.partiart.com - Sandra & Friends, www.sandraandfriends.com - Skyana Entertainment -The Monthly Grapevine - Bay Music & Entertainment, www.baymusic.com - The Nose Caricature Company, www.the-nose.com - Jon Casey, www.JonCaseyCaricatures.com - Doug Shannon, www.dougshannon.com - Stoneridge Shopping Center - Steve Curl, home.earthlink.net/~stevecurl/ - Perfect Parties USA, www.perfectpartiesusa.com

Big Al draws all over the San Francisco, SF Bay Area, the nine bay area counties, the Central Valley, the Central Coast. BIG AL has drawn in these locations among others - ALAMEDA, ALAMO, AMERICAN CANYON, ANGEL ISLAND, ANTIOCH, ATHERTON, BELMONT, BENICIA, BERKELEY, BRENTWOOD, BLACKHAWK, BURLINGAME, CAMPBELL, CASTRO VALLEY, CLAYTON, CONCORD, CUPERTINO, DANVILLE, DISCOVERY BAY, FREMONT, FRESNO, HAYWARD, HILLSBORO, HUGHSON, LAKE TAHOE, LIVERMORE, LODI, LOS ALTOS, LOS BANOS, MADERA, MENLO PARK, MERCED, MILPITAS, MODESTO, MONTEREY, MOUNTAIN VIEW, NEWARK, NOVATO, OAKLAND, OAKLEY, PALO ALTO, PATTERSON, PLEASANTON, REDWOOD CITY, SACRAMENTO, SALINAS, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN JOSE, SAN MATEO, SAN RAFAEL, SAN RAMON, SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ, STANFORD, STOCKTON, SUNOL, TRACY, WALNUT CREEK These counties: ALAMEDA, CONTRA COSTA, FRESNO, MADERA, MARIN, MERCED, MONTEREY, NAPA, SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN JOAQUIN, SAN MATEO, SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ, SOLANO, SONOMA, STANISLAUS, SUTTER, TULARE

I've tried out many services to promote myself including craigslist, partypop, gigmasters and thumbtack, but my best resource is referrals from other artists and clients.

Event Caricature Portrait Sketches since 1985!

Jimi Hendrix - Acrylic on canvas paper
When not drawing event caricatures Big AL likes to draw from life. Exploring the human experience through line, color, form, movement, shape, etc. Through observations in ink, pencil, watercolor and other drawing media he captures something about the subject before him that delights the senses. Keep an eye on this space for upcoming artshows or send an email to be put on the mailing list. If you'd like postcards for shows, don't forget your earthly address.
Figure Sketch - Life Drawing Workshops

Presented by Big Al's www.pinupshow.com
Uninstructed with Live Models 
Sessions Various - Mondays - 6-9PM

Figure Sketch is currently on hiatus.

In October we featured a new model Jenny Woo.

students - $10 - $15 per session

artists & hobbyists - $15 - $20 per session depending on attendance - 

more info at http://www.pinupshow.com

at CR Framing - 700 Harvest Park Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513 

* indicates returning model
Models subject to change without notice

#figuredrawing #figuresketch #brentwood94513 #CRFraming #pinupshow 

Shayla Brown, aka Shayla B, model, September, Figure Sketch, CR Framing, Brentwood, CA, 94513 Big Al
Model Shayla Brown aka Shayla B with a drawing by Big AL at a September Figure Sketch Session at CR Framing in Brentwood, CA
Artwalk 2013 Big Al created a banner with a sun bear and hummingbird. It will be auctioned off at ArtWalk in Livermore Saturday, October 12th. The subject matter of this year's banner is in honor of Big Al's mother Arlene Lopez aka Queen of Everything who passed away in December 2012. Mom had a bear room in her home created to house all the gift bears that were given her throughout the years and she also loved hummingbirds.

Artwalk 2012 Big Al created a banner with pumpkins and stems titled "Tallos de Calabazas". It was auctioned off at ArtWalk Livermore Saturday, October 13, 2012. When I think of fall I think of pumpkins. Pumpkins can be as individual as people and are a great subject for someone such as myself who draws caricatures for a living. I really enjoy getting the character of pumpkins, and the stem is a wonderful part of their character, like a nose on a face.

Artwalk 2011 Big Al created a banner based on the fountain in Livermore's Flagpole Park (with a twist - an octopus was in Al's version of the fountain).

Livermore Artwalk 2010 was on October 9.
Big AL's "Squirrel" for the 2011 ArtWalk banner auction earned a blue ribbon!

Artwalk 2009 was fun - Big Al's "Peace, Love, Recycle" 2009 Artwalk banner was auctioned off with others as a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.




Big Al draws Pin-ups too!
The female form has always been a fascinating subject for Artist's to capture throughout the ages. In 2001 with his finding of ShaneGlines and his "Cartoon and Illustration Paradise", AKA the start of The Drawing Board, Al found he enjoyed simplifying and rendering caricature style Pin-Ups.
Big Al's interest in drawing the female form led him to become an associate member with the many talented artists at Bellefree


Burlesque, tiki, big al, desiré
Tiki Dance of Desiré - the dancer is based off Burlesque Star Desiré d'Amour