Monday, June 09, 2008

CECP Summit

I did a 2-day gig last week at the Time-Warner building for the Summit meeting for Corporate Philanthropy. I had to draw all of the key speakers (40 people)- some while they were speaking and it would be presented to them in a frame by the time they were done with the speech. There were some really interesting people to draw- like Bill Clinton, Andre Agassi, and Katie Couric. They made me move out of the front position to draw Bill Clinton, (I was right in front of the podeum) so I moved off to the side and drew him from a distance. They were going to mail his caricature to him, so I don't know what he thought. Some I had to draw ahead of time, cause there were just too many people speaking- sometimes in different rooms. As is always the case, some people just don't like or appreciate caricature, so they were not always happy to get these gifts. What can I do? Then again, some people really liked them. I did my best and felt priveledged to be a part of this event. They actually do a lot of great work which benefits people all over the world. Check them out: http://www.corporatephilanthropy.org/
Sorry, I don't have any of the caricatures I did- I had to give them to the people right away.

5 comments:

jason quinones said...

NICE PICS! didn't realize at first the mocca fest was this BIG!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Yes, the MoCCA fest is big... this comment was probably meant for the next post up I'm guessing...

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Actually, this is just the tip of the iceberg for the MoCCA fest- there is so much more that I'm not showing. There are 4 big roomfulls of artists for Saturday and Sunday and too much to really take in. I have some more photos, but didn't want to take up so much room on my blog...

The Keeper's Notes said...

For events like this you should bring along your digital camera, so you can at least take a quick snap to have a record of your drawings. It's a shame we won't get to see your Bill Clinton drawn from life.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Yes, perhaps- however, I barely had enough time to draw him let alone photograph the drawing afterwards. But, I'll try to remember for next time, if there is a next time. There were a couple of photographers there, though, so I'll see what they got- I know somebody photographed me drawing...