Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FIRST National Caricature Network UK CHAPTER MEETING 06/11/06

What better way to start my first blog than with a few pictures from the first ever NCN UK Chapter meeting held at the Holiday Inn near Rugby. It was attended by 15 caricature artists of varying experience from all over the UK, with a special guest apperance by Kage from Japan.

Part caricature competition and part social meeting, the event started with 4 hours drawing caricatures of each other followed by a meal and a prize giving. Having never drawn live before and being so close to some of the best guys around, I was very nervous about the event but soon calmed down after my first piece was completed.

The pictures show the artists at work, including me finishing one of four caricatures that were submitted for judging. Kage from Japan was voted by all the artists as the best overall caricaturist, followed closely by two of the UK's finest, Mick Hollinworth and Mike Giblin. I'm already looking forward to the next meeting.

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