Smiles – Frolic: A Color Pencil Artwork that celebrates life.

In 2014, I had started working on a series of drawings that I had named “Smiles.” I had barely managed to color one of them when I faced my first real loss – the loss of a loved one. All other drawings in this series found their way into my Incomplete Drawings folder, and have stayed there as sketches.

This morning, I was struggling to find something happy to post. As I rummaged through my drawings done during the last two years, all I came up with were dark angry works – works that have no business appearing on a caricaturist’s blog. Then I came upon this, and I thought that if it was bright enough to bring a smile to my face, it was bright enough to be posted here.

Caricature of a funny girl smiling with a mouse that swings from her ears. Smiles Caricatures by Shafali.

Series: Smiles, Title of the Work: Frolic, Actual Size: 8″x10″, Medium: Color Pencils

I hope this spring-summer caricature brightens up your day too. Now I must get back to painting the Cover for Barbara G. Tarn’s novella “Charioteer of Buddha.”

Cool Caricaturist – John Kascht!

There are caricaturists in this world who make me stop in wonder – and one of them is John Kascht.

John Kascht’s work can be best referred to as Classy. His lines possibly are the cleanest on the planet and his colors are soft yet funny!

I recommend that you view John Kascht’s work on his website here.

Here are some caricatures that I just couldn’t take my eyes off:

I suddenly realized that all the three links above take you to the same page, so while you are there, check out the other caricatures as well.

View Kascht’s Line Art Gallery here and admire his minimalistic treatment.

And finally, if you want to read about his honors and his connection with beekeeping and Pennsylvania, find his biography here.

PS: I was wondering why I haven’t sketched Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Murray yet!