Even though we haven't been able to do gigs because we had to stay at home for our maternity and paternity leave, we still kept party doodle in mind. During our free time at home and waiting for the baby to be born, we were able to update our website and business cards! We were over due for a new look and it feels refreshing. The website is much simpler and hopefully easier to browse and book an event, however our banner still needs a better touch. I want to update everyone on more blog posts so you can get to know us a little better. Our goal is to become better artists and also better at communicating with you. Funny to set that goal now with the new obstacle of adjusting to parenting life! We are also in a work in progress to create a whole new portfolio of face paints and caricatures. I can't wait to show you! So far I am excited to show this early work in progress caricatures I did of me, Ruben, and our friend Mary below.
I want to Thank All of You For making Party Doodle happen. Thank you for booking parties with us. Thank you for purchasing our work at a festival or craft fair. Thank you for requesting custom made caricatures.
Thank you for giving me the chance to grow as an artist. I started out as a crude caricature artist, just trying to figure out how this stuff works. You helped me get there. With practice, experience, and your fabulous reaction to my drawings is what kept me going.
Thank you for inviting us into your home and introducing us to your families. It has been a pleasure to meet many wonderful people.
Thank you for all your praise. It really lifts our spirits.
Because of Party Doodle Ruben and I have gotten to travel all over Chicago into areas we have never been to. Even though Chicago is where I was born and raised, I realized there was still a lot more to see and learn about Chicago life.
It has expanded my horizons within my own hometown. It has been a greate adventure with you all. And I hope we will continue to have fun in the coming years.
Hey all! On July 29 we will be expecting our first newborn! Which means we may be unresponsive for the month of August. I, the caricature artist, definitely will not be available for gigs in the month of July and August. I am going to attempt to draw at this years Oak Fest but who knows how tired I will get and leave early each day. (will most likely happen). Ruben, the face painter, will be on paternity leave but will try to be available for face painting as much as possible. The first half of August however I think we will both be sleep deprived from the baby and probably can't do any parties during that time. This is our first time parenting so wish us luck!!
Below are images we both drew announcing our pregnancy to our family and friends.
Here are some caricatures done at this years art fair in Art in the Park at Elmhurst! I loved that this year people actually wanted a caricature done with their dogs! Those were fun to do. Doggos are definitely part of the family.
I am the only one who responds to emails and I am sorry if I am really slow at getting back to you. I work full time animating at a studio Monday through Friday, and sometimes overtime hours, so it is hard to focus on emails when there is a lot going on with life. I tend to make time for emails on weekends so it’s possible I would respond once a week. If the event is short notice, I will try my best to respond fast. You can also messsge me through my Facebook page to alert me for a faster response. Rule of thumb is to book a month ahead of time and be patient. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Now I leave you with a picture of my adorable puppy!
This year we decided to participate in Oak Fest in Oak Forest. To my surprise, people still remembered me even though I wasn’t there last year. Some couples had newborns and came to get another drawing with their new addition to their family. It was a pleasure seeing all of you this year! I am glad I am making a postive and memorable impact on people. We had fun selling this year and survived the heat wave and strong storms. I also invited my caricature artist friend Abel to come draw with us. We will surely be there again next year.
I have a new page where that you can like and follow my posts. It’s called Comicliz because it’s not only limited to posts about drawing at special events but everything I tend to doodle and create such as comics, crocheting, painting, and sketchbook. Basically similar stuff you would see on this blog but now also on Facebook!
I absolutely adore this drawing. In my first or second year of drawing caricatures at family parties, there was one at a little girl's sleep over party. The birthday girl decided to draw me in return and my heart melted when she handed me her drawing. She got all the details about me like my pony tail, bangs, and long sleeve shirt. I am glad I was able to inspire a little girl to make a caricature of me after I made one of her. I will forever treasure this drawing. Thank you Emilia.
Party Doodle Adventures
Party Doodle Artists Liz and Ruben travel around the city of Chicago to bring fun art entertainment to family events.