Calgary Party Caricatures

I'm always honoured when the ladies come to me for a caricature at events, I've worked hard to draw the female as beautiful as I can. Thanks ladies!!! These lovely gals were drawn last month at The Banff Springs Hotel.
Kelly Gannon, Calgary Caricatures

Calgary Cartoonist



I was so fortunate to have drawn the cartoons for the sleeve of a cd featuring songs from the 1960's. I kept the style very retro keeping the colors basic as well as the drawings very simple.....man....I could do 100 more of these projects..... :)
Kelly Gannon, Calgary Cartoonist
I'm so lucky as a party caricaturist here in Calgary to get a chance to work in well over a hundred different rooms each year....here's just a couple this last month....there are of course many more, but thses rooms just looked darn nice! :)

Calgary Caricature

About 70 % of my event caricatures are "couples"....these two looked so happy together while getting the caricature drawn...both so cheerful.....thanks John and Sara!
Kelly Gannon

Window Splash for Halloween

Well last years Halloween window splash (above) beats this years for sure! I think from now on I'll draw less cartoons on the window and larger ones as well....but the trick or treaters did enjoy them!
Kelly Gannon

Calgary Party Caricatures, Kelly Gannon

Sunday had me drawing caricatures for the Calgary Flames hockey team and their families. All were wonderful guests to draw for, just one of those great crowds! Thanks Calgary Flames! ps....I couldn't show any samples....darn!! :)
Kelly Gannon, Calgary Party Caricatures, Calgary Flames

Calgary Event Caricatures

This caricature event I did in Calgary was one of my favorites....a classic car show event! And even the weather cooperated! Just a few of my favorites below...I guess you can tell what my favorite classic car is... :)

Calgary Face Painter

A shout out to a face painter I work with in Calgary all the time, Cara Gannon. I'll be working with Cara at an event this coming Friday. You can contact Cara at...   caralgannon@gmail.com
Cara Gannon, Calgary Face Painter

Calgary Wedding Caricatures

I didn't have time to take anymore pictures at this beautiful East Indian wedding I drew at about a month ago, at weddings I have to get through as many guests as I can in the allotted time, it's pressure on me but there is a start and finish time and I try to finish at the "finish time" with as many drawn as possible...then...that's it, I'm spent....:)

Wedding Caricatures

Caricatures at weddings this year are the highest number I've ever done. I have another this weekend, this sample was from last weekend. I only had time for one picture as there was a long line-up and the idea is to get as many caricatures drawn in the allotted time. To book me in advance for your wedding, my email is   kelstudios@telus.net
Kelly Gannon, wedding caricatures in Calgary

Stickman Experience

I had a beautiful opportunity this year to attend The Stickman Experience in Sask. Started by Jayson Brinkworth ( super nice guy and drummer for Aaron Pritchett). It was great to see Jim Riley from Rascal Flatts again this year and the other picture is non other than the drummer for Bryan Adams, Pat Steward ( I'm 6'1" and he makes me look short!).  It was great to hang with two accomplished super drummers.
Kelly Gannon

Kelly Gannon, Caricatures in Calgary

I just happened to have a blue Prismastick that day....worked well! :)
Always the challenge at events....having enough lights.....:) But it all worked out well.
Kelly Gannon, caricatures

Caricatures in Calgary, Kelly Gannon

From drawing caricatures at The National Music Center, to The Calgary Stampede to Banff...always a change in scenery! :)
Kelly Gannon, Caricatures in Calgary, Caricature Drawings

Kelly Gannon

Back in the 90's I spent close to 4 years as an editorial cartoonist for various newspapers. At first I enjoyed the job, some editors were good...some....not so much. I did learn never to trust the mainsteam media in any way ever again after working in them in this capacity. (this includes talk shows and of course the nightly news...) I'm MUCH happier now drawing guests at corporate events, guests are always the main reason for this as they accept this art form well...thank you!
Kelly Gannon, Editorial Cartoons

Calgary Caricatures

When being a full time caricature artist, the locations differ for every event. For example, the family above was drawn at an event at Frank Slide, AB, and the other would be at The BMO Center for The Calgary Stampede. Keeps things interesting!
Calgary Caricatures, Kelly Gannon

Yoga Caricatures

TBT.....Though I don't do studio caricatures anymore, I did these about 6 years ago for a yoga studio, there were about 30 of them in total. The lady that hired me didn't want a digital style, instead she wanted a traditional style, which I was happy with. These were drawn in ink, and Copic markers.....
Kelly Gannon, caricatures, yoga caricatures

Calgary Party Caricatures...Kelly Gannon

2016 was a great year in review, even though the economy was slowing down in Calgary, there were still many companies that still wanted my caricatures at their parties...thank you! I just got back in the new year from drawing caricatures at the Kananaskis Resort, which I've done for the last 5 years. Here's a few of my favorite party  caricatures from 2016....looking forward to 2017! :)
I could add a hundred more caricature samples, but....you get the picture....they're turned into a cartoon! Trying to pick out the guests' best features is my aim when drawing these....after all....we are at a party! You supply the guests....I'll supply the party! :)
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I returned from a trip to Nashville from having drum lessons from Jim Riley, drummer for platinum selling band, Rascal Flatts.
 I'm using a drum kit from one of the Rascal Flatts tours....beautiful Ludwig kit. I'm looking pretty tired here as they were 7 hours a day lessons, then watching bands in the evening at the many clubs that have live music. Quite an experience! :) Jim Riley is simply one of the best drummers on the planet.

Kelly Gannon, Jim Riley

Calgary Party Caricatures

Drawing these caricatures in Calgary was a relaxing one as it was a kids event held in the afternoon. There weren't many couples so I could take my time a bit more and spend a bit more time on the drawings, which I'm not used to as there are usually long line-ups....which is a good thing!
I'm now going up to Kanaskis Resort to draw caricatures until New Years Day....then finally a bit of a rest! :)

Calgary Caricaturist

Christmas season I usually don't travel out of Calgary to draw caricatures, but because the weather wasn't too bad, though cold, the roads were fine! This event was for a financial group....great young couple above!
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Party Caricatures in Calgary

Party caricatures at this event in Calgary was a fun one! Though I can't get to everyone, I thank the guests that stood that long in line to get their caricature drawn at the party!
Kelly Gannon, Party Caricatures, Calgary Party Caricatures