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    We live with them and we live among them. Some of them are our best friends. What better way to memorialize your pet that to capture it on canvas.
  • Painter of Rhythms

    David Slatten has developed a new form of painting that he calls "Rhythm Painting". Each piece is custom painted to a particular song. He literally paints what he hears. There is only ever one painting created to any one song so it is guaranteed to be an original. Read More
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  • Center Stage Biloxi is a community theatre located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Hosting some of the best actors and actresses, set designs and plays, this theatre is a one of a kind entertainment venue.
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  • Gulf Coast Readiness is a project that a local Gulf Coast man launched several years back. It is a site devoted to emergency preparedness focusing on the Gulf Coast states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas.
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  • Dooleys Noose is a country/western band based out of Northglenn, CO. They recently hired me to create a themed website for their band to promote shows and events. This is personally one of my favorite websites. It is still under construction but is expected to be finished soon.  
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  • Davidslatten.com is a website is a sister website to slattenstudios.com and focuses on rhythm painting. What is rhythm painting...? Well, I'll let you visit the site to learn about that but the short description is "...abstract art done to music."  
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  • Decided to take a break from posting cast members in my last play. I was inspired by this great photo of Katheryn Winnick, the gorgeous viking warrior Queen from the show Vikings. What I like most about Katheryn is that she seems very down to earth and isn't afraid to
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  • For those of you who saw my last Jerry Lewis Sketch of the Day, you know I wasn't really happy with it. Just didn't feel like it really captured Jerry. So here is my second attempt. Used a different pose. One that, in my opinion, truly encapsulates who Jerry Lewis
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  • With the recent passing of this legendary comedian, I decided to pay tribute by doing a caricature. I decided to do one of him with a normal face rather than his iconic "crazy face". Not sure it came out quite like I had hoped. It looks like him but it
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  • The last of the "Dancer Girls". Emily Nielsen certainly isn't last in my book, she just happens to be the last one of the dancer girls I sketched. Sweet girl, great dancer. Miss you Em! Enjoy! https://youtu.be/_bEdB_FW99w
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Frequently Asked Caricature Questions

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"Don't you just make everyone's nose or ears bigger?"

Actually, no. Caricature is about much more than just making something bigger. In fact, often times, something needs to be smaller (like the brain for some people...did I just say that out loud???). But seriously, caricature is a very thought out process where the artist studies the subjects' features and exaggerates those that are most noticeable.

"How come you can't do a caricature from this little bitty 1" square photograph of me?"


Seriously? Look at it. You cannot see anything. Ideally, a live model is the best however, when I do caricature, it is more of an exaggerated portrait that takes approximately 30 minutes or so. Therefore, for me, a good quality photograph (or several from different angles) are best.

"Do you just do caricatures on paper?"

Actually, no. I prefer to use my iPad Pro and do them digitally. However, if you are just one of those people who like your art drawn directly on paper...I can accomodate.

"Do you only do caricatures in black and white?"


No, although it takes a bit more time to do them in color and it will subsequently cost more. However, color renderings are a great way to add texture and dimension to your caricature.

"How big of a caricature can you do?"

Since most caricatures are done digitally, and at a high resolution, you can have them printed out rather large. Poster size even. However, if you go with traditional media (paper and pencil), the max size is really about 16" x 20" or so with some exceptions.

"What if my caricature offends me?"

Then you probably shouldn't have gotten a caricature. Seriously, caricatures are meant to be funny and fun. They purposely exaggerate your most noticeable features. Thus, if you have a large nose and are self-conscious about it, then I would probably not get a caricature because you can almost be guaranteed that the artist is going to latch onto that feature and run with it.

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