About Ellen – Digital Caricaturist
What became of the grade school kid that constantly disrupted the class by drawing caricatures of her teachers?
I made a life-long profession out of it!
About Ellen – Digital Caricaturist-How I got started
Wanting to know about Ellen – Digital Caricaturist? My love of drawing caricatures began in grade school as I made my fellow students laugh at drawings of my teachers. Having my caricature drawn at a party at the age of 16 also impacted my career decision. I decided right then to start a caricature business drawing at parties. I advertised in my town’s local paper and immediately started booking gigs. Eventually, tech and caricature together led to my becoming a digital caricaturist. As a digital caricaturist, I present a new and exciting form of entertainment to events and trade shows
About Ellen’s Career as a Digital Caricaturist
About Ellen’s digital caricaturist career as a caricature artist includes drawing both traditional as well as live digital caricatures. I draw caricatures at events and trade shows nationwide. Engaging, personable, and witty, I am quick to strike up a rapport with my subjects to put them at ease. Drawing caricatures at events makes me feel so fortunate because I meet people from all over the world and make them laugh.
About Gift Caricatures from Photos
Many clients contact me inquiring for a unique gift for a celebrant. Custom caricatures from photos creates both unique a personalized gifts. Most of my caricatures from photos are group cartoon illustrations memorializing a corporate merger, retirement, or even a special occasion.
About Ellen’s Background as an Artist
I studied art formally at several art schools and universities across the country. Over time, I was interviewed on both Chicago and Cleveland television talk shows where I discussed my paintings, sculptures, murals, and caricatures. Also, I have received national attention for my artwork through painting and sculpture exhibitions in top national galleries and group museum shows. Samples of some of my paintings can be viewed at www.toypainting.com
About Ellen’s Mural Painting Business
The murals I have been commissioned to paint for the past 30 years vary from whimsical children’s rooms to Trompe L’oeil illusions and architectural painting. My specialty is meeting with my clients, and brainstorming together to find a solution to enhance their space. Our solutions result in custom painted murals to fit the client’s home or corporate aesthetic Samples of my murals can be viewed at www.chicagomuralpainting.com
About Ellen’s Puppet Making Business
Currently, I have a puppet making business creating caricature hand puppets from a photo. I began creating puppets 25 years ago after becoming inspired after seeing a wonderful puppet display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana Cuba. My first commission was a group of Celebrities for a Synagogue School. After that, many people have commissioned me to make puppets for gifts for the person who has everything except for a puppet of themselves. www.makemeapuppet.com
Ellen’s Multi-Media Digital Installation Artwork
Most recently, I am creating a digital multimedia installation comprised of animation, my own music score, and digitally designed acrylic sculptures. The sculptures appear 3D due to the wireframe design and sound responsive LED lights. www.ellenlustig.com
I also work part-time at various hospitals and cancer care facilities, providing healing arts and craft projects for oncology outpatients and their families through the Caring Arts Foundation.
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