Wordless Wednesday: Be Your Own Cartoon

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Be Your Own Cartoon in Santa Monica

 

Santa Monica cartoonist

 

A visit to the iconic Santa Monica Pier is always fun. It's great for people watching, kinda touristy, noisy and crowded, and the views of the beach and up and down the coast are pretty impressive on a beautiful day. Parking nearby is a challenge, especially in the summer, but if you haven't been it's worth at least 1 trip while exploring downtown Santa Monica. 

 

There are all kinds of ways to make money, many of them not easy, and this cartoonist had a gorgeous setting for his craft. A few years ago we spied him creating a cartoon of a woman who was posing and I asked if I could take a photo as he worked.  I don't recall the cost but he was pretty good from what I could see. 

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Hannah Williams
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Jeff Dowler  Sounds like such a fun way to spend a day and have someone make you into a cartoon

Feb 15, 2017 03:25 PM #2
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Ha ha Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  Aren't you naughty!!

It's definitely an interesting, and entertaining, place for sight seeing! We haven't been again for about 6 years.

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Feb 15, 2017 03:26 PM #3
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Hi Jeff Dowler - The greatest thing about SoCal are the beaches....all of them and of course the proximity to great restaurants and piers. I think the artist take on cartoon caricatures is an out of the box way to "draw" customers in for a pic! 

Feb 15, 2017 04:13 PM #4
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That's a pretty inspiring view to enjoy while you work. What a neat idea this guy has. 

Feb 15, 2017 04:19 PM #5
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The Pier is great fun to visit, for an hour or two. The cartoons were a neat idea and it seems that he does pretty well from what he told me Hannah Williams  I bet there are plenty of visitors who enjoy having this done.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2017 04:24 PM #6
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I thought it was very clever Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  and it's certainly not a talent I possess. I love our beaches and it's fun to explore them and see how different they are from remote to urban!

Jeff

Feb 15, 2017 05:03 PM #7
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Good evening Jeff Dowler ,

This is so cool..I hope this artist makes enough to make a living..pretty cool to have a view and talent to create mini master pieces!

Feb 15, 2017 05:31 PM #8
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Now that's a great job! It's fun, entertaining, and exciting for the customers too!

I'm glad you got behind the scenes to show us what they were doing! 

Feb 15, 2017 05:51 PM #9
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Caricatures are a hoot and the better the artist the funnier they come out

Feb 15, 2017 06:52 PM #10
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Excellent photo Jeff. I have visited Santa Monica almost every time I was in the LA area.

Feb 15, 2017 07:14 PM #11
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Debbie Laity  - yep, that view is pretty hard to take and it doesn't capture the view for miles up the coast past Malibu! As I recall this was a beautiful summer day and everyone was out and about.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2017 08:03 PM #12
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Hi Dorie Dillard  - I would imagine he does other work. Not sure this would pay well enough and if he is talented there are other avenues for his skills.

Patricia Feager -  I enjoyed watching him create for a few minutes.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2017 08:07 PM #13
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That's true Ed Silva  I really admire that kind of talent, which I certainly don't have!

It's a fn city to visit - there is so much to do and see, with great beaches, shopping and dining Noah Seidenberg 

Jeff

Feb 15, 2017 08:08 PM #14
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These folks are always entertaining to watch while they work!

Feb 15, 2017 08:45 PM #15
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Santa Monica Pier is definitely worth visiting and 3rd Street Promenade.  I had some fun there in my college days.  Great photo! -Kasey

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I love to see your city through your eyes Jeff Dowler 

Feb 15, 2017 10:20 PM #17
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Good morning Jeff.  Better grab one or two of those.  Who knows one of these days they may become famous and you'll have it at a nominal price.

Feb 16, 2017 02:21 AM #18
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Hi Jeff -- indeed Santa Monica is a very special place.   I agree everyone who has the opportunity should visit at least once.  

Feb 16, 2017 06:55 AM #19
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Nathan Gesner  - being a big art fan I always enjoy watching artists at work.

Kasey & John Boles and the team at Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC  - oh yes, I spent many hours at the 3rd Street Promenade when visiting our daughter at USC. Of course that was before we moved here to SoCal. Now it's only 1.5 hours away!

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 10:29 AM #20
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Thanks for the kind words Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

You never know, right James Dray ?

Santa Monica is a fun place to explore for sure Michael Jacobs 

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 10:39 AM #21
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