Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chuck Morris and his caricatures

Casa Bonita is a Mexican Restaurant in Denver, Colorado. Our hosts had already told us that the food over there was not all that great, but the ambience was something worth experiencing.
I am sure that all the guests to this place had themselves clicked in front of the fountain which was just at the entrance.



The place is colourfully decorated and the seating arrangements are at different levels.




Entertainment, especially for the kids was the order of the day (or rather night) with some one or the other jumping into this pool of water.



There was a small booth in which you could get yourself clicked with the full regalia for a small fee.
I found this girl making funny faces every time the cameraman said “ready”



There were musicians serenading and going around every table keeping the mood buoyant.  


But the best that I liked was the caricatures done by Mr Chuck Morris.

He talked to his customers and made them feel at ease while he sketched them. Transforming from a simple pencil sketch to an almost live colourful portrait is an art that he has mastered. You can see the transformation in the three minute video.



I noticed that whenever he drew, his left hand always went under the board. Could be a habit from the time he started sketching. His rates too were reasonable.



I had half a mind to get myself drawn but when the restaurant closed for the day, I found that Chuck still had customers waiting in line. So I had to forgo my aspiration of “looking funny”

Maybe next time Chuck J


23 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

That would be quite the evening without Mr. Morris. My grand daughters have a caricature done almost every year at a show we visit. It's been an interesting progression.

Daisy said...

That looked like a fun place to visit. I would have liked watching the caricaturist work and would have wanted one made of me too if there had been time. Loved the ending on your video! Haha!

Ms Sparrow said...

That sounds like a great place to go on vacation!

SweetMarie said...

You have the most fun! Mr Morris is a talented artist. :)
Have a great week!

Destiny's child... said...

Looks like so much fun! :)

Sandhya said...

Enjoyed the video! This place is for just enjoying, I think! Chuck sounds very interesting! I am always fascinated by people who do this at malls too!

Rama Ananth said...

Holidaying in the US?
Sounds like a nice place to visit, despite the food not being so good. I love watching such artists and the sketches they come up with.

RGB said...

Seems like a fun place. Those exaggerated expressions by that lady were indeed funny. And yeah...Chuck has the talent!

Haddock said...

Thanks Daisy. I try to make it a point to link some part of the video to the music so that it looks connected and interesting.

Haddock said...

Yes Joanne, your grand daughters are doing the right thing and they must be comparing it with the previous ones.

Haddock said...

Yes Ms Sparrow, we enjoyed it.

Haddock said...

Agree on that about Mr Morris.

Haddock said...

Yes it was fun and got to observe new things.

Haddock said...

Glad you enjoyed the video Sandhya. I will try to send the link of this to Mr Chuck.

Haddock said...

Yes Rama, we had a three week trip on the west coast and am back in India now.

Haddock said...

Oh yes RGB, that girl always came up with a new face when it was time to click.

Usha Menon said...

The place looks amazing. With all the fun and frolic ,it must be very enjoyable. Food does'nt matter. The video is really marvellous.

Christine said...

Lovely photos, I feel as if I was there!

Haddock said...

Yes Usha the place was good for the ambiance. Glad you enjoyed the video.

Haddock said...

That was the idea Christine, to take you through a guided tour :-)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I loved getting to see the place through your eyes. It looks like a fun place to visit!

Haddock said...

Yep Lisa it was a fun place. Glad you enjoyed it.

deeps said...

I liked that painting-man… and of course the girl making face, you have captured it all its richness