My name is Dan Foster, owner of Dan's Portraits and Caricatures, established in 2000 (after retiring  from the US Air Force) and located just outside of Dayton, OH.

     My services include live cartoon portraits and caricatures of people and pets. I like to present a professional appearance, draw from a French easel, using white card stock paper, and provide clear plastic bags to protect your drawing. I strive for an attractive likeness while keeping it fun. I often refer to my drawings of the ladies as "Glamourcatures". It is, however, open season when I draw men. ;)

    When it comes to live caricature and cartoon portrait services, please consider me for: Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Birthdays, Grand Openings, Family Reunions, Trade Shows, School Events and Dances, After-Proms, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Dog Shows, etc.

I also do detailed studio work using graphite pencil, pen-and-ink, and pencil colors. Although you'll find examples of my studio work on this site, please visit and "like" my Facebook fan page: Dan's Portraits and Caricatures, where you can see more recent examples of my live work.

Here are some customers who have hired me directly or indirectly for my services:
Wright Patterson Credit Union, Wachovia Insurance, GE Money, Mars Candy Co., Dick's Sporting Goods, Meijer, Dayton Progress, University of Dayton, Procter and Gamble, McAfee Heating and Air,Tanner Heating and Air Conditioning, Ohio State University, Brookhaven Retirement Community, Kokosing, Xavier University, Whirpool, Vanderbilt University, Homewood Suites, Event Connections, CareSource, Cincinnati KinderCare, Jungle Jims, Dave and Buster's, Salvation Army, Florence Freedom (stadium), and NCR Country Club.