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Artist of the Day: Marlo Meekins

Marlo Meekins’s observational, drawing and painting skills are exceptional. She fantastically distorts specific shapes and forms of peoples’ bodies to Basil Wolverton extremes. Her sense of humor and fearlessness in execution are equally responsible for the humorous, grotesque, appeal of her work.

Marlo Meekins

She has an older blog with many oil paintings and drawings, and a more frequently updated Tumblr with more of her comics and short gag cartoons.

Marlo Meekins

Live drawing as a caricature artist is a form of performance itself, so it isn’t a stretch that Marlo has expanded her artistic output to live-action videos and, more recently, Vine pieces.

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  • Jorge Garrido

    Good choice. The third image, of Katie Rice, is one of the greatest, most inventive caricatures I’ve ever seen. Where did she think of that? Marlo is a great artist and writer, both skilled and innovative, and a very very good person: an inspiration.

    This post is a perfect present for Barbara Streisand Day!

  • MeekinsFan89

    Literally wish Marlo was my mom.

    Just kidding but kind of not really. She’s a huge role model for me as not only a woman in animation, but as one of the crudest and most gross-funny cartoonists out there. I love her tumblr and her ‘advice for young artists’ post on her older blog is one of my most-visited bookmarks.

  • THANK You Chris!!!!!!!!!!!