Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus

is an American former professional football player, sports commentator, and actor. He played football as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1965 to 1973. Through those nine seasons he was invited to eight Pro Bowls, named a first-team All-Pro six times, and was twice recognized by his peers as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. Renowned as a fierce tackler and for the relentless effort with which he played, Butkus is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most intimidating linebackers in pro football history.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Butkus played his entire football career in his home state, which began at Chicago Vocational High School. As a college football player at the University of Illinois, he was a linebacker and center for the Fighting Illini. A two-time consensus All-American, he led the Illini to a Rose Bowl victory in 1963 and was deemed the most valuable player in the Big Ten Conference, and in 1964 he was named college football’s Lineman of the Year by United Press International (UPI). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Butkus was drafted by the Bears as the third overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft. He soon established himself as a ball hawk with his penchant for forcing turnovers. In his NFL career, he intercepted 22 passes, recovered 27 fumbles (a record when he retired),[a] and was responsible for causing many more fumbles with his jarring tackles. His tackling ability earned him both admiration and trepidation from opposing players. According to Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones, Butkus “was a well-conditioned animal, and every time he hit you, he tried to put you in the cemetery, not the hospital.”[1] In 2009, the NFL Network named Butkus the most feared tackler of all time.

Butkus is credited with having defined the middle linebacker position, and is still viewed as the “gold standard by which other middle linebackers are measured.”[2] He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979, and his No. 51 jersey is retired by the Bears. Following his playing career, Butkus began careers in acting, sports commentary, and celebrity endorsement. He is active in philanthropy through the Butkus Foundation, which manages various charitable causes.

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Custom Utah Caricature Commissions

Looking for a new and unique gift.  Commission a custom caricature today.  Doug Stout is one of Utah’s top Caricature artists and you won’t be disappointed with the final results of your own commissioned art piece.  Utah Caricature is growing and caricatures are being used for all types of events.  Birthdays, retirement parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, trade shows, and much more. Browse through Doug’s portfolio and start the creative process today by contacting him at doodleartstudios@gmail.com. Doug has been creating Utah Caricature for over 10 years now and can caricature just about anything.

Tom Richmond, a well known caricature and Mad Magazine artist, describes caricature art this way –

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Salt Lake Live Caricatures for All Ocassions

Nows the time to start thinking about booking artist, Doug Stout, for your next event!  He specializes in live caricature art work which is a unique, fun, and creative gift idea for parties, corporate events, trade shows, wedding receptions and more. Doug is based in Salt Lake City, Utah but is will travel if expenses met.

Doug has been creating caricatures for the past 9 years with a unique and fun style. There isn’t another style like it in the state of Utah.  Browse through his gallery then start thinking when to book him at your next event.

Some fun info:

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Caricature Christmas Cards

The holiday season is just around the corner!!  Make this season unique with a caricature Christmas card from Doodle Art Studios.  Customize your Christmas card this year with caricature art depicting your favorite hobbies, interests, likes, etc.  It will definitely be the card everyone will talk about and keep. Contact Doodle Art today to get your caricature Christmas card ordered before the holiday seeason is over.  The process is easy.  Once your order is requested send close up photos of those to be inlcuded on the card plus indicated there interests, hobbies, etc.  A quick sketch is created for your approval then depending on detail your card can be ready in 7 days.  The final image is a high resolution digital file which is copyright free.  Get one today!!

A little history of Hallmark Cards:

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Utah Caricature – SLC Comic Con 2014

Well the Salt Lake Comic is over and what a crowd.  Pretty crazy overall. I was a little disappointed I wasn’t placed in the Artist Alley but apparently there is some lame SLC Comic Con rule that Utah Caricature artists cannot be in the same realm as the “real” artist.  It still was quite the adventure and I learned a lot from my first Comic Con as a vendor.  Utah caricature is still not as big as it could be and maybe that’s why they have some rule banning caricature artist from being around the “official” artists.  Anyway, I posted a few photos of my live caricature work during the SLC Con.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

Exciting news!  I’ll be display my art at this years Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 held at the Salt Palace Convention Center September 4, 5, and 6.  Should be a blast.  Please come visit me at my artist table located at section Green #32.  I’ll be offering live caricature drawings as well as t-shirts with some of my favorite caricature artwork. Other caricature art work merchandise will also be offered.  Stay tuned for free special offers either here at my website or on my  instagram at #doodleartstudios.  Of course, you be able to order a personalized full, detailed color caricature and I’ll explain the process involved (very easy).  I can create caricatures through the use of the digital medium or through traditional methods such as acrylics, oils, and watercolors.

Very excited to be part of this year’s Con in Salt Lake and hopefully meet a lot of you.  In fact, mention you saw this blog and receive a free live caricature at my booth (Green #32).

Here’s a little about the Salt Lake Comic Con:

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Utah Caricature at the Outdoor Retailer Show

Come visit me the Keen Footwear booth during the Salt Lake Outdoor retailer show Aug 6-8th.  I’ll be drawing free live caricatures for all those visiting Keen. I’m a utah caricature artist who loves to do a little exaggeration on any face. The show will be a lot of fun so be sure to stop by and say “hello”. Utah caricature is becoming bigger and bigger but not many artist can get a good likeness yet still exaggerate facial features.

Keen has some fantastic products and footwear.  Here’s a little info about them:

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American Greeting Cards – Aug 2nd

Come join me and American Greeting cards this August 2nd between 10am-4pm at Harmon’s grocery store at 672 East 11400 South in Draper Utah.  I’ve been hired by Kaman’s Art Shoppes Inc to draw live caricatures to help American greeting Card’s marketing promotion in the greater Salt Lake City area.  The caricatures are free to all those who come! Check out my gallery and get excited about having your caricature drawn…and do a little grocery shopping at the same time. It’s a great time and worth traveling to Harmon’s store for a very unique drawing of yourself and picking out some great American Greeting cards for all occasions.  I promise to be NICE!!

Live caricatures are one of my specialties and can be drawn in a variety of styles.  The most common are the black and white “carnival” style.  Other styles include colored “carnival” style, air brushed drawings, and highlighted drawings on toned (colored) paper. So, come and say “hello” to me, Doug Stout, and see what style I’ll be drawing.

Here’s a little info about the American Greetings Corporation:

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Get a unique caricature


Get a unique and creative caricature today by artist Doug Stout from Salt Lake City Utah. He specializes in creating amazing caricature art work which take on the personality of the person being drawn.  Custom caricatures can be either humorous, dramatic, inspiring, or symbolic in nature.

It’s an easy process to get your unique gift. First contact Doug for the initial sketch.  Following a reply, email Doug 3-4 photos of the subject.  Make sure the photos are clear and represent a good likeness of the person to be drawn.  Close-up shots are best and it’s nice to see any personality if possible. Along with the photos describe any background elements, props, wording you would like to accompany the image.  It’s not necessary to have any background elements, props, etc.  Sometimes just a simple caricature  is best.  Once the photos are received Doug will created a quick sketch and for your approval before starting any art work.  Once the sketch is approved a quote will be given plus a time frame of how long it will take.

Quotes will vary depending on the amount of detail of the caricature art requested. Basically, there are 4 categories:

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