Frequently Asked Questions
On the order pages are set product options. These are:
- Digital head/shoulders color caricature with draft
This includes the head and the top of the body down to the level of the armpits. The draft is a line drawing that shows the outline of the final caricature.
If you would like the person dressed in different clothing, or with glasses on or off or other minor variations this is usually included in the set price.
The standard background is white or other plain color, however a graduated color as in the sample can also be requested at no additional cost.
See sample to right.
- Full body color caricature with minor prop and one draft
This product option includes all of the body. Different clothing can be specified.
Props, if desired, are normally non-complex items - and may be something that a person is holding or leaning against.
Typical prop items are a backpacks, a fishing rod or holding a fish, a sporting item, a small musical instrument, a hand tool, or even some lettering, etc.
Backgrounds are either white, plain color or a simple graduated colour.
NOTE: A car, aircraft motorbike if drawn in proportional size to the person, is classed as a person. If it is small (ie a (small) plane flying in the sky) it is then a prop.
See sample to right.
- Digital full body and background with props color caricature with draft
Want to go all out? Full body with background is the way to go.
Here a couple of elements of the person can be included, various hobbies and interests to really support the pose.
It could be a scene or a collection of items. Sometimes simple is best, too many will result in a cluttered look and detract from the main caricture.
Often the full background caricature can tell a story, or twist a funny moment and really expand on it. The possibilities are endless.
See sample to right.
- Black and white
Black and white encompass the inclusions for each product above.
Depending on the artist the BW can be a simple line drawing ideal for Tshirts, or a fully shaded and toned artwork.
- 2 people = 8%,
- 3 people = 11%,
- 4 people = 15%,
- 5 people = 20%.
- 6+ people = 25%
- Really big groups - quote
- Credit card - Mastercard, Diners, Visa, JCB and American Express. This can be via the online payment system or if you prefer you can ring us on +61 409 349 752 (where the + is replaced by the digits you dial from your country to call overseas).
- Paypal - there is a PayPal option in the cart process. If you wish to pay in a currency other than US$, A$ or Euro, we can give you our PayPal email to deposit to. You can also use PayPal for US based cheques - note that work will not be commenced until payment is cleared
- Bank cheque - NOT personal cheques and payment will need to be cleared prior to commencement of work
- Postal order - for Australian customers only
Some caricature definitions:
Caricature A representation, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect. This means a caricature is not a portrait, and under some circumstances may have a limited similarity to the original subject.
Basically it means your nose may not be proportional because it has been exaggerated, or a forehead might be extra high etc. Certain elements of the face or body may adopt different shapes (like smiles) or colour tonings - this is what caricaturing is all about. Please note that each artist has his own style. This is clearly shown on each artist's sample page.
Word Origin Derived from Italian caricare, "to load, burden, or exaggerate".
Therefore, to ensure your satisfaction, please make sure you view the samples pages of each of the artists to find a style that suits you. The style you choose is what you get!
The Caricature King's artists work from a photo/s you supply as part of the ordering process.
Most artists sketch the work and then ink by hand or digitally. While Zalo completes all work by hand, all others others complete the work using digital airbrushing. No matter the method of production the basic caricature product is supplied to you via email. We also provide poster, canvas and framed print options for USA and Australia customers.
Except for one of our artists, caricatures are drawn and digitally air brushed, so the original is what arrives in the email. As our artists are located around the world, we have found that generally post/courier shipment is not feasible and generally very expensive. If you MUST have the original artwork, please contact us and we can discuss. Alternatively, please see the Poster print, Canvas print and Print and Frame options we provide on each artist's order section at the lower part of the artist's pages for both USA and Australia.
Most caricatures are delivered within 6-12 working days of receipt of your picture/s by the artist, sometimes sooner. The expected timeframe is shown on each artists sample page. On occasions, due to public holidays, weekends or periods of high demand etc this time-frame may be a little more. If you have a specific deadline, please inform us of this and we will advise if the artist will be able to meet it, and if there might be an additional charge if urgent.
Yes you can. Please be very clear about the person/people in the image you want included. If you have an image which includes people NOT to be included, that is fine, we can crop it prior to supplying to artist - just be sure to clearly identify who is to be retained.
You must select the number of people in the final caricature during the ordering process. Discounts apply for two or more people in the one caricature (see above), or in separate caricatures. Each person in the photo is priced as a new caricature, even though they may be in the same finished image.
Images need to be at least
2x this size, preferably 3x
Remember - a poor source image may result in a less that optimum output!!
Please try to resize images so the file size is no greater than 1mb. If your photos are too big, resize them, perhaps using software that came with your digital camera.
If your photos are large and you cannot resize, please send in separate emails. See this page for examples
If not evident in the photo, mention hair and eye color.
Caricature King also reserves the right to use versions of any caricature on the artist's sample pages etc. If you specifically do not wish for your caricature to be used as a sample, just let us know.