Topic: characature

Getting into the new year – caricatures here we come!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas/New Year break. In some parts of the world it seems weather was the greatest focus, even overshadowing gifts and get-togethers.

So the New Year brings with it renewed hope and a renewed focus on many things, including gifts! At this time of year??

While the big gift giving time seems to be behind us, the early part of the year also presents many gift-giving opportunities.

Often this come from people retiring or moving jobs – caricatures provide wonderful scope for a truly personalised gift that cannot be matched by anything else. How else can you include someone’s traits, quirks, interests and life influences all in one gift?

Our caricatures are total custom. We don’t start with templates, though some customers say a scene just like the one on the artist’s sample page.

And why do people love getting caricatures? Interestingly it seems they like to see how other people see them. They like the bit of quirkiness, and the thought that has often gone into the extra elements to make a good picture great!

So think about who you can give a caricature gift to this year – the opportunities are endless…birthdays, weddings, invitations, retirement, moving job, staff profile pics…

Here is a small selection of some recent work that shows the awesome diversity of styles we can provide to suit everyone!

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Happy 50th caricature

Here is a great caricature by characature artist Luis. He is a master of the big head little body style.

The client asked that all of the ‘victims’ sports hobby passions be included in the caricature that was drawn from photo. As you can see, based on the request and the photos supplied a fun caricature has been drawn.

50th birthday characture

Black and White caricature by Zalo

Here is a nice BW caricature by caricaturist Zalo.

He has his own style, more in the true caricature style than some of the other artists who have a more realistic style, but one that has a loyal following – with many of his customers coming back for more.

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Family caricatures – something special

Having a great photograph of all the extended family is something that is often hard, if not impossible to achieve. From a family history perspective, getting an image with everyone together  is important.

But the truth is that family members live far away, or cannot all get together for the photo. If they can Aunty Mavis has fallen asleep, the kids are distracted and looking in the wrong direction and baby Joe is crying and Mom Lucy is looking frazzled!!

One option is to invest in something special and have a family caricature created. This has many benefits and can achieve things not possible in a photo:

  • You can include everyone, even if they are far away – simply by having a photo of them is enough to have them included and that photo can be taken at your leisure so it shows people how you want them to be shown!
  • Through the addition of props, you can show what their interest is, or something that is associated with them like their occupation.
  • You can get good poses for people as required.
  • By supplying photos of people with a desired expression, you can create unique interactions between family members, like brothers sharing a joke, or Granny pointing and smiling at something one of the kids is doing.
  • Things can be as formal or informal as you wish.

We have some examples of family caricatures of our group caricatures page

Family caricature by artist George

Family caricature by artist George

The final digital product is easily shared around the family, and unlike a professional portrait photographer, you can make as many copies as you like without paying any more.

If you are interested in having a family caricature drawn, please contact Matt via our contact page (or use the live chat tool to the left) for pricing.

Something for Star Wars fans – Darth Vader caricature

If you, or someone you know is a Star Wars fan, here is an opportunity to be part of the dark side….with a Darth Vader caricature.

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star wars caricature

Get yours, or a friends head on this great scene. The dramatic pose and the Death Star background sets a great scene!!

All we need is a good head shot of the person and our talented artist will do the rest!

The image is delivered digitally or we can arrange a poster print (USA and Aust. customers only).

Contact Matt for pricing and details

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