Topic: Gift

Caricature gift

Artist John recently completed this caricature for a client who was giving it as a gift for a friend who is opening a new fitness centre.
They said:

Hi Matt,
Thank-you so much for all your help in organising this caricature for me. John did an amazing job & my girlfriend just loved it.
Such a fabulous unique gift John created.
Thanks again
Penny

caricature gift

Couple with car caricature

Here is a great caricature of a guy and his girl and his Mini!

The artist was caricaturist Luis.

Like it? Order a caricature of your own – birthday, wedding, retirement, or for social media use.

car caricature

Retirement caricature

Retirement gift are a great time to think about caricatures because caricature make such great gifts for people who are retiring.

The reason is you can include elements that personalize the image – in fact every image is custom created from scratch.

In this example the man retiring was involved in ship engineering. So he has a picture of the ship he was first involved with on the wall. Plus he has “Steam Engineering” on the spine of the book beside him as his speciality is that type of marine power plant. In addition a specific nameplate on his desk and his famous reference library behind.

So why not browse more retirement caricatures for ideas and browse our artists to see who’s style you like best!

Graduation caricature

Here is a fun Graduation Caricature. What better way to celebrate graduating after years of hard study that with a highly memorable piece of art!

Background to this art:

It’s a gift for his graduation ceremony (completed PhD in Biomedical Science). I would like to make it funny.
As a kid he had a dream to operate bulldozer, but it turned out that he became a doctor of medical science,
so if we can have him in a middle and on one side bulldozer, on the other his lab. His research is about
(CMV) Likes cricket, Top Gear, Sydney Swans and Bulldogs.

I think you will agree, as did the customer, it turned out great!

graduation caricature

When is a caricature not a piece of art?

This is a bit of a conundrum question because first we need to establish that a caricature is in fact a piece of art.

It is interesting that people will often depreciate a caricature, not comparing it to say a portrait or other artwork. In fact many caricatures take just as long and in some cases a bit longer owing to the thought that is placed into the selection of photos to use as the basis for the art and the thought and work to create the often additional inclusions of the artwork.

So with that behind us, let me tell you when a caricature is NOT a piece of art.

It all has to do with the final use. In the case of Caricature King caricatures it is important to think of them as not a piece of art (when in fact they are) but as something else….

They are in fact an emotion. Like Dr Who traveling in time, so the emotion of a caricature is both subtle and complex and interspersed over a period of time.

> Time-frame one. The design stage is when emotion of a number of people is involved. First, once the decision to create a caricature is made, there is the thought as to what to include in it. Here there is excitement, discovery and creativity both on the part of the person ordering the caricature, but also the team at Caricature King who often help the customer realize hidden aspects, which are used to add extra subtlety and complexity to the art.

> Time-frame two. The joy of seeing the finished product and anticipation of the giving. This stage maybe be shared with family or work colleagues adding to the pensive excitement!

> Time-frame three. The giving. Here there is a wide range of emotions from nervous excitement, discovery, uncertainty, amazement, joy expressed as laughter, relief, congratulation (to the person who’s wonderful idea it was!) and happiness.

Yes, a caricature is an emotional investment in a gift. This cannot be matched by just about any other gift because a caricature is unique, it s personal, it shows a level of thought and ingenuity that it recognized and appreciated by the recipient.

So is a caricature a piece of art? Of course, but it is soooo much more!