December 5th, 2014
A customer contacted me about getting a caricature gift for a man who was a worker at Starbucks and who, after a couple of years diligent work, was leaving.
This guy was evidently a great employee, had a bit of fun attitude and so they wanted to provide a leaving gift that would remind him of his days at Starbucks.
The resulting caricature art of this Starbucks guy is the gift they gave. What a great idea….and all we needed was a photo to create this custom art gift.
Art by caricaturist Harry who can do work for you too!
November 14th, 2014
Golfers and caricatures seem to go together like sand traps and golf balls…. made for each other!
Here is a fun caricature by artist Harry of a golfer, with the colors and the logo done to request by the client. Golfing caricatures are a popular retirement gift idea.
This example was drawn by caricature artist Harry. You can also browse the styles of other artist’s golfing caricatures here
November 10th, 2014
As we approach the end of the year, many long-term employees are using the end of the calendar year to also mark their retirement date.
So comes the question for the business or government department – WHAT ARE WE GOING TO GET AS A RETIREMENT GIFT??
While there are some typical gifts, perhaps the most fun,and one that can incorporate aspects of the worker’s time at work and their hobbies or intended activities after retirement is a piece of custom art.
At caricatureking.com we have a range of artists and styles that will suit the gift recipient – and one they will be proud to hang on their wall at home in fond remembrance of their time at work.
Here is a sample by artist George (logo smudged purposefully for this example)
To order your caricature just visit our main page
December 7th, 2013
I was going to title this post “Why your Mother was Wrong when she Stopped you Pulling Faces in Family Photos”. Bit long, but I still have the same thing to say…a straight face is a bad and even worse, a Boring face.
A smile is better, but when it comes to the world of humorous art, pulling a funny face for your photo makes a great caricature. What we don’t want are passport or drivers licence style expressions. Keep those for your morgue photos.
Here is a recent example created by Harry, there the client’s staff rose to the occasion and were not only willing but eager to have their photos taken with wacky expressions!!
Sure as this was a caricature of the guys doing the haka meant they were more inclined to pull a face in front of the camera, but having some fun expressions really opens up the opportunity for something truly creative.
Next time you are wanting a fun caricature for a family caricature (oh WOW, couldn’t we have some fun!) retirement, birthday, anniversary, or even wedding invitation (no better time to pull a face) remember, have fun!!
Questions or comment, please let me know
November 24th, 2013
Often we have requests for group caricatures with a LOT of additional people. Generally (though not always) the price has the client settling for an artwork that is more price attractive.
Here is one example. How to include 143 other people in the artwork, without drawing each one and the cost going through the roof? The answer of course is a montage. This montage took six hours to assemble, rather like a jigsaw puzzle.
The art then proudly featured front and centre.
The artist was Eddie