Photo suitability

This page is a reference and guide about photos suitability as reference material for caricatures. We see the good, the bad and the useless.

When selecting photos for you caricature, please think about the artist and his view of you.

If I were sitting 1.5 meters from you, how big is my head compared to the screen? Yes it would fill it! Our email can accept big files, so don’t be shy about sending great pictures

Also, for really fun caricatures, if you have pictures of people pulling wacky faces they are great!! Faces with blank expressions are hard to make into a fun caricature, unless that’s the way they are in real life!

Remember, if you are wanting more that one person in the final art, they DO NOT have to be in the same picture. Better to have one or two individual of each person to get the details, that a poor group picture.

If you are downloading from Facebook, see this guide – How to download best quality images from Facebook

Photos taken with cell/mobile phones are good as long as you get close!

Here are some sample shots and comments:

This one is of course way to small. Yes someone actually sent this!
Also too small. The artist cannot see any facial detail.
This image is poor  both in terms of size and that it is dark
While the expressions are great, this is about as small as the artists are happy using.

Bigger the better!

  This image is perfect! Close, good resolution and a great expression!!

If you are unsure if your image is suitable, please email it to and we will advise.The thing to remember is that the better the photo, the better the result.

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