January 27th, 2009
You can use caricatures for all sorts of things, from saying farewell to retiring work colleagues (or those moving jobs) to thank you and family memoirs.
Another fun caricature that we have orders for are for wedding proposals – either as port of the proposal or as a way or remembering the proposal.
Here is one that caricature artist George created – the client had it made into a jigsaw puzzle and as the last piece was put in place, the groom was there with the ring, in the exact place depicted in the caricature. Was this life imitating art or an artwork of life?
Of course the proposal moment is special and worthy of creating a visual memory – but how if there is no-one with a camera, or the even takes place high above the ground?
Artist George once again came up with the goods based on the clients brief.
Was the proposal totally unexpected? Don’t lose the moment!
So don’t let that magic moment slip away. Wedding proposal caricatures are fun!
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October 17th, 2008
I was in the USA recently and one thing struck me about California – warnings…..
Everything seemed to have a warning notice posted to it. I guess in the most litigious state in the most litigious nation it is the be expected.
So I thought it only fair to post a warning about our caricatures. Here goes:
WARNING – CARICATURES
You are advised that the ordering and presentation of a caricature as a gift in whatever form that features the person or persons for whom the gift is intended is likely to cause many of the following effects:
- A feeling of goodwill from the recipient towards the giver as an individual or group
- Look of amazement on the face of the recipient
- Cheers and clapping amongst the group
Caricature King nor its artists can in no way can be help responsible for the emotional satisfaction that will come from your decision to order a caricature and subsequently present it as a gift.
Here is an example:
So don’t say we did not warn you – caricatures do make great gifts and the giving is a wonderful and memorable occasion!!
July 28th, 2008
When it comes to gift giving, time can be our worst enemy. SUDDENLY the event for the gift giving has arrived and that perfect gift, well you want to give something unique, but how and from where is not yet thought about.
Of course we know that the perfect gift is a custom caricature from one of the talented artists at Caricature King.
But as some people discover, it is not always possible to get a caricature in 24-48 hours. Apart from existing workloads, it also takes time to create perfection.
So what to do…..?
An increasing number of people are finding the solution to last minute gift ideas is to give a Caricature Gift Certificate instead.
Easily delivered via email within 24 hours, all you have to do is print it out and hand it over!
The certificate can be for any amount that corresponds to caricature product prices, so if you want to give “2 full bodies in scene, then you can, and the recipient of the gift certificate can then choose which artist they like best!!
Read about how to give a Caricature Gift Certificate
January 29th, 2008
I am regularly asked for ideas for caricature gifts. When it is for a couple or group, my suggestion is normally to depict some aspect that is common to each person, that each will be able to recognise and appreciate the not only the artwork, but also the thought of the gift giver. Some time the gift giver is in the image, as in this example.
This was the brief given to caricature artist George :
The three of us – husband Rob, Wife Laura and Puppy Lacy in a black and Silver Ranger Bass Boat fishing on a wooded lake. The lake has dead trees and stumps coming out of the water and on one of the trees, there is a snagged light green frog lure dangling from a branch. In the back ground a Bass has jumped out of the water. Laura is wearing a light blue turquoise halter style tankini. Rob is wearing denim shorts and a white three button polo shirt (no Pocket) and lacy has a pink collar with a light purple heart shaped tag that reads LACY. Lacy’s bottom teeth are usually showing over her lip. The whole scene I have described is something my husband and I do almost every day in the summer, so pardon me if I’m being so detailed.
And the result:
The customer ordered a framed print and this was the response on receipt:
I LOVE IT!! It looks great!! Please tell George he is THE BEST!!!!! I wish you could both see the smile on my face!!
It has been a pleasure working with you both!
Thanks so much!!!
If you would like to get a wonderful caricature anniversary gift, please visit caricature artist George’s page
January 29th, 2008
Here is a recent job completed by caricature artist Zalo.
The client’s brief was:
Please make it a caricature of the photos not a portrait. The plan is to make it fun! The women in the photo likes to bowl, plays volleyball and softball. The man in the photo likes to trap shoot and works in the oil fields. They are both from western Kansas, USA and love watching Kansas Jayhawk college basketball. The caricature is a gift for their 30th Wedding Anniversary.
Did they like it? Here’s what they said:
Thank you for the wonderful caricature. My parents will love it. Zalo did a great job of interpreting the overall concept that I wanted through two digital photos and a few descriptive sentences. I would recommend Zalo to anyone who is looking for a high quality caricature. The customer service was great and the turn-around time was unbelievable. You all exceeded my expectations by a long shot. I’ll try to forward a photo of my parents with their caricature if at all possible for your website. Thanks again for a job well done. – Andrea Legleiter
If you’d like to turn an ordinary photo into a special gift and get a caricature drawn by Zalo, please visit Zalo’s page on our website