Why a straight face is a bad face

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!!

haka wariior dance caricature picture 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 :)

 

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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Having fun on my bike-wedding caricature

While many of caricature artist John‘s customers ask for an image based on an existing image, here is one that is fun and different.

Importantly it captures elements outside just the day itself.

Remember, all our work is created from scratch, so feel free to order anything you can imagine from our team of caricature artists

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biker rider wedding caricature

biker rider wedding caricature

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