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 :)

 

Wedding invitation idea – caricature

If you are looking for ideas for a wedding invitation, then a caricature can provide a nice way that is not excessively formal, but still can have class.

Here is a (cropped) version of one recently completed by artist Luis.

As you can see there is the sign to include the information.

Any of our artists can create a unique and fun caricature for your wedding invitation, sign-in picture or gift for someone you know who is getting married.

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Say “Thank you for coming to our wedding” – with a difference!

Weddings are great affairs, with the organization in the lead-up to the big day, plus those few hours when you are more famous than anyone else in the world and then the honeymoon.

Of course then it is time to say Thank You! to all those people who attended and provided gifts and helped make your day soooo special.

One great way to pass on your thanks is through a fun caricatured thank-you card like this:

caricature wedding thank you card This example was drawn by Zalo. A nice simple style, but of course we have several other artists so you can find a style to suit your tastes. Wording is included.

While we do not handle printing of the cards we do suggest these printers in the USA and Australia.

How to use a caricature as a wedding sign-in board

Recording well-wisher’s messages at a wedding is a great thing to do. But instead of a plain old guest book that will sit in a drawer, why not look at an idea that can be proudly displayed on a wall and enjoyed for years to come?

This can be achieved using a caricature as a framed print with an extra wide mat.

Here is an example:

wedding sign in board example
wedding sign in board example

As you can see there is plenty of space for signatures.

We offer this as an option to your caricature order Рthe width of the matting and the size of the print are flexible, so if you are having more or less guests, then this is easily catered for.  Just ask and we will provide a price based on your needs.

The framed print is shipped ready to unwrap and use – the glass is packed behind so after the event it can easily be placed into its correct position.

This idea works great for engagement parties, graduations, Christenings, or any other event where people might like to leave their best wishes.

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Want to discuss your needs, please visit our contact page. Look at more wedding caricature samples and ideas.

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New look wedding caricatures from artist John

Here is a new look wedding caricature courtesty of our newest artist, John. Of course you can have a caricature in any theme you want.

Hand coloured, John’s style is quite realistic in a comic way. You can see more samples here.

These wedding themed caricatures are all drawn from scratch and are 100% original according to your instructions. A wedding theme caricature is great for:

  • wedding invitations,
  • date claimers,
  • wedding sign-in boards
  • gifts for the wedding party (group caricature)
  • to mark the buck/stag night¬† ;)

John also has special prices for large groups – please contact us for a quote.

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