A famous person and me caricature!

Sometimes we get asked to draw someone alongside some famous person….and this might appear to be the case in this instance, except that yes this guy did actually go for a ride with Jay Leno in one of his antique cars :)

With just a subtle hint of a Christmas (the art is going to be used as a greeting card) with the couple’s two cats and of course Jay in the scene (well….it was HIS car!)

The art was completed by caricature artist Luis and he is able to start new orders within days…now is the perfect time for greeting card art, or Christmas gifts – people LOVE getting art of themselves. They enjoy seeing the artist’s interpretation of them.

jay leno caricature with friends

 

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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Family caricatures – something special

Having a great photograph of all the extended family is something that is often hard, if not impossible to achieve. From a family history perspective, getting an image with everyone together  is important.

But the truth is that family members live far away, or cannot all get together for the photo. If they can Aunty Mavis has fallen asleep, the kids are distracted and looking in the wrong direction and baby Joe is crying and Mom Lucy is looking frazzled!!

One option is to invest in something special and have a family caricature created. This has many benefits and can achieve things not possible in a photo:

  • You can include everyone, even if they are far away – simply by having a photo of them is enough to have them included and that photo can be taken at your leisure so it shows people how you want them to be shown!
  • Through the addition of props, you can show what their interest is, or something that is associated with them like their occupation.
  • You can get good poses for people as required.
  • By supplying photos of people with a desired expression, you can create unique interactions between family members, like brothers sharing a joke, or Granny pointing and smiling at something one of the kids is doing.
  • Things can be as formal or informal as you wish.

We have some examples of family caricatures of our group caricatures page

Family caricature by artist George

Family caricature by artist George

The final digital product is easily shared around the family, and unlike a professional portrait photographer, you can make as many copies as you like without paying any more.

If you are interested in having a family caricature drawn, please contact Matt via our contact page (or use the live chat tool to the left) for pricing.

Caricature greeting cards

I don’t know if you are like me and get a pile of mundane cards in the weeks before Christmas.

Apart from the percentage that are identical on the outside (and some even appear to be almost identical on the inside!) most are uninspiring – send….well I guess because that’s what we do at this time of year.

But Greeting cards are a way to renew relationships, with personal acquaintances, relatives and on the commercial angle, business.

What better way to create an impression, to cut through the sea of stack standard cards than to have your own custom cards.

Sound hard? Well its not. Get a caricature created (we size it up and everything and even put on the text you want) and then have it printed using our print partner (they even supply the envelopes).

Easy – all you have to do is write your personal note inside each one and you have created a memorable moment for each and every person who receives one.

Check out the details here