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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Pilot caricature picture

Here is a fun caricature by artist Zalo.

The subject, Brian like to fly his gyrocopter. As he is the pilot, his friends thought it would be great fun to see him in his Captain’s uniform!!

This image shows how nice a black and white caricate can be. It looked really good as a 16×20 poster print.

pilot caricature

If you would like a fun caricature for Father’s Day, birthday gift or retirement present, we have a number of artists who can do a style to suit you!

Capturing character with a caricature

Sometimes it does not take too much to create a really nice piece of caricature art. No fancy props, complex background or high tech input.

Here is a nice simple caricature by artist Zalo. It shows that from a photo that is fairly ordinary (especially is others are in it, as was the case in this sample before it was cropped) this can be used as the basis for something special.

A caricature like this can be poster printed, framed, printed onto a T-shirt or coffee mug, used as a social website avatar, blog etc.

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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.

Caricature gift for young film-maker

Its a nice thing when siblings recognise the achievements for their kids, and this was the case when student Joshua Walsh reached the finals of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival for his film Pencil Town.

The caricature was also denoting Joshua’s high school graduation plus including aspects of his family, who he holds dear and his keen interest in photography.

Artist Zalo was given the task of bringing this project to life and here is the result (the banner is added later).

Pencil Town

Pencil Town

The final work was well received and sure to be occupying a place of price in Joshua’s room