"Simon – thank you so much for the caricatures, you are a fantastic caricaturist!
Really appreciate your timely delivery and such a quality product!!!"
"Everyone immediately warmed to his humorous personality and he really helped the party to go with a swing. I would recommend anyone planning entertainment at their party to book Simon to draw caricatures. . . "
Caricatures drawn LIVE by professional Caricaturist at parties in London
ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS with a caricaturist roaming the party drawing quick caricature portraits within five minutes each!
or PHONE me on 07790 893239 anytime
or PHONE me on 07790 893239 anytime
Although one of the top caricaturists in London, I am a party cartoonist who can travel anywhere. Indeed, I have been booked for parties, exhibitions and conferences all over Europe. Let me know if you need live entertainment
caricatures at your event.
And, of course, you don't have to have your caricatures at parties and events drawn on paper! More and more these days I am being asked to draw digital caricatures by cartooning on a variety of electronic devices.
How on-the-spot caricaturing works
The way an event works with a caricaturist entertaining guests varies according to requirements. Often there is a reception with guests arriving and having a few drinks before sitting down to dinner. This is where having caricatures drawn on the spot can really help break the ice and bond the guests as they share their cartoon portraits with each other.
Then, the party caricaturist can circulate the dining hall drawing selected individuals at the tables while they eat.
Sometimes, it seems more convenient if the caricaturist is seated in the same spot receiving 'victims' to draw their cartoons as and when they wish. At exhibitions where the caricatures are being used to attract visitors, two comfortable chairs are essential.
Drawing caricatures of everyone
Sometimes, if the numbers are realistic, a caricaturist can draw everyone at an event. Based on an average of twelve caricatures per hour (heads and shoulders only), you can get around 30 cartoon portraits done in three hours.
With bigger events, you can hire more artists to active the maximum number of caricatures possible. As part of the elite circle of professional entertainment caricaturists I can always provide back up.
Each recipient gets to keep a print out on the spot or to have the caricature emailed direct from the device.Samsung have recently used a lot of caricaturists to demonstrate both their Galaxy Note phone and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
But will my guests be upset by their caricatures?
This is always a chance you take with any entertainment. Will my guests like it? Having had a career as a party caricaturist for over twenty years I can safely say that not one person has been upset by my caricatures. Of course, I always respect those who say that they would rather not be drawn but even they sometimes relent after seeing the success of the other caricatures.
My personal style inclines towards the mild while trying not to become so saccharine-sweet as to lose the actual likeness of the person.
As an ex-newspaper/magazine caricaturist I understand that the essential component of a true caricature is to accentuate the sizes and shapes of each facial feature. However, as an entertainment, I understand that certain features need to be toned down. Braces on teeth, for instance, or extreme plumpness never find their way into the finished caricature. Below you can see some typical examples of caricature artwork produced live at parties.
LATEST BLOG POST!
Celebrity caricature of Cate Blanchett
THE LATEST IN my series of celebrity caricatures features the incredibly-boned Australian actress Cate Blanchett, so perfectly cast as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings.
If you're wondering why there's been an Australian theme to my work recently, it's because a gallery out there has enquired about exhibiting some of my caricatures so I thought I'd try to supply some familair faces as well as the more homegrown celebs.
The great thing about Cate Blanchett is the shape of her face combined with the long nose and wide, thick-lipped mouth. There's plenty there for a caricaturist to get stuck into.
Caricatures drawn from photos are not only for celebrities though. Anyone can have them. They make great gifts and presnets for weddings, birthdays or office commemorations and leaving presents.