CARICATURE ILLUSTRATION FROM PHOTO
Here's your chance to be an art director!
Email us your photos and details, we will sketch the people and send you a draft of the caricature illustration for approval and feedback. Once we receive your feedback, we incorporate your changes and draw the additional details.
Our prices range dependent on the number of people and subject matter and start at just $30 per person for a black and white studio caricature illustration from photo. An amazing value for an original piece of art drawn by one of our experience Edmonton Caricature artists. Ask us about out large group discounts.
Our studio caricature illustration services include changes and the final caricature illustration. A high resolution digital file is supplied in your preferred format and color scheme. If you are printing using a commercial print shop we would gladly work with their preferred format.
LIVE TRADITIONAL CARICATURES
Fun fact: Edmonton Alberta is one of the sunniest places in Canada. In the summer, Edmonton can have up to 17 hours of daylight! We can see this joyous fact in everyone we draw.
Our team of Edmonton caricature artists have been providing quality live caricature drawing at events, festivals, parties and more in Edmonton Alberta and surrounding areas since 1991. A proven form of entertainment appropriate for all ages and group sizes from 20 people to infinity. No event is too big or too small.
Live caricature drawing is the perfect addition to any gathering. In just 5 minutes we can put a smile on anyone's face, and your guests walk away with an original piece of artwork. Want to add marketing value? Ask us about our custom templates designed to feature your logo, theme or marketing message.
Book and Edmonton Caricature artist for your next event today!
LIVE DIGITAL/VIRTUAL CARICATURES
Hand drawn art combined with technology is a beautiful thing. Your guests will love watching their caricature come to life as we draw on laptop or tablet and display our digital caricatures for all to see on monitor or projector. Our live digital caricatures sure do draw attention.
Live digital caricatures in Edmonton Alberta have been growing in popularity. The same high quality hand drawn art as traditional caricatures with the added benefit of a versatile digital file sent electronically to your guests in real time. Onsite printing is optional. Perfect for trade show booths and conferences, a great way to attract people and to keep them captivated and entertained. You will love seeing your guests caricatures posted to social media!
Not celebrating in person this year? We offer live virtual caricatures hosted on Zoom. We share our screen for everyone to see the virtual caricature being drawn . We have drawn virtually for birthday parties, holiday parties, employee appreciation events, graduations and student engagement activities. Live caricature drawing meets 2020 needs of spreading joy, giggles and smiles. Virtual caricature drawings are sent to your guests, colleagues, employees and friends real time and make great social media avatars. Share a hashtag with your guests and ask them to tag you!
Hire an Edmonton Caricature artist today for any type of event, celebration or gathering.
PET ILLUSTRATIONS AND CARTOONS
Pets are love. People love pets. Pets love people. We love drawing pets and pets with people.
Pet illustrations and cartoons are fun and full of magic. The perfect gift for the pet lover in all of us.
Pet caricatures can be drawn live at fundraisers, walk-a-thons and festivals in Edmonton Alberta and surrounding areas, or by photo in our studio. Would you like us to draw you with your pet? We would be delighted.
Check out our pet samples to see the life we can bring to each drawing.
ILLUSTRATION and ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
We produce quality caricature and illustration work in various forms and media: Custom Studio Caricatures From Photos or Live Subject, Live Digital Caricatures at Parties, Trade Shows, Weddings and Corporate Functions, Drawing live caricatures at your events, functions, picnics, trade shows, corporate or private parties, Illustration work for publications or advertising, Digital and Vector Comical Imagery, Animated caricatures for presentations, web sites, ecards or desktop
Custom Studio Caricatures From Photos or Live Subject
We start from your photos and theme. A pencil draft is produced which you critique and comment on. Upon receiving your changes we redraw the image according to your feedback. You critique the new draft and approve or request new changes. We repeat these steps in two rounds of changes. Voila. Your first experience as an art director was a success!
Live Digital Caricatures at Parties, Trade Shows, Weddings and Corporate Functions
Digital caricature artists are great for trade show, conventions & corporate events and product promotions. We also draw live digital caricatures at weddings, birthday parties, reunions and many more kinds of personal or corporate gatherings. Everyone in all age groups enjoy digital caricatures. We draw them on the sport and send them to the guests electronically. We can also print the digital caricatures on the spot and give them to the clients in plastic sleeves. These make great avatars and social media posts.
Event Caricature Art
Other than being a solid form of entertainment for all age groups, the attendees take an original piece of art with them. Our live party caricatures are often framed and remain in offices and homes for years. Impress your guests by hiring us to draw them at your function, event or party. We draw live caricatures in all major cities and smaller towns across Canada. Hundreds of companies and organizations have hired us to draw live caricature sketches at their corporate functions, picnics or galas. Our traditional caricature clients have been using our services since 1991.
Custom Caricature Illustration, Cartooning
Caricatures are great to be used as gifts, avatars, mascots, or as logos for a businesses or as imagery for websites and apps. They make great corporate gifts or employee awards that impresses them in a personal way. Caricatures are attention grabbers and a unique and memorable style of gift-giving. We create the initial artwork for you and will customize it to be used for any medium and any environment. They can be designed as a mural, embroidered, ironed on, silk screened, carved or printed in many different ways. We come up with innovative ways to make it work for you. You can have the same image used on clothing, mouse pads, coffee cups, online and printed publications, bumper stickers etc.
Digital and Vector Imagery
We create digital vector caricature illustrations. These can be resized to any extend without getting jagged or pixelated. From business cards to hot air balloons, one file fits all
Animated Caricature Art
Adding motion to a caricatures literally brings it to life. Full color digital caricatures can be used on your web site, business cards or social media avatars. They can be created in GIF or SWF formats. SWF files can have sound as well. We have created animated education tools using caricatures for Nortel Networks, Delta Controls and several other companies. Electronic greeting tools can also be created this way. We match the electronic files with the printed and hand drawn art. Having the same fun-filled style of cartoon imagery on your company web site, holiday and greeting cards, party collateral corporate gifts, signage and t-shirts shows you are aware of the value of brand. We can do it all for you.
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List of the Edmonton Caricature Artists will be here soon
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LIVE TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL CARICATURE DRAWINGS CAN BRING JOY TO ALL SORTS OF GATHERINGS INCLUDING:
COMMON QUESTIONS ON THE ART OF CARICATURE:
What does a caricature artist do?
A caricature artist produces a rendering of something or someone that is stylized in a humerous way. Humor differs from region to region and from country to country but caricatures are universally loved and understood by all people.
What are caricatures and how are they different from cartoons?
A caricature is a likeness that captures a person's physical traits and simultaneously exaggerates them for grotesque or humorous effect. A cartoon is a simplified form of drawing created for humorous or other effect.
What does caricature mean in English?
A drawing that makes someone look funny due to parts of the person's appearance being exaggerated.
Who created the art of caricature?
Honore Daumier is commonly known as the father of modern caricature. He was a highly influential social and political satirist in France.
What is the origin of cartoon?
The use of cartoon to mean a humorous drawing began in the 1800s. Cartoon began in Italian as the word for the material on which a drawing is made, then became the word for the drawing itself.
What is the difference between portrait and caricature?
A caricatue is exaggerated so the proportions do not match the real life
What sizes are caricature pictures?
When drawn on paper they can be anywhere from 4x6 to 11x17 inches. When drawn digitally there are no size restrictions. The same file could be used as a t-shirt design or printed on side of a vehicle.
How much does it cost to get a studio caricature done from photos or live person?
The price depends on number of people or level of detail. our caricature illustrations start from $150.
How much does it cost to hire a caricature artist for an event?
To have a professional caricature artist physically at your live event would cost between $100 - $175+ per
hour depending on the artist and location.
How long does a caricature take to draw?
A caricature drawn on the spot takes 2 to 12 minutes depending on level of detail and weather colours are used or not
What do caricature artists use to draw?
With traditional caricature art we use graphite, lead pencils, markers and in some cases brushes. We use pencil crayons for colouring at events. Digital cariatures are drawn on tablet systems using drawing and paiting programs. It is a personal choice. The results will have their distinct looks depending n the media or style used.
What makes a good caricature?
Caricature artists incorporate a good likeness of the subject. Exaggeration of the subject's features is the main characteristic of caricature art. A good caricature say something more about the person than a plain photograh.
How do you start a caricature?
Different artists work differently. Some start with general structure. Some start with one area of the face, develop it and then move on to the next part. What is important is a goo piece of art at the end. How you got there is irrelevant.
Do you tip caricature artist?
Tipping a caricature artist is optional and not mandatory. If you think the work is great it is a sign of gratitude. A caricature artist at an event is usually paid by the host already.
What does political caricature mean?
Political cartoon is a drawing made for the purpose of conveying editorial commentary on politics, politicians, and current events. Such cartoons play a role in the political discourse of a society that provides for freedom of speech and of the press.