We are a group of caricature artists in Calgary, Edmonton and the rest of Alberta.
We produce custom caricatures and cartoon illustrations. We draw live traditional and digital caricatures at corporate events, trade shows, weddings, parties and any other form of gathering that could use a dash of fun.
Call 403 863 7221 to book a caricature artist. Drawing fine caricatures and cartoon illustrations since 1992 we have grown to be a successful collective of caricaturists in Alberta.
We draw traditional caricatures at events as well as live digital caricatures. Ask us about our virtual caricature options today. A fun way to add caricature to any event big or small.
Please browse our samples to the left by clicking on each illustration to advance.
STUDIO CARICATURE ILLUSTRATION
Studio caricature illustrations are a great way to celebrate special occasions such as graduations, anniversaries, retirement and birthdays to name a few. Hand drawn with your creative input, the only limit is your imagination.
Our prices are based on both the number of people and additional design ideas. The price for a black and white head and shoulder caricature illustration starts at $100 per person and $150 in color. Additional design items and background are charged at $100/hour.
Upon receiving your photos and ideas, we will firmly quote you on your drawing based on the information you have provided us with.
Simply review the quote, ask any questions you might have and let us know when you are ready to go :)
We prepare and send you an invoice for a non refundable deposit of 25% or $100 whichever greater to start the work.
We start with a sketch of the people or subject matter 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. This second draft is drawn with high priority.
Further changes can be requested which may take longer to apply and may result in additional charges if the changes are beyond/different than the original request.
A high resolution digital file is supplied in your preferred format (excluding vectorization) and color scheme. Vectorization
If you are printing using a commercial print shop we would gladly work with their preferred format.
LIVE EVENT AND LIVE VIRTUAL CARICATURES
Live event caricatures and virtual caricatures bring smiles, laughter and joy to parties, events, trade shows, company meetings, weddings, birthday parties and any other form of gathering. Your guests will leave with a personalized piece of original caricature art.
We have been drawing live traditional caricatures and live digital caricatures at parties and trade shows since 1992, and have introduced virtual caricatures in 2020. Our clients list include several billion dollar corporations such as Coca cola, Nestle and Kraft and we have also been honored to work at hundreds of weddings, birthday parties and anniversaries in Calgary, Edmonton or any other location in Alberta. No client is too big or too small!
Wherever you are in Alberta, we've got you covered for your Alberta Caricature needs. All caricature artists in our group have at least 10 years of experience drawing live caricatures at corporate events as well as weddings and family gathering.
We know that "pets" in Alberta can mean many different things. From cats and dogs to horses and cows, we have drawn the odd chicken as well :) One thing is sure wherever you go, people sure do love their pets. Some even call them fur babies.
Looking for a unique and personal gift for the pet lover in your life? Our pet caricatures are friendly and delightful - full of life and joy.
Bring your pet to work day? Pet themed walk-a-thon or fundraiser? Our live caricature drawing at events in Calgary and festivals in Edmonton are always a hit.
Live or from photo. It doesn't matter to us. We look forward to drawing your next pet caricature and helping you put a smile on someones face.
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 Alberta 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.