Sketch Artist JAMES MALIA - "Drawing the fun into your party , event, gift caricatures, and illustrations!"
James' caricatures have been featured in 'Little Fockers' of Robert De Niro , 'VANILLA SKY' of Tom Cruise, Will & Grace, Curb Your Enthusiasm , Amazing Race, 100 caricatures on NBC's 'Go On' w/ Matthew Perry , Disney Channels very funny 'Dog w/ a Blog', private parties for Brad Pitt /Angelina Jolie, Betty White, David Lynch, Jon Stamos, caricatures for Billboard Music & Teen Choice Awards, print in many National magazines from People to Readers Digest, tv such as Oprah, Larry King, Ellen, E!, VH-1, MTV, L.A. Lakers events, books, cartoon maps, movie posters , as well as popular wedding invitations and Holiday cards for Lebron James, Heidi Klum, Josh Duhamel/ Fergie, Howie Mandel, Kirk Douglas and many others. A regular at events for many clients and volunteer organizations including L.A. Children's Hospital , Grossman Burn Center, Petco and Disney, trade-shows, Mitzvahs, graduations, co. parties, weddings, birthdays, retirements, premieres, openings, oscar parties, etc.
"Drawing to make people smile is my calling and I feel more grateful each day for this." - James Malia
Caricature artist James Malia guarantees fast fun accurate flattering great drawings with a gregarious, cheerful , genuine personality. Great caricatures make your event fun and memorable for a lifetime!
James can draw people in 1-5 minutes per person depending on detail. The face alone usually only takes around a minute then the rest of the scene is drawn. Per hr James draws at least 12-15 flattering, detailed, black and white full body people with front view and a theme an hour, or up to 18-25 people an hr with head/shoulder in black and white. James has his own flattering style using a fade proof non toxic faber-castell brush pen and graphite shading stik, Color is also available but slows the process down. Live Digital caricatures can also be met at a specific rate.
James can draw on any size paper, however, his preferred format is 11" x 14" high quality 100 lb. paper. After capturing the personality of his subject doing their favorite hobby or setting in a fun cartoon portrait, the unique artwork is placed in a clear, flat protective plastic bag. Quotes on Illustration for personal use, advertisements, cards, gift caricatures etc are on a per job bases. Images can be created by specific demand whether for character design, or caricature from info and or photos e-mailed.
Since returning in 1996 from working for Club Med resorts as a SCUBA/ windsurfing instructor/entertainer in the Caribbean, James has been a prolific artist with his own uniquely developed style. His partial client list includes over 700 major companies and celebrities which full list can be seen upon request or on his personal website.
When not drawing, James can be found in the waters off of the Santa Barbara / L.A. coastline, trying his best to communicate with the dolphins. So far they just squeak and smile.
CLIENT FEEDBACK Samples:
"James is amazingly expressive as his pen dances across paper brilliantly expressing life, love joy, excitement, and capturing the fullness and best that is in everyone." - Mark Victor Hansen co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series Newport Beach, CA
" James you are such a talented artist and beautiful soul, Thanks again for making another one of our parties extra special, if you ever need us for a reference please do not hesitate." - Sheri and Roy Disney , Studio City
"JAMES WAS INCREDIBLE THE KIDS AND ADULTS ALL LOVED HIM...THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.. HE ROCKED!" -MARILYN KAGAN
"Hello. I want to thank you for being above and beyond more than i could have asked for.... I will be recommending to all i know. AMAZING. Great artist wonderful personality and beautiful soul. Could not have asked for a more perfect fit. I hope our guests treated you with the respect you showed us. - -Cristina King, Santa Monica
"Thank You for a job well done! We'll happily have you at every party we have! Our friends can't stop talking about you!!!" - Brendan Turner , CEO Turner Techtronics
"Hi James, It was our honor to have you to be a part of our wedding!! We got a lot of compliments for hiring you at the wedding, and everyone loves their drawings :) Thank you for being so patient & having fun with all the guests too. We can't say THANK YOU enough. I'm sure hundreds of people already told you this ….you're soo very talented & just simply amazing!! Hope to see you again sometime. Thanks again " - Nadia & Jeff
"I LOVE this so much I can't breathe, I'm putting it everywhere I love you Xox" - Mindy Weiss
"Your work is amazing and you were really fun. My husband is CNN reporter Ted Rowlands and he has your drawing in his office, even Larry King gets a kick out of it, thank You! -Erica Rowlands
"I LOVE ALL THE ART YOU DO FOR ME, THANK YOU!!! " - HEIDI KLUM