Live Event Caricatures
Caricatures are a perfect entertainment choice for occasions such as holiday parties, company picnics, birthdays, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvahs, wedding receptions, class/family reunions, proms, student lock-ins, graduations, grand openings, open houses, boat charters, trade shows, conventions and of course...YOUR SPECIAL EVENT!
I prefer to draw onto 12" x 16" sheets of paper using a black marker and and airbrush and also offer the option of color to produce vibrant looking caricatures. I primarily draw 'front-view' caricatures, drawing the head down to about the shoulders or waist of each customer.
For event entertainment, the client is billed an hourly rate and the caricatures are free for all of the guests who get drawn at the event. I charge a hourly rate per hour of service for "Black & White" caricature drawings, or additional fee per hour of service for "Color" caricature drawings (3 hour minimum for both). I am capable of drawing at least 15-20 people per hour in Black & White, or at least 10 people per hour in Color.
Rates for live traditional caricatures depend on the length of your event, the location and other factors. Hourly rates generally range from $90 to $135 per hour, depending on the length of the event. The more hours you book my services, the lower the rate.
I have a three hour minimum for bookings. But if your event is shorter than three hours, I can work with you under certain circumstances.
For events outside Austin, travel fees may be required to cover expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long have you been drawing caricatures?
A: I have been drawing caricatures professionally since 1995.
Q: Is a caricature a drawing where the artist just accentuates one particular feature, like the nose?
A: Absolutely not. A good caricature is a drawing that observes your individual likeness and accentuates those traits which make you look like you. My caricatures have been described as “fun and flattering”. There is no single formula applied to everybody. Each new face is a different challenge which is what makes it interesting for the artist.
Q: What are traditional caricatures?
Traditional caricatures are hand drawn on paper. I also draw “Digital Caricatures” on a Tablet PC (Please inquire about “Live Digital Caricatures” rates and services)
Q: What areas do you serve?
A: Pretty much everywhere! I am based out of Austin, Texas. And we most often serve the metro areas of San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas
Q: How can I book an artist?
A: Simply fill out the online contact form. You will be contacted to discuss the details and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to book my services, I will send you a contract to be officially booked!
Q: Do you have a minimum amount of hours for a booking, or a maximum?
A: Generally, I have a 3 hour minimum booking requirement. But I have been known to make exceptions. I have no maximum limit.
Q: What requirements do the artists have to set up?
A: I only require access to an electrical outlet, two chairs, and adequate lighting and ask to be set up indoors, or in a covered area.
Q: What does each guest walk away with?
A: Each guest receives a complimentary 12”x16” drawing. As an added bonus to you, I also provide "Drawing Protectors" (a clear, plastic wrap combined with a sturdy sheet of mat board backing) for each person to protect and display their caricatures.
Q: How long does it take to do each drawing?
A: Approximately 5 to 6 minutes each to draw a face color. I average 9-10 faces per hour at most events. I can draw more faces per hour if working just in black and white.
Q: Can you put our logo on each caricature? What about backgrounds?
A: Including a logo or the name of the event on each caricature is an optional service. But if you would like the artist to create a custom background environment or cartoon body, a studio fee will apply.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Checks, credit cards or Paypal. Details can be worked out when you contact us.
Q: Can guests use their caricatures on their business cards?
A: The caricatures created at live events are for personal use and enjoyment only. If anyone is interested in using a caricature for their business card or commercial advertisement, they may commission the artist to create a studio quality caricature which will include all reproduction rights.
* SERVICE AREA: Texas.
* SIZE OF DRAWINGS: 12" x 16"
* MEDIA: Markers (Black & White); Airbrush Paint (Color or black and white).
* SPEED: 15-20 people per hour in Black & White; 10-12 people per hour in Color.
* RATE: ($90-110) per hour for Black & White ($125-145) per hour for Color. 3 hour minimum)
* FREE EXTRAS: free Drawing Protectors.
* OPTIONAL EXTRA $50 or Customized Paper.