AUTHOR: ALLAN, CARICATURE ARTIST AT 'CARTOON GUY'
Do people want to be drawn as a funny cartoon?
Yes they do!
A visiting caricature artist brings pens, paper, and a lot of fun.
They say that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame. Well the girls only need a few minutes each in the spotlight to become the star of their very own cartoon portrait to keep forever.
It is just as much fun for others to watch the drawing develop as it is to be the one in the hot seat.
It’s not like sitting for an oil painting. There is lots of chatter and joking. This helps the artist see you the way your friends do – relaxed, smiling, having a ball!
TIPS FOR BOOKING A CARICATURE ARTIST:
STEP 1 - POSITION
In most cases the guest chairs can go near a wall, facing into the room. This way no-one misses the action while posing and the sketch will be easy for everyone to see. You may find that an existing couch makes a perfect, comfortable perching spot.
STEP 2 - LIGHTING
Your caricaturist needs to see your guests and the blank page clearly.
Downlights alone can cast unflattering shadows.
A reading lamp nearby may help to fill in any harsh shadows.
We are not talking about floodlights! Just a nice level. If possible test it out the night before, even using your hand as the face to test the lighting.
STEP 3 - SPACE
Once the drawing starts, guests love to crowd around behind the artist to watch it all unfold and give comments and thumbs up to the person in the chair.
Make sure this area has room for a little gathering without obstructing the walkway.
STEP 4 - DISPLAY
Why not make a gallery space for your new portraits?
It would be a shame to just pile them up somewhere.
One simple solution is to allocate a large table nearby for display. An even better idea is to hang a ribbon or string line on a wall with some cute little pegs nearby. Then everyone can have a look and a laugh without spilling any precious champagne on the artwork.
If the drawings are slipped into plastic sleeves maybe sticking them to a window with Blu-Tack or tape would work for you.
STEP 5 - NOISE
If some of your guests are feeling a bit shy about being drawn, some chatter would help them feel at ease. Being right next to a speaker can make talking difficult, so see if there is a spot away from loud noise.
STEP 6 - TIME
An experienced artist knows how many faces they can draw per hour. Let them know the guest numbers and book a time that will sit comfortably amongst your other activities.
A good caricature artist is friendly, funny and creates good vibes while scribbling some slightly twisted cartoons. Give your bride-to-be and all the hens a real hoot and a fun memento of the best night ever!
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AUTHOR BIO - CARTOON GUY
My name's Allan and I have enjoyed drawing cartoon caricatures of happy party guests in and around Adelaide since 2000, sketching about 15 faces each hour. Whether they pose solo or in small groups, your friends will go home laughing at these funny souvenirs of your hens or bridal shower!
Searching for photo to caricature images? Even if you're not located around Adelaide, I would be glad to look at your emailed photographs and send back an easy to share digitally drawn image. A cartoon of the soon to be husband-and-wife would make a great surprise gift for your bride-to-be!
Available: Live drawings available in and around Adelaide SA; Remotely drawn work available Australia-wide
P.S. THE BELOW IMAGE IS PERFECT FOR PINTEREST... GO ON & SHARE THIS CARICATURE ARTIST ACTIVITY IDEAS - YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO! :-)