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What do I need to provide for a caricature?
You will need to supply the best quality photos you have of the subject. The better the photos, the better the likeness I can achieve. If you'd like to have the larger caricature, that includes surrounding detail on the illustration, then I will need a list of the subject's favourite hobbies and interests/funny stories.
Will my photos be good enough for a caricature?
The more photos you can lay your hands on the better (5 at least if possible). A few close-ups and side views help achieve the best caricatures. I will need to know the colour of the person's eyes and hair as some photos give the wrong impression. Please ensure that your photos are not too big when emailing them to me (preferably no bigger than 1mb each).
How long will it take (caricatures and cartoons)?
Because of the range I offer, it really depends on my workload at the time. Just email me with your preferred deadline and I will do my best to achieve it.
How much are your caricatures?
It really depends on how much you want in your illustration. Prices can be found in my 'caricatures From Photos' Section. If you'd like a large background, the price will increase due to the extra time involved.
Is a proof available?
Proofs of faces are not provided because a likeness is rarely achieved until the illustration is fully complete (by adding shading or colour, etc). For larger illustrations that include surrounding objects and background, a rough pencil outline sketch can be emailed to the customer for approval. If any changes are required they will then be made before the finished artwork is posted. This sketch is used to see if the customer approves of the composition and content.
How will I receive my Illustration?
Can I make my own copies of my caricature?
As the originator of the artwork, I hold the copyright. You can have copies made for your own personal use but cannot use it for commercial use without prior permission from me. The copyright of the illustration can be purchased for a fee - please contact me for more details.
Do you provide a framing service?
Yes! I can offer a black wooden frame (including a mount too) for an A3 illustration These frames come with a good quality 'post friendly' acrylic, which is almost identical in look and weight to glass. The final outside size of the frame is 54cm x 44cm. All ready to hang on your subject's wall as it also comes complete with fittings and cord added too! Please see more in the various sections. Larger frames are also available for my wedding guestboards (collection only).
Do you supply caricatures outside the UK?
Unfortunately, at present, I do not post illustrations outside the UK.
How do I pay?
There are 3 ways in which you can pay: PayPal (you don't have to be a member to pay through secure PayPal, you can pay by card like you do through other websites), Direct Bank Transfer or Cheque.
Before you order, please click here to read my 'Terms and Conditions - Caricatures from Photos'.
So what's the next step?
Visit the various sections within the website, make your choice and then email me your requirements.