What area do you cover?
Usually up to 2hr car travel distance from Gloucester but this can vary. Please contact me and I'll do my best to assist you wherever I can.
How many caricatures can you draw?
With a continuous queue, currently producing a minimum of 10 to 12 x black and white individual caricatures (black line with shading) on A3 (420mm x 297mm), per hour.
How do you create the drawings?
I create the illustrations on an easel and will require a well-lit position.
How do you control the queue?
As I will be trying to get as many drawings completed for you as I can, I let individuals form a polite queue themselves. A 'queue here' sign is usually put up as a guide for people.
I would like certain people to be drawn, how can I ensure that they will be drawn?
Obviously, this depends on how many people you'd like drawn and how long you've booked me for. My advice is to get them to queue as early as they can.
What do the subjects receive?
A 'head and shoulder' caricature, created with marker pen black line with pastel shading on A3 paper. Each drawing is then placed in a flat plastic bag.
I've seen other artists create caricatures on a clipboard, do you do this?
No, I prefer to offer a caricature service where individuals can approach me at my easel to have one drawn. Some more sensitive people can find the idea of having a caricaturist appearing in front of them quite daunting. This way, no pressure is put on the individual to pose for one.
Do you have Public Liability insurance?
Yes, I do have insurance. Copies of required documents can be emailed to you on request.
What do you require at the venue?
Some fun-loving subjects and at least three chairs (one for me and two for subjects).
Does the period of hire I book include time and travel costs?
Yes, the quote I supply you is inclusive. I will also arrive at least half an hour earlier to set up, so you get the time you've booked me for, where I work solidly creating caricatures for you.
How much do you charge?
My hire charge depends on how long you'd like me along for and where your function is being held. Let me have these details, including a postcode, and I'll get back to you asap with a quote.
What sort of area do you need?
I'll need and area that's not too cramped (If you can imagine about about 4 chairs worth, set in a square pattern). It will also need to be well-lit and under cover. Below is a photo of the usual layout I have:
What happens at the end of the period of hire?
Due to the popularity of caricature entertainment, the hardest part of the period of hire is when it's time to say 'goodbye'! Half an hour before the end of my finish time, I hand out tokens to people in the queue who I can draw in the remaining time. It's helpful if your guests are aware of this, so please make sure you let guests know of my finish time.
I'd like to hire you for my special event, what do I do next?
I will require you to complete a small form and pay a £50.00 non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking. The balance payment would then be required 7 days before the event.
What about if you can't attend for some reason?
In the unlikely event that I cannot attend attend your booking due to illness or transport problems, I will ensure that any money paid is refunded in full.
If I'm not available to take your call, please use my answerphone service
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