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Gift Caricatures Of Your Loved Ones:
Make an ideal present for any occasion- anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, retirements, Christmas or presentations etc. A personalised caricature makes a unique gift to treasure for many years to come. This is a special gift of an original piece of art at an affordable price which your family, friends or work colleagues will adore! You can't buy these in the shops!
Caricatures are drawn from photographs. All I require are 2 or 3 good close up, recentish pictures of the person(s) you'd like me to draw. You can email or post them to me. All photos will be returned to you afterwards. You may like to tell me some information on the persons hobbies, interests, pastimes, favourite football team etc, if you want a lot of personal details to be included in the picture. Some 'background details' or a relevant funny situation you'd like the person to be depicted in, make a more personalised caricature. I can draw people in any kind of situation, so we can make it as daft as you like!
Prices from £60. Prices depend on the size of the caricature you would like: A4 (210 x 297mm), A3 (297 x 420mm) or perhaps even bigger. Prices also depend on whether you'd like your caricature to be in colour or black & white and if there may be more than one person to be caricatured in the picture. Prices also depend on whether you'd like me to frame the finished artwork or not.
Use the contact page to get in touch and I will send you a price list.
See examples on the Customer Caricatures page.
Don't worry about tight deadlines. I can swiftly produce quality caricatures to your requirements from good photos in next to no time!
Gift Caricatures Drawn In 'Live Style'
You can also commission me to do gift caricatures of your loved ones, family and friends in my 'live work' style: A3 sized simple 'head and shoulders' type caricatures (no props or scenarios), drawn with black and grey markers from photos. £25 each for a single person caricature or £35 for a couple. These type of caricatures are very affordable, popular and quick to produce (usually within 24 hours). Great gifts for any occasion!
See examples of my live work here.
Live Caricatures - Any Special Event. Weddings, Parties, Private, Domestic, Corporate Functions. Nationwide Coverage.
Why not hire me to attend your special occasion or event to draw caricatures of you and your guests? Whether it's a wedding reception, birthday party, fun day, corporate dinner or team building day or any other special event my live caricatures of your guests will be sure to entertain your crowd!
How it works....
To hire me to attend your event and draw live, on the spot caricatures of your guests, there is an hourly fee (please email me for competitive prices) and a minimum booking time of 2 hours for all events. There may also be travel expenses added if the venue is more than 30 miles from my home address (I am based in North Glasgow). The event organiser pays my hourly fee for the event and the caricatures are drawn and given out 'free' to the guests on the day.
Regarding my availability, you'd have to let me know when/where your event is taking place and from there I would check my event diary to confirm if I'm free on the specified date. An initial non refundable deposit prior to the event will secure the date for you. The remaining balance can be paid on the day, or beforehand if you like.
I can normally produce roughly 8 to 10 large caricatures in an hour on average. This is a pretty standard / normal amount as caricaturists go. Anyone who tells you they can draw 50 odd people in an hour is most probably lying!
The caricatures I do are A3 (double the size of A4 paper) in size and drawn with black permanent markers onto good quality, smooth, thick paper. One 'head' per sheet.
Unlike some other caricaturists, my main preference is to work from a seated, fixed position and draw from an easel. Here's why:
The great thing about working from an easel is that other guests can peek over my shoulder and see what I am doing, therefore it's entertaining for others as well as the person being drawn in the hotseat!
Live caricature at an event certainly makes for a good topic of conversation and gets the 'banter' and laughs going! Expect your guests to be fascinated, captivated and amused as each drawing unfolds.
With the easel I can work quickly and continously, drawing people one after the other, which gives you the customer maximum value for money. There's no need for me to waste time roaming around the room introducing myself and what I do to each group of people.....and then trying to convince the 'shy ones' that having a caricature is a painless process, etc... All of this timewasting can be avoided if guests who want to be drawn come to me instead!
The caricatures themselves which are drawn on an easel are larger, and more polished and professional looking than your average little wobbly A4 sized doodle drawn on a clipboard in the crook of someones' arm. Many of the people I draw at events tell me that they intend to have their drawing framed after I give it to them....I hear this quite a lot! Your guests will have a fun, unique momento to take home with them after your event.
Finally....(and importantly!): If guests come to me to be drawn on a purely voluntary basis at your event; then there is absolutely no risk of me drawing someone who may not wish to be captured, or those who may be a little sensitive about their looks. When drawing caricatures of people at any event my intention is never to be 'cruel'; however my aim is to have fun with what Mother Nature has already bestowed upon people! Expect facial features to be exaggerated for comic effect whilst a recognisable likeness is maintained.....all created in good fun (And it is painless, honestly....!)
Another popular service I offer is to draw the live on the spot caricatures on paper that's been tastefully preprinted with your own personal message on it for your guests as a personal momento of the day.
E.g. (For a wedding):
'Clare and Martin would like to thank you for sharing their wedding day with them today! 4th of June 2012.'
Something similiar or whatever text you desire. The wording would appear along the bottom of the page with my drawing of a guest above.
I am Disclosure Scotland certified and have full Public Liability Insurance, therefore you can book me with confidence.
"Hi Edd Apologies for taking so long to email you, but I wanted to drop you a wee email to say thanks very much for all of your work on our wedding day on 26 February. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to speak to you on the day but I saw the finished results of quite a few of your caricatures and they looked excellent! Your work is of a really high standard and I was impressed at the number of people who managed to get caricatures on the day - you must work fast! A lot of our guests also commented on how much they enjoyed the caricature experience, so thanks for that. Thanks again for everything, Maxine"
All I require from you is to to provide a well lit area for me to work in, in order for me to be able to see who I am drawing. Please bear this in mind when considering booking times; as at evening events, lights tend to be dimmed when the meal, DJ, band, comedian or any other entertainment takes place. Please use the contact page to get in touch with me for prices, availability and more information. By booking me directly, you can be confident and sure that you get me! I.E: You are guaranteed to get the specific artist of your choice for your event. The same cannot be said if you were to hire any caricaturist via an agency or Cartoon Studio, as they use various artists with 'varying degrees of abilities and talent!' Please bear this in mind when looking for a caricaturist and compare my work with others, as all caricaturists are different! So, get the caricaturist you want and book me today before someone else does! NB: If you want to 'try me before you hire me', then please check the News Page on this website, for info on all the latest events I attend all over the country and central belt of Scotland. A lot of these events are festivals and fun days where I produce caricatures of visitors for free! So you've no excuse not to check out my skills in a town or city near you! I would love to draw you, so check the news page regularly to catch up with me! Looking forward to it already....!
(Remember: My strong, 'cartoony style' of caricaturing individuals, ensure that every drawing is unique and tailored to 'nail the likeness' of the 'victim' in an original and humorous way! If you compare my live caricatures with other caricaturists work out there you'll see that I do not produce, tame, dull, boring drawings which all look the same and nothing like the people they are supposed to be. Remember...all caricaturists are not the same!)
Weddings: Gift Caricatures and Stationary
Tying the knot? Choose Edd's Heads if you're getting Wed! How about a personalised caricature of you both to display to your guests on the big day? The image can be used on your wedding invitations, thankyou cards, favours, menus, placemats, or posters at the reception! Can include pets also if you like! Why make do with ordinary invites and cards? Get creative and be unique! Or how about caricature gifts of your in-laws, bridesmaids and best man? I can also be hired to attend your wedding reception and draw live, on-the-spot caricatures of your guests and keep them entertained ( See the paragraphs above under 'Live Caricatures' ). Maybe you've been invited to a wedding or anniversary party and are wondering what to get as a gift for the happy couple? A unique personalised caricature will be sure to amuse and delight the newlyweds for years to come and will definitely make your gift stand out from the rest! Forget towels and toasters, get creative and be original! For full details of what I can do please email me with any enquiries you may have. Private commissions welcome.
Cartoons and Illustrations For Any Media Or Occasion:
Maybe you require a cartoon or illustration for your magazine, newspaper, brochure or website? Eye catching artwork swiftly produced for pretty much anything you need it for. Enliven posters, leaflets, flyers, logos etc. All types of domestic, coporate and business work undertaken. Tattoo design.Got a story to tell? Why not consider it for publication in comic strip form? I can bring your ideas to life!
For affordable, fresh, original and creative cartoon solutions please email me with your enquiry.
Edds Heads Caricatures:
Original 'Edds Heads' caricature artwork is for sale and all pieces are framed.
Prints of above are also for sale. Postage & packaging costs to be confirmed.
These caricatures are striking, humourous and completely unique. They also make an excellent addition to a bare wall! Ideal gifts.
Private commissions are welcome.
The artwork that appears within this site is copyright of Edd Travers © 2011, unless otherwise stated. No use of any images, in replication in part or in whole is permitted without the copyright holders written consent.
Email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the contact page to get in touch with any enquiries, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible with prices etc. Thanks!
"I hope to hear from you soon!" - Edd Travers Caricaturist & Cartoonist