Edd Travers
Wedding, party and event caricatures by Edd Travers. Hire Glasgow's best live event caricaturist for your event today!

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HIRE GLASGOW'S TOP CARICATURIST TO ENTERTAIN GUESTS AT YOUR WEDDING, PRIVATE PARTY OR CORPORATE EVENT!

CARICATURE:  'A DRAWING OR REPRESENTATION OF A PERSON THAT IS EXAGGERATED FOR COMIC EFFECT WHILST MAINTAINING A RECOGNIZABLE LIKENESS'.



What better way to entertain your family, friends or colleagues than with hilarious drawings of themselves! Make your wedding, private party or corporate event the MOST MEMORABLE one of the year by having me put on a unique show for you and your guests!

Primarily servicing central Scotland (but willing to travel further if required), my caricatures offer a personal, unique memento that will last a lifetime. Hiring me to come and draw your guests live, on the spot also provides enormous 'spectator' entertainment for onlookers...not just for those in the artist's chair! Big laughs guaranteed!

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE ME FOR YOUR EVENT:

1. TALENT

All caricaturists are different....and good ones are rare! Don't just hire any artist! I am renowned as one of Scotland's most sought after live event caricaturists, with a speedy, confident, clean style and ability to capture incredible likenesses. Combine this with a natural artistic ability and friendly, professional manner - and you have a truly unique entertainment choice that will keep your guests talking and the  'buzz' going long after the day! 

2. EXPERIENCE

I have been professionally caricaturing people from all walks of life, live at events since 2003. My live caricatures have went down at storm at: Weddings, Parties, Team Building Day's, Exhibitions, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Hen & Stag do's, Corporate Events, Kid's Fun Days, Graduation Balls, Festivals, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Freshers Week Events, Business Events & Launches, Shopping Centres, First Holy Communion Parties, Retirement do's, Charity Fundraisers, Christmas parties and Gala Days (....the list goes on and on!) all across Scotland and the UK. I hold an Higher National Diploma in Illustration, and have been published nationally. My celebrity caricatures have been displayed in local exhibitions as well as Edinburgh's prestigious National Portrait Gallery ( with a group of other artists work, in 2006 ).

3. QUALITY & SPEED

I can draw on average 10 -12 faces per hour (or one face every 5 - 6  minutes) which allows me to draw a sizeable percentage of guests whilst never sacrificing the great quality for which I am known. After all, do you want your guests to go home with a drawing that they will shove in a drawer, or a keepsake that they’ll proudly hang as a treasured memento? I am told regularly from sitters that they intend to frame my work when they get home! And trust me, no one will forget where they got their caricature from....i.e. YOUR EVENT!

4. PERSONALITY

When you hire a caricaturist, you're not just hiring someone to draw funny pictures, but also someone who is able to chat with your guests and put them at ease. The experience should be just as enjoyable for those watching as it is for the person being drawn! I am well known for my friendly, laid back personality, and I love chatting to folk when I'm creating my art. This allows guests to relax and in turn this enables me to capture their personalities effectively - a vital ingredient to a great caricature. I mix well with people of all ages and I am a father of 2 children who are under 12 years of age so I'm also well used to chatting to kids as well as adults!

5. PASSION

I genuinely love what I do for a living and look forward to each and every event I get hired for. For me, drawing is a lifelong passion which is in my blood. Getting paid to draw funny faces all day is the best job in the world and I never get bored of it! I've always been fascinated by faces and the quirky individual differences that make us all unique as human beings. It's striving to capture this individual 'uniqueness' with every drawing that keeps things fascinating and entertaining for both the audience and me. It's almost like we're on a journey together as each drawing unfolds until the 'moment of truth' is revealed and the sitter gets to see their caricature for the first time! The priceless looks on the faces of the guests....the laughter and banter that follows...the good vibes all go to create a magical, positive, happy, energy buzz that is truly special! This experience is memorable for guests at your event and the 'buzz' remains long after the party has ended! And I get an enormous amount of pleasure and job satisfaction from that! 

6. YOUR CHOICE OF ARTIST WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS  

My live act act can only be booked directly here and not through an 'Entertainment Agency' or 'Cartoon Art Studio Group' (who will often ramp up the overall cost to you with a hefty commission fee). As a professional, individual artist; I am not restricted by any other company, business or group, therefore there's no agent, manager or middleman between you (the client) and me. This means the best possible deal for you, and the benefit of being able to speak with me directly at any stage of your booking which brings added peace of mind.

By booking me directly, you can be confident and sure that you get me! I.E. -  The specific artist of your choice for your event! 

The same cannot be said if you hire any caricaturist via any Entertainment Agency or a 'Studio'. Be warned - you may not be able to specifically choose what artist comes to your event if you hire an artist from one of these places, and remember all caricaturists are different! You may not be able to view the artist's skills prior to booking them! The 'abilities' and 'talent' of Agency / Studio caricaturists will vary to a tremendous degree, so why take the risk of 'pot luck' and be disappointed?

Rest assured, my strong; clean, cartoony style of caricaturing individuals, ensure that every drawing is unique and tailored to 'nail the likeness' of the sitter in an original and humourous way! If you compare my live caricatures with other caricaturists 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're supposed to be!

Remember, all caricaturists are definitely NOT the same...so get the caricaturist you want for your event and book me today before someone else does! 

WHAT TO EXPECT...

Unlike some other caricaturists, my main and only 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 freely look over my shoulder and see what I am doing, therefore it's entertaining for spectators as well as the person being drawn in the hot seat! Big laughs and a fun buzz guaranteed! I love to work this way and I am capable of entertaining large groups of on-looking guests with every single drawing I create! It's worth noting that some caricaturists will sit at a table with their back to a wall with sketchpads in their laps, or walk around doing drawings on a small clipboard held up under their chin, close to their chest and as a result, no one can see what they are doing - therefore there's no big laughs, banter or 'spectator entertainment' for on-looking guests..... How boring! Rest assured, this is NOT the case with me! When booked to to draw live, I generally always end up with a happy, fascinated crowd behind me - laughing and watching as each dazzling caricature is created before their very eyes!  


  • Live caricature (done well!) at an event certainly makes for a good topic of conversation and gets the 'banter' and laughs going! It's a great 'ice-breaker' at any event! Expect your guests to be fascinated, captivated and amused as each drawing unfolds. It really is a great, fun spectator event. Not all guests may be able to get caricatured at the event, but on-lookers will definitely be entertained and mesmerised on the whole!  I will arrive at your venue (smartly dressed) around 15 / 20 minutes earlier than the time you have booked me from in order to have time to set up my easel and gear, so I am ready to commence drawing for you precisely at your requested time.


  • With the easel I can work quickly and continuously, 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 time wasting 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 A4 paper sized sketch that has been hastily sketched whilst held in the wobbly crook of someone's 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 a lot! Your guests will have a fun, unique memento to take home with them after your event, which they will never forget!



  • The artwork is created using instant dry black and grey professional markers, on large, good quality A3 sized paper and comes with a FREE ziplock protector plastic bag. This is handy for wet weather, sticky fingers or late-night drink spillages....(and I won't even charge your guests 5p for them!) It's worth noting that not many caricaturists provide bags for guests to take drawings home in - it's actually something of a rarity! Each caricature is head & shoulders only, in front or ¾ view.

  • Important! : 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. Within any group of people, there is bound to be some who simply would not like to be caricatured, which I completely respect and understand. I always ask event organisers to bear this in mind who think that everyone at their event will want to / or should be drawn, as it's really not always the case. 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....!)

  • At the event, all I will require from you is to provide a well lit area for me to work in, in order for me to be able to see who I am drawing. It sounds obvious I know, but you'd be amazed at the amount of events I've went to where I've had to work in dark bars, dim candle light, or disco style strobe lighting etc...! Eg. Dimly lit marquees are not ideal. Poor lighting at an event makes my job incredibly difficult to do. 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. However, I do have a small light which I can attach to my easel, provided I am set up next to an electrical socket. I will also require a couple of chairs and space for my easel (2 metres square approx).

  • When booked to draw live, I also have a portable 'pop up' banner sign with caricature samples on it which I could bring to the event, with your permission, and set it up next to me which will help alert people in the room that there is a caricaturist present. With my easel and banner sign set up, there is no need for me to 'roam the room' or get lost in the crowd as some caricaturists do with clipboards. (I've even witnessed artists on foot with clipboards get mistaken for waiters by guests at events! - Not a great impression to make on people, eh?). Rest assured, my performance will definitely make a memorable impact on your guests!


Visit my LIVE WORK  gallery page to see over 100 photos of my live event caricatures!
Read on for prices and more info...



PRICES & BOOKING PROCEDURE

For event entertainment, the client is billed an hourly rate and the caricatures are free for all guests.

My 2017 rates* are as follows :

£250 FOR A MINIMUM 2 HOUR PERFORMANCE.

Additional hours cost £100 each thereafter.

(*For any bookings beyond 2018 please note this fee will change.) 


I am capable of drawing 10 -12  guests per hour. Travel to the venue is FREE if it's within an 'all in' distance - (there and back) of 25 miles of my home address in Kirkintilloch near Glasgow. For venues beyond this distance, a fee of 50p per round-trip driving mile will be added to the overall total. If time and budget allow I HIGHLY recommend booking me for as long as possible, as my caricatures are usually overwhelmingly popular!!

If you're interested, please contact me and I'll be happy to check my schedule. If the date is available, I will ask for a few details. The booking is fully secured by returning an initial deposit. (With short notice enquiries, the full balance is required in advance.)

CUSTOMISED PAPER

As an added option, I can also include a customised message and / or a full colour logo or company name, pre- printed on each sheet of my drawing paper in advance of the booking. This is a great way to add an 'extra personal' touch, and be extra sure your guests won't forget your event in a hurry! Always popular at weddings! Eg. The sample text printed along the bottom of each sheet of paper can be something with the Bride and Groom's names and wedding date...such as:

" Thank you for sharing our special day with us! "
- Clare & Martin
25th of June 2018

 I charge £40.00 for the "Customised Paper" option, which is a one-off fee regardless of the number of sheets printed. 

SUMMARY

  • PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: Glasgow / Edinburgh - Central Scotland. (Can travel further if required)
  • SIZE OF DRAWINGS: A3 paper size (297 x 420mm)
  • MEDIA: Professional Design Markers
  • SPEED:  10 - 12 people per hour
  • 2017 RATES:  First 2 hours of service £250, then £100 per hour thereafter. (Venues beyond 50 miles from my home address then a 3 hour performance time minimum applies). 
  • MILEAGE EXPENSES: FREE to venues within an 'all in' distance (there and back) of 25 miles of my home address in Kirkintilloch (near Glasgow), then 50p per round-trip mile. Travel cost will be calculated, advised and included in the overall booking fee. Travel estimated using www.theaa.com
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Customised Paper £40.00, regardless of number of sheets printed.

READY TO MAKE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT THE BIG HIT OF THE YEAR? THEN CONTACT ME TODAY!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Q: How long have you been a caricature artist?



A: I have been drawing cartoons since a very young age and I initially began producing on-the-spot caricatures at various events back in 2003.  I personally feel that I became 'professional' at it and developed a clean, confident and popular style that I was happy with, from around 2007 onwards.



Q: Is this your 'real' job?



A: It certainly is. I'm a self employed professional caricaturist and have been for several years now. I'm not an art student or someone who just does this as a hobby.



Q: Where did you learn how to draw caricatures?


A: I am entirely self taught. I've always had a love for all things cartoon and caricature related and I've always possessed a 'knack' for observational, humourous drawing. When I was younger in my early twenties I looked around but there wasn't anywhere that offered courses or qualifications in the art of caricature; so I carved my own path with lots of hard work, dedication and practice. Caricature is a tricky thing to teach...you just sort of develop an eye for it after lots of hard work; many sketches and observations, and eventually your own 'personal style' develops from you organically, I tend to think. I gained an HND in Illustration at Glasgow College of Building and Printing in the early nineties which was also a positive, valuable learning experience.


Q: I'm worried about upsetting my guests! Do your caricatures ever offend anyone?



A: No, never. I try my best not to offend anybody! My aim is to compliment, but also to exaggerate the features for comic effect and to give people a giggle, (Remember..It's a caricature, not a photograph or portrait painting!) ... and it's done to raise some laughter and entertain your guests! My live event caricatures are always well received and the vast majority of people who sit for me find it a fun and pleasurable experience! Anyone who doesn't want to be drawn simply doesn't have to sit for me. I never force anyone into being caricatured, I only draw willing subjects. Remember it's purely voluntary on your guests behalf, so there's no chance of me offending anyone who doesn't want to be drawn.



Q: How long does it take to produce an 'on-the-spot' caricature?



A: Each caricature takes approximately 5 or 6 minutes per person, or alternatively 10 - 12 drawings in one hour, but this depends on quality of lighting, how good looking the sitter is and how well they behave themselves!



Q:  I've noticed there are some caricaturists who claim they can draw 30 odd people in a 2 hour slot, whereas you say you will produce less drawings than that within the same time period. Why is that?



A: The short answer to that is...because I am being honest! Please don't be fooled by any high number of drawings a caricaturist claims they can do! A lot of people get sold on booking a caricaturist  because of the amount of drawings that artist claims they can create over amount of time - but please be aware, this number is not always true! And a high number of caricatures produced in an hour usually means the drawings are extremely rough and of very poor quality. I don't draw little A4 sized sketches entirely done with a single pencil (like some other guys do) which don't much look like the person they're supposed to be. My caricatures are large A3 sized paper drawings which are inked in with professional design markers - with a terrific likeness of the 'sitter' guaranteed each and every time. Each drawing takes around 5 - 6 minutes to complete, therefore my average rate is 10 - 12 people in one hour. And remember it's a 'spectator' event which is enormously entertaining for onlooking guests!


There's absolutely no need for me to claim I can draw X amount of people at events just to secure a booking. People book me for the quality of the artwork I produce. After all, do you want to give your guests a drawing that will generate 'zero'-reaction or disappointment from your guests? A drawing they will instantly forget and shove away in a drawer, loft or bin after your event....? Or do you want to give them a really memorable, fun experience and a unique memento that they will proudly frame and hang on their wall?  



Q: Do my guests have to pay you for their caricature?



A: No, they are supplied FREE of charge to your guests. The cost of hiring me covers everything.




 
Q: We are thinking about hiring you to come along to our wedding and draw our guests...but when is the best time to have you?



A: Normally at weddings I'm either booked for one of two timeslots:


It's either -  post service / prior to the meal -  when the newlyweds are off having their photographs taken in the afternoon and the guests are left to mingle with each other (eg. 2/3 till 5pm approx).


....Or, it's an after dinner / early evening slot (eg. 7 till 9 or 10pm) -  when the speeches and meal have finished, but the night is still young and your guests are relaxing after eating (and not everyone is quite up for dancing 'just yet')...


Both of these 'lull' times in a wedding day are ideal for me for come along and do my thing to entertain your guests! Both time slots are equally popular and I don't have a preference which one I am booked for (as long as it's NOT during the meal). My live caricatures of guests always go down a storm at weddings!


Please note -  for evening bookings, the latest I'd want to stay at any wedding or event would be 10 or maybe 10.30pm. It's very unusual for me to be booked any later than that really. You shouldn't really think of a caricaturist as a 'late night / evening entertainer'.  The 'lull' time periods of before or after the meal are the ideal time slots for me to go in and do my thing and 'wow' your guests! It's really not unusual for me to be quietly working away in a corner drawing a guest or 2 while the first dance or cake cutting takes place, so please don't worry about that. 


In all honesty, wedding guests can be difficult to caricature at late evening receptions from around 10pm onwards. (10pm seems to be the 'witching hour!') Please trust me on this....I've been drawing at weddings for over ten years now and I've pretty much seen it all! Many guests will be a little too 'refreshed' beyond 10pm and that means they don't 'sit' well for me or generally behave themselves. As a result, me trying to capture the likeness in a caricature becomes trickier to do and each drawing takes a little longer to do when guests are a wee bit unruly or drunk. I always advise clients about this in advance, as it's essential to get the timings right so's everyone gets the very best out of the 'caricature' experience and goes home smiling! 


One piece of invaluable advice when it comes to your wedding reception is to always keep your guests informed! Please be sure to tell them the order of the day’s events, especially when it comes to the entertainment plans. Remember to advertise your singer, band or caricaturist, so everyone knows what to expect and when they are due to finish. I always display a little sign above my easel with my finish time on it, so that the guests are aware, however, at most events my caricatures are so popular, the sign gets overlooked and I get regularly asked to continue drawing after my hire time is up. 

I always like to leave a happy crowd, wanting more and love to attend weddings. That said though, please be aware that sometimes guests can be a little 'too disappointed' (especially after a few drinks!) when I have to leave at the end of my set and this can be an awkward time, so please make sure your guests know when I’m coming and, more importantly, when I’ll be going. I hate looking like the villain after a happy day of scribbling just because my time is up. Thank you.

   



Q: How many hours do you work for?



A: This varies from job to job, depending on what it is. On average I am generally booked for 2 to 3 hours either in the afternoon or in the evening. 4 to 5 hours is around the maximum length of time I can do in one 'shift'. After that, my drawing hand begins to ache! I will require a 5 minute break after 3 hours of drawing. Drawing funny faces may look easy, but it does take a fair bit of 'mental concentration!'



Q: What do you require from us for you to perform at our event?



A: I need a well lit area to work in, ideally with space for guests to gather around and watch me at work. I also require a couple of chairs and space for my easel (2 metres squared approx). If lighting is an issue I can bring a portable lamp with me, provided you can set me up beside an electrical socket.

 

 

Q: Can you go round the tables and draw people during meals as they eat dinner?



A: No, I don't do that. Drawing people during a dinner is generally considered to be 'old hat' in professional caricaturist circles.  In my experience, the 'sitters' don't enjoy having someone gawp at them with pens and paper in hand as they try to relax and eat a meal which I completely respect and understand, therefore I don't do it. Booking times for me must be before or after a meal. I'm not a 'walkabout' caricaturist. I work from a stationary position at an easel which gives your guests more of a 'spectacle' to look at and keeps them entertained as each drawing unfolds. Booking times for me MUST be either before or after a meal.



Q: Are your live event caricatures in colour or black and white?



A: My event caricatures are black & white with shades of grey. Colour ones take too long to do when drawing live and increases waiting times for guests.



Q: What materials do you use?



A: My caricatures are produced on good quality large A3 sized paper. I draw with professional instant dry black marker pens and also add some grey shading. Each caricature drawn is supplied in a transparent plastic sleeve to protect the artwork from wet weather when guests take them home or any drink spillages, etc.




Q: Do you draw couples together?



A: I draw singles mainly at most events, apart from the Bride & Groom if I'm booked for a wedding. Couples take twice as long to do and increases the waiting times for other guests. Drawing individuals is much quicker and generally a lot more 'fairer' to the majority of guests at any given event as opposed to drawing couple after couple which takes up more time.

 

Put simply, drawing individuals means more drawings per hour, which means much more laughs, more entertainment and more fab reactions from sitters and spectators to my work, which in turn creates much more of a buzz and a happy atmosphere at your event, which is really worth noting!

 

A bigger percentage of people at the event will get to enjoy the 'caricature experience' and take a drawing home with them if I draw individuals at my speedy quickfire pace. Drawing couple after couple all night is longer / slower and can kill the buzz at an event. That said, if a client really wants me to draw couples (eg, a small party of guests) then that's not a problem at all as long as the client realises the timescales. Just let me know in advance. I am always happy to draw the newly-weds together though!



Q: Do you do children's parties?



A: I do indeed, however please note, I am not a 'Children's Entertainer' in that traditional sense. Caricature may not be ideal for very little ones who don't have the attention span to sit still for a few minutes, therefore adult supervision is essential. I am Disclosure Scotland and PVG certified therefore you can book me for your children's party with confidence.



Q: How far are you prepared to travel?



A: I am willing to work wherever you want me to, as long as you are willing to cover my travelling expenses (and accommodation if it's a long way from home).  I am based in Glasgow, central Scotland, but have worked all over the UK, so I am always willing to travel further afield... Just ask!


 

Q: Does travel cost extra?



 A: Travel to your venue is free if it's within an 'all-in' distance - (there and back) of 25 miles from my home address (I am based in Kirkintilloch near Glasgow). Beyond that the fee is typically 50p per milePlease note, if your venue is more than 50 miles from my home address then a 3 HOUR booking performance time minimum will apply. Travel cost will be calculated, advised and included in the overall booking fee.




 

Q: I've noticed there are other caricaturists out there who cost less to hire than you do?


 

A: I always advise people to beware of 'low-cost' caricaturists or entertainers for events. Would you hire a really bad singer or unfunny comedian for your wedding day or party, simply because they were 'cheap?' Of course you wouldn't!  Why take the risk and be disappointed?

 

Many 'caricaturists' have bargain prices to reflect the fact that they aren't very good at their job i.e.: They are inexperienced or have poor quality drawing skills and find it very difficult to accurately 'nail the likeness' of someone in one go when drawing live at events. Low prices always means 'low quality' so please beware!


A lot of these so called 'professional caricaturists' can be found listed on Entertainment Agencies or a 'Studio' Group. These 'artists' are often what I term 'hobbyists' who already have a full time job doing something else entirely, and just draw for fun at weekends and don't mind if they learn their craft at YOUR expense! I've heard so many horror stories of people being massively disappointed when they hire such an artist for their very special event such as a wedding day. 



As a professional, I'm not about to get into a 'price-war' with people who charge less than I do. I simply offer you my services for the best price that I can for artwork of a very high callibre which is guaranteed to nail the likeness of people who get drawn and entertain lots of your guests. Simple as that. Don't risk 'low fee' caricaturists. Trying for a 'bargain price' is never the best way to go about booking entertainment for your special day. After all, as the old saying goes: "The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." 



Q. Any other tips on what to look out for when it comes to choosing a caricaturist for my event?


A.  When browsing caricaturist's websites or FB pages; I always advise people to look for a good selection of lots of (fairly recent) 'live work photos of their event caricatures with the 'sitter' included in the photo, before deciding on hiring that artist. There are people who call themselves caricaturists; but have very little (or often none at all) photos of actual people holding the caricatures they have created for them at an event displayed on their websites (or facebook pages). 

 

If they don't have live work photos that include the 'sitter'... then AVOID them at all costs! If they do have some live caricature work photos, ask yourself if the artist has nailed a 'good likeness' of whom it's supposed to be.

 

Lookout for 'repetition' in others work too. This is the “lazy caricaturist” who abandons all pretense of caricature as an art form and just draws every new face with the same old approach.This is usually accomplished by creating just a “generic” face using the same basic facial shapes, head shape, and relationship of features, etc, and then just adding in the most obvious physical traits like hairstyle, moustache, glasses, etc in order to get some form of very mild likeness of the sitter.


The result is more of a bland cartoon character that is totally benign, weak and flavorless -  and a lot of drawings which look almost identical to each other and nothing like whom they're supposed to be. Study their sample photos and lookout for facial similarities. Avoid a caricaturist who draws eyes/ mouths / noses / chins, etc, over and over in the same repetitive way.  Remember -  if you're not impressed with what you see, then neither will your guests be, so don't hire them....Hire me instead!


Please visit my LIVE WORK gallery page, where you'll find OVER 100 photos of my live event caricatures... with the 'sitter' included in each and every photo! 



(Below - some famous faces I have caricatured for various events. The drawings were signed by the stars and then auctioned off for charity. Left to right - Jeff Stelling, Susan Boyle, Carol Smillie and golfing star, Paul Lawrie) 



  


Q: I would like you to draw caricatures on an exhibition stand at a show or promo event that I am promoting my business at, is this something you can do?



A: Yes! This is a GREAT way of attracting people to visit your exhibition stand, and it also leaves them with a unique free gift that they can take away and hang in their home or office! I've been hired to draw at big events in Glasgow's SECC, the Birmingham NEC, Truckfest in Peterborough and many more where my live caricatures went down a storm! My appearances generated an incredible amount of interest to the stands I was working at and I received glowing reviews from my clients!  The paper I use to draw on can be pre-printed with your company logo and website address (optional), ...this will help enhance your marketing programme at the show / expo. Make your stall at an event stand out from the crowd with my memorable, fun caricatures!  Contact me by email or telephone to discuss ideas and options. 



Q: We are planning a really big event / exhibition and may require another caricaturist to attend also due to the number of guests. Is this okay and can you recommend any other artists we could hire to work alongside with you?



A: Yes of course. I'm connected to many of the best caricaturists in the UK. I am more than happy to work alongside other professional artists at your event and can certainly provide you with some great recommendations. 

 

 

Q: What will you be wearing on the day?



A: I wear a smart suit with shirt, tie and trousers as a matter of course; however, I am always happy to discuss any alternative dress requirements should they arise. 


 

Q: Do we need to provide you with any food and drink at our event?



A: Most of my bookings do not require any meal breaks, however, I will require the occasional soft drink to keep me alert and hydrated. A five minute break will be required for every 3 hours of drawing.



Q: Will any of the artwork you produce at our event appear on the internet?



A: Occasionally (if time allows) I will grab a few quick snaps of your guests holding up their caricatures. These images may be used as promotional material on my website, blog or facebook page, but ONLY with the subjects permission to do so. ANY objections to the photographs being displayed online will naturally be respected.


 

Q: Do you require a deposit if I wish to make a booking?



A: Yes, a deposit will be required to secure the booking. A booking confirmation will be produced and sent to you, and payment balance will be required no later than one week before your event, or in cash upon my arrival, before I start drawing. ALL deposit payments received will be acknowledged via an e-mail. If I am unable to attend your event due to any unforseen circumstances ( car breakdown, Illness, family problems etc ) - although this is extremely unlikely -  your deposit will be immediately refunded with my sincere apologies. 

 

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?



A: I accept payment via Cash, Cheque or Direct Bank Transfer (BACS)



Q: How soon in advance should we book you for our event?



A: The sooner the better! Email me now to check availability for your date and don't forget to include the venue location with your enquiry!


Even if your event is planned for more than 12 month's time, I'd advise to get your deposit in to me quick to secure the date for it. Please be aware I am always in demand for weddings at weekends during the Spring / Summer months and my diary always fills up quickly! Other peak times for me in the year can be Fresher's week events (usually in August / September) and of course in December on the run up to Christmas. Book me now to avoid disappointment! Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon!

 

 - Edd Travers. Caricaturist, Glasgow, Scotland.




If you have any other questions,

please email me at: eddsheads@hotmail.co.uk or call me on 0776 145 3457 between business hours - 9 till 5pm, Monday to Friday. 


ALL IMAGES ON THIS SITE ARE COPYRIGHT BY © EDD TRAVERS, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, IMAGES CANNOT BE DUPLICATED, PRINTED, DISPLAYED OR USED IN ANY FASHION WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE ARTIST.







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