a crowd for your special event, we can draw caricatures of the
guests at no charge to them, compliments of the host, on a per
hourly rate basis. Depending on the needs of your particular event,
the various types of drawings we do are shown below for you to
Black & White
For black & white work, I draw a cartoon portrait of the face. I
use markers for the line drawings and then add black pastel for
the finishing touches. These take an average of 5-8 minutes per
person. For speed considerations, I can draw a 3-6 minute basic
black & white line drawing. These are without the subject's
name or the addition of pastel, depending upon the needs of the
client. The basic black & white is the most requested type of drawing
I do, perfect for large and small events!
& White Hobbies
For a slightly additional charge, I can draw customized hobbies.
The addition of hobbies takes a little longer, with an average time
of 8-12 minutes per person. I can provide "hobbies charts" for the
guests to choose from while they wait and can customize their requests.
This works well for smaller groups or teenagers.
For smaller groups, I can draw deluxe full color caricatures. My
average speed is 6-10 full color drawings per hour. Color is a consideration
for the guests who want the best! I do charge more for full color,
but it's worth it! Color creates a 3-dimensionality and has more
of an overall portrait look to the caricature. I utilize wax pastels
for the color work, to achieve a smooth, permanent finish without
the chalk residue.
For all of my drawings, I use a medium textured 80 lb. paper
with a slight texture, for versatility with color and black
& white work. I trim the drawings down to 12 x 18" from
the easel, a standard size ready to frame.
If requested, themed paper is also available. I have available
upon request, 16x20" Black Mattes for framing (acid-free)
and 12x16" simple black wood frames with glass & backing,
as well as travel tubes. For an additional charge, I can
bring framing mattes for the pictures. There are price breaks
with bulk orders of additional merchandise.
I can arrange for several additional professional artists
to draw for larger events or events where there may be limited
time. The benefits to hiring more than one artist are clear.
More guests can get drawn in the same time frame. Having
multiple artists gives the guests the option of selecting
a certain artist to draw them, as every artist has their
own unique style. One artist working alone at a larger event
can get overwhelmed, with another artist there, they are
able to help each other with neither feeling quite so swamped.
I have work examples from each artist I can provide upon
request. Each artist has been carefully screened by me for
quality of work, professionalism, personality, and reliability.
Easel Will Travel
In addition to San Diego, I'll draw for the entire Southern
California region, including LA, Orange County, and Palm
Springs, with an additional charge for mileage. I have been
known to travel as far as Hawaii to draw a crowd. If your
event is outside of California, I may be available to draw
for you! Have easel, will travel is my motto!!
I can show up to the office to draw everyone! This is good
for company morale to bring an artist to the work site because
everyone gets to poke fun of the boss! The presence of an
artist brings a light hearted spirit and camraderie between
workers and people get to joke around and make fun of themselves.
I can draw your subject from photos sent via email or
regular mail. Please send more than one photo of the subject
to be caricatured, so I can do a composite from different
angles of the same subject. Believe it or not, working
from photos is more difficult than working from life!
The more detailed the photos, the better the likeness!
This type of artwork is more involved and customized to your direct
specifications. The artwork is created in the studio under a certain
deadline and is known in the field as illustration. These drawings
do include more detailed results than a quick sketch type of drawing,
so the price is higher and is determined on a per job basis. Examples
include: favorite celebrities, magazine or news illustations, book
covers, album covers, special invitations, gifts, homemade BBQ sauce
labels, logos, brochures, signage, etc. From concept to completion,
I can create a customized caricature just for you in a variety of
media. Imagine the possibilities!