December 31, 2009

Commission a Caricature

Looking for a caricature of someone? Want to see yourself, your family, a friend, or anyone else you know in a customized caricature? You've come to the right place - to get an original, personalized caricature made from a photo.

Gift Caricature FAQ : Below is my list of frequently asked questions so far. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer it for you.

1. What is a caricature?
 caricature is an artist's interpretation of someones features, usually their face. It is not a portrait. Typically a caricature will focus on one or two distinct elements of someone's face and exaggerate them to make the drawing comical, cartoonish and recognizable. Though some caricature artists strive for extreme exaggeration, I prefer a more tame approach. I strive to make my caricature both comical and non offensive.

2. How are caricatures drawn?
Caricatures are drawn by hand using a digital pen (Wacom tablet & Adobe Photoshop) onto a computer.

3. How long does it take you to complete my caricature order?
This depends on what you order. As a general rule please allow 5 working days. If you have a rush job then just contact me. Please note that timescales will vary depending on the festive seasons such as Christmas and New year.

4. How do I send the photos?
You can send the photos by email or post.

5. What kind of Photos required?
To create your caricature we need a good face shot of the subjects, the better the photo the better the outcome. Feel free to send as many photos as you feel you need to, we believe 2-3 good photos give us enough to work from. As well as photos of the subjects please feel free to send any pictures which you feel may help the artist in creating your order.  We prefer to have a photo with the expression you want in the final caricature.

6. Themes?
You can specify any general items you want to be included in the background. Along with the photos, give some details on how you would like to be drawn. You can specify any details you want me to include in the caricature. describe any scene and wei will bring your ideas to life.

7. What do I receive?
Once the order is placed, you will receive a low resolution proof via email prior to completion, so that we can make any changes that may need to be made.

8. How do I PAY?
You can pay using PayPal or by direct bank transfer. Once the payment is received you will receive the final caricature by e-mail.

9. Printing & Framing?
The Hi-Resolution caricatures (11" X 14" Jpeg format) are sent via email. Its ideal for high quality printing. Electronic prints can be printed on any conventional printer. However for best results we recommend having the caricatures professionally printed at a local or online photo printing shop, the outcome is much better and gives the best impact on viewing. If you like to receive the framed artwork/paper prints, it will be sent in protective packaging by Post.

10. Pricing & Contact details?
Every caricature is unique and is created to your personal specifications, prices start at just 50.00 USD. E-mail me with the date you need the caricature by, along with the photo and details. i will reply with a price for your caricature. For further inquiries, please e-mail:


ian said...

Great idea Kamal! I hope it goes well and you get tons of work. I'll be checking back to see some of those commissions!

Bharat K.V. said...

Hey...Thats a Good start...
My best wishes to you on this endeavor and your future ones too....!!

|கீதப்ப்ரியன்|Geethappriyan| said...

very good start kamal.
i will definitely spread this with my friends and relatives.I'm sure this will keep you busy always , keep going