How much are the caricatures?

These are guide prices only as more often than not the pictures contain unique elements.

  1. a black and white A4 caricature of one persons head and little body would be 65.
  2. an A4 colour caricature of a couple would be 120.
  3. an A3 montage in colour from 300 upwards depending on detail and medium.

Postage and packing are extra. These costs vary according to how you want it sending.

How long will it take to produce my caricature?

Between two and five days depending on the complexity of the picture. If you have a rush job then telephone first and I will see if I can squeeze it in.

How do I send the photographs?

E-mail is usually best but of course you can post prints if the photos are not in digital form. If sending via e-mail please avoid putting the photos into a Word document.

What type of photographs are required?

I need to see the subjects face in a relaxed and natural pose so a clean, sharp head and shoulders close up is a minimum requirement. Small, dark, fuzzy images are of no use. I also like to have a selection of photos to make sure a persons features remain the same from different angles. Sometimes a subject is not photogenic and can look different in each picture in which case I need to be told which photo looks the most like them. Remember I can only draw from what is in the photograph.

Can I see a sketch before it gets finished?

Yes. I e-mail a simple line drawing for your approval before inking and colouring it in.

Do you frame them?

Not usually. Frames are a subjective choice (you can spend hundreds of pounds on getting a picture framed) and is best left to the person who is familiar with their tastes. Also once framed a picture becomes fragile and difficult to post.

How are the caricatures sent?

A4 size caricatures are sent flat in a protective sleeve sandwiched between stiff foamboard within an envelope marked 'please do not bend' (it should be noted most domestic letter boxes cannot accommodate this size of envelope in which case I usually post to a work address). Larger prints are sent in postal tubes. All items are shipped 1st class via Royal Mail and usually arrive the next day. I can arrange for Special Delivery of items but this is at the customer's expense (approx 4).

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