Published in GQ and TV Times -'Spot On George', BBC's One Show caricaturist to the stars, is available to hire by the hour for quick draw on-the-spot Party Caricatures and Wedding entertainment, Exhibition Stands, Trade Shows, International Conferences and Summits, Open Days, Product Launches, Corporate caricatures, PR Events, After Show Parties, Celebrations and Christmas Party caricatures. George's unique style, his quick whit and charm guarantee to draw a crowd at any function. Digital drawn caricatures are ideal crowd pleasers at exhibitions and George is one of only a handful of (live) Digital Caricaturists drawing in the UK today on Samsung Galaxy and HP tablets. On-the-spot caricatures are excellent Wedding Entertainment, filling those wedding reception lulls. Quick draw caricatures at weddings make great wedding favours and help make your wedding day unique. George is one of the UK's leading Wedding caricaturists, highly recommended by Wedding Magazine and is a welcome guest at around 60 weddings each year. George always creates a stylish talking point while remaining unobtrusive and professional at all times. George's Wedding Caricatures can really help make your day unforgettable! Covering the whole UK, Europe and UAE, for on-the-spot availability and prices please contact George. Advice is FREE.
With 20 years of entertainment experience,'Spot On George' has been a professional caricaturist since graduating DMU (Leicester) with an illustration degree in 1991 and drew weekly digital caricatures for TV Times from 1999 to 2003. His caricatures can also be seen in GQ magazine from 2012! George has appeared live on ITV's Paul O' Grady Show and twice on Today with Des & Mel, who hailed him as the best walkabout caricaturist in the UK, then in 2007 George drew Tony Blair's caricature for BBC's Money Programme and Dom Littlewood for The One Show. Chris Moyles used one of George's caricatures for his Chris Moyles Quiz Night and Amanda Holden even chose George to draw caricatures at her hen (pyjama) party! Ferrari even hired George to cover the 2011 F1 in Abu Dhabi, at Ferrari World followed by digital caricatures at Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in 2012! WHAT A YEAR; George worked at the Olympic Stadium opening, was a part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee floatilla and entertained the UK, on the 2012 Olympic Torch relay tour, for Samsung. No other UK caricaturist has such a dazzling CV or stylish presentation as Spot On George - the ORIGINAL digital caricaturist! George proudly offers live digital caricatures on Samsung Slate & Galaxy Note, as well as Caricatars (caricature avatars) online. Join the Spot On digital revolution!
George is proud to claim the crown as one of the UK's first digital caricaturists, after all he was drawing digital caricatures for TV times in 1999 on his PC and has become a master of his art over the years since. He has also had digital caricatures published by Sunday Mirror, Financial News, Green Building Press, Madonna in Art and now the UK's top men's magazine; GQ. George has drawn live for clients such as Xerox, Hewlette Packard, Tesco, Formula 1, Intel and Samsung
George has had many caricatures and illustrations published, see these celebrity caricatures displayed alongside his latest caricatured Movie posters. These iconic posters include: Daniel Craig (Skyfall) caricature, Jason Statham caricature, The Wild One caricature, Apocalypse Now caricature, Bladerunner caricature, Pulp Fiction caricature, Twilight Eclipse caricature, Fight Club caracature, Vincent Vega & Jules charicature, Die Hard 4 characture, Dirty Harry cariacature, Taxi Driver charecterture, Quantum of Solace characature, Bourne Supremacy carecature, Leon charicature, Rocky III caricature, Deer Hunter carcature, 7 Pounds caricterature, Goodfellas charicature, Frost/Nixon caracature, Taken caricature, Shining caricature, Italian Job caricature, Star Wars 3 caricatures, Star Wars caricatures, Matrix caricature, Judge Dredd caricature, Terminator caricature. George's celebrity caricatures include: Marilyn Monroe characture, Bruce Lee character, Audrey Hepburn caricateur, Michael Jackson characture, Elvis Presley caricateur, Nicholas Cage caricature, Uma Thurman caricature, Tom Cruise caricature, Arnold Schwarzenegger caricature, Bruce Willis caricature, Sly Stallone caricature, Mark Lamarr caricature, Amy Winehouse caricature, David Beckham caricature and Gordon Brown caricature.
To Caricature is to ridicule by exaggeration, visually or otherwise and the art of caricature in itself is centuries old. Caricatures have been used throughout history to ridicule and undermine politicians and royalty. Caricatures have been published in print ever since print was invented and the market for caricatures has never diminished. From Dore to Spitting Image, caricatures have endured as an artform and indeed an entertainment form. The most remembered caricatures of recent memory would be those of either Spitting Image, Gerald Scarfe or Ralph Steadman. Show anyone a caricature of themselves and most men will remark "Looks like Richard Nixon" referring to the best known male caricature by Ralph Steadman. Most women will remark "Looks like Margaret Thatcher" referring to the best known female caricature by Gerald Scarfe or perhaps Spitting Image... despite neither caricature having any resemblance to these characters, these caricatures are simply embedded in our psyche. The art of caricature translated itseld onto live performance, to the best of my knowledge with Gerald Scarfe and his over-sized ink extravaganzas on stage for the cameras. Caricaturists have since then picked up the mantle and carried it to the smaller audiences, turning caricatures into live entertainment and caricaturists into entertainers. Live caricatures or walkabout caricatures work well as a spectacle, each caricature drawing an audience and generating ripples of laughter with each caricature produced. Never make the mistake of hiring a Caricaturist with the intention of drawing every person in the venue, as this will kill the atmosphere by turning the art of caricature into a mechanised production line... possibly killing the caricaturist also! Caricaturists are on the whole gifted, eccentric individuals, whose gift should be shared and enjoyed, never stifled or demeaned. Enjoy your caricature, treasure your caricature and treasure your caricaturist above all. To book a caricaturist you should search high and low, inspecting their caricature galleries, until you find a style of caricature you like. You must also like the caricaturist, as he or she will be an honoured guest at your wedding or event. Never book a caricaturist simply because they are cheap!!! This simply displays to all your guests how CHEAP you are, as the bumbling amateur caricaturist produces hastily scrawled sketches, each caricature indesypherable from the next, none recognisable in the least. Talented caricaturists are expensive and rare, so look hard and find a good caricaturist, otherwise you may as well give your money to a six year old child, with the same results. The entertainment and wedding industry is plagued with amateur caricaturists, offering low budget entertainment, often with low quality results... If they turn up at all, often having been offered more money to draw caricatures elsewhere instead. Hire a Caricaturist with at least 10 years experience, preferably with published caricatures to show and an extensive client list. Once you've been caricatured by the best caricaturist, you won't regret a single penny, but be drawn by the worst caricaturist and you won't hire a caricaturist again, so choose wisely. Remember; a caricature is for life, not just for Christmas.
Caricature*: to ape, imitate with derision. comic exaggeration - (the art of making) a drawing, description or
performance that exaggerates somebody's or something's characteristics for humorous or satirical effect.
[Mid-18th century. < Italian caricatura < caricare "exaggerate, load" < late Latin carricare]
Caricaturist: Parodist, gifted creator of caricatures - MSN Encarta
*alternative mis-spellings; characature, characterture, charicature, characaturist, characterturist, charicaturist, characterist, caracature, caracaturist, charicterturist, caracaturist, characatatrist