LOOKING FOR FUN PARTY CARICATURES?
I'm GEORGE; the best published Party Caricaturist for hire in the UK, my caricatures are unique, radical, uncompromising and spookily accurate. I use a FREE-FLOW caricature technique, capturing the essence of each punter in seconds! Looking for Walkabout caricatures, Wedding Caricatures, Wedding Invitations or Wedding Entertainment? I'll caricature each punter in 3-4 minutes flat! I turn caricaturing into a spectacle; sketching dozens of caricatures per event, 'drawing a crowd', creating a real buzz and breaking the ice!! Each caricature is large scale A3 (black & white), presented in a tear-proof plastic sleeve. Every caricature is guaranteed 'Spot On' - even you'll have to admit the likeness!! My fees can be tailored to meet your budget, so e-mail me for a price quote. I don't claim to be the CHEAPEST, but am proud to be one of the BEST party caricaturists in the UK and the ONLY walkabout caricaturist published in TV Times & GQ! Don't you deserve the best?
Exhibitions have taken me all over the world, drawing crowds at stands in Barcelona, Berlin, Bahrain, Dubai and Zurich, for clients as prestigious as Ferrari, Intel, Samsung, Xerox, Cannon and Hewlette Packard.
Caricatures are guaranteed crowd pullers at exhibitions and offer an excellent take-away memory of each stand.
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Looking for a real crowd stopper at your exhibition stand? Sick of tiny digital screens and technical glitches? Why not try my new super-sized caricatures, guaranteed to draw a crowd and drive interest to your stand! Each drawing on my Legamaster rota board takes just 3-4 minutes and can then be snapped and uploaded to the Cloud or a dedicated page for your punters to download the photo. Alternatively the drawings can be swiftly torn off and taken away, thanks to the revolutionary board design which is constantly fed by a roll of paper, to help maintain my flow. I also offer crowd interraction, with my new 'hands-free' mic kit, to pull the crowd in and talk them through the drawing process.
Digital Caricatures are ideal crowd pleasers at Exhibition stands, drawing the crowds in as I draw my caricatures on Samsung or HP tablets,
displayed on a plasma screen. Full colour, fully interactive fun! Exhibition caricatures come with free corporate logo and are an ideal way to impress future clients.
Though a great crowd builder, I find that Digital Caricatures are NOT suitable as walkabout entertainment, due to limited display and output options. The Artist tends to look like they're taking a survey, rather than entertaining, as each caricature takes around 10 minutes!
"I first met George at a friends wedding and was amazed at how he managed to produce such amazing work. We then contacted George immediately for our own wedding and the quality of his work continued to be truly special. The drawings take pride of place in our home and our guests still talk about George to this day. Dont go anywhere else, George is extremely good at what he does and he will keep your guests entertained for the whole booking. Trust me, you get what you pay for!" - Robert Hillsdon 2011
The Difference; Party Caricaturists are a rare breed, with many forms of artist, the main kinds are ENTERTAINERS, RETAILERS and HOBBYISTS.
The Hobbyist will charge mere pennies, then turn up in jeans and scrawl away in a corner, while learning their art at your expense. Quality means nothing to them, they have nothing to lose as they already have a full-time income, so may not turn up at all.
The Retailer will also offer a competitive quote or even charge your guests at your event. They promise quantity over quality as they work hard in a corner, head down, producing the same drawing over and over, with sugar sweet features. Their aim is to flatter their client, but do not expect any banter or laughter, only queues!
The Entertainer however will charge for their time and pack those few hours with laughter and fun. Their aim is to dazzle your guests, drawing while walking, raising laughter and even applause, using drawing skills, whit and charm. Their drawings may be more exaggerated, but your guests will marvel at the likeness and the atmosphere is usually electric! Be sure you hire the right artist for your event. Rest assured, I am an Entertainer through and through!
About me; I am a fully qualified (BA hons) professional freelance illustrator and entertainer. I've been drawing live caricatures since leaving DMUni in 1991 and published caricatures for TV Times since 1999. My caricatures have been seen in such weekly magazines as TV Times (1999 - 2003), Sunday Mirror, Financial News, monthly publications Square Meal, Stern.de, Today (F) and weekly caricatures online; The First Post. Most recently published in GQ magazine! I have also exhibited my caricatures internationaly. Perhaps you saw my 'Mr Hoon' caricature on Bremner, Bird & Fortune? In 2002 I was the featured caricaturist at the nationwide press launch of "Harry Potter" on DVD, then the "Quidditch" World Championships, not to mention the closing party for Big Brother 3 and PJ's wedding in 2010! You may have seen me drawing caricatures live twice on BBC's One Show (2007, 2009) or the Money Programme or did you catch me drawing caricatures on ITV's Paul O'grady Show in 2005 or twice on Today with Des & Mel later that year? I also drew Ant & Dec's leaving gift from SMTV and drew caricatures at Amanda Holden's hen pyjama party in 2008, which was a blast! In 2011 I drew Russell Tovey's caricature for Him & Her (sitcom) and Phil Tufnell for BBC's One Show. Channel 4's Chris Moyles Quiz Night also used my caricature of Paul O'Grady for a its Celebrity Scribbles feature. My career highlight so far has to be meeting and drawing Brad Pitt in 2013 when I drew his birthday gift caricature. Before that Tony Blair in 2003, although Paul O'Grady, Joe Pasquale, Robbie Savage, Amanda Holden, Jerry Hall, Pat Cash, Katie Melua, Des O'Connor, Mel Sykes, Terry Jones, Gryff Rhys Jones, Delia Smith, Jeff Banks, Keith Chegwin, Damon Hill, Tommy Walsh, Todd Carty, Esther Rantzen, Dom Littlewood and the cast of Harry Potter were all stars in my eyes. My favourite celeb was Ainsley Harriott in 2004... a walking caricature!