George is a Showman, he draws party caricatures while standing and mingling with guests, not at an easel in a corner, drawing one caricature every 3-4 minutes. Together with his wit and charm he raises laughter across the room and creates a more memorable event for all.
Ideal ice breaker for Christmas parties, Birthday parties or corporate events
One caricature every 3-4 minutes
Large A3 drawings in a plastic sleeve
All caricatures are free to guests
George prefers to walk around at parties
Reasonable lighting is required
George draws mainly singles, as groups are slower and require an easel.
George has been drawing live digital caricatures since 2008 and is adept iPad, Samsung and Surface tablets to produce full colour caricatures, displayed on a plasma screen. This static format is ideal to draw a crowd to an exhibition stand and each caricature captures the interest of passers by. George is self contained and portable, with his own tablet and printer, to produce 6 x 4″ colour printouts on the spot, email or save the images to branded memory sticks. A plasma screen is essential for this format and George can supply a 32″ screen if required.
George has drawn digital caricatures for most major IT companies; HP, Samsung, Intel, Microsoft, Xerox and travelled the world with them to Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Bahrain.
George is the award winning ‘Wedding Artist‘, he specialises in wedding caricatures and loves seeing the happy faces he leaves behind at over 50 weddings each year. He mingles with your guests during the two main lulls, when nothing much is happening other than photos; either before the meal or after the meal. His average performance is 2 hours, but the caricatures he creates in the afternoon are shared with the evening guests and treasured for a lifetime.
All caricature drawings are free to guests
George fits around the Bride & Groom’s schedule
George does not draw during the meal as it is far too busy
George draws upto 30 people in 2 hours, mainly immediate family
George recently developed a new act, using a large scale rota board to produce the ultimate crowd puller; XL exhibition caricatures. He turns your stand into a performance stage as he picks on passers by and draws them on super sized paper, to the amazement of curious onlookers. The large caricatures are then photographed and uploaded to an online page of client’s choosing for later download, they are also snapped by punters and may even be torn off and taken away. This attraction is impossible to ignore and has crowds rolling with laughter every 5 minutes, an invaluable exhibition marketing tool!
George is developing a stage act which uses the science of Visual Cognition to teach an audience the art of SEEING caricatures in the people around us. Comprising of Power Point presentation, with on floor Rota Board demonstrations, George picks on well known figures and some figures more relevant to the chosen audience and deconstructs their faces, exposing their obvious characteristics with hilarious caricature effect. With the help of a hands-free mic, George interacts, charms and wows the audience with his intimate knowledge of his caricature art and the use of his twisted eye!
George’s caricature show has been previewed at Leicester Emergency showcase, November 2013, going on to make its continental debut in Germany, January 2014, then running as workshops in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014!
Suitable for audience of upto 100 people
Venue must have plug in projector, PA system and audio mixing desk
George supplies drawing board, laptop and Mic
Talk lasts upto 20 minutes
Talks are tailored to include company personnel and relevant figures
George is one of a rare breed of full time professional live caricaturists or ENTERTAINERS, but there are other caricaturists such as RETAILERS and HOBBYISTS available for hire. The choice is yours;
The Entertainer will charge for their time and pack those few hours with laughter and fun. Their aim is to dazzle your guests, mingling, raising a laugh or even applause, using drawing skills, whit and charm. The caricatures may be more exaggerated, but your guests will marvel at the likeness and the atmosphere is usually electric!
The Retailer will offer a competitive quote or may even charge your guests at your event. They will work hard, head down, seated at an easel as if on a street corner, producing the same sweet likeness over and over. Their aim is to flatter their subject for extra gratuities, but entertainment is rarely on the agenda.
The Hobbyist is usually unqualified, they may charge mere pennies, then turn up in inappropriate attire to disappoint your guests, while learning their trade at your expense. Quality and reliability are not guaranteed, indeed many part time artists have a choice of whether they turn up or not!
Be sure you hire the right artist for your event, simply ask a few questions;
Is your artist a full time professional caricaturist or part time?
Is your Artist qualified or trained, with experience?
Will they entertain or sit at an easel in a corner?
Will your artist be charging your guests?
Will they let you down should a better paid job arise?
Remember, the less money you pay, the less quality, reliability and entertainment you will receive. Much the same as when choosing a good Restaurant, that little more will leave you recommending it to friends, but the cheaper the dish, the more bitter the after taste for all your guests.