-Digital, full colour, approx 9-10 people an hour
-Traditional, black and white, full bodies, approx 11-12 people an hour
-Traditional, black and white, no bodies, approx 15+ people an hour
-No, the host of the event is charged an hourly wage, your guests receive their drawing(s) free
-Traditional caricatures are drawn with black markers on 11X14 or 11X17 quality paper
-Digital caricatures are drawn in full colour on a large art tablet, the drawings are displayed on a flat screen for the entertainment of your guests, even if they choose not to be drawn. Drawings are printed on 8.5X11 quality glossy photo paper. Multiple drawings can be printed so each guest drawn will receive a drawing.
-Whether you choose digital or traditional, your guests will receive their drawings protected in a clear envelope with a cardboard backing. This allows your guests to show off the drawing without worrying about spilling something on it.
-Not usually, the artist can exagerate to the point of mockery but chooses not to. CARICATOONS strives to emphasis the good points in his subjects face and bodies.
-Caricatoons does not use sign up sheets. Though it sounds like a good idea, sign up sheets only work if you assign someone to control them. When the artist is drawing, he is soley concentrating on drawing the people sitting in front of him and does not have time to "control" the line or work from a sign up sheet.
<-Slightly, yes. Digital requires more training, practice, equipment and costlier supplies
-No, please don't. You should factor all costs into the price of admission for your event. Providing free caricatures is like saying "Thanks for coming out to the event".
-Yes and that all depends on the time of day, the day of the week and the season (holiday, wedding season, drygrad etc). Best to inquire when you contact the artist with your details.
-It takes 45 minutes to an hour to set up for a CARICATOONS digital drawing session and about 30 minutes to take down. Traditional is quicker and usually only 15 minutes. You do not pay for set up, your hourly charge starts at the time you want the artist to start drawing.
-The artist is, for the most part, self sufficient but you can make the gig more successful by providing the folowing at gigs.
1.Access to electricity
3.A quiet area (if possible) away from speakers as the artist needs to talk to your guests.
More than one artist can be requested. CARICATOONS works with many talented artists as long as they are available for the requested date.
-Colour digital and traditional caricatures are a great way to bring people to your booth at a trade show. People will line up when they realise they can get a quality caricature for free. When they are in line, they have nothing to do but look at your products or services and listen to your pitch.
-Please go to the contact page and e-mail the artist for more info on hourly rates and minimums.
-Yes CARICATOONS can create original templates for each drawing, even for traditional events I can create templates. For most of these there is no additional charge but sometimes people request templates with a lot of detail such as having a caricature of the bride and groom on each template. For these additional services additional charges may apply. Best to include these details when inquiring about your event so CARICATOONS can provide an accurate quote.
-To speed things up and provide a quality drawing, yes, pre-drawn bodies are used. Having said that, rules do not apply. When a guest or guests sit down, the artist will ask what their interests are and if they have any ideas for the drawing. If the theme for the drawing is not in the CARICATOONS library of images and is not too complicated, the artist will draw a completely original drawing
-Quite possibly yes, if dinner was offered and it was an hour or less then it would be ok. Anything over an hour (with dinner offered) will be a $50/hr sitting fee.
-I have a few charities that I provide services for semi pro-bono. As much as I would love to volunteer all my time for special events, I need to make a living. If you want me to draw at a charity event I would suggest you ask for a corporate sponser to cover my costs. I would also suggest having a donation jar so guests can choose how much they would like to donate for their caricature.