A caricature is a parody drawn of a person or a situation. The point is to highlight the essential features of a face, to emphasize or to understate the peculiarities of the model. There are always artists who draw indeed big heads but do not "exaggerate" them, so they are actually just normal portraits on small bodies.
Caricatures can be roughly divided into two areas:
Live (from model): at events or booths
Studio (from photo): Political caricature, humorous illustration, gift caricature
No, I only make caricatures based on photos.
The easiest are digital photos by e-mail. But paper photos by mail are also possible. In any case, the face should be as large as possible (full screen or bigger at 100% view). If possible, several to choose from. Unsuitable photos are: too small or of poor quality (dark, blurry, grainy).
I'm specialized more in individuals. Groups only up to six people.
No, you are welcome to send individual photos, which is often even better, since the particular faces are then larger and closer to recognize.
Line drawing, black & white and color.
Line drawing is the simpler version (contour drawing), black & white is more complex (with shades).
Black pencil on Bristol board (625 g/sqm) for line drawing and black & white. Acrylics on illustration board (1.5 mm thick) for colour. NO canvas.
DIN A4, A3 and A2
As flat package, no role: (1) original drawing in transparent envelope ► (2) two layers of bookbinder cardboard, each 3 mm thick ► (3) sheet pack ► (4) packed
Delivery time is about two weeks.
By payment in advance/bank transfer.
I always show a draft before finishing a drawing, usually even several ones to choose from. There is always the possibility for corrections.
For a portrait caricature I only need pictures of the face. For a whole figure, in addition a description of the subject or a list of "properties" (occupation, hobby, or similar). After that I draw a sketch, and once you are happy with it, the caricature will be completed in the desired style and send to you.
Depending on the effort: Portrait or whole figure, format (A4, A3, A2), technique (line drawing, black & white, colour), number of persons. Prices from 75,– Euro. Full price list available on request: Contact
Within Germany the shipping is free. The costs abroad depend on destination and packet size.Top of Page