I have over 10 years experience of drawing humorous caricatures at corporate events, birthday parties and weddings. I can work in a 'mix and mingle' way and also sitting with individuals in a quieter space, if they prefer. Average 15-20 guests can be drawn per hour. Bookings can be made for a minimum of 2 hours, till as long as needed. I like to connect with my subjects and make them feel at ease. I am never cruel with my depictions of people, just accentuate certain features to bring out the unique person they are always appreciated and great entertainment value for both the and their friends/family.
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Neil K Kempsell is Scotland's top live Caricaturist, entertaining and delighting guests, clients and colleagues throughout Scotland at most of the leading Hotels, corporate and private venues. His ability to capture personalities on paper with great skill, likeness, speed, and accuracy is truly magical, as well as offering a great interactive entertainment and a memorable sketch of the event to take home. He is happy to offer a variety of entertainment approaches and styles to suit every function, face, party, wedding, retirement as well as social/ business/ private events. Will also draw individual and group caricatures on request. Guaranteed to help your event be truly memorable.
Professional Caricaturist for your special event, quick (5 mins/ A4 size) drawings of individuals or couples up to 3 hours or more. It's fun and very flexible, great to fill the gaps between other acts and entertain people during the event without worrying about equipment, schedule or space.
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Michael offers live caricature entertainment and Illustration services. Michael performs at over 100 weddings per year in additional to 50 corporate event for a number of large companies including the likes of Audi, Sky, Manchester United, Skoda, Wickes, The Prince's Trust, Sports Direct and many more. As well as traditional paper based caricatures, Michael also offer 'digital caricatures' which are hand drawn on an iPad and sent directly to the drawn person via email or bluetooth. The drawings can then be instantly shared on social media and elsewhere online. Michael averages 15 caricatures per hour and can even even draw people in pairs or threes on the same sheet.
You can also commission us to create personalised caricature from photographs for you, your family and friends. You can even get one for your pet. Caricatures are the perfect gift for any occasions including Birthdays, Weddings, Valentine's day, Anniversaries, Retirements and mo...
I am looking to book a caricature for my wedding reception on the 10th June, the ceremony is booked for 4:30 with evening guests arriving at 7pm, I require the hire for around 3-4 hours and there will be around 120 guests. Could you please advise how much this would cost and also if the date and time is available.
I'm looking for a caricaturist for my wedding in Alford on 13/8/16. We would like 3-4 hours as we would like the opportunity for most of our guests to have one done (in a group).
We would like them to be funny but also flattering as we don't want anyone to get offended!
If you could provide us with a quote for this we would really appreciate it.
We are very keen to support local suppliers if possible, but are on quite a tight budget so we're looking for very competitive quotes. The duration given above would be for the caricaturist. The games would need to be set up before the event.
10 year olds birthday party for group 10-15 in private house. Would like a little demonstration of how to draw caricatures and cartoons which the kids will copy on pads I can provide then individual caricatures of each of the little urchins. I will be there so your safety will be assured. Good fun artist who will go with the flow would be great. Can eat as many mini sausages as they can stomach.
I was therefore posed with a challenge of producing caricatures for over 50 guests – which again indicates a high demand for, and a general excitement about my services – in just under 2 hours; not to mention the process of preserving and packaging the drawings, and finding the guests at the end to hand them their drawing, which takes additional time outside of the drawing process itself. During the drawing-time, I had a lot of guests come up to where I was stationed, and take a keen interest in my work – which is the best part of any event by a long way, and my favourite part of my job. They were visibly entertained, happy with my work, and I was surrounded by a great and an over-all positive vibe. While the majority of the guests took an interest in my work at one point or another and were very pleasant to speak to, the married couple had not approached me at all during my stay – which was understandable, so I thought nothing of it at the time.
I carried on focussing on my task of drawing 50 caricatures (mainly couples) in two hours. As the guests seemed very pleased with my work, I carried on for nearly two hours longer than my contract specified, in order to make sure everyone got their drawing and came away happy and satisfied. As I had quite a hefty amount of drawing to do, I’d initially decided to focus on that, as going around and finding each individual couple and handing them their drawing would have taken another hour out of my designated slot. I managed to work speedily under the time restriction, and produce work to a high standard.
As I’ve already mentioned, working with my iPad as I did at that particular event is usually the popular choice for wedding receptions, and I have never had any complaints or comments of dissatisfaction from any of my previous clients with whom I have worked in such a way. The opposite is true, actually; people tend to prefer it, as it means they don’t have to devote the time they could be drinking and socialising to sitting in front of me, and having their picture drawn. Aside from giving the couple a choice at the time of arrival as to the method they would prefer, I had clarified all the specifics of my work system during email correspondence on the PopTop website with the client prior to the event, so they must have been aware of, and have consented to everything I had explained and offered via the initial online communication.
I had stayed on for almost two hours over my contracted time, as making sure that I get around ALL the guests is always my utmost priority. There is nothing more disheartening than having to pack up early, whilst there is still a queue and people waiting for my drawings. And as I said; the interaction with customers, the manner in which I approached them individually and in groups, and the way in which I carried on my work to accommodate the needs of that particular event were no different from the other 200+ bookings I have done in the past – and the response I received from the guests was no different either. With regards to the accusations of ‘abruptness’ and being ‘difficult to talk to’, I cannot say anything more than that personalities vary.
David was excellent at our customer event - he quickly had a queue of people waiting to be drawn and everyone was delighted with the results!
We had two artists and they both worked very well together - although they had quite different styles, they were equally brilliant and everyone said it was brilliant that they were there.
For a last minute idea it went perfectly! I contacted Mark Nesbitt 2 weeks before my wedding, and from a set of photographs and a sketchy idea he gave me some great advice to come up with a caricature of my Best men and ushers. Taking my stag weekend theme of "Little Britain" he developed a sketch that had 100 reception guests rolling with laughter. The idea was completely unique and has given me, and my closest friends a great memento of the wedding. To deliver such a personal service, with such quality in such a short space of time was great, and worth every penny. I would highly recommend Mark and would be pleased to use his services again
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