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CHRIS PAVLICK - THE CARICATURIST

Bristol

Children Entertainment Caricaturist

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from £ 150

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There is usually one set price for each event that includes all travel costs, and covers the entire party. Please EMAIL ME to obtain an individual quote. I offer a *Mid-week Discount* for Monday to Friday events, and a range of other discounts for clients booking more than 3 events per season.


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I am a professional, talented and experienced caricature artist & DIGITAL CARICATURIST/CARTOONIST, based in the South West.

I have delivered top-quality art and entertainment to hundreds of clients in the UK and abroad. These included the Royal Military Academy, numerous casinos and many prestigious hotels. I specialize in a wide range of events - from friends-and-family events such as birthday parties and wedding receptions, to business events and music festivals. I can also offer LIVE DIGITAL CARICATURES.
Live DIGITAL caricature drawing is a new and unique idea for virtually any event; CHRISTMAS PARTIES, birthday parties, end-of-school parties, or big family events (weddings, gatherings, anniversaries), CONFERENCES ..... It requires minimal equipment, and so it can be set up speedily anywhere and at any time, whilst not taking up a lot of space. An iPad or a Wacom Cintig 22HD/Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 tablet would be connected to a TV screen via USB, so people could observe the caricature-drawing process. They could participate in the creation of black-and-white as well as colour drawings, give the artist (myself) ideas for caricature drawings of their friends, and in the end, receive an instant print-out of the final creation from a portable Wifi printer.
The live DIGITAL caricatures act would be very affordable, and would not differ in price from other forms of entertainment of a similar kind.
I have all the necessary equipment, so as mentioned earlier the requirements would be absolutely minimal! With my experience and background in corporate entertainment, I am certain that the act would prove extremely popular, and remain successful and enjoyable for the years to come.
Be assured, that my competitive prices always go right along with high-quality, professional standard of work.
I am flexible, punctual, and able to adapt to the unique character of any party or event!

CHRIS PAVLICK - THE CARICATURIST -

WHAT YOU GET:

- Each guest at the party or event receives a high-quality traditional caricature drawing, in a protective clear foil sleeve to prevent damage. If I run out of time, I will often stay on to finish my work with no extra cost, so that nobody gets left out!
- A choice of the popular cartoon-style drawings, or the more original and unique drawings for which I use a special coal and pastel technique.
- Truly individual and personal caricature drawings; I am known for my ability to capture likeness, whilst adding a bit of fun and silliness to the final product. This results in all kinds of laughter - from giggles to hysterics - and there are always unexpected surprises!
- A5 format printed DIGITAL caricatures that could be made into ‘avatar necklaces’ or badges, for each person to wear for the duration of the party, conference or any corporate event.
Sounds like something you're after? I can guarantee the lowest price on the market - so there is no point in shopping around!

Children Entertainment Caricaturist


25 Reviews:


, Oct. 29, 2016

"Chris arrived with plenty of time to spare and we discussed how I'd prefer him to undertake his drawings. I had thought that guests would prefer to sit for the drawings but it worked well that Chris was able to photograph guests so they could continue to enjoy the party whilst Chris did their drawing. Chris uses charcoal so the drawings are much more detailed than those done in pen. The end products were of great detail and quality and overall guests were happy with the likeness...they really were fantastic. Chris' verbal interaction with guests was limited but the drawings spoke for themselves."



, March 12, 2016

"We booked Chris for our works Christmas party. We discussed that we would prefer the guests to be drawn whilst sitting there We all loved our drawings. They made our party!!! Thank you Chris! I would definitely recommend you for other Christmas Parties. Thank you also for staying a bit longer than agreed to complete the last of those waiting!! You did a fab job!"



, Feb. 10, 2017

"Thank you so much Chris! I surprised my son with a 21st birthday party on 10th Feb 2017 and wanted some entertainment that offered something a bit different. I spent a while shopping around for a caricaturist, some were charging in excess of £400 for a couple of hours!! I finally came across Chris who was less than half the price! I was a bit sceptical at first due to the price being so reasonable but I needn't have worried at all, he was FANTASTIC! He managed I don't know how many drawings in such a short space of time and the likeness he managed to capture was uncanny, you know exactly who they are by his drawings. I loved that people got to take away a keepsake of my sons 21st, I would definitely use Chris again and would highly recommend to my friends too. He was also very helpful from beginning to end and happily answered all questions that I had. Thanks Chris for making my sons 21st one to remember! :) Toni x"



, Feb. 10, 2017

"Thank you so much Chris! I surprised my son with a 21st birthday party on 10th Feb 2017 and wanted some entertainment that offered something a bit different. I spent a while shopping around for a caricaturist, some were charging in excess of £400 for a couple of hours!! I finally came across Chris who was less than half the price! I was a bit sceptical at first due to the price being so reasonable but I needn't have worried at all, he was FANTASTIC! He managed I don't know how many drawings in such a short space of time and the likeness he managed to capture was uncanny, you know exactly who they are by his drawings. I loved that people got to take away a keepsake of my sons 21st, I would definitely use Chris again and would highly recommend to my friends too. He was also very helpful from beginning to end and happily answered all questions that I had. Thanks Chris for making my sons 21st one to remember! :) Toni x"


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, Aug. 2, 2016

"Not very happy. After asking me just after ceremony how he should work, from photographs or Ipad, (I didn't really understand and was not in clarity of mind at that moment to decide) I said whatever is easiest for him for now. He spent the whole afternoon/evening in a corner drawing from photos. I wanted him there as entertainment and to interact with guests. Didn't realise until too late as I was otherwise occupied. Guests said he was difficult to talk to and my chief bridesmaid later told me he was a bit abrupt and not in the least approachable. The pictures we are left with, I cannot work out who is who, so not a great likeness to subjects drawn. Overall, I think I wasted £250! Would not recommend. "



, June 3, 2017

"Chris was fantastic - I would recommend. He worked very hard for 3 hours solid, drawing lots of pictures and was the centre of attention just outside my main party hall. I kept lots of people flowing to him, and Chris (excellently supported by his wife) just kept on drawing. Mixture of kids & adults - lots of people left with sketches of themselves to remember my 40th birthday. Thanks for helping make my day so speacial Chris :)"



, June 3, 2017

"Hi Chris Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. You did an amazing job. Thanks for making a big effort, and for all the excellent communication. Best wishes for the remainder of 2017 Ben"



, Aug. 6, 2016

"This is for the consideration of the PopTop management, with regards to the customer feedback I have recently received on my Artist Profile. I would like to appeal for the comment to be removed from the website, as I strongly feel the nature of the feedback is rather unreasonable... Considering the circumstances under which my work at the event had to be carried out, I feel that the customer’s complaint is a little unsympathetic and inconsiderate of the work that I did contribute to the event, and of the over-all positive response I got from every single guest there. It might be helpful for me to clarify what problems I encountered upon arrival, and how I have managed to deal with those problems and make the most of the given situation to ensure customer satisfaction: I had arrived at the wedding reception with 30 minutes to spare, and after the ceremony I had approached the bride and groom – as I always do – to ask them about their preferences on how they would like me to work. I had asked them whether they would prefer I work from photographs with my iPad, or from a stationary position so that the guests could come up to me as they wish. I furthermore suggested that as people were quite busy chatting amongst themselves and having drinks, I could approach each guest individually and ask if they were interested in being drawn. At that point they had no objections at all, seemed very amicable, and very clearly said to ‘do whatever I thought was best’. I had resolved to go with the iPad option, as I usually do at wedding receptions, as 1) it wouldn’t disrupt the guests talking amongst one another as much as queuing up for a drawing would, and 2) I could produce more drawings, thus making sure everyone got a chance to be drawn. Seeing as the weather was quite sunny outside, I also informed the bride and groom that as I’m going to be working with my iPad, I would be working solely indoors due to lighting issues, to which they had no objections either. As I began my work, I would also ask every guest individually whether THEY preferred to be drawn from a photograph, or whether they would prefer to sit in front of me and be drawn as such. The photograph option seemed to be the most popular, and so each individual guest or pair had allowed me to take their photograph and work from the captured image, so as to not disrupt their socialising. Moreover, there were a few people who did not want a caricature at all. I did not push – I simply moved on to the next person. I approach each guest in a friendly, and non-invasive manner, and in each case I ensured their preferences for drawing were met. Walking amongst wedding guests while I work is something I do very often, and whilst sometimes it is the preferred method of interaction, it can also be quite difficult to approach them in such a way that wouldn’t get in the way of them talking in groups, having drinks, or taking their group photographs. Getting around all the guests, offering them drawings and taking their photographs had taken me about an hour with the above considerations I had tried to keep in mind; which meant I had 2 hours left to produce all the drawings, as I was contracted for a 3 hour slot. (to be continued....)."



, Aug. 6, 2016

"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. "



, Aug. 6, 2016

"I am not a flamboyant and extremely extroverted artist, but that has never gotten in the way of my ability to entertain, or to produce high quality work – which does take a bit of focus and thought sometimes. Overall, aside from being a little disappointed with the review, I am more surprised and baffled at the negative nature of the feedback. I do not think it reasonable, nor would I deem it accurate to how I handled that particular situation, or how I interacted with the guests, who are the main reason I do what I do – with success - in the first place. My method of working – which was negotiable and given up to choice in every instance – was confused for my disregard for my clients, which I cannot say was true in the least. If possible, if you would kindly consider removing the feedback comment from my Artist Page, I would be extremely grateful. This is not to say I do not appreciate and value customer feedback; in this instance, however, I believe it was unjustified, unconstructive, and, frankly, rather unfair considering the adjustments and the efforts I have made to keep the guests and the client happy. In addition, I would like to attach some feedback from my former clients. I had never received a review that would criticise my way of working or interacting with my clients to such an extent. While I am accepting of a one-off subjective opinion, this one review will inevitably affect my publicity through the website. I hope you can agree with me that, in this particular instance, it may be a little undeserved.. PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW FROM THE BOTTOM TO TOP . Thank you. Chris "



, July 15, 2015

" ’Hi Chris I would like to thank you for coming to my brother's wedding, and drawing all of the guests. Everyone who received a caricature was impressed by your expertise, interpretation and speed, and most said that they will pleased to show their family and friends!! You were unobtrusive and did not impact on the formalities of the day, whilst managing to interact with everyone and capture them all on paper. I would readily recommend your services, and am happy for you to use this feedback in your advertising. Best wishes Kind regards David Hunt’’ "



, May 2, 2016

",,I wanted to email to say what a great caricaturist Chris was at our wedding on 02/05/15. Chris arrived promptly and was very friendly and approachable and adapted to the restrictions of our venue- the space was a bit tight, but Chris took it all in his stride and was happy to circulate around the guests and created some wonderful caricatures which I know all of the guests loved! My wife and I would definitely recommend Chris to other people, so thank you for putting us in touch with him, Chris helped add a real buzz to our evening party! Kind regards Matt Sutton’’ "



, Dec. 18, 2014

",,Everything was fantastic. I’d like to take the time out to let you know Chris did a marvellous job, from start to finish. He arrived perfectly before time, was dressed really smartly, and was professional. He did a fantastic job, and I know he created many, many caricatures. As the event organiser, I had many people ask me his name, and his contact details, so they could recommend/book him for future events – I will therefore do as Chris suggested, and pass around the contact details for Scarlett Entertainment. Many thanks once again, you, and of course Chris '' Marc "


Verified review

, Aug. 10, 2016

"Chris was very punctual, professional and carried out the characateurs well. All the guests enjoyed having theirs done & people kept commenting on how different and welcoming it was to have something like this at a wedding - lots of laughter and fun was had with Chris's characateurs! Thank you."


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, June 17, 2016

"Chris was great. For any of the pictures he wasn't able to draw due to time, he did at home and sent them to us. The pictures were very funny and came in their own protective sleeve. Thanks Chris!"



, April 30, 2013

"Hi Chris, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your work at the bioscience ball on 30/4/13. I have written a bit of feedback for you: Chris is a fantastic artist, and was able to portray real expression through his work. He made each experience memorable and was very efficient in his work. He was extremely popular at the ball, with a constant queue of eager guests waiting to be drawn. He has a unique talent which goes into much more detail than a normal caricature artist would do. We would most certainly recommend him to others and use him again if we had a similar event. Thank you again and we will be in contact if we host another event again Best wishes Sarah Joscelyne Bioscience Society, Cardiff University’’ "



, July 21, 2012

"’Hello There. Just to let you know that Chris arrived on time for the evening wedding reception at the Bedford Hotel Tavistock, Devon on Saturday 21st July and proved an instant hit. He never stopped drawing the whole time he was there. Everyone was really pleased and said how good he was. He made a real impression and I would definitely recommend him as a brilliant entertainer at any function. We did express our appreciation to him but would ask you to pass on our thanks as he made a real contribution to making our daughter’s wedding a great success. Many thanks’’ Christine Cunningham "



, April 27, 2012

"Just a note to thank you very much for arranging for Chris to be at the conference with us. His work is amazing and proved to be a major attraction to our customer base- it was rare that he didn't have a queue! Chris worked incredibly hard and really was a star performer, I would happily recommend his work going forward. Kind Regards Graham Graham Thornton M.I.H. Commercial Director Anglia Crown Ltd "


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, June 23, 2017

"Chris was popular with our guests and formed good relationships with them. His service was professional and his drawings were very good."



, Aug. 20, 2017

"We were lucky enough to find Chris online after our original caricaturist cancelled. He was local so could do the time we wanted 7:30-10pm. Literally everyone at our small wedding got a picture done and all were very happy with the results. He was friendly and worked quickly to get all my guests done. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Chris, thankyou!"


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, Jan. 15, 2017

"We had very mixed views from our guests who had their pictures drawn by Chris - some very happy and some quite disappointed. Most of the women drawn looked angry in their pictures! Chris arrived on time and was very polite to guests."


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, June 14, 2017

"What a lovely man Chris is nothing was to much trouble, Very professional in his job highly recommend"



, Feb. 10, 2017

"Thank you so much Chris! I surprised my son with a 21st birthday party on 10th Feb 2017 and wanted some entertainment that offered something a bit different. I spent a while shopping around for a caricaturist, some were charging in excess of £400 for a couple of hours!! I finally came across Chris who was less than half the price! I was a bit sceptical at first due to the price being so reasonable but I needn't have worried at all, he was FANTASTIC! He managed I don't know how many drawings in such a short space of time and the likeness he managed to capture was uncanny, you know exactly who they are by his drawings. I loved that people got to take away a keepsake of my sons 21st, I would definitely use Chris again and would highly recommend to my friends too. He was also very helpful from beginning to end and happily answered all questions that I had. Thanks Chris for making my sons 21st one to remember! :) Toni x"



, Feb. 10, 2017

"Thank you so much Chris! I surprised my son with a 21st birthday party on 10th Feb 2017 and wanted some entertainment that offered something a bit different. I spent a while shopping around for a caricaturist, some were charging in excess of £400 for a couple of hours!! I finally came across Chris who was less than half the price! I was a bit sceptical at first due to the price being so reasonable but I needn't have worried at all, he was FANTASTIC! He managed I don't know how many drawings in such a short space of time and the likeness he managed to capture was uncanny, you know exactly who they are by his drawings. I loved that people got to take away a keepsake of my sons 21st, I would definitely use Chris again and would highly recommend to my friends too. He was also very helpful from beginning to end and happily answered all questions that I had. Thanks Chris for making my sons 21st one to remember! :) Toni x"



, Feb. 10, 2017

"Thank you so much Chris! I surprised my son with a 21st birthday party on 10th Feb 2017 and wanted some entertainment that offered something a bit different. I spent a while shopping around for a caricaturist, some were charging in excess of £400 for a couple of hours!! I finally came across Chris who was less than half the price! I was a bit sceptical at first due to the price being so reasonable but I needn't have worried at all, he was FANTASTIC! He managed I don't know how many drawings in such a short space of time and the likeness he managed to capture was uncanny, you know exactly who they are by his drawings. I loved that people got to take away a keepsake of my sons 21st, I would definitely use Chris again and would highly recommend to my friends too. He was also very helpful from beginning to end and happily answered all questions that I had. Thanks Chris for making my sons 21st one to remember! :) Toni x"


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