I have been providing entertainment as an on-the-spot caricaturist for over 20 years. I regularly attend weddings, private parties, proms, balls, corporate events, trade shows, office parties… the list goes on; you name it – I’ve probably done it! I love drawing people live at events, I love the attention, mixing and mingling with the guests, and of course the hoots of laughter when the artwork is revealed!
I am totally flexible about how I work and can fit seamlessly into all kinds of event. Sometimes it is best to set up in one place with an easel and a couple of chairs but 9 times out of 10 a walkabout caricaturist is the most fun for everybody!
Being able to produce fast, consistently high quality caricatures whilst mixing and mingling makes the perfect ice breaker for a wedding reception or at company networking event. Having struck up a rapport with the guests, this often continues with table-hopping as everybody sits down to eat. Then again, after any speeches or award ceremonies are done and people begin to leave the tables, I often carry on into the evening. Hanging out in the bar or hovering by the dance floor, I will attract a constant queue whilst drawing to the rhythm of the beat to capture as many characters as I can.
One of the first questions a lot of people ask me is how many caricatures I can draw in an hour. This varies; it depends a lot on what else is going on and how I am feeling on the day but 12 per hour is the minimum you should expect. With a well behaved audience and few distractions I have drawn as many as 20 in that time (one caricature every 3 minutes or so!). But choosing a caricaturist to hire for your party is not just about numbers; it is just as much about quality and entertainment value.
People enjoy watching me work just as much as I like to be watched! I have a clean confident drawing style and am naturally outgoing. There is a certain amount of psychology involved in successful live caricaturing – good drawing goes hand in hand with a bit of relaxed banter!
Services From Demonpen Caricatures
Amazing Quick Draw Caricaturist
- How long is the act?minimum 2 hours
- What other services to you provide?Caricatures and cartoons to order for wedding invitations, gifts, signing boards and place settings etc
- How much time do you need to prepare for an act?15 minutes
Walkabout caricature entertainment.