Drop Dead Caricatures

Colchester, Essex
Verified bookings: 152
Reviews: 38
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Drop Dead Caricatures

Dave Lucas Humorous Drawings for Live Entertainment

Dave Lucas is a caricaturist offering humorous drawings for live entertainment. He suggests live caricature portraits at your big event drawn in four or five minutes.
From: £250 per event

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Price from: £100

Live caricature portraits in five minutes. Paper can be customised with a logo if desired, and portraits are designed to be fun, vivacious and capture a likeness rather that being either grotesque or randomised cartoons.

38 Reviews
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Natasha Brown

April 22, 2023

Dave really made my mum’s 70th birthday memorable. The service was great and the drawings of everyone were brilliant. We also wanted a combined digital copy of all the individual drawings and Dave prepared this within just a couple of days of the event. Thanks very much!

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Chelsea Ann Nunn

Feb. 11, 2023

Dave, what an absolute JOY it was to have you as part of our evening.
Your drawings are incredible, so talented, you gave everyone a fantastic giggle and a keepsake for LIFE! Thank you for going above and beyond to personalise the paper. Absolutely brilliant, superb value, wonderful from start to finish - couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much Dave ✍️👨‍🎨🖤

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Kush Koya

Dec. 18, 2022

I had booked Dave at the last minute for our daughter's first birthday celebration and it was the highlight of our event. Booking with Dave was straightforward; he patiently answered all my questions and sought my requirements before the event. He arrived at the venue well before the time and started drawing caricatures for our guests straightaway. He was very patient with kids and parents. The caricatures were outstanding and everybody loved having to take home something memorable. I recommend hosts purchase A3 hardback envelopes, like we did, to allow the guests to carry their caricatures home without damage. Dave stayed a bit later than the contracted time to complete for a couple of guests and we really appreciate the fact that he drove from Colchester to Rotherham for this three-hour booking. Thank you very much Dave, we look forward to having you again.

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Samantha Byram

Oct. 6, 2022

Sorry this post has taken a few weeks to write. It’s been a very busy month after our wedding and honeymoon.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Dave for joining us on our big day. The perfect autumn day which was brilliant for Dave! I sadly only managed to say hello as time just ran away with us on the day but our guests could not praise him enough! And he stayed a little longer than agreed which we can not thank him enough for.
He stayed to try and capture the bride and groom and unfortunately we ran out of time. He has offered to do a drawing of us if I send a picture so I’m hoping to contact him and arrange this so that will be great to add to our album. What a fabulous idea and something different for your big day! We couldn’t recommend Dave enough! Thank you again for being part of our big day Sam & Tom x

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Jane Read

Sept. 27, 2022

Excellent evening - great ice breaker,

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Aug. 13, 2022

Dave was a wonderful addition to my birthday party, his drawings were fabulously funny and all my guests enjoyed having the drawings done to take away as a memento of the occasion. Dave is friendly and low key and worked diligently on back to back drawings throughout the evening, highly recommended!



  • How long is the act?

    I am flexible. Normal sessions are between 2 and 4 hours.

  • What is included in the wedding package?

    An option for logo/header pre-printed paper or pre-drawn bodies with a theme.

  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

    Just adequate lighting and access to chairs to sit and draw guests.

  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?


  • Do you make subjects look grotesque?

    No. The best caricatures capture the likeness of a person at their most vivacious, sexy and charismatic!

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