Mike Giblin Illustration

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Price from: £295.00

Hire Mike Giblin, the incredibly skilled caricaturist and character designer behind ITV's 'Newzoids', to entertain guests at your wedding, private party, or corporate event! Primarily servicing Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland (but willing to travel further), Mike has over 20 years professional experience, during which time he has drawn tens of thousands of guests at weddings and events all over the UK. Guests will love watching as their friends, loved ones and colleagues' features are expertly exaggerated by this award-winning, friendly and approachable artist. A fascinated crowd and big laughs are guaranteed!

Don't have any events coming up? Not a problem. Mike offers a range of digital and hand-drawn commission options, all created 100% remotely using reference photos emailed by you, and featuring his trademark incredible likenesses!

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Services From Mike Giblin Illustration

Mike Giblin Illustration

Live Caricature Entertainment

What better way to make your wedding, special occasion, or corporate event extra memorable and fun than by having one of the UK’s most acclaimed caricaturists create hilarious drawings for you and your guests? Working from a fixed easel (recommended) OR roaming the room, clients and guests regularly tell me how magical it is to see a blank sheet of paper explode into life with the hilarious, perfectly exaggerated likenesses that have won me major awards with the International Society of Caricature Artists. This unique atmosphere is a fantastic icebreaker, and really brings guests together in laughter and conversation. It is also a guaranteed crowd puller for any promotional or corporate stand. Sheets can even be pre-printed with a message or business logo, for that extra personal or promotional punch! Packages begin at 2 hours all-inclusive. I average 12 guests drawn per hour in black & white, or 8-10 guests per hour in colour. (Colour caricatures performed from easel only.)
From: £295 per event
Mike Giblin Illustration

Wedding Invitation Illustration

Huge congratulations to all newly engaged couples! Just because we're all staying home right now, that doesn't mean we can't think of the future, and plan some fun things for when normal life resumes. And what could be more fun than commissioning a full colour caricature illustration for you and your significant other to use as a quirky wedding invitation, on your stationery, signing board image, or whatever else comes to mind! My extensive experience creating commissioned caricature art - and my worldwide reputation for capturing incredible likenesses - will make for a personalised illustration that captures not only how you look, but a flavour of your character and personality as well. Go wild including customised detail and in-jokes that will have you and your closest friends and family rolling with laughter! And the best part? As this is a digital illustration which can be created 100% remotely using emailed photos, you don't even have to get up from the sofa. Result!
From: £40 per person
Mike Giblin Illustration

'Live' Style Studio Caricatures

Alongside Live Caricature Entertainment, I also offer 'Live' Style Caricatures, a studio variation on the five minute marker drawings I perform at weddings and events. You email me good quality photographs, and I draw a simple head & shoulders caricature which is then mailed to you in a protective sleeve and sturdy postal tube. These illustrations are termed 'Live' Style simply due to the level of detail being similar to my event work, and they are created using the same materials. However, by simple virtue of being created in a relaxed, pressure-free environment, the artwork is of a much higher quality than my live sketches, seeing stronger likenesses and linework as a result. The resulting original artwork is A3 (297 x 420mm) in size. It will be signed by yours truly and shipped to you via First Class Royal Mail.
From: £20 per person
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FAQs

  • How long is the act?

    2 hour performance minimum.

  • What is included in the wedding package?

    All caricatures drawn within allotted time: approximately 12 guests per hour in black & white, or 8-10 guests per hour in colour. (Colour option available for easel caricatures ONLY.) Free travel within 30 miles of Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Q. We are concerned about offending our guests. Is this a possibility?

    Not at all. My style has strong ties to cartooning and character design, and there is more focus on simplification and capturing personality than on unflattering elements. Nevertheless the aim is to poke gentle fun at Mother Nature’s handiwork, and so guests should know that if they have features that are obvious (and permanent), unless I’m specifically asked otherwise they’re probably going to turn up in the drawing!

  • Q. Can groups be drawn together?

    Group caricatures can get tiresome for the audience, as the focus becomes less about likeness and exaggeration, and more a time-consuming exercise in trying to fit everyone on the same page! It is essential to keep things fast-moving and fun, for this reason there is a TWO PERSON MAXIMUM per drawing.

  • Q. Can we extend the session on the day?

    Provided I have no further bookings or commitments immediately afterwards and it is convenient to do so, then yes - I will be happy to extend the session on the day at an additional £80.00 per hour. This is payable in cash at the beginning of the agreed extension. Please note that I cannot guarantee my availability beyond pre-agreed timings, so if schedule and budget allow I would always recommend booking me for longer upfront.

Set List/Services

Live Caricatures, traditionally performed with paper and marker pens, the old-school way! On average 12 guests per hour drawn in black & white, or 8-10 in colour. Artist can perform fixed easel caricatures (recommended), or roaming hand-held caricatures for drinks receptions. (Colour artwork only available with easel option.)

Digital and hand-drawn caricature commission options are also available.