Services From Silu Cartoon | Probably the Cutest Caricatures in London
A 20% deposit must be paid to secure the booking at a specified date and the price listed above. The full amount has to be paid no later than 3 days before the event date. The live caricature event is subject to full payment made in advance.
For live events, I do single portraits (best for the clarity of details and speed) and double portraits, A4 size.
Working with children
Kids are amazing models for cartoons. They understand and take my work very seriously. I have developed a poignant way of drawing children and have received wonderful feedback. I know I'm doing something special when they don't leave without telling me: "I want to draw like you!".
Your logo & branding
You can have your logo or other symbols at the bottom of the front page, but it is preferable to keep it as simple as possible. I'll be happy to add stickers provided by you at the bottom of every front page. Alternatively, you can have your logo printed, black & white, for free, for a limited number of sheets, 10 per every hour of the event.
Why I draw from sitting at live events
Even if I enjoy drawing in any condition, seated or standing, my aim is to deliver only the best portraits and live art experiences to your guests. The best and most effective way of doing live caricature, the quality of drawings and speed, is from sitting. Walking around is not the best way of doing live caricature and is rarely necessary.
Why I prefer paper and markers to digital caricature
More expressive lines with higher drawing speed comparing with any digital tools of the moment. Your guests will receive originals, not prints.
Looking forward to your event,
Sarah O'Driscoll• June 26, 2021
Silu was great! The caricatures were such a hit, the girls had a wonderful time and a lovely souvenir of the birthday party.
Eva Ferri• June 5, 2021
Simply fantastic. Silu is extremely talented and everyone was so pleased with their caricatures, thank you so much. He was very professional and arrived early to set up. His caricatures were excellent quality and he even provided plastic wallets for everyone to keep their drawings safe. I'd definitely recommend Silu.
heidi maisey• Feb. 1, 2020
Evening was perfect, lovely polite gentleman,will definitely recommend, Thankyou once again.Heidi.
Mandy• July 20, 2019
Silu was at our event for 5 hours and he had not stopped from the time he started his first drawing.
All our guests really enjoyed it and LOVED the drawings!
I would highly recommend Silu to everyone. Thanks!
Sarah• June 15, 2019
I would rate Silu 10 out of 10 if I could! What a lovely chap. He arrived early and was sketching virtually constantly the whole time he was there, he even stayed on later than his booked time to finish off a couple of people, which was extremely appreciated by us. Everyone loved having their caricatures drawn and it was a fun addition to our celebration after our wedding. I would not hesitate to book Silu should we have another event in the future. I definitely highly recommended him.
Maryann Mcmahon• June 2, 2019
Silu was great, he worked hard to draw everyone.
His drawings capture a true image of the person he draws.
Fantastic service and I was also really impressed with the quality of the paper and also the folders he provided for each picture he drew. Silu is a great professional and I will be sure to hire him again as well as recommend him to others. Thank you silu for making our event one to remember.
How long is the act?
Two hours minimum per event is recommended. The live caricature is a natural process and the maximum speed is acquired after the first few drawings. Depending on the complexity, the quickest drawings can take less than 3! minutes. The average is 10 drawings/hour. The number of drawings per hour is related to the size of the gaps between drawings (usually, I'm very busy so the gaps are minimum) and to the complexity of the models.
Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
For a successful live cartoon event, it is good to have 1. Decent lighting, indoors, in the drawing area. A place close to a window or a source of light is best. 2. Two chairs normal size (three if I have to draw couples). 3. A small table is helpful for my tools and to present some drawings for your guests to know what to expect. 4. Shaded area, outdoor. Sunlight can be very powerful and its reflection on paper makes the drawing process very challenging.
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
I arrive always at least 30 minutes / 1 hour earlier to discuss every detail and to be sure we can set up the event best way.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Can we personalise every drawing with our logo & branding?
The artwork looks better by itself, as well, some of your guests will like to have the freedom to frame only the portrait. Still, if it is important for your business/event, you can have your logo or other symbols at the bottom of the front page, but it is preferable to keep it as simple as possible. I'll be happy to add stickers (preferable - you can choose the quality of printing etc.) provided by you at the bottom of every front page. Alternatively, you can have your logo printed, black & white (it works only for black and white with no shades), for free, for a limited number of sheets, 10 per every hour of the event. The backside of the sheet contains info for your guests to can learn more about the artist and story behind the art - "why I draw - find out about my artistic philosophy". The understanding of why and how the artist chose to express himself thru his work, makes the art experience more complete.
What experience do you have working with children?
I think there are no better models for cartoons than kids. I have developed a poignant way of drawing children and have received wonderful feedback. For more on this, please check my gallery and the certified review on Poptop UK Event Booking by Andrew Shires @ Polka Theatre - children’s theatre in Wimbledon. I know I'm doing something special when they don't leave without telling me: "I want to draw like you!".
Do you do caricatures from photos prior to the events/weddings?
If you think you'll be too busy during your event to attend the live session (bride and groom) and you book live caricature for your guests only, you can choose to have your caricature done prior your event. The drawing will be delivered on my arriver, before the live event. Please let me know if you need this service to be included in your quote.