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.
Kids are amazing models for cartoons. They understand and take my work very seriously. I know I'm doing something special when they don't leave without telling me: "I want to draw like you!".
Children must be supervised at all times during the drawing process. My work requires a high level of concentration and I can't always be aware of what's going on around me.
Your logo & branding
I'm happy to add stickers with your logo or other symbols, provided by you, at the bottom of every front page.
Why do I draw from sitting at live events
My goal is to make your guests happy by delivering the best live art experience. This means great portraits for as many people as possible.
The best and most effective way of doing live caricature, the quality of drawings and speed, is from sitting, so I don't draw standing at live events. As my drawings are pretty popular and I'm quite busy, walking around is not necessary, moreover, it is a waste of precious time. Still, I'm happy to move with my drawing board to different areas of the venue where I can find places to sit, if necessary.
Also, I do not bother people during their meals. Keep in mind some people may not be comfortable being drawn and the result is not a good energy for anyone.
Why do I prefer traditional (paper and markers) to digital caricature?
The joy and spectacle in art and in live caricature come from simplicity, from having spectacular results using simple tools.
More expressive lines with higher drawing speed compared with any digital tools of the moment.
Your guests will receive free original artwork signed by the author, not prints.
Looking forward to your event,
Sayed Nazir• Nov. 19, 2022
My experience with Silu has been fantastic right from the point of booking up till the event closure. He is very professional, we have many email conversations leading up to the event to ensure we both met each others expectations. The guests loved him, he was very polite and everyone loved their sketches. I would highly recommend him to others.
Michael Walker• Oct. 1, 2022
Silu Cartoon is an incredible artist and great host. Everyone loved having their portraits drawn and it brought an element to the party which couldn’t have been created without him.
Don’t think twice about Silu, you wont be disappointed!
Iram Zahid• July 9, 2022
Silu was in touch with me immediately after I booked, and was very clear in what he needed from the venue and us to provide the best experience for our wedding guests. He worked non stop for 4 hours, and make some wonderful caricatures of our friends and family. They all loved it. Would 100% recommend Silu for any event!
Carly robb• June 11, 2022
I would highly recommend Silu for your wedding or any special event. Silu was fantastic with my guests and was great fun to keep everyone entertained.
James Fisher• March 26, 2022
If you are looking for a brilliant Caricaturist who not only does great pictures but is polite, friendly and does exactly what he promises then book Silu!
Tiggy Apponyi• Oct. 2, 2021
He was great throughout the day and his pictures are wonderful.
I would have next time asked him to move around the room instead of just sitting in one area.
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.