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Caricature? What is it?
Caricature is a pictorial representation in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated or distorted to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
(The Houghton Mifflin Canadian Dictionary)

What can I do with a caricature?
Beside making perfect framable gifts they can be used for t-shirts, web sites, mouse pads, mugs, pillow cases, business cards, wedding invitations etc. They can be airbrushed on a bath tub or tattooed on a body. One client asked me to carve the caricature in a piece of wood. One made a stamp out of it. There are no limits. You can add loads of laughter to your events and parties by hiring a caricature artist. Your guests will leave with a hardcopy memory of the night.

How many caricatures can you draw in an hour?
12 to 24 (black & white)

I want to get a caricature done from a photo. Can you do that?
Yes. Here is the procedure:

  1. You supply me with photos of the subject. The more photos the better. High contrast photos, prefferably studio shots make my life a lot easier. They could be in an electronic format (jpg, psd or tiff). You can email them to look@CaricatureCan.com.
  2. A theme that reflects the person's characteristics or lifestyle. I incorporate the Theme in the artwork. I also need to know the hair and eye colours.
  3. You pick a username and which will unlock your account in client login. You send them to me along with the photos.
  4. Within three days from the time that I receive the photos I do a pencil sketch and put it on this web site under clients zone.
  5. You then log in, view the sketch and send me your input.
  6. Based on your comments I redraw the image and load it on the site again. We will repeate this until you are happy with the result.
  7. The final drawing will be done in ink within three or four days of your approval. I will ship you the original. At this point you can either send me a cheque for the artwork and shipping cost or pay on-line using PayPal. I can create a cleaned up, high resolution (300 dpi) electronic file from it for an additional cost. This file can be sent to a printer for a high quality output.

Do you travel?
Yes. We offer our on-site services in across Canada.
Illustration projects can come from anywhere in the world.

How many people read faqs before asking questions?
About 5% !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you cover all of Canada?
Yes. We offer our illustration and on-site services in the following areas: Abbotsford, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Brampton, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Edmonton, Alberta, Edmundston, New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Gatineau, Quebec Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario Halifax, Nova Scotia, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Kelowna, British Columbia Kingston, Ontario, Kitchener, Ontario, Laval, Quebec, London, Ontario, Longueuil, Quebec, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Mississauga, Ontario Moncton, New Brunswick, Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Oshawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Quebec City, Quebec, Regina, Saskatchewan, Saguenay, Quebec, Saint John, New Brunswick, St. Catharines, Ontario, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Sarnia, Ontario, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, Victoria, British Columbia, Waterloo, Ontario, Whitehorse, Yukon, Windsor, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

In Ontario, we cover the following cities and towns: Baden, Badenoch, Bancroft, Barrie, Barriefield, Barry's Bay, Bath, Bathurst, Bayfield, Beachburg, Beachville, Beamsville, Beardmore, Beaverton, Belle River, Belleville, Belmont, Big Trout Lake, Bigwood, Blackburn Hamlet, Blenheim, Blind River, Bloomfield, Blossom Park, Blyth, Bobcaygeon, Bolton, Bonfield, Bothwell, Bourget, Bowmanville, Bracebridge, Bradford, Brampton, Brantford, Brechin, Bridgenorth, Brighton, Brights Grove, Britt, Brockville, Bruce Mines, Brussels, Buckhorn, Burford, Burk's Falls, Burlington, Cache Bay, Calabogie, Caledon, Caledonia, Callander, Calumet, Cambridge, Camden, Campbellcroft, Campbellford, Cannington, Caramat, Cardinal, Carleton Place, Casselman, Cataraqui, Cayuga, Cavan, Chalk River, Chapleau, Chatham, Chesley, Chesterville, Clarington, Clifford, Clinton, Cobalt, Cobden, Cobourg, Cochrane, Coboconk, Colborne, Colchester, Coldwater, Collingwood, Collins Bay, Comber, Cookstown, Cornwall, Corunna, Courtice, Courtland, Craigleith, Creemore, Crystal Beach, Deep River, Delaware, Delhi, Deseronto, Dorchester, Dorion, Drayton, Dresden, Dryden, Dundalk, Dundas, Dunnville, Durham, Dutton, Eganville, Elliot Lake, Elmira, Elmvale, Elora, Embro, Embrun, Emo, Englehart, English River, Enniskillen, Ennismore, Erin, Espanola, Essex, Exeter, Fenelon Falls, Fergus, Feversham, Fonthill, Forest, Fort Erie, Fort Frances, Fort Severn, Fowlers Corners, Frankford, Gananoque, Gardiner, Georgetown, Geraldton, Glasgow, Glencoe, Goderich, Godfrey, Gogama, Grafton, Grand Bend, Grand Valley, Gravenhurst, Grimsby, Guelph, Haileybury, Haliburton, Hamilton, Hampton, Hanover, Harriston, Harrow, Harrowsmith, Hastings, Havelock, Hawkesbury, Hearst, Hensall, Hillsburgh, Honey Harbour, Hornepayne, Huntsville, Hurkett, Ida, Ignace, Ilderton, Ingersoll, Ingleside, Innisfil, Iron Bridge, Iroquois, Iroquois Falls, Jellicoe, Kapuskasing, Keewatin, Kemptville, Kenora, Keswick, Kettle Point, Killaloe Station, Killarney, Kincardine, King City, Kingston, Kingsville, Kirby, Kirkland Lake, Kitchener, Kleinburg, L'Original, Lasalle, Lakefield, Lambeth, Lanark, Lancaster, Lansdowne, Larder Lake, Leamington, Leith, Limoges, Lindsay, Listowel, Little Current, Lombardy, London, Long Sault, Long Lake, Longlac, Lucan, Lucas, Lucknow, Lynden, M'Chigeeng First Nation, Macdiarmid, MacTier, Madoc, Magnetawan, Malton, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Mariposa, Markdale, Markham, Marmora, Marrysville, Massey, Matachewan 72, Mattawa, Maxville, Meaford, Melanchton, Melissa, Merlin, Merrickville, Metcalfe, Midland, Midhurst, Mildmay, Millbrook, Milton, Milverton, Minden, Mississauga, Mitchell, Mono, Moose Factory, Moosonee, Morrisburg, Mount Albert, Mount Brydges, Mount Forest, Mount Pleasant, Murillo, Nakina, Nanticoke, Napanee, New Dundee, New Hamburg, New Liskeard, New Prussia, Newburgh, Newcastle, Newmarket, Newtonville, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Nipigon, Nobel, Nobleton, Nöelville, North Bay, North Gower, North Parry, Norwich, Norwood, Oakville, Oakwood, Odessa, Oil Springs, Omemee, Orangeville, Orillia, Orono, Osgoode, Ottawa, Otterville, Owen Sound, Paisley, Palmerston, Parham, Paris, Parkhill, Parry Sound, Pass Lake, Peawanuck, Pefferlaw, Pelham, Pembroke, Penetanguishene, Perth, Petawawa, Peterborough, Petrolia, Pickering, Pickle Lake, Picton, Plantagenet, Point Edward, Pointe au Baril, Pontypool, Port Burwell, Port Carling, Port Colborne, Port Credit, Port Edward, Port Elgin, Port Hope, Port McNicoll, Port Perry, Port Rowan, Port Severn, Port Stanley, Portland, Powassan, Prescott, Preston, Proton, Queensville, Queenston, Rainy River, Red Rock, Red Lake, Renfrew, restoule, Richmond, Richmond Hill, Ridgetown, Ripley, Rockland, Rockwood, Rodney, Rossport, Russell, Sandy Lake, Sarnia, Sauble Beach, Sault Ste. Marie, Schomberg, Schreiber, Seaforth, Selwyn, Shakespeare, Sharon, Shebandowan, Sheffield, Shelburne, Simcoe, Sioux Lookout, Smiths Falls, Smithville, Smooth Rock Falls, South River, Southampton, Spanish, St. Catharines, St. Clements, St. Eugene, St. George, St. Jacobs, St. Marys, St. Paul's, St. Thomas, Stayner, Stirling, Stoney Creek, Stoney Point, Stratford, Strathroy, Streetsville, Stroud, Sturgeon Falls, Sudbury, now Greater Sudbury, Sunderland, Sundridge, Sunnidale, Sutton, Sydenham, Tara, Tarzwell, Tavistock, Tecumseh, Teeswater, Temiskaming Shores, Terrace Bay, Thamesford, Thamesville, Thedford, Thessalon, Thornbury, Thornhill, Thorold, Thunder Bay, Tilbury, Tillsonburg, Timmins, Tiverton, Tobermory, Toronto, Tottenham, Township of Dymond, Township of Matachewan, Township of McGarry, Trenton, Turtle Lake, Tweed, Udora, Upsala, Uxbridge, Vankleek Hill, Vaughan, Verner, Verona, Vermilion Bay, Virginiatown, Wabigoon, Wainfleet, Walkerton, Wallaceburg, Warsaw, Wasaga Beach, Waterdown, Waterloo, Watford, Waubaushene, Wawa, Welland, Wellesley, Wellington, West Lorne, Westport, Wheatley, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville, White River, Whitney, Wiarton, Wilberforce, Williamstown, Winchester, Windsor, Wingham, Winona, Woodstock, Woodville, Wyoming, Yarker, York, Youngs Point, Zephyr, Zurich

Do you cover anywhere outside of Canada?
IN addition to Canadian cities and provinces cover the following areas: Alabama, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Alaska, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Arizona, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Prescott, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Yuma, Arkansas, Ft. Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, California, Bakersfield, Fresno, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, Oceanside, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Ventura, Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Pueblo, Connecticut, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Stamford, Stratford, Waterbury, Delaware, Dover, Wilmington, Florida, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland. Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tamp, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Winter Haven, Georgia, Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Hawaii, Honolulu, Idaho, Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Illinois, Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Decatur, Moline, Normal, Peoria, Rockford, Rock Island, Springfield, Urbana, Indiana, Anderson, Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute, Iowa, Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Kansas, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina, Topeka, Wichita, Kentucky, Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Newport, Owensboro, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport, Maine, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Maryland, Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, Massachusetts, Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Worcester, Michigan, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw, Minnesota, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Mississippi, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Missouri, Branson, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City. St. Joseph, St. Louis, Springfield, Montana, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Nebraska, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, Nevada, Carson City, Trenton, Vineland, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, New York, New York City, Western, Eastern, Long Island, Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, New York, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica, North Carolina, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, North Dakota, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Ohio, Northern, Southern, Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Massillon, Springfield, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Oklahoma, Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Oregon, Eugene, Portland, Salem, Pennsylvania, Western, Eastern, Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, York, Rhode Island, Newport, Providence, South Carolina, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg, South Dakota, Black Hills, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Tennessee, Bristol, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Texas, Amarillo, Austin. Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls, Utah, Logan, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Vermont, Barre, Burlington, Montpelier, Virginia, Alexendria, Arlington, Charlottesville, Hampton, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke Virginia Beach, Washington, Bellingham, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling, Wisconsin, Appleton, Beloit, Green Bay. Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Superior, Wyoming.