©2019 by Cartoons and Caricatures by Luke Warm

Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK

A4 Caricatures from Photos

Celebrate someone special!

A4 is compact, works best with 1-2 people and is often commissioned for birthday, wedding, leaving and retirement presents.


Luke Warm is particularly known for his good likenesses, the amount of additional detail included and his exceptional customer service.

The main points:

  • 1- 5 people can be included in each A4 caricature

  • no additional charge for including pets (within reason!)

  • B&W or colour

  • turnaround as little as 24 hours; 10 days is usual

  • the better your brief and photos the better your drawing!

  • mounting and framing available if required

  • over 180 highly positive, independent reviews through Freeindex

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What details do you need for a quote?

To give you a quote for caricatures from photos I need
- the number of people to be included
- the use the drawing will be put to, and
- your deadline
I will then give you a range of options and prices.

Size?

As a guide 1-5 people can be included at A4 size (210mm x 297mm), 1-15 at A3 (297mm x 420mm), 1-30 at A2 (420mm x 594mm) and 1-40 at A1 (594mm x 840mm) . However the more people on a given size of paper the less room for background details and context - packing too many people in can make a drawing end up looking like a school photo! A3 is the most popular size and makes a handsome present.

Photos?

The quality of your caricature directly depends on the quality of your photos - by far the most important element in the whole process. You do please need to put time to this!


I need hardcopy printed photos to work from - at least 2-3 recent, close, clear, happy, smiling pictures of each person, without hats or sunglasses, showing the complete outline of the head.  Ideally the head needs to be at least 2" high - a good test of a picture is whether you can make out the eye colour - and there needs to be enough clear detail to allow the caricature to be drawn several times larger than in the photo.


I also need photos of all the props and background items to be included.

Professionally printed photos are best - online digital printer Snapfish offers 40 free prints with your first upload. All pictures will be carefully looked after and returned to you.

Uses?

The most caricatures from photos are commissioned for either birthday, wedding, Christmas, leaving or retirement presents.


Family portraits of up to 30 people have been commissioned for Paper, Silver, Ruby, Gold, Emerald and Diamond wedding anniversaries.

In the corporate world they're also often commissioned as 'financial tombstones' to celebrate the completion of a project - with all the key members having signed and dated copies.

Another idea is to introduce a team or individual caricatutures

Large group caricatures are very popular as Mess drawing for the military (Officer's, Warrant Officer's, Sergeant's Messes etc) - they build team spirit!

Black & White or Colour?

For the classic, timeless look it's hard to beat B&W - great for wedding invitations and formal occasions.  Adding colour will give the caricature warmth and fun.

Copies

Signed and numbered copies of group caricatures can be arranged - printed in Epsom DuraBrite ink on heavy 160gsm glossy photo card - so that everyone in the drawing has a copy.

How do I get the best results?!

Well organised clients get the best work - by keeping emails short and clear, maintaining the entire email thread, providing good quality photos, layout drawing and and brief - and so allowing me to put the maximum amount of time into the drawing itself.

What's the best way to contact you

By far the best ways to contact me are by Email or by filling in the Enquiry Form below.

Enquiry Form

Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK

01237 441559 - 9-5pm weekdays only

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Luke Warm is based in North Devon so most of his on the spot work is in the West Country - Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock), Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay), Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury), Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster), and Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury).  However from time to time he's tempted out of the sunny south west - often for conferences and events in South Wales, Birmingham or London. 
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