Caricature Christmas Cards
Make a memorable impression!
A caricature Christmas card can be a brilliant way to make the most of your Christmas message. As well as conventionally printed cards sent by post they can also be sent out as ecards by email - and of course either way you still also have the original artwork to keep.
A humourous card with caricatures of staff or family members is bound to be noticed and many employers are proud of their collection of original drawings. You're welcome to suggest the theme and layout or you can leave that to us.
Turnaround is usually within 10 days but in the run up to Christmas it's always advisable to be at least a month ahead.
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
I will then give you a range of options and prices.
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). Whether it's a group of up to 40 people for a retirement present, wedding anniversary or military mess drawing, or perhaps a collage of cameos of the same people in various settings - first date, proposal, marriage and honeymoon - A1 allows the greatest scope.
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 do 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.
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.
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.