your unique, one of a kind gift caricature for your friend, family
member, business associate or staff.
3, 4 and 5 are the various gift caricature examples that people
have commissioned me to do.
of caricatures is very subjective and the interpretation of a
face is unique to every person. What you look like to me is not
exactly what you look like to your friends. There are things that
often stand out and which we notice more or less in certain people.
I draw caricatures
live at events and as gifts for people. Please look over my Pricing
page for answers about commissioned work.
clients range from a multitude of event planning companies, Direct
Energy-Ontario, Medtronics of Canada, The City of Barrie, Napoleon
Home Fireplaces, Orillia Construction Association, Intrawest-Blue
Mountain, Craiglieth Ski Club, Givaudan Canada, Cardinal Golf
Course, Plan Group, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Con-agra Foods,
a host of other firms, and many private functions right in people's
I look for the personality in the face as the actual drawing of
the face often comes from that. When I can meet people, I look
at the way they smile, the way they talk, and the way their eyes
look at me. When people send me photos to use as reference, I
try and see more than the photo shows me. I always ask for more
than one photo to get a better idea of the person's face and body.
Its more of a challenge to draw from photos. : )
represent ideas or impressions about people. They are not meant
to be exact photographic copies of people and of course cannot
be due to the exaggerations utilized. We have to make them funny
work benefits not just the person having a caricature done as
as gift, but also thrills the commonly large crowds that come
over to watch the drawing being done. To a lot of them, its like
I have done
caricatures for private functions, as corporate retirement presents
for company executives, caricatures of sales reps for advertising in
the newspapers and gifts for private groups and families who wanted
something different and fun.
give you an idea of my abilities.
Get in touch and we can talk further about your ideas.
do put people in a good mood !
the next couple of gallery pages, are some examples of gift caricatures
I have done of people.
This was a
wedding commission by the couple. Once I completed it, they had a
mat put around it and their guests signed it as a guest book. She
was quite pleased when she saw the finished drawing.
man's wife hired me to draw this up for her husband
who was reluctantly turning 50.
this is one of those guys who always says he can
eat.....and then never gains any weight. It was
a birthday present from his buddy that was framed
up and given to him. I heard it was much enjoyed.
This was a creative idea concieved
by this guys wife. She told me everything I should put
in the drawing and I gave the visuals to her
imagination. I made up the crossword.
was asked to draw up this caricature cartoon for
a wedding invite.
A very nice lady commissioned me to
draw up this fun caricature for her husbands 40th
The kids loved it as well, as I was
able to incorporate them into the pic. Friends and
family members signed it.
was given to the PR Director of Barrie's Hospital
at his big retirement party.
was told to illustrate his future plans for travelling
across Canada as well as to incorporate his various
interests such as Big Band music and the trumpet
was commissioned by this guys wife to do this for
his 50th birthday.
"He loved it! It was great.
Went over really well. Thanks again Paul!"
Whew! Talk about getting a lot into
one drawing. But for this 50th Anniversary couple it was
Wonderful and appreciative people
from Sudbury hired me to draw this up for their parents.
I heard it went over quite well when presented to them.
I Googled to find an image online of the church they got
married in. Lucked out. : )
The bride-to-be asked for this
drawing to be done up. She was quite, quiet happy with
was for a lady who loves this type of car....and Snoopy.
wrote, "Looks great! Thanks
for doing it so quickly for me. You did an awesome job!
This was a nice birthday gift
commissioned for a talented and energetic lady.
An appreciated gift from one friend to
another, sent across Canada.
Markham Men's Fun Softball League pitcher.
lovely lady cherishing life, flowers and happiness.
of my favs.
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