Price List | Current Offers

Price List: Our hiring rates start from $170 per hour. December rates may be higher.

The final fees are influenced by several factors, including the venue’s location, artist start time, and the total booked hours. To provide you with an accurate quote, please provide details related to these factors. Keep in mind that there is a minimum three-hour call-out for any event, which means that even a two-hour event may be priced equivalent to a three-hour one. Daytime functions are generally priced lower than evening events. Also there is one time additional charge of $100/, if finish time is after 9.00pm.

Speed: Each black & white caricature demands around 3-4 minutes per face, whereas each ‘colour caricature’ can be completed in just 5 minutes per face. The time difference between drawing B&W and colour caricature is only 1 minute per face. If you’re aiming for the ‘WOW’ factor, colour caricature is the ideal choice for you. If you prioritize quantity over quality, I can reduce the production time by half, but it might significantly affect the overall quality of the artwork. Number of people per hour is approximate and cannot be guaranteed. From experience, not all the guests would like to get a caricature drawn.

During the event: I arrive 30 minutes before my starting time for setup, and there is no extra charge for early arrival. I require one table (preferably normal height please – no high table) and three chairs. The completed caricatures are presented to attendees in high-quality ‘spill-proof’ plastic sleeves. I shall also requires a well-lit, smoke-free area or full shade if the event is outdoors.

For events featuring more than two people in a caricature, please inform in advance so that I can bring a larger paper. Throughout the event, my table easel will be positioned to face the crowd, allowing them to watch the creation of each live caricatures in full.

For a nominal fee, drawings can be customized with event themes, company logos, and/or dates.

Why Kumar? Kumar is a multi-award-winning artist specializing in caricature drawings with 31 years of experience. He does not sublet bookings to other artists and manages the entire process from start to finish. Kumar is passionate about his work and has never missed an event in his 31-year career.

Public Liability: Fully insured, with a certificate of currency attached. Insured up to $20 million. Cleared to work with kids, with a WWC check in place. Vaccinated with the 6th COVID Booster, adhering to social distancing and hygiene measures.

Bookings: On a first-come, first-serve basis. Booking in advance (up to 12 months) is recommended to secure your preferred date.

Payment: A 50% deposit is required to secure the date and time, with the remaining payment made upfront upon Kumar’s arrival at the venue. For corporate events, up to 5 business days are allowed to finalize the account. No GST is charged. Payments are accepted via Direct EFT Transfer, PayPal, and Credit Card (3% additional fee for PayPal or Credit Card payments).

In case of unforeseeable or emergency circumstances preventing attendance, the deposit will be returned.

Cancellation Policy: If the event is cancelled after processing the deposit, a 50% loss of the deposit will apply. No charge is applicable if the event date is changed, provided Kumar is available on the new date.

Corporate Branding: How it works. I will need a high-resolution image of your company. Ninety percent of my clients prefer just the logo on drawing papers, while the remaining 10% opt for event themes, company logos, and/or specific dates. The choice is yours. I will create a template and email you two options for consideration. Once you’ve made your selection, I will print the chosen template and use the pre-printed papers for drawing live caricatures. Occasionally, clients email me a template they’ve designed for printing on my drawing papers.

Copyright Notice: All creative works produced by me are subject to Australian Copyright Law. Clients are granted the right to display and utilize the caricature for promotional purposes, provided that the caricature is not altered or reproduced for financial gain. The artist also retains the right to use the caricature for reference and promotional purposes unless otherwise specified.


For Tradeshows/Conferences: Special packages are available for 6-hour Tradeshows/Conferences events. Contact Kumar via email to discuss and tailor a package that fits your budget.

For Weddings: Receive a complimentary digital caricature of the wedding couple, valued at $450/couple.

Limited-Time Offer (Special Price): This exclusive combo package is tailored specifically for wedding events. Two artists (Kumar and Artist ‘B’) may be available to perform together. Kumar draws Old School pen, paper, colour caricatures, capturing timeless moments with his hand-drawn artistry. Meanwhile, Artist ‘B’ creates caricatures on an iPad Pro, seamlessly shared via Airdrop or email directly to phones of your guests.

My client list includes companies like Google, Facebook Meta, Oracle, Vodafone, Pfizer Australia, Telstra, Optus, EDS, Goldman Sachs, HSF, Azure Capital, Foxtel, AMP, Bunnings, Allergan, Blackmores, IBM, Fuji Xerox, Secure Net, Salesforce, Infosys, CBA, ANZ, NAB, Westpac, Global Switch, SAS, TDK, Fitness First, McDonald, Pandora, Printer Corp, Insight Vacations, Nestlé, Rebels, Top Juices, James Hardie, QBE, Suncorp, IAG, Chubb’s, Investec Bank, Dulux Paints, AGL, Ramsay, Anytime Fitness, Moody, Loreal, Snap, Arnott’s, Mercer, Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, FCM Travels, Coca-Cola Amati, PepsiCo, UTS, Toys R Us, ILS, Nickelodeon, Harper Collins, Espire, BIC, RSL Rooty Hills, Kannard Hire, Svitzer, LinkedIn, AventEdge, and much more.

See the Australian Cartoonists Association (ACA) webpage for the recommended minimum professional charges: