FAQs: CartoonistSydney

Why digital caricatures?

I am trained as traditional caricaturist and quickly lose interest if I see any art being drawn too digital. Fortunately things have now changed. With the latest available technology, we can now draw on tablets and iPad as smoothly as drawing with freehand on a paper. The best thing with iPad or tablet is that we do not loose freedom and spontaneity of our line-work and can produce a high quality artwork which not only adapts to print but also to web and animation.

Can our logo appear somewhere on the digital drawing?

Yes, your company logo as well as any special message you want can be placed on the caricature free of charge. Just e-mail me the logo or graphics three weeks before the event and I shall send you a template sample for your approval.

Can custom backgrounds be created for digital caricatures?

Yes, for an additional fee, I can create a custom body/background which will appear in all the caricatures. Please note: At least four weeks’ advance notice is required for custom body/background option.

Do you keep a copy of the caricature in your system? If so, can we get a copy of each drawing at the end of the event?

DOWNLOADS …. Yes, while attendees are waiting in a queue I can ask them to fill a small form. In the form they are requested to write information about themselves like their name, email address, company, designation, etc. After the event, I can transfer these details to an Excel spreadsheet and burn this information along with all the digital caricature drawn at your event into a DVD. Later I can post the DVD to you by express post.

What happens on the day of event?

On the day of event, I reach at least an hour early at venue and set up the equipment. I draw your guests on my custom-designed tripod-mounted easel which is connected to an LED display screen. This screen is mounted in a portrait mode, displaying every stroke of the stylus. It gives the waiting crowd and onlookers an intimate inside view of the artistic process.

How long does each drawing take?

About 8-10 minutes per subject. They both are head and shoulder drawings in full colour.

What do we have to provide you?

I come with all the technology – computer, printer, monitor etc. All I require from you is two chairs, a small table (in case of Wacom only), and electricity.

Can I ask for specific guests to be drawn first?

Yes, for sure. Please mention this to me on the day.

How do I hire you for my event?

Go to this form and fill in all the necessary details and I will get back to you.

You can also email me to check the availability for your date and to get a quote. If I am available and my quote is accepted, then I shall email you my confirmation. If you get my confirmation, then you are assured of my presence at your event. Typically, I ask for a $150 advance deposit to hold the date.

Once committed to your event, I turn down requests from other clients for the same time and date. I generally accept payment either before or on the day of event. If I am not able to attend your event due to unforeseen circumstances, then I shall return your initial deposit.