If you would like a detailed cartoon caricature prices start at £125 + £5 postage and packing for a standard full-colour cartoon which is supplied in a 12″ x 10″ mount with backing board + electronic version + a square jpeg version (for a Facebook profile picture if required). ‘Standard’ would be the person in uniform with their instrument. Prices will vary if you require additional elements in the cartoon.
If you require additional mounted prints They are £20 each p&p included
To do the caricature I will need:
- A selection of high-resolution photos with at least one or two ‘face on’ and preferably smiling!. These must be digital as I don’t like the responsibility of original photo’s through the post – particularly with the great British postal service!!! I can often get the images I need through the person’s Facebook page if they have an account.
- What do you want me to draw? In uniform, with the instrument? I need to know exactly what you want me to draw. If it’s a brass band uniform I would need to know which band. I can usually find the uniform colours through the band’s web site or Google images but I may require confirmation.
- Eye colour. This may seem odd but very often I cannot tell from photos what the person’s eye colour is. There is nothing worse than doing a great cartoon when the eye colour is wrong.
- Time…I often get requests where the caricature is required in a day or two. I usually have a backlog of work so at least a week or two is necessary – the earlier the better.
I deliver the cartoons in a mount with the backing board as standard and is securely packaged and delivered first class recorded.
The price quoted will include postage and packing and recorded delivery (UK).
If the caricature is to be mailed abroad the overall charge will be greater due to greater postal charges which I would discuss before committing to a price.
Caricature of Mark Stamp of the Harborough Band being presented to him by the bands chairman, Mick Hansmen. Commissioned by the band for Marks 80th birthday.
This was a challenge as I was asked to feature the old school building in Market Harborough (which is also the bands logo) in the background, and feature the bands 125th anniversary which they celebrate this year. I really enjoyed drawing this – especially as I have distant memories of the old school house, as my father used to have a market stall in Market Harborough way back in the early 70’s.
Elizabeth Pearce (‘front and centre’, as they say in the army) asked me to do this commission of her with her trombone section colleagues of the Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers. It was a challenge as the uniforms are a lot more intricate that most brass bands but, one of the most enjoyable caricatures I have done to date…
…Elizabeth, who is leaving the band, wanted to give her colleagues something a bit different and memorable and I was delighted to help her do that.
Mark Frost – ‘Frosty’ one of the finest exponents of the Bass Trombone
Phil Harper presenting Phil Harris with the caricature and details of all his successes with Cory Band over an amazing 40 years winning every major title.
Heledd Gwynant – Caricatured outside the Royal Academy of Music, London after graduation – Nezzy caricature commissioned, by her parents.
David Lockley on trombone with cool soul band shades! – Nezzy caricature commissioned, by his wife Sarah, for his birthday
Alan Bourne – conductor of RAF St Athan Band
The most important member of Gwaun Cae Gurwen Brass Band! This lovely lady makes the tea and is never seen without a book of raffle tickets! Nezzy caricature commissioned by the band for her 80th Birthday