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How to choose a live caricaturist for your wedding..

Look at their work. How different is each caricature drawing?

People don't look alike, so each caricature drawing should look different. Just changing hairstyles on the same face is poor work.

Is it an accurate likeness?

A caricature isn't 'a very bad drawing of someone'. It shouldn't need the person's name written on the page..

Is the artist a professional?

Does the artist say anything about their career?
Better artists will have meaningful detail about their professional life.

How much does a live caricaturist cost?

The price depends on how much travel and the hours required. To get a specific quote for your event please email with details of the venue, timings and dates.

How many caricatures do you draw an hour?

This is a tricky one; every event is different and it depends how sitters co-operate. 8-10 as a guide. The truth is there's a trade-off between speed and observation. Drawing is as much about looking (in order to understand what you need to draw) as it is about ink on a page.
If you want the best out of your caricaturist, give them ideal working conditions. Difficult, dark conditions make it hard to give your best.

Will you draw every one of my wedding guests as a wedding favour?

While I work as fast as possible, unfortunately it's often not practical for everyone to be drawn. Some people absolutely won't want to be (I like those). People having a laugh showing the drawings around is great entertainment. That has a value.

Will you draw us during the wedding breakfast?

Unfortunately this is a bad idea; nobody wants a drawing of them eating.

Are wedding guests charged for their drawings?

Guests should never be charged for their drawings. Never!

About the Caricaturist

Jonathan is the only live caricaturist in the UK who has won the British Cartoonists' Association 'Young Cartoonist of the Year' award, the Cartoon Art Trust award for Caricature, as well as awards from the Association of Illustrators and British Design and Art Direction.
His work has been widely exhibited, including at the National Portrait Gallery (BP Portrait award) and at London's Cartoon Museum. Has appeared in the Radio Times (over 80 issues to date), The Times, The Spectator, News Statesman, Independent on Sunday, Men's Health, the Guardian and more.

Brian May, Sir Michael Parkinson, Heston Blumenthal and Raymond Blanc have bought originals of themselves. He has a first in Illustration, and also studied at the Royal Drawing School in London.

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What previous caricature your wedding customers say

"Jonathan, was outstanding. He arrived on time, stayed longer than the agreed time and did an outstanding job. Jonathan's caricatures were detailed, accurate and captured the individuality of the people drawn. Highly recommended."
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"Friendly and professional. Will definately book again in the future for any events that we have. A must have at events.."
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"Jonathan is so friendly and the level of his work is outstanding. our guests were blown away, some were asking how to book for their own wedding!"
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"Great caricaturist - and a lovely man too!"
Events organiser, repeat customer
" Jonathan was outstanding. He could not have done more to ensure my mother and fathers caricature event was an enjoyable experience. He more than exceeded expectations and they were already set high having spoken to him prior to the event. We would very much recommend him to others."
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