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Friday, 24 October 2014

Caricatures make good Birthday Gift ideas

Stuck for an idea for a unique gift for a friend or family member? A customised caricature is the answer!

I was recently commissioned to draw a caricature for someone to give as a birthday gift




I hope she had a fab day and her kitties spoilt her with love and affection.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Autumn Wedding bells

It's October, it's been raining quite a bit recently... but there's still Weddings a plenty happening!

On Saturday 18 October 2014 I attended the Wedding of Suzanne and
John Ward to caricature their guests. They also
commissioned me to caricature them beforehand so people could sign it on the day with their special messages. Below is their caricature...




I wish them all the best for the future, Hugs, Hoorays and Happy Days! 

If you're getting married and want a caricature message board fo guests to sign which you can frame and keep forever then get in touch: caricatures@theartyone.co.uk

Monday, 13 October 2014

Kitty cat kiddies fun!


So I've been working on a kids comic for a while now. It started off as a webcomic but I've now self published (currently on a small press scale) a collection of the short stories of this comic. So what's this kids comic called?

Stan and Tim's Imaginative Adventures is a comic book about two kittens with big imaginations and how they view the world they live in.


 What we see as a 'cat tree' they see as a castle


They use bed sheets as caves to explore
Toy string are snakes.
The comic is available to buy either at comic conventions I attend or by contacting me or by visiting the Stan and Tim's Imaginative Adventures blog/website: stanandtim.blogspot.co.uk/p/store.html.

So there you go... I don't just do caricatures.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Book caricatures for Christmas parties.

It's that time of year again! 

"What time of year is that, Mikey?" I hear you reply.

Why, booking my services for Christmas parties of course!

Looking for some entertainment for your Christmas parties? Look no further!

I can add much amusement for your party guests and a fun memory for them to take home afterwards. I'm available for corporate or private parties as well as any festive season Weddings.

Drop me an email at caricatures@theartyone.co.uk telling me where and when your party (or wedding) is and I will check my availability and give you a quote. Quote "Arty Christmas" in your email and I'll knock 10% off.

Give your Christmas party some fun and amusement this year! 




Monday, 23 June 2014

In the spirit of The World Cup

In the spirit of the World Cup...

"Eddie Dorrington set up a local boys football team approx 5 years ago because his son and some of his friends played for for a local team, but he was frustrated about the way the team was managed.    The league was incredibly competitive.  Some boys never ever got to play an official match because although they showed up to training every week they were not deemed “good enough” to warrant putting on the pitch on match day.


Eddie felt this was not how a team should be managed and just wanted his son and his friends to have fun on the pitch, so set up a new team.

The original boys were soon joined by their other friends who were experiencing the same problems with their local teams.

They have been playing as a team ever since -  and it has been a joy to watch as a parent.   

Eddie is a fireman and works shifts and Chris works for a Brewery, but between them they have always managed to attend the training sessions and matches and support the kids fully.  The team don’t always win but they have steadily improved and generally had great fun every week. 

Eddie and Chris make sure that every lad on the team always get at least 1/2 a match on the pitch, whatever their skill level and whatever the score is.   The kids have really appreciated this.


Eddie and Chris were also presented  “Managers of the Month” this month (May 2014).  The kids couldn’t resist taking the mickey as the cup they got was 7cm in height!


The boys are 16 now and all in the middle of doing their GCSE’s.  This may be the last season they will all be able to play together and the end of what has been a great time for all involved and the parents and the boys want to thank these great guys for all the time they have given up, in their very busy lives."

Chris is on the left and Eddy is on the right - well done, chaps!


Monday, 16 June 2014

Wedding messages board on an African scale.

Latest commission - A caricature of a couple (originally from Africa) for their wedding day for people to sign messages of good luck, and congratulations.

Quite please with this one. There's something therapeutic about drawing animals especially those in the wild.

See how many animals you can spot.
 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Football caricatures I was asked to 'tackle'

I was commissioned to do some caricatures for the Hednesford Football Team and staff for an awards evening on 16 May 2014.

Some of the caricatures had some reference to what they do when not playing football and others were just them showing their skills on the pitch.

Below are the final caricatures.