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Caricature Etiquette

What Your Event Caricature Artist Wants You to Know

Let’s say you’re at a grad party or a wedding reception and there’s an event caricature artist drawing away. People are gathered around, laughing and talking about the drawing. As you’re watching, do you ever wonder what the unwritten rules are? Is it okay to talk to the artist? We spoke to our team of event caricature artists and here’s what they told us.

 

Caricature Etiquette - What Your Event Caricature Artist Wants You to Know

Yes, it’s okay to talk to us while we draw.

At Goofy Faces, all of our artists are screened for their ability to converse with the crowd. We may not answer your question or comment right away if we’re concentrating, but we typically don’t mind chatting as we draw.

 

Don’t get mad; find your sense of humor.

Event caricature art is meant to be satirical. We’re designing a funny cartoon, based on your specific features and your unique personality. It’s not a literal representation so please don’t take offense. In fact, we’ve all had our own caricatures done of ourselves so we know what it is like to be in the other chair!

 

We all have a unique art style.

If you’re looking to hire an event caricature artist, it’s best to find an artist who has a style that you like, rather than trying to push your artist to rework their style to your preferences. That’s just one reason we offer you a portfolio of art to review BEFORE you hire the artist.

Caricature Etiquette - What Your Event Caricature Artist Wants You to Know

 

It’s not as easy as it looks.

Many artists wish our subjects knew that, although it looks easy, event caricature art is actually much more difficult to learn than traditional portraiture. It requires the same degree of understanding of a human face of traditional artistry, but it takes more imagination and a lot more speed.

 

Caricature Etiquette - What Your Event Caricature Artist Wants You to Know

Please don’t ask us to start early or end late.

Unless you’re willing to extend the financial contract, please don’t ask the event caricature artist to start before their scheduled time or work past their set end time. If we’re not too tired, we might do it but the simple act of waiting in line does not mean that we will be able to draw every person in line. An experienced artist (like the ones you hire through GoofyFaces.com) will let you know how many more people they can do before their time is up.

 

 

 

Do you have more questions about hiring an event caricature artist? Start with our FAQ page here: http://bit.ly/GoofyFacesFAQ

Robert Bauer