How much do caricature artists cost?
The calculator below is designed to help you gage how many caricature artists to hire and a cost estimate. Your final caricature artist cost depends on the fees the artist(s) you select charge. Once you see how many artists you need or fit your budget, you can find a caricature artist near you by using our form Find an Artist Near You. For more information about how we estimate costs take a look at our blog post on the topic artist costs.
How do we estimate the number of artist needed?
We recommend you estimate sixty percent (60%) of your guest will request a caricature from your guest artist. So, if you have 100 guests, expect around sixty will participate. Although not everyone will sit for the artist, most of your guests will take time to watch the artist draw caricatures. It’s a fun and entertaining process everyone can enjoy.
On average a caricature artist creates 10-15 black and white faces per hour, about half that number for color caricatures. So, one artist will create 30-45 B&W faces over three hours. If you have one hundred guests, you will need two artists to complete all requests during that time frame.
What if we our guest are couples? Artist work based on the number of faces they draw, so a couple on a single page still counts as two faces. A group of seven people counts as seven faces.
The artist was GREAT! My guest really enjoyed getting there picture drawn. The sketches made us laugh. Using Goofyfaces was a real hit with everyone and different from the everyday photo-booth. It helped top of my wedding day. Thank you! — Jaquila K
Our artists arrived early, began early, and even stayed late to make sure everyone who wanted a picture was able to get one. Thanks! — Elisha R
The caricature artist was a huge hit at our high school graduation party. He had a crowd around him for three hours, all ages. It rained so we could not do some of the other activites we had planned; having this activity was even more special. After the party, my daughters were sharing and discussing their drawings with each other. Our artist was very polite and social with everyone as he was drawing pictures. — Marlene N
Both artists were amazingly talented and genuinely nice people. We enjoyed having them at our event and would hire them again in a second. — Angela D, Southgate, MI
Such a huge hit!! We should have added another artist! Guests loved the photo booth as well, but goofy faces stole the show! — Renee U
The artist was very professional and friendly. Everyone at the party had a great time and he was a huge hit. — Nancy S
The artwork was amazing and the kids loved it! A nice change from spray-on tattoos!!!! — Alyssa H
Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the services of your company. My son’s 13th birthday party was truly awesome, and everyone (adults included) loved your artist’s drawings. He was great. We will definitely use your services again. It was fantastic!! — Lorraine, Farmington Hills, MI
The cost of a caricature artist adds great value to your event for the money you spend. The entertainment value, as well as, a personal gift your guest can take home after the event. Often guests frame their caricatures and display them in their homes and offices, which keeps the memory of your event alive for years.
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