This caricature captured my heart this week. What a sweet anniversary gift!
We’re starting to get holiday caricature requests! You don’t have to wait until December to place your orders, especially for the caricature postcards/folding cards. In fact, the sooner you get your order in the better — beat the rush AND save 10% if you order before 11/15 with code “Early102013″!
Halloween is almost here! The best part about this holiday is that you can be anything you want to be; you can be a superhero or a villain — your cat can even be Batman!
Before you resign yourself to being memorialized in an unflattering photo taken in poorly lit surroundings with those embarrassingly fake Hulk abs, you might want to consider some other options:
(Yes, yes, we know this includes some heroes that were never in the Avengers, and even has some DC/Marvel mixing — but the Halloween spirit shouldn’t be stopped by petty comic book rivalries!)
GiveAcaricature is based out of sunny Phoenix, Arizona, so our summer lasts a bit longer than many others’! Unfortunately, even Arizona’s summer has finally ended. This caricature is one of my favorite summer farewells.
As the sun sets over the coast, the dapper Buddy Cruiser will patiently await next year’s surf season.
This caricature really caught my eye — look at those colors! You can tell these guys had a great time at this birthday party!
When placing an order for a caricature, we ask you for a Scene Description. We encourage the use of verbs (like riding on a motorcycle or swinging a golf club) and listing important props that should be included in the artwork (such as a glass of wine or a stethoscope). But sometimes, you don’t always know exactly what you want.
If you’re stuck and don’t have a specific vision in mind, you can leave it up to our artist! You can keep the details vague and let him work his magic. Here’s an example of a vague description we received recently:
Background: I would leave the background to the artists discretion.
Scene Description: The person is very artistic, loves giraffes and is a Jersey Girl, giraffee or giraffee print, high heels and art supply, flowers.
And this is the artist’s result!
We have done thousands of retirement caricatures, and most of them have been desk/office scenes. In a previous post on the blog for our parent company, Leading Edge Gifts, we interviewed our artist, Eric Jones, and he suggested getting a little more creative with retirement gift caricatures.
I understand a caricature showing someone doing what they do every day would be appropriate, but not as fun as an exaggeration of them doing something they only dream of, or would never do, which is what a caricature truly is. Instead of Herb who has arachnophobia sitting at his desk smiling, why not make him nervously day-dreaming about spiders while his colleague drops a fake spider on his shoulder! Now that’s a caricature!
Here’s one of my favorite examples of taking this advice to heart!