My name is Dave and I am a freelance caricature artist based in Metro-Detroit. I take inspiration from several of my favorite cartoonists who have worked in animation and comics. I started out drawing caricatures for the Detroit Zoo and Toledo Zoo, where I worked for a company that trained me the craft of caricature art.
My drawings are very stylized, fun, clean, yet not exaggerated beyond recognition. I aim to keep my caricatures flattering while still maintaining a true likeness of the person I'm drawing.
Clients of mine have been nothing but positive and very entertained by my live drawing abilities. I hope you will consider booking me for your event!
Price Range: $100-125 hourly
Gig Length: 120 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
My set up consists of a small drawing clipboard with a stack of paper. All I need for additional setup is a table to sit at, a good light source, and at least 2 chairs for the guests to sit in across from me. I like to have a table that is big enough for me to display a few samples of my work, but this is not necessary if space is limited.
Each caricature is drawn between 3 to 5 minutes in black & white, and about 7 minutes for full color drawings. Due to time constraints, I only do head & shoulder sketches, as full body drawings take a lot more energy and time to complete.I often bring plastic bags to protect finished drawings which can be made available upon request. My drawings are done in pencil for black & white drawings, and in marker and color sticks in full color.
Additional Booking Notes
The only other major thing that is required is a deposit fee for the first hour of work, and a full read-through of my contract, signed and dated before I am confirmed to appear at your event. The contract is just a friendly agreement that protects both of us and ensures you are getting what you paid for! :)