Dave draws approximately 18 guests per hour for black-and-gray head-and-shoulder portraits, but he can draw full bodies or accommodate special requests if your guests ask for them.
If you have 150 guests or more, or need more than 50 caricatures drawn in short time frame, you may want to ask us about booking a second artist at a discounted rate to assist Dave. (Please note this potential need in your booking inquiry.).
Supplies and Materials, Set-up
He uses only archival-quality 11" x 17" semi-glossy card stock with black and gray ink brush pens, calligraphy pens, and woodless pencils for spot-coloring.
Although Dave brings all of his own art supplies, but we do ask that you provide him with a small table or surface and at least three chairs where you would like him to set up. (One chair is for Dave, and two are for guests, so he can draw couples). Indoors, Dave needs decent lighting to see guests' faces clearly, but he doesn't need special lighting to do his work. For outdoors parties and events, we ask that you provide Dave with full shade any time before sunset.
Complimentary Custom Drawing Papers
Included at no cost with any packaged booking of three hours or more is our custom-illustrated and designed drawing paper. All our designs are one of a kind - no other client will have the same paper, and our paper-design quality is the most sophisticated in our industry.
We can incorporate your guest-of-honor's name, special date, party colors or theme or just about any other design motif you would like us to create from scratch. For businesses, we can design a custom themed paper around your logo or event branding. A la carte, we charge $1 per sheet for the design and printing. ($50 sheets minimum.)
Please see our large gallery of custom-design drawing papers below.
Caricatures are the easiest way to make your next party or event an unforgettable one. Caricatures ensure your guests will have a great time, and there is no more personalized or unique gift for your guests than a caricature.
Whether your event is private or corporate, caricatures lend the perfect touch to birthdays, wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, baby and bridal showers, banquets, grad nights, proms, company picnics, holiday parties, conventions, trade shows and grand openings.
Dave and his team will make your event a hit that your guests will be talking about for years. And it only takes a few minutes per person to sketch a hilarious moment. Kids are captivated, adults are delighted, and everyone leaves with a caricature as a lasting party favor.
Dave has become the go-to caricature artist in Southern California - San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and Riverside - thanks to his unique and friendly drawing style and our attention to your details and client needs. Dave is a featured vendor with the Event Planners Association of Southern California, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine and Temecula Valley Wedding Professionals.