The Caricature Artist - Dan Freed
Fun entertainment choice for parties & all occasions
Custom caricatures from photos
"Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job you did with the caricatures at our wedding reception on 10/18. Everyone loved them !!!!" - Judy
"All of my guests were very impressed!" - Kathy A.
Everyone will entertained AND all of your guests will go home with a hand drawn caricature - a great party favor and memory of your event. I go to your location - available within 35 minutes of West Chester Pennsylvania. I might even mix in some close-up strolling magic if you'd like - I'm just about the only caricaturist in the country that can do that! I'm very fast on the draw - I draw 15-20 people an hour in B&W on 11 by 14" paper. I am very friendly and professional. I've been entertaining people with art for 27 years. I bet I've drawn 100,000 people (but I haven't been counting!). Due to Covid, I am currently not doing indoor events, and I'm only doing outdoor events and parties when the weather is OK, so I won't be available till March. However I can still do digital caricatures for parties and events via Zoom! When I go back to doing in-person events I'll also be offering digital caricatures in addition to tradition caricatures done with marker on paper.
I also do custom caricatures as gifts, done from photos - available to anyone from anywhere in the world. They are a really fun unique gift idea, great for people retiring, graduating, birthdays, teams of coworkers, etc. The custom work I do is now created on my computer and emailed to you, then you can print and frame it.
Above is an example of an "action pose" drawn at a company picnic. Action poses are a lot of fun for people to watch being drawn. I can base the pose on a hobby or occupation, or just make something up for a funny surprise. I draw 12-15 people per hour when doing action poses (15-20 people an hour if just drawing faces).
Action poses take longer than doing just faces but are more entertaining. If I have a lot of people to draw, I will switch to just doing faces so I can get more drawings done per hour. Color takes an extra 2-3 minutes per person.
These are examples of individual caricatures. When drawing faces from the shoulders up, I draw about 15-20 guests per hour.
Another example of an action pose. This one is of musician/actor Jack Black. The drawings are usually done with black marker on 11 by 14" paper.
The Caricature Artist (Dan Freed) is available to do quick caricature portrait sketches as entertainment for adult or kids parties & events; Company parties, holiday events, kids birthday parties, open houses, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah's, college events, grad parties, etc.
I make it fast, drawing 12-20 people per hour.
I make it fun and funny - people love to watch.
Very popular idea for any special occasion.
Guests have a permanent memory to take home.
I can draw couples, co-workers and groups of any size together on the same page.
I live in West Chester PA and am available within a 35 minute drive, including areas such as: Downingtown, Kennett Square, Malvern, Glen Mills, Chadds Ford, Chester Springs, Newtown Square, Bryn Mawr, Phoenixville, Royersford, Media, Westtown, Wayne, King of Prussia, Norristown, Berwyn, Wallingford, Devon, Main Line PA area, Villanova, Frazer, Springfield, Collegeville, Gladwyne, Paoli, Havertown, Haverford, Bala Cynwyd, Broomall, Northern Wilmington DE, Brandywine Valley, etc.
Details: For party caricatures I charge an hourly rate of 130hr., no charge per sketch. There is a 2 hour minimum on Saturdays and Sundays. I am available within a 35 minute drive of West Chester PA. Not available in Philadelphia or NJ. Please call or email ASAP to make sure I'm available to draw caricature cartoons at your event. Custom drawings from photos done at my studio also available.
I have done caricatures for thousands of private events since 1992. I am also a professional kids entertainer, featuring comedy magic & puppet shows for kids, balloon twisting, strolling close-up magic, etc. I can easily combine caricature drawing with those other activities if you would like.
"Great experience,on time..great talent in getting information to make appropriate caricatures of everyone. Very fast..Extremely good with children...Everyone said a great asset to the party." - Liz C.
Custom drawn caricatures from photos are available! These make a great personalized gift idea for people retiring, birthdays, graduations, etc. You just email me a few photos of the person(s) with some details about the pose you would like. I create a quick sketch for your approval, then I create the finished piece, scan it and send it to you. I can do them full color or B&W. Rates vary based on size, how many people, color or B&W, etc, but usually $30-$125 per person.