Caricatures make fantastic and original gifts for Birthday, Christmas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Send Off’s, Corporate events … in fact any occasion or milestone.
They are a perfect and unique personal momentum to smile about for years to come. Terry is recognised as one of Australia’s very best caricature artists with a lot of commission work from repeat corporate and private customers from throughout Australia.
“Terry ! You did it again ! Brilliant ! So unbelievably happy with what you have created for us, I cannot recommend you enough. The piece you created for our wedding and now for my brother are both spectacular. Thank you so so much. Such a pleasure dealing with you Terry !”
‘They have caused a lot of laughter and joy around the office. They mark a career milestone in our company, becoming tradition they’re looked forward to in anticipation each year. It’s just incredible how working off only a photo and few bits and pieces about the individual you bring so much character and likeliness into the artwork. Despite being a large order all went smoothly and we received the highest quality. Love all the hidden quirks in the artwork, incredible attention to detail! Thanks”
“We commissioned a caricature for our retiring Director. The end result was impressive especially with an image of our office building, a roundabout that he had designed and his car. The attention to detail was amazing and I would highly recommend using this business if you are looking for a gift to impress. The recipient was overwhelmed with the framed image and it will be something that will be treasured. “
Porter Consulting Engineers
“Terry, as a repeat customer I would like to say that both your incredible artistic ability & excellent service level (for the caricature of our subject “Super Jason”) have again exceeded our expectations. Thank you for your patience, we are thrilled with the result! “
“Terry was great to deal with. He sent previews along the way so we could make suggestions and was very obliging with modifications we requested. The final product is stunning. The likeness is excellent and the whole image really captures a sense of fun. I’m sure everyone is going to love it! “
Nawaar Hassan, Melbourne
“This is the third caricature we have had commissioned by Terry. The last two years have been for our annual work “Hall of Fame”, the other for our Directors 50th birthday. They are always brilliant, incredibly accurate, extremely funny and very well received. Thanks again Terry.”
“A fantastic gift idea for the group of guys turning 40 this year. Terry did an amazing job of capturing the individuality of each person. Each creation was eagerly anticipated by all. Thanks Terry for pulling off a string of commissions in such a hectic year!”
Caricatures are generally drawn from photographs at Terry’s Helena Valley studio. Recent good quality pictures are very important to build up a good profile of the ‘victim’, remember the he has never met them, so the pictures and information you provide are essential for a good caricature.
He requires at least three recent good quality photos which are considered a really good likeness. Email is fine – the large clear digital images are the required and NO sunglasses. Smiley shots are the best. Please specify the eye and hair colour – digital images do tell lies !!
The caricature usually takes about 10 working days – very much dependent on the commission workload. Invariably there is a waiting list so please order well before you require it. Terry loves to take his time over your caricatures so ‘rush’ jobs will also incur an extra charge. Each caricature takes a considerable time to ‘get it right’ – 70% of that time is creating a true caricature of the face – the detail you will find is really sumptuous. Progress previews are supplied before the final.
His caricatures start ‘life’ as a scanned pencil sketch that is transformed to high resolution magazine quality images using a Wacom Cintiq tablet linked to an Apple MacPro Workstation using either the latest Photoshop CS or Corel Painter software. They are printed on an in house hi – end Giclee, Epson large format printer up to A2 in size. Papers used are either Ilford Pearl photographic paper, 100% cotton rag or french canvas. Only long life Ultrachrome archival inks are utilised. Sizes larger than A2 can be outsourced.
* Using a Cintiq tablet replicates traditional painting processes – easily – the computer doesn’t do it for you – if you can’t draw you won’t be able to on the computer. There is no ‘Art’ button !
Believe me if the great Masters were alive today they’d love it………
One Person/face only A3 in size includes shoulders $280
One Person/one theme A3 fully rendered body $370
Collages: Prices on application – all fully rendered as above
Illustrations: Prices on application – all fully rendered
Framing is available from $90 for A3 (quality Australian frames)
**All prices are based on A3 size, extra people, detailed items (vehicle/animals etc) will incur additional costs. A2 size is available in house, larger prints are outsourced.
**Standard Giclee print is on Ilford Pearl 290gsm Photographic Paper also available are Canson French Canvas and Hahnemuehle 310gsm 100% cotton rag.
**Postage is included for unframed caricatures (within Australia) Framed caricatures are collection only from my Helena Valley Studio or Courier fee.