Questions to Ask a Caricature Artist Before Hiring

If you are looking to hire a Caricature artist for a child’s birthday party, it is essential that you get a perfect caricaturist. To achieve this, you ought to ask the right questions before hiring. What follows is a list of questions for which you should seek answers before hiring a caricaturist.

What’s the Caricaturist’s Drawing Speed?
Since most birthdays are timed, you need to have an artist who will entertain the guests within the time scheduled for the birthday party. On average, a seasoned artist takes about 3-5 minutes to complete a caricature. When you know the drawing speed of the artist, you can easily figure out whether he or she will manage to draw everyone at the party. You can thus make a decision on whether or not to hire more artists.

What Are the Artists Drawing and Entertainment Customs?
Different artists have different ways of entertaining their audiences. It thus is fitting to enquire how the artist goes about entertaining the folks he meets. Find out what paper sizes he uses, whether he uses special framings and what he does once the drawing is complete. Some artists use fixatives on their final works to avoid smudging, running and/or smearing. Others additionally put their drawings into clear plastic sleeves for added protection.

What Colors and Styles Does the Artist Use?
Some artists draw in black and white. Others use a blend of many colors to draw. If you are keen on matching the caricature drawing to the theme of your party, then you have to let the artist understand this in good time. Again, the style of the artist ought to be put into perspective. Some artists tend to be too harsh in their exaggerations. This makes them only suitable for mature subjects. A caricature artist for a children’s party had better be subtle and gentle with the exaggerations applied.

What Can You Do to Make the Party a Blast?
A great party requires the host and entertainers to work hand in hand. Offer the caricaturist everything that he or she feels is needed to make the party a success. This may include such things as a comfortable working area that’s well-lit and accessible to all.


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