My digital caricatures introduced last year are proving very popular as an engagement present from friends! I started doing them as a pivot (as they say) in response to the pandemic effectively closing me down for months and they’re going down very well! They’re drawn in Procreate and delivered straight into your inbox where you can have it printed yourself or gift it virtually as a jpeg. Through email they can go anywhere in the world so you don’t have to worry about sluggish international post or container ships getting stuck in the Suez Canal! The couple above are pictured on their favourite beach with their pet dog. They’re wearing Carlow and Waterford GAA jerseys and there’s musical references with a guitar and Beyonce!
This is one of my personalised retirement caricatures available for delivery all over Ireland. He worked in cement manufacture hence the cement mixer and welding. He’s a massive GAA fan and is wearing a Cavan GAA jersey and there’s an O’Neill’s Gaelic Football in there too. He’s also a Manchester United fan and is wearing a Man Utd scarf. He’s very into gardening so that interest was included too. I’ve also included his pet Labrador and the produce of his garden ends up on the table so I’ve included some soup in there too! Lastly I’ve made some references to his hobbies of reading and fishing.
I got some really wonderful feedback from the customer too:
“Allan done a caricature of my dad as a gift for his retirement. The whole process from ordering to delivery of the was very simple and straight forward. The caricature he created really captured everythig about dads personality and resembled a real likeness of him too. We were all very impressed with it. Id highly recommend Allan, hes very talented at what he does. It was a very quick turnaround from order to delivery if the image. Thanks Allan.”
This was a going away gift for a couple of teachers from their school. You might have figured out one of them is Scottish from the kilt he’s wearing and the Irn Bru he’s drinking! He’s on the piano next to a big pile of computers to repair and she’s in her sports gear with a volleyball and a pile of books! The school building is referenced in the background. My caricatures make a unique gift for many ocassions!
70th Birthday Gifts Ireland: this personalised gift caricature was to mark a significant birthday of the chap on the left! It features his wife and grandkids in the back, with a couple of worried sheep jumping out of the way! It’s also got his interests in newspapers, poker chips, playing cards, and a box of fine cigars!
The customer sent me photos of everyone pictured and I created this personalised caricature from those. The sheep I drew from memory! 🐑
This pet dog caricature portrait was a Christmas gift commemorating a cherished pet who had passed away during the year. It was lovely to do and was very well received. It was executed in pencil, Pitt Pen and graphite on paper. I had one photo to work from but the dog’s personality really shone through and I could tell he’d been a cherished member of their family. I’ve commemorated several family pets this way, including pets that weren’t around at the same time but that their owner wanted them all depicted together. It’s a very special bond people can have with their pets.