Black and White Caricature Wedding Presents!


caricature wedding presents black and white caricature of newly married grooms holding hands wearing black suitsAbout Caricature Wedding Presents

Caricature wedding presents are a unique gift. The one above winged its way to London to catch up with the newlywed gentleman pictured. They were very taken with their likenesses! Working from photos and your requirements I can turn around caricature art for any occasion, be it a wedding, a retirement, a birthday, an emigration, or of course Christmas! (I’m getting Christmas enquiries for corporate parties so I think I’m allowed to mention it!)

How Ordering a Caricature Works

There are a number of options available. These range from black and white head and shoulders @ €50 right up to framed A2 full body caricatures in colour. The latter includes jokes, hobbies, pets, and other details. I deliver all over Ireland and the UK too! If you don’t see what you’re after in the options on my order page just ask. I can tailor to suit your needs. After you’ve selected which caricature you’d like I work from recent head and shoulder photos supplied by you. I can incorporate whatever details you’d like included. I then work to completion within a 2 week time-frame, but can turn them around faster if required. Just ask when making your enquiry.

Order a caricature from Allan Cavanagh here. If you have any questions you can contact me 24 hours a day via my contact page.

Teambuilding Caricature Class in Irish Life HQ!

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Teambuilding caricature drawing eventOn Monday I was in Irish Life in Dublin giving a caricature class as part of a week-long teambuilding programme of fun events for staff. We got lucky with the weather and were able to do it outside, albeit in slightly breezy conditions! I started off with a quick presentation of some of my work, followed by a demonstration of how I draw a live caricature (I have it down to about 3 minutes but that’s taken me about 20 years!) I then gave the participants a handout on what to look for and what to exaggerate when drawing a caricature which I went through with them.

Then the fun began!

Caricature class run by artist Allan Cavanagh for teambuilding event DublinI had them sit opposite each other, bearing in mind what I’d demonstrated. They then had to draw the person opposite in the time allocated. The process involved capturing a simple likeness in pencil, then using Big Brush Tip Pitt Pens to commit the likeness to ink! Pitt pens are great. They have a brush tip which means you can vary the width of the line depending on the pressure you apply.

Teambuilding crash course in drawing caricatures. Great results!The standard was really very high, I was very impressed with the results.

Windy day but sunny at teambuilding caricature class Irish Life!I took a couple of shots hoping the breeze would let us see all of them eventually!

20 minutes into teambuilding caricature class, sun is still out, the drawings are great!They’re good, right? 🙂 And no-one took offence during this teambuilding task!

Things get competitive!

The competition began next. Sean, one of the Irish Life managers, sat for the artists.

The rest of the staff came out to see the progress, ice-creams in hand!

Of course I had a go myself! Myself and Sean then judged the results, giving 1st 2nd and 3rd places. Points were then allocated to each team represented by the winners. These go to a total based on all the other teambuilding events they’re running in there this week. A lot of fun, and nice to get a bit of sun!

Wedding reception caricatures in Glebe House, Co. Meath!

Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!
Weddings take me all over the country, but this was quite a day. My new son was due and Guns N’ Roses were playing just up the road! My son held off for another couple of days and I found another route avoiding Slane and had 3 hours of tranquility and laughter with Paul & Trevor and their guests! It really is a beautiful part of the country, and I love getting off the beaten track on my way to weddings and seeing the hidden gems of the Irish countryside you miss from motorways and main roads. I had a lovely meandering drive up through Trim and then smaller roads along the River Boyne until I got to the venue.

Glebe House is situated in Dowth, Co. Meath and is an intimate and private wedding venue. There was a lovely summery drizzle (hey, we make the best of what we’ve got!) and just the sounds of the countryside when I arrived at the venue. I got myself ensconced in a corner in Glebe House and waited for the guests to file in. I got my first sitters without much persuasion and we were away! Each caricature takes just 3 minutes, and around 5 minutes for a couple. I had a great spot as I could be seen all around the venue. In no time I had an audience roaring with laughter! An enthusiastic bunch who were well up for being caricatured. Great fun and a great day!
Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Contact me to find out more about Caricatures for Weddings

If you’re interested in my live caricatures for your wedding or event please drop me a line. I will check my availability and get back to you usually within 24 hours. My live caricatures go down an absolute storm during your drinks reception. I frequently have couples follow up with me to tell me how their guests are still talking about their caricatures months after the weddings. Drop me a line today!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Caricature Artist for Weddings in Glebe House Co. Meath!

Wedding Reception Entertainment in the Hotel Meyrick Galway!

Wedding Reception Entertainment Ireland: Some of my on-the-spot art creation wedding reception entertainment at a wedding in the Hotel Meyrick Galway. A really lovely wedding this, in the welcoming environs of the Hotel Meyrick Galway. I’m always very well looked after by Paula and the team in this centrally-located Galway hotel that’s as much a part of the fabric of the city as Eyre Square itself, The Long Walk, or the Claddagh. I always look forward to entertaining the wedding guests in this lovely location and any couples I’ve worked with have been thrilled with their wedding receptions there.

For my live wedding reception entertainment, I set up my easel somewhere central during your drinks reception, usually near the prosecco! I take up about 2 metres squared so I’m not too obtrusive even if it’s a big wedding! Once the guests arrive I introduce myself and encourage my first sitters. This usually results in quite a crowd forming to watch the creation of my live wedding caricatures and I have my next volunteers immediately!

That’s me then until the bell goes for the call to dinner, producing a drawing every 3-4 minutes until it’s time to be seated for the meal. This is usually when the couple themselves get to sit with me for a minute and get their breath back before the next stage of the day begins for them!

The A3 paper is printed with the couple’s names and the date of the wedding so they are an excellent memento of the big day. Live caricatures are an excellent form of entertainment for your guests during your drinks reception. They are a great ice-breaker as guests gather around and start chatting and laughing at my drawings! I’m available as Wedding Reception Entertainment Ireland nationwide.

You can see my extensive archive of live wedding caricatures here.

I also have a range of wedding guest signing boards, a bespoke alternative to the traditional guestbook, here.

Drop me a line for a chat about your wedding or event!
Wedding reception entertainment caricature of woman laughing holding caricature by Allan Cavanagh

Live Caricatures for Product Launches and Promotions Dublin!

Here’s some live caricatures from Renault Belgard in Tallaght, where recent customers were able to enter a competition to win the price of their car back! My live caricatures are ideal for product launches, incentive events and promotional parties. Paper is printed with your logo, name and date of event. I’ll really ignite your event when your guests are roaring laughing!