This personalised caricature was a Christmas gift for this couple. It features them walking on a beach in matching his and hers tracksuits!
This fun caricature from photos with a then-and-now theme was based on the communion photos of the 3 subjects, with the updated versions from more recent photos up above!
This is a personalised family caricature that was a gift for a family last Christmas. It has golf, football, rugby and hockey references and was a lot of fun to draw! I got some lovely feedback from the customer too:
“Many,many thanks for the picture which arrived today. Fantastic and hope it will give some joy and laughter to the family at Xmas when they open it.”
Weddings are still happening during lockdown and one of my digital caricatures supplied by email is a perfect contactless gift to mark the big day! You might have been one of the 50, or 25, but not the 6, but still want to mark the occasion of a friend or relative’s marriage. Well you can do it from the comfort of your armchair! Just send me some photos of the couple and I’ll do the rest. Would you like to know more? Contact me via my website or PM me on the socials!
One of the coolest things about my job is learning about technical stuff from other occupations. Case in point: in this personalised caricature of a dairy consultant I had to draw a plate meter (the thing he’s holding in his left hand). I’d never heard of a plate meter so I was very curious about what it is and what it’s for! Turns out it’s a device for measuring grass height! It also never occurred to me that grass needed to be measured, and if someone had asked me to do it I’d have gotten on my hands and knees with a ruler and a comb. The customer gave me some details:
“The plate meter has a suspended plate that measures grass height. It converts this height into Kg of dry matter grass per hectare. The aim is to graze the grass at the correct stage. Too high and quality reduces. Too low and growth rates reduce.” I learned something about dairy farming!
The subject here is an agriculture dairy consultant who was returning home to New Zealand (what a good place to be”) after working in Ireland for years. He’s pictured in his work shirt with his company logo on it. He’s got his bag packed for his return trip and it contains a bottle of glenlivit 18 whiskey, running shoes, and a sticker for the Kerry Way Ultra run, a 200km run that happens around the Ring of Kerry! Also pictured are a particular breed of cow and a bag of fertiliser with some Post-It notes! In this instance I even had to get a particular type of grass for the field the subject is standing in, called multi-species. I learned something else! In the background are 26 mountain peaks representing another run the subject did across the 26 highest peaks in Wicklow.
“Allan created a brilliant representation of a good friend. Couldn’t speak highly enough of the end product and delivery was very prompt.”