Ladies Day in the Hotel Meyrick!

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Ladies Day Hotel Meyrick Galway: I was on hand to capture some of the glamour at the Ladies Day Hotel Meyrick Most Stylish Lady & Gent Event earlier this month. Such a fantastic fun evening but I had to remember to leave room for the amazing hats! Winner Paula Gannon was awarded a €1,000 voucher … Read more Ladies Day in the Hotel Meyrick!

NUIG Freshers Week at Kingfisher Gym!

Had a lot of fun yesterday at Kingfisher Club in NUIG for NUIG Freshers Week. I was set up outside the gym and while the newly-arrived first years were getting their bearings I was getting them to sit for a caricature courtesy of the Kingfisher! NUIG is my alma mater so it was nice to … Read more NUIG Freshers Week at Kingfisher Gym!

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!

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!