Caricature Poster Design: Totally 80’s – St John of God Kerry Services

Totally 80s St John of God Kerry Services Siamsa Tire

Caricature Poster Design: this is a caricature of the cast of Totally 80’s, a musical production from St John of God Kerry Services appearing in Kerry’s Siamsa Tíre this April. Related Posts: Instruction Manual Cartoons Don’t Forget the Teddy Bear 🧸 Health and Safety Poster Kids’ Safety Golf Poster ⛳ See more of my work … Read more

School Principal Moving On Gifts Ireland

This caricature was for a school principal who was moving on to a new role after a decade in a Kerry school. Around him are items relating to his life and work such as a tin whistle, bike, gaelic football, and a certain sweet tooth when it comes to chocolate as you can see by … Read more

Cyclist Gifts Ireland

cyclist gifts ireland

This personalised caricature from photos was created as a gift for this globe-trotting cyclist! She’s on her bike with her Alpine skis over her shoulder. She has an Arnott’s bag hanging from her handlebars and a pair of wet swimming goggles are falling off behind her. She’s passing a signpost for the Dublin Mountains and a globe of the world to signify all her travel. She is connected to Kerry so she has a sign around her neck saying “Up the Kingdom” in the Kerry colours! The caricature is completed with some of her trademark catchphrases in speech bubbles around her head. As you can see my caricatures are completely customisable and make great gifts for cyclists and can feature the hobbies and interests of family, friends and colleagues! My personalised caricatures are sought after for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, retirements, leaving gifts and a host of other special occasions! Once you order I get you to fill out a short form to collect the details you’d like included in the caricature, then you simply email me recent head and shoulder photos of the subject. The whole process is very simple and each caricature is sent with a tracking number and usually takes one day to arrive once sent. If you order one of my digital caricatures it simply arrives in your inbox by email! I have several different caricature categories including framed and unframed options so do take a look at my order page to see the one for you. If you’d like to keep up with my latest work and cartoons don’t forget to subscribe by email below!

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Caricature of a Dairy Consultant!

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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.

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