This caricature was a birthday gift for the chap holding the basketball and it has running, cycling and horse-riding as its themes! I didn’t have any photos of his pet dog so I referenced it with paw prints which you’ll see on the ground if you look closely!
August is now booked up but I have some slots for September if you want to order a caricature in the meantime and if you’re thinking of ordering a caricature for that major holiday that begins with a C and ends with a hangover I would get in touch at the start of November at the absolute latest as slots are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis! That was a long sentence!
This caricature was of a Cork farmer with his arm around one of his bovine buddies and the other arm around his kayak! He’s very into hurling and running and these are referenced with the hurl and sliothar and the muddy running shoes on the ground. In the background is the Ballycotton Lighthouse on Ballycotton Island in East Cork.
This is one of my personalised digital caricatures which cost just €75 and are delivered straight to your inbox, so there’s no waiting around on the postie to come! You can then either print them yourself or simply gift them in their digital form, especially good if it’s for someone on the other side of the world! It’s completely contactless and is the perfect gift during Covid restrictions.
Personalised Caricature for 30th Birthday: there’s been a lot of birthdays celebrated in absentia in the last 10 months and looks like we’ll be continuing that way for a while yet. *HOWEVER* you can still reach out to that loved one on their birthday with one of my contactless digital caricatures! This one was to celebrate the 30th birthday of the subject and was a gift from one of her close friends. It features many personalised references including fitness, sport, race medals, music, favourite drinks and favourite fashions! I had a strange craving for coffee while drawing this… 🤣☕
Ordering one of my personalised digital caricatures is very easy. Once you’ve ordered there’s a short form to complete for all the details you’d like included and you just email me photos of the subject. Once it’s completed it’ll simply pop into your email inbox! From there you can print it yourself or gift it via email! As there’s no postage involved these contactless caricatures can be sent anywhere in the world. Give me a shout to find out more!
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.”
Nerja Beach Wedding Caricature: this lovely couple commissioned one of my canvas wedding signing boards to take with them to their wedding in Spain. It features them and their kids on the beach with signposts for Ireland and Nerja! It’s nice to think of my wedding signing boards going so far afield and coming back … Read more