Chris Rommel can draw custom caricatures from photographs. He provides two options...Airbrush or Digital. Airbrush caricatures are drawn in marker and colored using an airbrush. Airbrush caricatures are mailed to you on 12" x 16" sheets, but you can request a different size (fee may apply for larger sizes). This organic technique is ideal for personal gifts, since you get an original piece of artwork. Digital caricatures are drawn and colored digitally using a drawing tablet. Digital caricatures are created at your requested size. Files will be sent to your email as attachments (dropbox.com for large files) or copied onto a compact disc and mailed to your mailing address. This way, you can take the files to you local printer or print yourself and make as many prints as needed. This clean technique is ideal for promotional materials, such as business cards and web sites, or as group gifts.
Drawing from photographs takes longer than drawing from live subjects. In this case, pricing is calculated by the project instead of by the hour such as event entertainment. Rommel prices projects based on several factors, number of people drawn, size of the drawing, theme desired, due date, and so on. Here are examples of both techniques...
What Rommel needs from you are clear photographs of all people wished to be caricatured (more than one photograph is helpful). These photographs need to be large enough for him to see the details of each feature, necessary to capture a likeness. Basically, the better the photograph, the better the caricature. If a large group caricature is requested, at least one photograph of each person is needed. Please include a description of any basic theme if desired, otherwise a basic head and shoulders caricature will be drawn. Full body photographs with desired clothing are also requested if body is to be included. Please remember that complex themes and/or backgrounds may be extra. Please also include the eye and hair colors of each person, since some photographs can be deceiving. All photographs can be sent to Rommel via email attachments.
At least a 50% (half) down payment is required in advance. Payments can be made in by either cash, check, money order or online via PayPal (3% surcharge will be added for PayPal transactions). Rommel will email you rough sketches to view, request any changes and make sure you are satisfied before creating the final. Once the final is completed, Rommel will email you a low-resolution attachment of it and will wait until receiving the remaining balance due before sending the final. Turn-around time for completion of mail orders is usually within one week, but may vary during certain times of the year. Caricatures will be rolled inside a mailing tube or placed in a flat, sealed picture protector and large padded envelope. Shipping will be handled by the United States Postal Service.