What is a Caricatoon i hear you asking?
A Caricatoon is a kind of cartoon created especially for a specific individual, usually depicting that person in a humorous situation (although this is not essential). Caricatoons are usually A4/A3 in size, and are designed to be framed (which can be supplied, ready to be presented to your intended recipient), but they can also be used to create personalized mugs, t-shirts - whatever you like!. Caricatoon art can range from full blown in-your-face cartoons, through to exaggerated caricature style.
So i got talking to Shaun and i had a great idea that i put to him to see if he could bring my vision to life and lets just say i am really in love with the outcome every time i look at it it makes me laugh because i remember what was happening,every little detail is perfect and the way it i wanted it to be.
From the website "Discussion - the most important part of the process. The client & I discuss their requirements via email or phone. I try and get as much information as possible about the cartoon's intended purpose. Who it's for, what are they like, their physical description, any funny incidents in their life that the cartoon could be based on, photo's etc… I've found that more information = better finished Caricatoon."
My idea was that Shaun would bring to life an event that happened a couple of years ago.My husband myself and Belinda and Bolt were in the garden and hubs was taking a raw fish from one place to the other well that was a big mistake because as soon as Belinda smelt the fish she tried to grab it from hubs hand nearly biting his hand off in the process it makes me laugh everytime i think about it,those of you that have heard me talking about Bolt and his greedy ways will know how much he loves food to the point of he swallows things whole im talking sausages whole small raw fish any thing he can get his mouth around and he is very sneaky about it and very funny.To me it was one of those you have to be there moments and i never thought anyone could draw it out and it to be the way i wanted but Shaun did that and more,
So first off i sent a few photos in of myself,hubs and both dogs this was on the Friday and was told i would have a first draft after the weekend to check over and see what i thought.
From the website "
Rough - I then sit down, and think . Usually, the information provided by the client will inspire a few ideas, which I then convert into rough drawings. These roughs are then sent to the client - they choose the idea they like best (with any additional changes), and we go onto the next step…
Belinda is on the Right and Bolt on the Left i thought this was brilliant for one without really even knowing Bolt Shaun got him right because believe me if that dog could get a net this is what he would do lol.so i said that there was nothing i wanted changed and i was really happy with it,
Next step was to ink it.
The Next day Shaun sent me the inked version now its looking even better.
Final step is to add the colour which of course takes longer but i did not expect it as soon as i got it,
From the website "Finished Artwork - The rough drawing is redrawn one last time, inked, coloured & framed(if required). If you've requested a painting, the rough is drawn onto canvas, colours painted, and finally inked with black paint- this is quite labour intensive compared to a normal cartoon, which is why there is such a price difference."
Friday i was out all day and really busy when i got home i was not looking forward to going through the endless emails and everything else but first email that caught my eye was from Shaun with the finished product and i can not say how much i love it i can not help laughing when i look at it everything from my hair colour to Bolts funny face (i am sure he pulls faces like this sneaky thing lol ) Belinda narrowly missing Hubs hand which the "Yipe" bit makes me laugh though i am sure you can imagine the real word that came out of his mouth lol.
Ok Ok so here it is...
Also for a little bit extra Shaun will send you a framed Version A3 or A sizes, and He also does A3 hand drawn coloured framed cartoons as well as hand crafted versions on canvas. This was a surprise to my hubs who did not know i was getting this done and as soon as he saw it he was laughing he said it brought all the memories back and even the kiddies love it my oldest is annoyed that i did not get anything done for her so i told her she will have to wait till her b/day oh i am in trouble now lol.
I think the prices of these are very good considering you think of all the work that has gone in to producing the finished drawing these are such great quality and i will be keeping Shaun in mind for future gifts,think of everyone you could surprise with something as amazing as this,do not worry if you need a gift and do not have any pictures just describe what you need and how someone looks and Shaun can make something really great for you.
I think if you want something extra special go ahead and contact Shaun he will help you out and is a very nice person to chat to and has some amazing talent as you can see from above :-)..
Please check out Shaun's websites and blog.
Web:http://shaunraven.co.ukWeb:http://hypervox.co.ukBlog:Email:What do you think Of my new Caricatoon?