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September 24, 2011

A Leaving Gift For A Well Loved Boss

Filed under: Leaving gifts — Tags: , , , — Charlie Anson @ 11:29 am

Do you have a boss who is retiring or moving on to something else? If you have a well loved boss, why not give him or her something special for a leaving present? Cartoon caricatures make fun and memorable leaving gifts for a well loved boss.

Most people have some amusing or crazy stories about their bosses that could be incorporated into a caricature from photos. Why not ask around the office (or wherever it is that you work) to get some stories and ideas from your co-workers.

Others might also be able to supply photos, so don’t hesitate to get others involved in the project. Chances are, if it’s a gift from everyone, they will all be chipping in to pay for it anyway.

You may also want to ask your boss’s family for some ideas. They might be able to supply information that will make the gift more personal, as well as assist you  in avoiding any stories or incidents that might embarrass them too much to include.

After you have gathered some stories and photos, send us the information via the contact form. Just click on the Order Your Cartoon tab to get started.

When we get the information from you we will immediately start thinking about how the caricature from photos should look.

We have done caricatures from a photo before as leaving gifts, such as the one we did for Francis Baron, former CEO of the Rugby Football Union, which you can view in our portfolio.

September 18, 2011

Caricatures For Grandparents

Filed under: caricature gifts — Tags: , , , — Charlie Anson @ 11:20 am

Sometimes grandparents are hard to buy for. So, why not get a personalized gift that will show your affection as well as your sense of humour?

Caricatures make great gifts for people of all ages. But perhaps grandparents will most enjoy seeing happy memories from their lives transposed into cartoon form. After all, what better way to remember the past in an uplifting light than to do it while smiling or laughing?

A cartoon caricature specifically for your grandparents could be a picture of your grandfather and grandmother in a familiar scene or from a favourite memory—like their wedding day,  a perfect vacation, or sitting in lawn chairs in front of their house.

Or, you could order a caricature from photos that featured your grandparents in the forefront with their grandchildren in the background.

Send us some information about your grandparents along with the photos. Tell us who they are and what they like to do. You may even want to collaborate with some of your cousins to get more perspective on what your grand parents are like, and how the picture should look.

Once you have some photos and ideas, send them off to us via the contact form found under the Order Your Cartoon tab. Prices start at only £90 for A4 caricatures from photos. Please place your order well in advance of the day it’s required.

September 14, 2011

Caricature For Birthday Gifts

Looking for a unique and fun birthday gift for a friend or relative? How about a humorous caricature? Cartoon caricatures of the people you know and love make wonderful, amusing gifts that are sure to be treasured for years to come. Here’s how you can order a caricature from us for a birthday gift.

We love humor, so the more you can tell us about the person’s hobbies, interests, work, and family life, the more we can incorporate into the drawing. Tell us what makes this person tick.

Some ideas you might want to include are favourite leisure activities, memorable vacations, pets, life accomplishments, and goals for the future.

For a birthday specific caricature from photos, you could also tell us a bit about what kind of party they are having. What will the cake look like? Is there a theme for the party, and who else will be there?

Once you have some ideas put together and have chosen some photos of the person  (two or three will suffice,) click on the Order Your Cartoon tab at the top of our web site, and then fill in the contact form.

After we receive your information and photos, we’ll brainstorm to get a basic concept for the cartoon we plan to draw. We’ll then get back to you with our ideas within 24 hours. You’ll have the chance to let us know what you think and make any suggestions for changes.

The finished caricature from a photo is sure to be a delightfully amusing gift for anyone’s birthday.

September 9, 2011

Caricature Cartoons Of Pets

Filed under: cartoon caricatures — Tags: , , , — Charlie Anson @ 10:57 am

Looking for a gift for an animal lover in your life? How about caricature cartoons of their pets? This is a fun way to give a piece of original artwork that will have special meaning to the recipient.

Pets offer lots of fun and humorous potential for a caricature cartoon as they are often doing funny things, acting mischievous, and posing cutely. Caricatures from photos of pets make good Christmas and birthday gifts. But they would also make a good tribute gift for someone who has recently lost a beloved pet.

For an adult pet portrait, why not consider sending us some photos that span the pet’s lifetime? For instance, if your friend or relative has a cat, send us a picture or two from when the cat was a kitten, and then one of it as an adult.

Or, you could send photos of the pet in some favourite activities or positions. Is this a dog who loves to sleep on his owner’s bed? Or perhaps it’s a rabbit who loves to be cuddled like a baby? Send us these great shots so we can incorporate them into our caricature from photos.

Tell us a little bit about the pet’s personality too. What is his or her name, what are their favourite foods, favourite toys, and who is his or her carer? Once you have chosen your photos, just send them to us via the contact form under the Order Your Cartoon tab. Then we can get started on your caricature pet portrait!

September 1, 2011

An Anniversary Caricature For Your Spouse

Filed under: caricature gifts — Tags: , , , — Charlie Anson @ 10:56 am

Looking for a fun anniversary gift for your spouse? How about an anniversary caricature from a photo?

Here at Charlie’s Cartoons, we make high quality, humorous caricatures from photos. They make fun and highly personalized gifts for anniversary gifts. It’s a great way to spark memories and share a smile with the one you love.

All you need to do to get started with your own custom caricature from photos is visit the Order Your Cartoon page. Fill in your details, and send us a couple of photos of the person you want us to draw.

You can also tell us a little bit about them. This is a great place to mention hobbies, favourite foods, what they do for a living, or how many grandchildren they have. It’s a way for us to get a sense of your spouse’s personality so that we can incorporate some of those traits into our drawing.

Once you have sent us the information, we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can with our own ideas—within 24 hours. After that you can tell us if there are changes you want us to make to the concept, and then it’s time for us to get started on your caricatures from photos.

Once we’re done we’ll send you an invoice and a scan of the finished drawing. Pay for your artwork, and then we’ll post it to you framed to your specification. Looking for prices? An A4 drawing starts at £90. For more price information, get in touch.

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