When time permits I take on commisions for people who would like to give a Caricature as a gift to celebrate a friends or relatives birthday, retirement, wedding or just for the hell of it. These sorts of gifts have proved to be very popular as they provide something that is unique and personal.
That said they are not always the easiest things to do. They are generally always done from photo's, which range in quality from 'up to the minute' digital shots sent hot off the camera via email to old black and white photos that have been in a shoe box under someones bed since the dawn of time.
This Caricature gift done was using a tiny picture of the person on a golf course. I literally had to use a magnifying glass to get a better look. I then used the other photo for eye colour and a bit more facial information.
At the end of it all the customer was very happy with the result and I was satisfied with achieving what I set out to do...despite having to clear up a mountain of screwed up paper that was a result of many failed attempts!