Sunday, 28 February 2010
Like most caricature artists i get asked to work from photos. I try and emphasise to the client how important it is to provide good close ups , preferably 3 , front on, profile and 3/4 views. Most oblige but a few say things like "this is the best i could find , do your best"
I always send a rough draft to them for them to gauge likeness etc before i continue and sometimes these same people will whinge about the likeness . I now say that if alternative photos are not provided i will not waste my time and scrub the commission. This is a recent example for a wedding guest signature board. The bride was happy with hers but not the grooms. After umpteen photo attachments this was the best they came up with ( i had to use a magnifying glass to see his features)and the rough draft i sent which they rejected.!!