Ben The Caricaturist
Starting from £184.00
Ben is an energetic and fun addition to your party. Weddings, work parties, black-tie events and street fairs, Ben has bumbled through all of these sketching partygoers to hilarious effect. With his pin-point accurate yet very silly caricatures, Ben is guaranteed to get your guests howling with laughter, blinking in disbelief!
Ben The Caricaturist
Ben is a trained Wildlife Illustrator, now more adversed to capturing human wildlife at it's best, and has since leaving university cartooned for childrens books, poetry books and has earnt his chops caricaturing on the streets of London.
What defines Ben apart from other caricaturists is his speed and accuracy, and while some caricaturists will make you look like a human lollipop, his caricatures double as a good portrait.
But don't be fooled by the 'serious artiste' act, Ben is more often than not making silly faces to try and distract his subject, in fact he was recently voted the least straight-faced of all the caricaturists!
Ben also has a background working in children's entertainment, and so has successfully managed to caricature even the very young by means of distractions and funny noises. The epitome of this was when he rose to the challenge of drawing every single child at a nursery playgroup in 2 hours - not an easy task, they move!
Ben was great at communicating before the event and when he turned up was friendly and punctual. He interacted well with all the guests and had lots of requests to draw people which he dealt with very well. Our guests loved the portraits and it was really worth it to have him entertain them during the drinks. Thank you very much.
We are so pleased we booked Ben for our wedding, as he went down a treat with everyone. From the moment I met him on the day I knew he was going to be a hit.... As he introduced himself as "my cousin", which led to me panicking that I didn't know someone in my own family! If you are looking for entertainment for your wedding do not hesitate to book Ben, as not only are guests being entertained they get a souvenir to remember your day! Thank you Ben
Absolutely great, thank you! Really friendly and the pictures were fantastic.
- Help for Heroes
- The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
- Regent's College
- Amp advertising
- The Russell Hotel, Russell Square, London
How long does a caricature take? And how many can you do per hour?
My caricatures take approximately 5 minutes each, so I can produce roughly 12 per hour. If you'd like 'Fast Mode' however I can produce a sketchy, spritely caricature in 2 minutes so that at a push I can get 30 out in an hour. After that I need a glass of water!
What materials do you use?
Black Fineliner Pen and A4 pad, lightweight and compact, for the stealth caricaturist!
Can I request certain people drawn first?
The Bride/Groom or Birthday Girl/Boy always get first dibs if that's what they want, and some people need to be drawn quickly before they pass out(!). Other than that, I judge the order by how much someone grins at the prospect of being caricatured.
How do we collect our caricatures?
At a certain time at the end of the night I collect together all the caricatures I've made and display them on a table for guests to come an look at, laugh at and collect. This is also a fantastic photo opportunity.
Does my bum look big in this?
If you're asking if I'm kind, I'm generally a quite flattering caricaturist and will be more so if you ask me too. Alternatively I could be nastier if you ask me that too!
Do you mingle with the guests or stay in one spot?
Either, I can do whichever will suit you on the day
Ben can perform for anything up to 4 hours (longer with breaks) and is able to perform in all manner of climactic and atmospheric conditions. In other words, anything from a phone box to a stadium!
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.
ScotlandAberdeen £230.00 Inverness £230.00 Perth £230.00 Sutherland £230.00 Ayrshire £195.50 Fife £195.50 Stirlingshire £195.50 West Lothian £195.50 Dumfries-shire £195.50 East Lothian £195.50 Lanarkshire £195.50 Midlothian £195.50 Glasgow £195.50 Edinburgh £195.50
Foreign LocationsEurope £425.50 Rest of the world £885.50
North EastDurham £195.50 Northumberland £195.50 North Yorkshire £195.50 South Yorkshire £195.50 Tyne and Wear £195.50 West Yorkshire £195.50 Yorkshire £195.50 East Yorkshire £195.50 Leeds £195.50
North WestCheshire £195.50 Cumbria £195.50 Manchester £195.50 Lancashire £195.50 Merseyside £195.50 Liverpool £195.50
East MidlandsDerbyshire £195.50 Leicestershire £195.50 Lincolnshire £195.50 Northamptonshire £195.50 Nottinghamshire £195.50 Rutland £195.50
EastCambridgeshire £195.50 Norfolk £195.50 Suffolk £195.50 Norwich £195.50
WalesAnglesey £195.50 Caernarvonshire £195.50 Denbigh £195.50 Flint £195.50 Cardigan £195.50 Brecon £195.50 Carmarthen £195.50 Glamorgan £195.50 Monmouth £195.50 Pembroke £195.50 Wrexham £195.50 Cardiff £195.50
West MidlandsGloucestershire £195.50 Herefordshire £195.50 Shropshire £195.50 Staffordshire £195.50 Warwickshire £195.50 Worcestershire £195.50 Birmingham £184.00
South EastBedfordshire £195.50 Berkshire £195.50 Buckinghamshire £195.50 East Sussex £195.50 Essex £195.50 Hampshire £195.50 Hertfordshire £195.50 Isle of Wight £195.50 Kent £195.50 Oxfordshire £195.50 Surrey £195.50 Sussex £195.50 West Sussex £195.50 London £195.50 Middlesex £195.50
South WestCornwall £195.50 Devon £195.50 Dorset £195.50 Somerset £195.50 Wiltshire £195.50 Bath £195.50 Bristol £195.50
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