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Ben The Caricaturist

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 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!

5 13 reviews
Claire Strong, Wedding Event, Isle of Wight
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.
Katy Selisko, Wedding Event, Surrey
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
Roxanne Shorey, Private Party Event, Essex
Absolutely great, thank you! Really friendly and the pictures were fantastic.
Ross Carrington, Wedding Event, Surrey
This guy was fantastic he was on time got round a lot did lots of pictures and kept all our guests entertained was well worth the money. Thank you Ben for adding that extra something to our wedding day... Mr & Mrs Carrington
Paula Lane, Wedding Event, Cambridgeshire
Ben was fantastic. We had people queuing to be drawn by him. He managed to capture each persons personality accurately but in a fun way. We wouldn't hesitate in booking Ben again for any future functions. Brilliant.
Steven Duffett, Birthday Party Event, Kent
Ben was absolutely fantastic. He was very quick with his drawing so managed to get through a decent number of people. His drawings were impressive and very funny. Thank you to both Ben and Warble for making our event very memorable! First class service throughout the process.
Colin Alsop, Private Party Event, Cleveland
Absolutely Great Guy..... a true gent..... and fantastic with our guests..... was above and beyond our expectations.... we would highly recommend ..... please pass on our gratitude to Ben and we hope to hire him in the future too.... Thanks Colin & Tracey xxx
Julie Markham & Andy Moye, Wedding Event, Cambridgeshire
Ben was excellent Andy and I were very happy that we booked him, all our guests LOVED their pictures! We would definitely book him again and recommend him to anyone.
Helen Gelbier, Birthday Party Event, London
We were really pleased with Ben. Not only did he look well presented, but he was punctual, polite and drew amazingly accurate caricatures of the 12 year old children at my daughter's party. He kept them entertained the whole time and was very approachable. Prior to the event, he was in contact with me a couple of times to fine tune the details. Thank you for finding him for us.
Matt & Michelle Hasler, Wedding Event, Essex
Ben was awesome and we couldn't asked for a nicer person to come and demonstrate their talents in the way Ben did! He was professional for the entire time he was with us and everyone and I mean everyone had a picture drawn at some point through the night! BOOK THIS MAN HE IS AWESOME!!!
Julia Riches, Wedding Event, Essex
Ben was fantastic, he arrived on time and was very friendly and made everyone feel at ease on the day and of course the pictures were fantastic. I would definately recommend him to anyone in the furture. Kind regards, Julia Fagan
Vicky Brewer, Wedding Event, London
Ben was brilliant people couldn't get enough of him and they really enjoyed getting their pictures drawn and some of them were really funny, thank you.
Rikki Brown, Other Event, Hertfordshire
Very easy to book and very helpful and my guests loved the pictures. Ben was really nice and the day after the wedding people were asking us if we had our picture done. Was a great idea thank you so much 5*****

Chanelle Hunte, Christening, London
Just wanted to once again say thank you for caricaturing at my daughters christening on Saturday! The caricatures added something a little different to the day and was well received by everyone! Sorry about all the chaos on the day I was running around like a headless chicken however you got on with it and interacted well with everyone regardless. I won't hesitate to include you in my next event and to recommend your services to anyone.

Robin Sumner, Corporate Event, London
My clients and I were very impressed with Ben, he made everyone feel at ease and produced excellent caricatures. I would have no hesitation recommending Ben for any occasion.

Paul Jokinen-Carter, Street Open Day, London
An individual thanks to Ben who spent his time sketching away snappy portraits of local characters.The feedback has been great, some very excellent copy cat portraits. We look forward to seeing the results when you have time to scan them. With your permission we would like to use them on our blog page for the street and then of course we can link you this to your website. Also if you want to come back and do the same for the street party on the 17th July please do get in touch again.

Katie & Brad Barker, Wedding, London
We loved the Caricatures that Ben drew at our wedding! It added a really unique touch to our special day and our friends and family commented on how much they loved their caricatures and how friendly and professional Ben was. We would highly recommended Ben for any event; we found him to be friendly, fun, professional and really flexible to our needs on the day - thank you Ben!

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Q- How long does a caricature take? And how many can you do per hour?

A- 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!

Q- What materials do you use?

A- Black Fineliner Pen and A4 pad, lightweight and compact, for the stealth caricaturist!

Q- Can I request certain people drawn first?

A- 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.

Q- How do we collect our caricatures?

A- 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.

Q- Does my bum look big in this?

A- 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!

Q- Do you mingle with the guests or stay in one spot?

A- 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.

East

  • Cambridgeshire - £195.50
  • Norfolk - £195.50
  • Suffolk - £195.50

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £195.50
  • Leicestershire - £195.50
  • Lincolnshire - £195.50
  • Northamptonshire - £195.50
  • Nottinghamshire - £195.50
  • Rutland - £195.50

North East

  • Durham - £195.50
  • North Yorkshire - £195.50
  • Northumberland - £195.50
  • South Yorkshire - £195.50
  • Tyne and Wear - £195.50
  • West Yorkshire - £195.50
  • Yorkshire - £195.50

North West

  • Cheshire - £195.50
  • Cumbria - £195.50
  • Lancashire - £195.50
  • Manchester - £195.50
  • Merseyside - £195.50

Scotland

  • Aberdeen - £230.00
  • Ayrshire - £195.50
  • Dumfries-shire - £195.50
  • East Lothian - £195.50
  • Fife - £195.50
  • Inverness - £230.00
  • Lanarkshire - £195.50
  • Midlothian - £195.50
  • Perth - £230.00
  • Stirlingshire - £195.50
  • Sutherland - £230.00
  • West Lothian - £195.50

South East

  • Bedfordshire - £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
  • London - £195.50
  • Middlesex - £195.50
  • Oxfordshire - £195.50
  • Surrey - £195.50
  • Sussex - £195.50
  • West Sussex - £195.50

South West

  • Cornwall - £195.50
  • Devon - £195.50
  • Dorset - £195.50
  • Somerset - £195.50
  • Wiltshire - £195.50

Wales

  • Anglesey - £195.50
  • Brecon - £195.50
  • Caernarvonshire - £195.50
  • Cardigan - £195.50
  • Carmarthen - £195.50
  • Denbigh - £195.50
  • Flint - £195.50
  • Glamorgan - £195.50
  • Monmouth - £195.50
  • Pembroke - £195.50

West Midlands

  • Gloucestershire - £195.50
  • Herefordshire - £195.50
  • Shropshire - £195.50
  • Staffordshire - £195.50
  • Warwickshire - £195.50
  • Worcestershire - £195.50

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