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David The Caricaturist

David is a talented, enthusiastic caricature artist from Cheshire. 

Having studied Art and Design for many years, David has provided many outstanding pieces of artwork for various clients – such as producing personal caricatures for engagements, band posters or simply gifts for friends and family. David has also worked at many live events such as the Radio City 96.7 Christmas Party 2011, drawing live 'On-the-Spot' caricatures for DJ's and newsreaders, as well as providing artwork for celebrities including X Factor's Marcus Collins, Alex Gerrard, Sheree Murphy and cast members from Hollyoaks.

Available to entertain at Wedding celebrations and events of any kind, David’s style of drawing will guarantee your guests take home a perfect souvenir from your special day.

Having gained a degree in Illustration at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, North Wales, David has since gained experience by providing ‘on-the-spot’ caricatures at various parties as well as providing wonderful private commissions based on photographs.

David has a friendly, relaxing approach and will entertain your guests with his unique style of drawing which will capture your likeness while also providing plenty of laughs.

Artwork is drawn on A3 size paper (A4 for 'mix-and-mingle' events) which can also be specially labelled with prior notice, such as the names of the couple getting married and the date of event. Drawings usually take up to 5 minutes to complete for each person.

David is also available to provide personalised Wedding Signature Boards – created in advance from your photographs, a romantic storyboard will display all the important dates leading up to your big day (first date, hen and stag nights, location of the ceremony, honeymoon destination, etc.). It can be mounted with enough space for your guests to leave you a message.

5 59 reviews
India Bingley, Private Party Event, Lincolnshire
I found Warble Entertainment very helpful; Emily insured that I got everything I needed and I was more than happy with David's caricature. It was very straight forward to sort the booking and I would definitely use Warble Entertainment again. Many thanks!
Jason Lewis, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Dave was excellent at our wedding, he provided brilliant caricatures of the guests and the bride, groom, bridesmaids, bets men and ushers. Thanks for matching our requirements. We would recommend Dave to anyone considering some artistic fun at any event. Thank you very much! Jason & Jacqui Lewis
Lee Gladwin, Wedding Event, Lancashire
It was such a pleasure to have David at our wedding. The guests really loved all of his drawings and I couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks David.
Lily Beasley, Wedding Event, East Riding of Yorkshire
Very efficient and talented young man. Good with clients but not over imposing. Overall very impressed.
Samantha Thornton, Private Party Event, Manchester
David was absolutely fantastic and by far the stand out addition to our wedding (it's the main talking point of the day). He was professional and helpful in the run up to the wedding - answering any and all questions promptly. On the day itself he mingled with our guests and everyone who had a caricature was over the moon - we only wish we'd booked him for longer. Can't recommend him enough.
Sally Davies - CVS Cheshire East Volunteers, Charity Event, Cheshire
David is fantastic - would not hesitate to recommend or use again. As well as working well and doing exactly what we needed for our event, he drew a brilliant picture of myself and a colleague so I could tell how good he is. Well done and thank you.
Kylie Whatton, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Amazing! All the guests had their picture drawn and most have put on Facebook or Twitter. A great addition to the night, and great memories in pencil created! Highly recommended.
Graeme Winstanley, Private Party Event, Cheshire
Cracking chap, highly talented!!!
Sue Selwood, Birthday Party Event, Staffordshire
David was a really nice guy, he provided some fun drawings for people and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him or hiring him again for another party. Thanks David for helping entertain people!
Dawn Smith, Birthday Party Event, Staffordshire
Thank you David for providing your amazing caricature drawings at Abigail's 21st. We asked you to mix and mingle with our guests who ranged from 16 to 86 they were all delighted with your gift and have responded already to say thank you. The very merry Un Birthday party theme provided a raucous event with a lot of fun David provided some brilliant memories for those guests who were lucky enough to be drawn. We asked David to look out for the quieter guests and certain characters he did this brilliantly and was very much appreciated. Once again than you to all at Warble you are a pleasure to deal with. We have been asked for your details.
Paula Winston, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Absolutely amazing work. David was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend him. Thank you David.
Megan Trueblood Smith (Cascade Productions), Corporate Event, Flint
David was great! Look forward to working with him again.
Emma Robinson, Charity Event, West Yorkshire
David was excellent and we would absolutely book him again and recommend him to others, I wish we'd have asked him to stay for the whole evening as our guests loved having their picture drawn. Thank you so much, we would absolutely use Warble for future events. The whole process was seamless. Many thanks Emma Robinson.
Gemma Lumley, Wedding Event, Cheshire
Absolutely fantastic, went out of his way to please and very professional. A * Thanks so much.
Jenny Tocknell (National Express), Corporate Event, West Midlands
Excellent drawings and great personality.
Karen Comerford, Wedding Event, West Midlands
We were very pleased with David. He was pleasant and polite and also did a very good job regarding the caricatures. I would definitely recommend him for any type of family event. Thank you, Karen Comerford
Natalie Swain, Wedding Event, South Yorkshire
Great entertainment for our guests. Was really flexible and created great pictures. I would highly recommend.
Lorraine Scobbie, Wedding Event, Merseyside
We can't recommend David enough. All the guests thought he was wonderful and were totally taken with the him. There were queues at times! In fact my mum complained she couldn't get hers done as every time she went over, a line of people were waiting! David really added to our special day, was entertaining and good fun. To have the drawing as a memento was really special for both us, the bride and groom, and our guests. He was very polite, professional and a true gentleman throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to anyone. Jennie at Warble was also fantastic, and made the whole booking process straightforward and worry free.
Julie Dowdall, Birthday Party Event, Merseyside
David was amazing, and was a real hit with all the guests at my daughters 18th as he provided us with many laughs and happy memories. A really nice person, I Would highly recommend him.
Allyson Talbot, Birthday Party Event, Worcestershire
David was excellent. He is very personable and helped to make our party go with a swing. Our guests really enjoyed having their caricatures done - and there will be some new pictures on their walls in the next few days! Thank you so much, David.
Frank Barrett, Birthday Party Event, Lancashire
Brilliant and thanks for organising at such short notice!
Alison Murray, Wedding Event, Lancashire
David was fantastic at our wedding. All our guests said what a great idea and waited for their drawing. Very happy to recommend David he was 5*
Lesley Wyatt, Wedding Event, Cheshire
The whole experience was great. David just sorted himself out and was ready and waiting for our guests when the service finished. We were lucky enough to be able use the veranda area and all the guests thought a caricaturist was a fabulous and novel idea. Thanks David - great success.
Ann Durrell - Homes4U, Corporate Event, Manchester
I hired David for a corporate event. The booking process was simple and we found David very professional. He arrived in good time and produced some fantastic drawings for our attendees. We would definitely recommend David and Warble.
Abdol Mosavi, Wedding Event, Warwickshire
We would like to thank David for the wonderful service that he provided at our daughter's wedding on Friday the 19th April 2013. Our guests were delighted with their caricatures. Not only did David arrive on time, he also stayed one and a half hours extra to ensure that all of our guests were accommodated. David was polite and his work was very good. We would use him again ourselves as well as recommend him to friends, family and colleagues. David you really enthralled our guests and made our event a resounding success. THANK YOU very much.
Kellie Hindley, Corporate Event, Cheshire
Fantastic! From making the initial enquiry, to booking, to the event - we can't fault the service. David was brilliant and made it such an enjoyable day for all. A huge thanks to you all. David had people waiting for him, from our point of view we had the best stand at the conference. Please pass on our thanks to David. A massive thanks to you also, from my initial enquiry all the way through, you were really helpful and made it very easy.
Vicky Cranswick, Wedding Event, West Yorkshire
David was great. All our guests loved their caricatures and he even stayed a little bit late to complete all the requests. It added a special touch to our wedding so I would definitely recommend booking David!
Amaar Hassan (Dental School Liverpool University), Corporate Event, Merseyside
Absolutely fantastic! Everyone loved him. David was a true professional in his work and worth every penny. Would recommend him to anyone.
Kelly Richardson, Wedding Event, Staffordshire
It was one of the best decisions that we made booking David. He was prompt and well presented, so friendly with our guests and his work was absolutely amazing. Our guests laughed all night and they thought it was awesome entertainment. David himself was a pleasure to meet and having him part of our Wedding we will never forget it. Don't be surprised if you get more bookings from this. Amazing start to finish. Thank you, Kelly & Peter Riley (23.02.13)
Anne Marie McGill - Health and Wellbeing, University Event Event, Manchester
David is very talented and was very popular among the guests at this event. Many thanks David!
Liam Concannon, Wedding Event, Cheshire
David was amazing and the guests loved him. He made our day extra special and managed to fit all our guests in. The next day our guests spoke more about David than they did about the wedding. Highly recommended and his work was great too.
Carrie Slater - Enzo, Private Party Event, Cheshire
David was brilliant!! He worked constantly for the 2 hours he was there as everyone kept jumping in the seat to be drawn!! His work is really good, everyone loved their pictures.... I will book him again for my next party!! Thanks David and thank you Warble for another great act!!! Carrie
Chilled Events - Connie Parkinson, Corporate Event, West Yorkshire
The booking process was very easy. The pictures looked great, and he also brought sleeves, which we have never seen before, this was brilliant as it meant that people could take these away and they wouldn't get ruined with drinks being spilt and everything. We were pleased with the standard of the pictures that he was creating. Thank you.
Tracey Steele, Corporate Event, Lancashire
David was nothing short of SUPERB! He arrived promptly and stayed well past the time we had booked him for, which he didn't have to do. His professionalism was amazing and everyone who met him commented on how great they thought he was. In short, Many thanks to Warble Entertainment for recommending him for our event. I will CERTAINLY be passing on your details to anyone I know who is organising an event and requires something a bit different! Many Many Thanks.
Amy Kilmore, Private Party Event, Lincolnshire
Fantastic work by David and he worked extra hard to ensure everyone got a drawing. I would definitely recommend to everyone to add that special touch. Thank you David
Emma King, Corporate Event, Derbyshire
David was fantastic at our event last night and went down really well with all the guests. Would highly recommend him. His pictures were fantastic.
Nicholas O\'Shea, Charity Event, Shropshire
Excellent service from Samantha....... we were struggling to find an artist for our STAND UP TO CANCER charity fundraiser THAT evening!!!!!!! We had been let down. Samantha was confident she could help us, and within an hour we had a confirmed booking and deposit paid!...... what a RELIEF. David turned up at our house, well on time to set up and settle in for his evening task! You could not ask for a nicer, friendlier, man to enter your home. His work was SUPERB. We had a great evening.
Fiona Doherty, Wedding Event, Warwickshire
We can't praise David enough. He was absolutley wonderful and really added to our special day. All of our guests were highly entertained and commented afterwards how fun it had been to have him there as they all had a momento of the day which was much more personal than table favours or almonds! David was most gracious and professional and introduced himself on arrival and then stayed around till the end of the dinner to do a final drawing of us (the bride and groom) which was very much appreciated. I would most certainly recommend David and Warble to friends and family, his artwork was fabulous and the manner in which he worked his way away the room was most impressive. A truly talented gentleman. Fiona and Paul Kirrane
Collective Minds London Ltd, Charity Event, Leicestershire
David arrived punctually and ahead of time, even though he had been occupied at another event 2.5 hours away. He was really friendly and became a popular act throughout the reception and lots people enjoyed having their caricatures done. We would definitely use David again for future events and hope he also enjoyed working with us. Thank you very much!
Sandeep Rai, Private Party Event, West Midlands
It was a pleasure to have David as part of my pre-wedding celebrations. He came on time. Was very polite and friendly. All our guests loved him and his work. David really helped make our party one to remember. Everyone was really impressed. An amazing artist.
Anna L Huillier, Wedding Event, Worcestershire
David was a great addition to our day! He happily worked away and our guests were delighted with their pictures. Many thanks, Anna & Stew :-)
Rachael Turner, Wedding Event, East Riding of Yorkshire
Brilliant. Very friendly and even stayed longer to fit everyone In who was waiting. Highly recommended.
Lisa Dennett, Wedding Event, Cheshire
David was excellent and was loved by adults and children alike. Would definately recommend him to attend your wedding/event. Lovely and polite and great likeness. Thanks David for keeping our wedding guests entertained x
Melanie Crossley, Wedding Event, Lancashire
David was great. All our wedding guests loved him. The pics were fab and made us all laugh. Thanks so much! Would definitely recommend. Warble Entertainment and the service was excellent too. The website is great and easy to use as well. Melanie & Colin, 26th August 2012
Natalie Stuhler, Audi, Corporate Event, Leicestershire
David arrived on time and was set-up on time. Brilliant caricaturist, friendly and a good hardworker!
Naomi Mcleod, Wedding Event, South Yorkshire
We booked David for our wedding as many guests had never met and we where looking for an icebreaker. David contacted me prior to the event to discuss what I wanted and I am so pleased that I listened to his advice as it worked brilliantly. David was very professional and polite. He was great at putting people at ease and his drawings where so good, guests where queuing all night. David stayed over his booked time as he did not leave until everyone who wanted a picture had one. Drawings where amazing and guests now have something to keep as a reminder of our wedding. I wouldn't hesitate to book David again and would highly recommend him for any occasion as his he manages to make brilliant caricatures that are inoffensive which in itself is no mean feat!!! Just like to say a BIG thank you xxx
Cheryl Harper, Wedding Event, West Midlands
Fantastic! Fuss-Free booking. Our guests absolutely loved David and he was so polite and very talented. Would definatley recommend xx
Jim White, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Brilliant job, thank you very much. Will be pleased to recommend your services to anybody who asks, I know our wedding guests enjoyed his work and have a unique memory to keep. Thank you very much.
Kelly and Philip Sweeney, Wedding Event, West Yorkshire
This was such a good idea to have at our wedding reception. David was kept busy all night long - the guests loved him and he made a lot of people laugh. We would definitely recommend him.
Julie Burgess, Private Party Event, Herefordshire
Many thanks to David for coming on Saturday. Huge success - I have my picture on my office door. Please thank him from us here.
Simon Williams, Wedding Event, Lancashire
David was great. He arrived well before time and was ready for when guests arrived. He got through a large proportion of our guests and they were all really happy with the results. His drawings really captured our friends and families personalities. He even sent us a drawing of us after the wedding as we didn't have time to pose! Thanks for being a part of our day that guests commented on and enjoyed. Highly recommended!
Ailsa Stafasani, Corporate Event, Leicestershire
We had a great night. David took time with everyone and was very popular. His drawings were fantastic. We will book him again.
Nicole Robertson, Private Party Event, Lancashire
Was fab, thanks for coming everyone loved it! :)
Sarah Johnson, Wedding Event, Merseyside
Hi Jennie, he was amazing thanks, very professional and fabulous!
Sue Charlesworth, Corporate Event, West Riding of Yorkshire
David attended our annual Staff Awards evening and what a terrific job he did. He worked quietly and dilligently throughout the event and all our staff were thrilled with his work. I would definitely book him again. Thanks for making it a special evening.
Jacqueline Johnson, Birthday Party Event, Derbyshire
Hi there, David was fantastic everyone loved the event and was really please with their pictures. Everything from Warble Enterainment was great. Really pleased, thank you again David.
Georgina Pike, Birthday Party Event, Sussex
David was fantastic! His pictures were a true likeness to each guest & everyone was impressed, thank you!
Kim Slater, Wedding Event, Derbyshire
Brilliant would highly recommend him to anyone. Great with people particularly the children. Good value, never stopped working. Fantastic feedback from wedding guests.
Judith Mathews, Other Event, Anglesey
David was a very polite quiet chap who worked non-stop with a busy gaggle of girls who were all pleased with their drawings and the novelty of a carciuaturist. Thank you.

Molly, PA to Station Director, Radio City 96.7, Liverpool
I just wanted to say a really big "thank you" for coming along to our Christmas Party last year. Staff were absolutely delighted with the drawings you did and they are stuck all over the offices from Reception to the broadcast studios. Thanks so much for your valuable contribution to our party and I won't hesitate to recommend you to friends and colleagues.

Adam Hambleton, organiser of ‘The Wet Spot’ events at The Quayside, Runcorn
David has worked at a number of my events doing caricatures and has drawn up a couple of pictures for my band as well as others in the local area. He was very pleasant and works fast to a high standard. All customers came away happy with the result and the whole experience is a lot of fun and would definitely make a nice addition to any party or social event.

Sarah Cummings, Guest, Live Event
David was working at an event I attended early 2011, and I asked him to do a portrait of me and my husband. His attention to detail was astonishing; he captured my likeness perfectly. I was delighted with the end product and amazed at how quick he drew it, it now has pride of place on the wall in my house!

Q.  How long does it take to draw a caricature?
A.  A single caricature usually takes 5-6 minutes to draw (everyone is different!), obviously it would take longer to draw couples and groups.

Q.  Will guests to able to keep their drawings?
A.  Of course! All artwork for live events is drawn with quick-dry Tombow marker pens and Prismacolour Art Stix for shading.

Q.  What size paper do you use?
A.  
Working from a stationary position, artwork will be provided on A3 sized paper, A4 for 'mix-and-mingle' events.

Q.  Do you work from a stationary position or do you mingle with the crowd?
A.  I am happy to work from a stationary or mix and mingle!

Q.  How many hours do you work at live events?
A.  I am available for 2, 3 or 4-hour sets. Also available to work longer with breaks.

Q.  When is the best time to hire a caricaturist?
A.  It is strongly advised that you do not book a caricaturist during times when meals are being served, guests generally do not like to be interrupted while eating, and the artist is likely to get in the way of waiters/staff members attempting to clear plates.

  • Please allow up to 10-15 minutes to set-up.
  • David is happy to 'mix and mingle' amongst guests, but if you would prefer to sit for caricatures, a small area would be required with enough room for 2 chairs and an easel. It would also be handy for the artist to be near a power socket in order to use an lamp in case of poor lighting (disco/poor lighting etc).
  • Caricatures usually take 5-6 minutes per person (everyone is different!).
  • Drawings are completed using quick-dry black marker pens (with shading) on A3 or A4-sized paper.
  • It is strongly advised that you do not book a caricaturist during times when meals are being served, guests generally do not like to be interrupted while eating, and the artist is likely to get in the way of waiters/staff members attempting to clear plates.

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 Midlands

  • Derbyshire - £253.00
  • Leicestershire - £276.00
  • Lincolnshire - £287.50
  • Northamptonshire - £293.25
  • Nottinghamshire - £270.25
  • Rutland - £281.75

North East

  • North Yorkshire - £287.50
  • South Yorkshire - £276.00
  • West Yorkshire - £253.00
  • Yorkshire - £276.00

North West

  • Cheshire - £207.00
  • Cumbria - £264.50
  • Lancashire - £241.50
  • Manchester - £230.00
  • Merseyside - £218.50

Wales

  • Anglesey - £253.00
  • Brecon - £316.25
  • Caernarvonshire - £253.00
  • Cardigan - £264.50
  • Carmarthen - £316.25
  • Denbigh - £230.00
  • Flint - £230.00
  • Glamorgan - £316.25
  • Monmouth - £316.25
  • Pembroke - £316.25

West Midlands

  • Gloucestershire - £293.25
  • Herefordshire - £293.25
  • Shropshire - £253.00
  • Staffordshire - £253.00
  • Warwickshire - £281.75
  • Worcestershire - £276.00

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