Michael the Caricaturist

Michael the Caricaturist

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Location London
Starting from £336
71 Reviews

Michael is a UK-based caricaturist specialising in paper and iPad caricatures.

  • Highlights
  • Offering paper-based caricatures as well as digital ones drawn via an iPad
  • Can also provide caricature place cards, invitations, guest books and more
  • Previous clients include Audi, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and HSBC

Michael was brilliant, everyone was so happy with their drawings.

Kirsty Anderson, Gloucestershire

He was very professional and engaging with people. I recommend him 100%!

Paula Giacchino, Cambridgeshire

About


Michael is a leading caricaturist specialising in live paper based caricatures and digital iPad caricatures. Over the years Michael has drawn at all different types of events from Corporate functions to Divorce parties! Michael's ability to work both traditionally and digitally has attracted some big name companies including Audi, Mercedes Benz, Fujifilm and many more.

If you're looking for something a little different for your event stationery, caricatures are a fun way to let your guests know where they should be seated and provide an ice breaker! All you have to do is send photos of your guests before your wedding and Michael will draw them all and deliver the caricatures before the big day. The caricatures can then be used as place cards and which your guests can take away as wedding favours at your wedding. Michael offers bespoke caricature invitations, save the date cards, greeting cards, seating plans, guest books, life-size cutouts and more.

You can also commission Michael to create personalised caricature for you, your family and friends. You can even get one for your pet. Caricatures are the perfect gift for any occasions including Birthdays, Weddings, Valentine's day, Anniversaries, Retirements and more. Caricatures are painted on iPad and can be printed on paper or on box canvas.

Performance Schedule


  • You can book Michael for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Michael is able to draw on average 14 black and white caricatures on paper per hour.
  • Michael is able to draw on average 6 colour on Ipad per hour.
Previous Clients

  • Manchester United Football Club
  • Sky
  • John Lewis
  • Mini
  • Fujifilm
  • Honda
  • Mercedez-Benz
  • Channel 5
  • Skoda
  • Audi
  • Porsche

69 Reviews

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Monika Pladaite

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

Michael was brilliant throughout the event and colleagues really enjoyed having their caricatures drawn. We will definitely consider to have Michael back for future events.


Kirsty Anderson

Event: Corporate
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Michael was brilliant, everyone was so happy with their drawings, would highly recommend!


Paula Giacchino - BGL Group

Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael was awesome! He really understood how we wanted to capture the conference and we now have 7 amazing illustrations of different activities that happened throughout the day. He was very professional and engaging with people. I recommend him 100%!


Ryan Wharton

Event: Wedding
Location: Essex
5/5

Michael was brilliant - he arrived early and interacted with many of our guests. He even used his initiative to draw people when he wasn’t able to draw people when he first came to the venue...massive thumbs up! He was great and glad he was part of our wedding!


Julie Hepton - John Banks Group

Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael was excellent and our customers absolutely loved it. Thank you Michael - you added to our event in such a fantastic way.


Nicola Feneley

Event: Corporate
Location: Surrey
4/5

Michael was well presented and mingled with the guests whilst drawing their caricatures. They were entertaining and are now pinned up in the office!


Sally Dinham

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Everyone loved Michael, his drawings were spot on. There was a constant crowd watching and waiting for their turn. Would definitely recommend him.


Daniel Harden - LLamasoft Inc

Event: Corporate
Location: Europe
5/5

Michael was great, arrived in plenty of time and then mixed with our group all evening.


Tireni Atoyebi

Event: Birthday Party
Location: London
5/5

Brilliant! Wonderful touch to my birthday and agreed to shift time last minute. Absolutely recommend!


Emily Coleman

Event: Wedding
Location: Essex
5/5

Michael was fantastic. So lovely and accommodating. Went the extra mile for all our guests and his drawings were amazing. Thank you!


Keely Herring

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent
5/5

Amazing! He did so many and they were really good, also very friendly... he really helped make our day! Thank you so much!


James Foskett

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
4/5

Michael was fine and did exactly what we wanted thank you.


Neil Miller

Event: Wedding
Location: Essex
5/5

Really nice guy, the guests were really happy with their pictures, as were we. Would recommend.


Daniel Spragg

Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey
5/5

Michael was excellent, very relaxed and also very good.


Paddy O'Rourke

Event: Charity
Location: North Yorkshire
5/5

Would happily give him a higher rating if I could, he exceeded all expectations with everyone I spoke to saying that they want him back for next time. His work spoke for itself, absolutely amazing and there were people that queued up all day. Can't thank him enough!! Such an amazing person.


Ailsa Plain

Event: Private Party
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Five Stars!


John Alexander Michalik - Pistons Hockey Club

Event: Other
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Michael was very friendly and accommodating and he made sure that everyone who wanted to got a nice caricature to mark the event. We would certainly and strongly recommend him to others.


Steve Harris

Event: Other
Location: London
5/5

Michael is very talented and was good fun. Many thanks!


Kelly Glading

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
5/5

Just fantastic, he was amazing and brilliant.


Philip Espline

Event: Other
Location: London
5/5

Really helpful throughout the whole process so that I knew exactly what would happen and when. Also very approachable


Lyn Russell

Event: Corporate
Location: Surrey
5/5

Really good service and remarkable likeness. Michael interacted well with my attendees and was completely unobtrusive. Would certainly recommend.


Julie - 2 Let Homes

Event: Other
Location: Kent
5/5

Michael created a Christmas card for us from photographs of the staff. It's totally fabulous - we love it! We can highly recommend Michael!!


Gwenda Sharpe - Davroc Ltd

Event: Other
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Michael is a great artist - he added another dimension to our Christmas Party. He worked solidly for 3hrs, trying to fit in everyone. I would highy recommend Micheal for any event.


Mary O'Brien

Event: Wedding
Location: Bedfordshire
5/5

Thank you Michael, for helping to make Liz and Dave's wedding special. Everybody loved your work and we could have kept you going all night, you were very friendly, and we will definitely be recommending you to friends.


Dr Leigh Stoeber

Event: University / School
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Excellent and got to draw so many of our attendees!


Alison Sutton - The Big Kick

Event: Corporate
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Michael was brilliant at our event - he had a queue of people the whole time here was there, who were all delighted with their pictures. He was very personable, dressed to our theme and drew fab caricatures!


Pauline Paines

Event: Wedding
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael drew at my daughter's wedding, he was there 3 hours and he never stop drawing, everyone loved him. I wish I had booked him for longer! Warble were great, booking was easy and they returned answers to my emails quickly.


Alison Sutton - The Big Kick

Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael did a great job at our event, everyone attending enjoyed it.


Adela Brown

Event: Wedding
Location: Birmingham
5/5

Everyone loved Michael at our wedding! Only wish is that we had booked him for longer! Fantastic drawings.


Alison Sutton - The Big Kick

Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Event was successful and store manager was very happy with how it went. Michael was very popular with colleagues who had their picture drawn on the night!


Julian Pearl

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
4/5

Mike arrived promptly and was well dressed. He stayed at least 2 hours as promised and also did a caricature of us (wedding couple) from a photo at the end of the session. The work that I saw was of a high standard and Mike appeared to be a very personable guy. Many thanks.


Lisa Coleman

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
4/5

Michael arrived and fitted in quickly and easily with the ongoing reception. Everyone really enjoyed him, he was a welcome surprise for our guests.


Geoffrey Howe

Event: Private Party
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Really great to work with you, parents and pupils thought your work was superb.


John Spriggens

Event: Corporate
Location: Lincolnshire
5/5

Michael was brilliant. He engaged with the crowd and was pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend him.


Lynnette Charles

Event: Wedding
Location: Bedfordshire
5/5

This a fantastic service, I would highly recommend. Michael was amazing - excellent with everyone and his work is out of this world. The time went too quickly but was well worth the money. I'd just like to say a big thank you to Michael for making the day very special.


Nicole Strauch

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Michael was very friendly, professional and accommodating to all our guests, even letting me leave my seat for 5 minutes mid-drawing to have a dance with my family! Everyone was delighted and loved their pictures. Would love to recommend him again to all my friends and family for any weddings or events they have in the future.


Michelle Aminoff

Event: Private Party
Location: Middlesex
5/5

Fabulous! Clients loved him and said he was perfect and we will definately be using again. Thank you very much.


Parm Brar

Event: Private Party
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael was an absolute hit with all the guests! He was very charming in talking to people at the function. His work was of A grade quality - 10/10. I only wish we had more time before the function ended as the queue for Michael was endless all night long! Highly recommend his services again and again. Fantastic.


Ajay Parekh - Kabuki Prodcutions

Event: Corporate
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Thank you Michael for an excellent service at the awards dinner last week. I look forward to working with you again. Ajay


Shelley Berlinsky

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

Michael is a very nice and friendly person. He worked really hard to make everyone happy and made our party very special. I would definitely recommend him.


Tom Smith - Next Jump

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

Michael was great, he even managed to draw our managing directors whilst they were busy talking to clients. 100% recommend.


Naomi Webster

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
4/5

Michael was very friendly and the pictures he drew have been flying around since the wedding. He is so good at drawing men and excellent at making women look like princesses! Two of our guests are considering him for their wedding.


Costas Demosthenous

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Michael was fantastic! He was punctual, professional and lovely guy. His work was top class as well. So so happy he was part of our wedding.


Antonia Di Giovanni

Event: Wedding
Location: London
5/5

Michael is a very talented man and he was a pleasure to have at our wedding. Thank you very much Michael.


Caterina Roman

Event: Wedding
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Absolutely fantastic, would recommend him in a heart beat. The quality was fantastic and would highly recommend the pre-drawn item.


Verity Foster

Event: Wedding
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Michael was amazing, we are so glad that he was part of our wedding day. Unfortunately he was slightly delayed due to train issues which were not his fault however, he informed us that he was going to be a little late which wasn't a problem but we really appreciated his communication. We had so many comments from our guests saying how friendly he was and what a good job he had done with their caricatures! He even stayed late to fit in the last few people. Would definitely recommend and use again in the future!


Oliver Bazeley

Event: Private Party
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Michael arrived early and stayed late. He was very friendly and professional and his art work was excellent. He made a really good impact with my party guests. Thank you


Adam Searle

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Everyone loved Michael. As soon as he arrived he had a crowd around him. He was obviously passionate and really enjoyed his work... Great work. Captured everyone perfectly. Highly recommend him.


Dave Coltman

Event: Private Party
Location: Kent
5/5

Michael arrived, on time and smartly dressed. Our celebrations, by this time, were in full swing and Michael began to circulate, introducing himself and drawing caricatures of our guests. During the evening all my wife and I could hear were riots of laughter from the area where Michael was working. During the three hours Michael was with us, he got through a phenomenal amount. We would recommend him. Alma & Dave Coltman


Rachel Lewis

Event: Wedding
Location: Bedfordshire
5/5

Michael and his colleague were brilliant on the evening of our wedding. They were friendly, polite and the caricatures were great. Our wedding guests were very impressed with our surprise only wished we could have booked him for a bit longer as so many people wanted him to sketch them :) Very happy with Michael the caricaturist.


Nicholas Bowles

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

Michael really helped make it a very memorable day indeed. He was part of a wedding proposal, and he played his part superbly. The art and style of Michael's artwork was just perfect, and is now just waiting a perfect frame to match his art work, before we place it pride of place above the fireplace. Could not recommend Michael more highly, and was so impressed, we're trying to work out how we can fly him to Brussels for the wedding! Dream day - thank you.


Caroline Ford

Event: Wedding
Location: Suffolk
5/5

I cannot recommend Michael highly enough!! Friendly, funny and a great artist!! He was such a hit with our guests!! Warble have been great - Niki has been über efficient. Great work. Thank you once again.


Rachelle Gleed

Event: Private Party
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Went down a storm at our event. Pictures were fab and everyone enjoyed it.


Adrian Whitcombe - Egencia

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

Michael was very punctual. He delighted our customers with his drawings and even took photos to send us. Great job!


Charlotte - Papillon Event

Event: Private Party
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

I thought Michael was great. He worked the crowd very well without being intrusive, so it worked well. His images were great too. Mine is going in a frame!


Komal Kotecha

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Michael is an absolutely gem! A pleasure to have him use his creative flair on our special day.


Michele Leivers

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Oh my, what can l say... Michael was an absolute star, his talent as a caricaturist is second to none. He arrived on time with a smile on his face and once settled to do the sketching he made the guests feel comfortable chatting to them so he had an idea of what to put in the sketch. All my guests were delighted with them and all asked where l had found him. He gave more time than booked for because there were a couple of guests still needing to be sketched, Michael was more than happy to extend his time to do them. As a said earlier... A Star!! As a company Warble are excellent, the booking was easy to do and any queries l had were met with quick professional replies whilst maintaining a friendly approach. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience l received from your company and from Michael. I would not hesitate to recommend you at all and Roger (the birthday boy) LOVED it. Thank you once again, best wishes, Michele


Greenwoods Solicitors LLP

Event: Corporate
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Michael was a great addition to our evening, he was friendly, polite and his drawings were brilliant! Would highly recommend.


Mark Gregory - Andrew Scott Robertson

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

Michael was great to have for our half day booking. His drawings were excellent and he was really good with families and young children. Highly recommended.


Victoria Silverlock

Event: Private Party
Location: London
4/5

Michael was lovely - his characters were excellent and he was very popular. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him - he was a real success at the party and my children treasure the pictures he did for them.


Chris Netley

Event: Wedding
Location: West Sussex
5/5

Very good and would be happy to recommend him.


Paula Citrone

Event: Corporate
Location: Buckinghamshire
4/5

Great job - worked hard all evening - thank you.


Sarah Harding - Haines Watts

Event: Corporate
Location: Surrey
5/5

Michael was terrific, everyone was so happy with their drawings, he is very talented. Michael is a lovely character and we would be happy to recommend him. Thanks.


Ruth Hodson

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

It was great!


Michelle Chamberlain

Event: Private Party
Location: Worcestershire
5/5

Michael was great, thanks.


Dani Preece

Event: Private Party
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

Michael was absolutely wonderful. I was able to meet him when he arrived and get some special requests in.The guests absolutely loved it and had a great laugh! It's left our guests with some personal mementos to take with them from our wedding.


Gareth Pickering - The David Hardie Project

Event: Charity
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

Lovely chap. We will look forward to booking him again!


Lucia Romeu - APS

Event: Corporate
Location: Oxfordshire
4/5

Punctual, polite. It was good entertainment and a great talking topic.


Nicolla Boyd

Event: Wedding
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Thank you so much Michael for your lovely caricatures at our wedding, You made a lot of people laugh, particularly with your drawing of David.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £408
    • Norfolk £456
    • Norwich £456
    • Suffolk £408
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £456
    • Leicestershire £408
    • Lincolnshire £456
    • Northamptonshire £408
    • Nottinghamshire £456
    • Rutland £408
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £552
    • Rest of the world £552
    North East
    • Durham £504
    • East Yorkshire £504
    • Leeds £504
    • North Yorkshire £504
    • Northumberland £504
    • South Yorkshire £504
    • Tyne and Wear £504
    • West Yorkshire £504
    • Yorkshire £504
    North West
    • Cheshire £504
    • Cumbria £504
    • Lancashire £504
    • Liverpool £504
    • Manchester £504
    • Merseyside £504
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £552
    • Ayrshire £552
    • Dumfriesshire £552
    • Dundee £552
    • East Lothian £552
    • Edinburgh £552
    • Fife £552
    • Glasgow £552
    • Inverness £552
    • Lanarkshire £552
    • Midlothian £552
    • Perth £552
    • Stirlingshire £552
    • Sutherland £552
    • West Lothian £552
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £384
    • Berkshire £384
    • Buckinghamshire £384
    • East Sussex £384
    • Essex £384
    • Hampshire £384
    • Hertfordshire £384
    • Isle of Wight £456
    • Kent £384
    • London £336
    • Middlesex £336
    • Oxfordshire £384
    • Surrey £360
    • Sussex £384
    • West Sussex £384
    South West
    • Bath £408
    • Bristol £408
    • Cornwall £504
    • Devon £504
    • Dorset £456
    • Somerset £456
    • Wiltshire £408
    Wales
    • Anglesey £504
    • Brecon £504
    • Caernarvonshire £504
    • Cardiff £504
    • Cardigan £504
    • Carmarthen £504
    • Denbigh £504
    • Flint £504
    • Glamorgan £504
    • Monmouth £504
    • Pembroke £504
    • Powys £504
    • Wrexham £504
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £408
    • Gloucestershire £408
    • Herefordshire £456
    • Shropshire £456
    • Staffordshire £456
    • Warwickshire £408
    • Worcestershire £408

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    FAQs

    Live Caricatures

    How many people can you draw per hour?
    Pen and ink caricatures - 14 per hour
    iPad caricatures - 6 per hour

    Michael draws, on average, 14 people per hour when drawing on paper. When drawing on Ipad, Michael will draw on average 6 caricatures per hour. Michael can even add your logo to the drawing paper to make the drawing the perfecting marketing hook at trade shows, promotions and conference.

    How do we get the iPad caricatures?
    The caricatures are immediately sent to guests by email. You can choose to add instant printing too but this will cost a bit extra

    If we want you to stay longer, can we extend the booking on the day?
    This will depend on the time the original booking finishes and also whether the artist is available and happy to do so.

    Can you draw my family/friends from photos during the event?
    It's not ideal to spend the booking time drawing someone's family and friends from photos while other guests at the event are queuing up. Exceptions will only be made for the host, bride and groom, birthday girl or boy. The other situation is if the artist has drawn everyone at event before their booking time has finished.

    With the iPad caricatures, do you just add a filter or just photoshop an image?
    No, the caricatures are hand drawn on iPad using drawing software and an apple pencil. 

    Caricature Place Cards & Wedding Favours

    Won't my guests be offended?
    Our stationery is what we describe as subtle caricatures - because we want your guests to enjoy their drawing. You could say our drawings are more cartoon than caricature.

    How big are place cards?
    The caricature are A6 size which is 148mm x 105mm 

    How do I send photos of my guests?
    We will create a gallery where you can upload photos of your guests as you get them. You can alternatively send the gallery link and password to your guests asking them to each upload a photo or selfie by a certain date. 

    If I send the link to the guests, will it not ruin the surprise?
    No, the site where photos are uploaded doesn't have our names or any caricatures so the only thing that your guests will see when they log in is photos of other guests. The artwork is uploaded in a completely different gallery which we will give you access to.

    What about the guests that are not good with technology or don't have internet?
    You can ask relatives or friends to take a photo of them or you can take a great photo from their Facebook or Instagram and upload it into the gallery.

    Can I just collect photos of my guests and upload them all myself?
    Yes, absolutely!

    Is there a minimum number of guests for place cards, seating plan and guestbooks?
    The minimum number of guests is 30. Anything less than this will be charged extra.

    Do you offer discounts for big stationery orders?
    Yes, I sure do!

    Do the place cards come with frames?
    No, but you can add stands and frames for an additional fee.

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