I have always wanted a caricature done of myself. Every time I travel I catch myself stopping in front of a street vendor who is in the middle of drawing a caricature and I am in awe of how accurate yet humoristic the picture looks. I could hardly wait to have one done of myself and my family by FunkyCartoon.com and was even more excited when I was told it would be a holiday-themed caricature – a unique and fun picture for this year’s Christmas card!
I sent the artist three pictures of my husband and myself and then three additional pictures of my daughter. Within a week I received a black and white image of us as a family. Admittedly, I didn’t immediately see much resemblance between my family and the drawing. I have heard that caricature artists sometimes have a template they use and then just make minor adjustments based on one’s individual characteristics, but then I thought about what the picture would look like in colour – the hair styles were right, the eye sizes and smiles were bang on, what was missing was my daughter’s strawberry blonde hair, my reddish-brown hair and my husband’s hazel eyes.
What do you think? Here are the three photos I sent them of my husband and I:
And here is the caricature by FunkyCartoon.com:
If I put those colours into the caricature I think it would resemble my family a lot more. Why I didn’t request a colour caricature is beyond me and is definitely not a mistake I would make again. Make no mistake though; FunkyCartoon.com has some great black and white caricatures in their portfolio. I think the difference between the drawing I had done and the incredible pictures in their portfolio is that I threw my daughter in the mix after I sent them the photos of my husband and myself; and my daughter is in the midst of losing her baby teeth and has a different wild-child hair style in every picture I sent them. Also, my caricature is holiday-themed, which, I feel would be better represented in colour.
If you are looking for a unique and fun way to represent your family on this year’s Christmas card or looking for a unique Christmas gift for the hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, take a look at FunkyCartoon.com. There are a variety of different caricatures you can choose from and ordering online is easy! You simply chose how many people you would like in one caricature drawing and the style. You will have your caricature sent to you in five days! You know longer have to hunt down a street vendor or go to a fair to have a caricature done, you simply have to have some photos ready to be transformed into a one of a kind caricature.
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