Caricature Art

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caricature [ kar-i-kuh-cher, -choor ]
  • a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things:His caricature of the mayor in this morning’s paper is the best he’s ever drawn.
  • the art or process of producing such pictures, descriptions, etc.
  • any imitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous.
verb (used with object), car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing.
  • to make a caricature of; represent in caricature.
Synonyms for caricature include cartoon, farce, parody, satire, burlesque, distortion, imitation, lampoon, libel, mimicry, mockery, pasquinade, pastiche, put-on, ridicule, and sham.

So, you are looking to host an event, whether it is for your family, friends or coworkers, you want it to be a hit! There are many different factors which can make a great event. One important item to consider is entertainment. Of course, you have a purpose for your event, but you need to keep your guests occupied especially while switching from one activity to another.

A great addition to your event is a caricaturist. This will keep your guest engaged and happy. Everyone loves the comical exaggerated drawings. The caricature drawings will provide your guests with a lasting memory and takeaway gift.

Black and white caricature drawings typically take 2-3 minutes to create. This is a fast turn around time which means your guests won’t be waiting long.

If you are interested in hiring a caricaturist, LewisOne offers services for weddings, parties, trade shows and more! LewisOne Studios is located in Independence, OR but happy to travel.

Caricature is about finding the narrative elements within a portrait and making them clear as tools in making literal and figurative points. When done for publication, it is not merely about making big things bigger and small things smaller. It is storytelling. This involves knowledge about what is under the surface of a face and teasing it to the top. Caricature is not the destination.

It is the journey.

Check out My Celebrity Caricature Samples
Some reasons you might want a caricature artist you might ask?
Here are some of the various events over the past few decades that I have done so far:
  • Company Shindig
  • Birthdays
  • Divorce Celebrations
  • Bar Mitzvahs or Bat Mitzvahs
  • Fundraising Events
  • Dances
  • Attention Getters
  • Toga Galas
  • Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
  • Proms
  • Tea Socials
  • Housewarming Luncheon
  • Graduation Blowouts
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Sleepovers
  • Pizza Feasts
  • Beer Chugs
  • Weddings
  • Holiday Soiree
  • Funerals (super bad idea)
  • New Years
  • Amusement Parks
  • Wine Tasting Spree
  • Viewing Bash
  • Frat Gathering
  • Just Because
  • You Were Drunk
  • Family BBQ
  • Murder Mystery Affair
  • Karaoke
  • Pirate Fete
  • Back to School Social
  • Tupperware or Avon
  • Theme Party (Yes, I’ll get dressed up for that.)
  • Game Day Fun
  • Luau
  • Mardi Gras
  • Gangster Rave
  • Casino
  • Black Hearts Reception
  • Coming-out Party
  • Thanksgiving Fundraiser
  • Superhero Themed Gathering
  • Rubik’s Cube Extravaganza
  • Red Cup Game
  • ABC Party (weird one, but fun.)
  • Hollywood Banquet
  • Masquerade Ball
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • Ugly Sweater Affair
  • Movie Opening
  • Make Out Session
  • Pool Splash Festivity
  • Craft To Do
  • Cooking Exchange Banquet
  • Carnival
  • Ice Cream Bash


I have used LewisOne for all my Events over the years to get people into my booth when I run for office. It has been an amazing way to get people into a conversation and promote my brand as a public official.

-Jack Hilbert, former Commissioner of Douglas County

With all his artistic talents, using LewisOne for his caricature work at our company parties has been amazing.  It has added value to the brand and is fun for everyone who attends.

-Sean, Spyder Apparel

LewisOne is my go-to guy for when I do trade shows. His caricatures are a blessing in making us stand out in the crowd and gets people to the booth to be able to engage in a conversation about our products.

-Deb, THC

The entertainment value of LewisOne doing caricatures at all my events and amusement parks is like no other. The laughs it gives my patrons is like no other and they even get to take their drawing home with them with my branding on it. Priceless.

-Jared, Buckaroos and Miners Maze

I use the incredible talent of LewisOne at all our community events. It is amazing the attention he gets from his artwork and how it “draws” people in. It has made an incredible impact to the number of leads I get for my businesses. I also hire him for my company parties, he is the best

-Dr. Barnum, owner of Dr. Smiles Dentistry

It has been my pleasure to have LewisOne attend our fundraising events each year. It puts people in a great mood to enjoy their evening to donate to our valuable causes. He goes above and beyond the expectations of an artist and can hold a conversation like no other.

-Craig, Denver Zoo

Event Pictures

with Happy Folks...


Caricatures from Photos:

Q: How long have you been doing caricatures?
A: 1988 I landed my first gig and have been going at it ever since.

Q: How do your prices compare with other Caricaturist?
A: You won’t find a better price / turnaround time and complimentary style of caricature. Each caricature is created by hand on paper.

Q: How can I be sure it’s safe to order online?
A: Orders are payed with credit card through a secure online porthole followed by a receipt sent to the customer.

Q: How long does it take to get my finished caricature?
A: Caricatures from photos or digital caricatures are snail mailed or emailed within 5 days of payment.

Q: What kind of Photos should I send?
A: The bigger the faces are, the better. Front on and three quarter views are the best. If you are scanning them into you computer, scan them at 200% of there size and at 72 dpi. (dots per inch). You can save them as a hi-res JPEG which will keep the file size small for emailing. Multiple angles of the subject are best.

Q: How much is shipping?
A: Shipping is added at checkout and it typically $8.

Q: Can you ship to addresses outside the United States?
A: Yes I can. Contact me with the destination and I will contact you with the shipping cost.

Party Caricatures:

Q: What are party caricatures?
A: Party caricatures are quick / 2 – 3 minute / drawings done of your guest while I “ Stroll” or sit. I can put up to 8 people on one 11X17 sheet of 80lb. cover stock paper.

Q: What kind of events are good for party caricatures?
A: Family reunions, wedding receptions, employee appreciation events, trade shows, holiday parties, and birthday parties for All ages.

Q: How many caricatures can you draw per hour?
A: 20 plus people Black and White, heads only or about 10 in color.

Q: Where do you travel?
A: Salem/Portland Metro Area without travel charge. I travel beyond these areas with travel compensation billed separate.

A: How much does it cost?
Q: Hourly rates are typically $125. Rate quotes are based on weekday verses weekend bookings, seasons, and time of day.

Q: Are color caricatures available?
A: Yes. Airbrush Color adds 2-3 minute to drawing time per person.

Have more questions?
Please contact me, I love questions and feedback!

Book Me Now by emailing or calling me with the date of your event, type of event, how many guests, and any other information that will be important to know.
My Rates Are $125/Hour,
two hour minimum and travel/setup fees might apply.
Max daily rate of $700.
*I will bring chairs, drawing table, drop cloth, lights, and tent if needed.
You can also Call or Text LewisOne at
(503) 447-6881‬
book me with link below from my art site.