We are a collective of caricature artists, happily drawing caricatures for the lovely people of Iowa - The Hawkeye State.
Digital / Virtual Zoom Caricatures are a popular way to entertain guests at weddings, student engagement events and graduations, retirement parties, birthday parties, corporate meetings and more. We share our screen so everyone can see the caricatures take form. Contact Iowa Caricatures for more information.
Iowa Caricatures continues a tradition of many great caricature artiists who have been part of the Iowa State Fair since it's inception in 1855. Yes, the art of caricature has been a popular, crowd pleasing activity for centuries!
Studio Caricature Illustrations are personal, custom works of art. We take your photos, theme, wording and design ideas and combine them into the caricature of your imagination. Studio caricature illustrations make great gifts. Our studio caricatures have also been used on websites, signs, business cards, pillows etc. They make great social media avatars and business logos. They look great as orignal framed pieces of art.
Pet caricatures are full of joy and whimsy. Do you want to see your dog as a ballerina? Your cat as a football player? We enjoy drawing silly pets of all shapes and sizes.
Iowa Caricatures can't wait to be part of your next event or celebration. Contact us today - we're ready to make you smile!
Studio caricature illustrations are a great way to celebrate special occasions such as graduations, anniversaries, retirement and birthdays to name a few. Hand drawn with your creative input, the only limit is your imagination.
Our prices are based on both the number of people and additional design ideas. The price for a black and white head and shoulder caricature illustration starts at $100 per person and $150 in color. Additional design items and background are charged at $100/hour.
Upon receiving your photos and ideas, we will firmly quote you on your drawing based on the information you have provided us with.
Simply review the quote, ask any questions you might have and let us know when you are ready to go :)
We prepare and send you an invoice for a non refundable deposit of 25% or $100 whichever greater to start the work.
We start with a sketch of the people or subject matter and send you a draft of the caricature illustration for approval and feedback.
Once we receive your feedback, we incorporate your changes and draw the additional details. This second draft is drawn with high priority.
Further changes can be requested which may take longer to apply and may result in additional charges if the changes are beyond/different than the original request.
A high resolution digital file is supplied in your preferred format (excluding vectorization) and color scheme. Vectorization
If you are printing using a commercial print shop we would gladly work with their preferred format.
Live caricature artists have been a popular form of entertainment for centuries and would have been an original feature at the Iowa State Fair held every August since 1855.
Live Digital caricatures for events are drawn with specialized software on a tablet or laptop and displayed on monitor or projector for all to see. Digital and virtual caricatures can be drawn socially distanced. We send the drawings to your guests electronically to ensure a touch free experience.
Book us for your next celebration or corporate event in Iowa today. We know you will not be disappointing.
We offer many live virtual caricature group packages. Great for group sizes of all kinds, an economical way to bring an Iowa Caricature artist to your home or office - virtually. Similar to digital caricatures, we share our screen with you so you can join the fun in watching your virtual caricature drawing come to life.
We draw live caricatures at events in Iowa State including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and even Newton. Live caricature drawing provides great entertainment value at large corporate events, state fairs, festivals, fundraisers, trade show booths. Live caricature's are a fun addition to family events including birthday parties, baby showers, weddings and bar and bat mitzvah's. No group is too big or too small for our group of professional caricature artists.
Guests enjoy the process of sitting to be drawn and in just a few minutes walk away with a fun caricature of themselves and great memories of your event. We love making people smile!
Pair live caricature drawing with custom themed template designed to match the theme and feel of your event. See below for more information.
Pet related events have become popular through the years from fundraisers, walk-a-thons and employee appreciation bring your pet to work events. We love drawing your pets at live events. We can draw pets live or by photo in just a few minutes.
We design the templates based on your events theme, marketing ideas, hashtags logos and messages.
Value added - not only are your guests walking away with a custom hand drawn piece of art, they can also have your business or event information along with the caricature drawing.
With many people working from home, and families living all over the world in different time zones, it may not always be possible for you to all be available at the same time. Event when we think we can meet a booked appointment, sometimes life takes over those plans. We have a solution for this
Ask us about our flex-time virtual packages. Perfect for a busy group who may not be able to commit to a specific time to meet. We let your guests book a time that suits their lives. Book our 2 hour minimum but use the time as 8 unique 15 minute time slots.
We start from your photos and theme. A pencil draft is produced which you critique and comment on. Upon receiving your changes we redraw the image according to your feedback. You critique the new draft and approve or request new changes. We repeat these steps in two rounds of changes. Additional changes after the two rounds are billed on an hourly basis.
Once you are happy with the rough draft we produce the complete artwork in ink and paint using quality paints and permanent inks. The artwork is produced on acid free cotton base museum quality art boards. Voila. Your first experience as an art director was a success!
Other than being a solid form of entertainment for all age groups, the attendees take an original piece of art with them. Our live party caricatures are often framed and remain in offices and homes for years. Impress your guests by hiring us to draw them at your function, event or party.
We draw live caricatures in all major cities and smaller towns across Iowa. Hundreds of companies and organizations have hired us to draw live caricature sketches at their corporate functions, picnics or galas. Our traditional caricature clients have been using our services since 1991.
Caricatures are great to be used as gifts, avatars, mascots, or as logos for a businesses or as imagery for websites and apps. They make great corporate gifts or employee awards that impresses them in a personal way. Caricatures are attention grabbers and a unique and memorable style of gift-giving.
We create the initial artwork for you and will customize it to be used for any medium and any environment. They can be used for murals, embroidered, ironed on, silk screened, carved or printed in many different ways. We come up with innovative ways to make it work for you. You can have the same image used on clothing, mouse pads, coffee cups, online and printed publications, bumper stickers etc.
Adding motion to a caricatures literally brings it to life. Full color digital caricatures can be used on your web site, desktop or for social media. They can be created in GIF or SWF formats. SWF files can have sound as well. We have created animated education tools using caricatures.
Electronic greeting tools can also be created this way. We match the electronic files with the printed and hand drawn art. Having the same fun-filled style of cartoon imagery on your company web site, Christmas cards, party collateral corporate gifts, signage and t-shirts shows you are aware of the value of brand. We can do it all for you.
We have been drawing digital caricatures across the USA for the past 20 years. Digital caricatures are hand drawn caricatures, similar to traditional paper based caricatures. Digital caricatures are drawn on a laptop or tablet with the drawings being displayed on monitor or projected for all the guests to see the caricatures take shape.
Digital caricatures are a versatile and can be used as custom framed art, t-shirts, coffee cups, social media avatars and marketing.