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Welcome to Cris De Lara Caricatures' web page.
Caricatures are not easy to do, different artists do different versions for the same face.
They are cool, nice and a cheap gift option for someone you like for every event.

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DIGITAL CARICATURES


TRADITIONAL CARICATURES


DOING DIGITAL CARICATURES

First Step:

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Like in the portraits, for caricatures I need good references to produce a good caricatures; photos or links where I can, clearly, see my client's images. If you also have photos in which you are dressing some costume, or making funny faces, etc, this helps a lot.

Digital photos don't need to be big files with 300 dpi, they need to be good photos even with 72 dpi. No red eyes, darker areas, poor illumination, no focus, small photos, etc., all these things make photos worthless.

You can send me the digital photos by e-mail: [email protected]
or through some links where I can download them.
If you only have printed photos, you can send them to me by regular mail; contact me to get the address and conditions to send the photos.




SECOND Step:

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In this phase I apply the basic colors based on the photos selected at the painting, for traditional caricatures or digital ones.

In digital media, colors are different than in traditional one. Due variations on the monitors, probably clients won't have the same colors I have on my screen.

So, when looking at the picture of your portrait, small color differences can occur but the general result is very good.

These issues don't happen in pencil or charcoal caricatures.

After dealing with the basic colors I start another step in the color process, which I call rendering colors.

Rendering colors is basically applying volumes, shadows, lighting, etc., the same concepts used in traditional way to get the best result for digital caricatures.



THIRD Step:

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Here is the result from a digital caricature.

Caricatures are not easy to do and each artist has his/her own way to see the highlighted points from the pictures and work on them.

Anyway, doing caricatures is nice, funny and exciting and guess what... almost everybody likes having it own caricature.

My intention here is just to show a little more about the digital way of doing caricatures.

For more details, comment or information, please contact me.



ORDER

Here are the steps to order a Caricature:

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If you wish to commission me to do a caricature, here are some steps we need to follow to have an agreement:

  • Contact me to provide information; type of caricature: digital or traditional, b&w or color, size, charcoal or pastel, etc
  • I will reply your message, send instructions and an agreement for the service
  • Payment is required before the work begins; you can do this via Artepixel Store or via PayPal, after contacting me
  • Prices at the rates section are net values and taxes will be applied to them
  • You will submit your photos to the following address: [email protected] , after receiving my directions
  • I will select the images to work, based on the parameters written on Doing Digital caricatures section
  • After everything OK I start the sketch
  • I will send to you one sample picture for: the sketch, Work In Progress and final work
  • I only submit the caricature file (digital caricature) or ship the original art (traditional caricature) when the entire payment is done
  • Payment can be done by paypal (fees will be paid by client), wire transfer, e-mail transfer or money order, whatever fits better for both of us. I will provide the details for payment
  • Shipping is paid by the client; specific shipping issues, like tracking, signature, coverage, etc., can be handled upon request


RATES

Digital Caricatures: Black & White - 100 dpi by e-mail (Promotional Opening prices):

Black & White Caricatures 100 dpi by e-mail
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 8" X 11" 11" X 17"
1 US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 35 US$ 45
2 US$ 30 US$ 40   US$ 60
3   US$ 60   US$ 80

Caricatures at 100 dpi are nice to be used in digital media, like websites, facebook but I do not recommend them for printing.

This is the cheapest price for a popular and "best seller" service you will find. It is perfect for you or to be offered as a gift (or joke) to someone you like.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

When the caricature is done, I send it by e-mail or through a link where you can download it.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please
contact me to check conditions and prices.


Digital Caricatures: Color - 100 dpi by e-mail (Promotional Opening prices):

Color Caricatures 100 dpi by e-mail
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 8" X 11" 11" X 17"
1 US$ 30 US$ 45 US$ 50 US$ 70
2 US$ 50 US$ 70   US$ 90
3   US$ 90   US$ 110

Caricatures at 100 dpi are nice to be used in digital media, like websites, facebook but I do not recommend them for printing.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

When the caricature is done, I send it by e-mail or through a link where you can download it.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Digital Caricatures: Color - 300 dpi by e-mail (Promotional Opening prices):

Color Caricatures 300 dpi by e-mail
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 8" X 11" 11" X 17"
1 US$ 80 US$ 130 US$ 100 US$ 150
2 US$ 120 US$ 150   US$ 180
3   US$ 180   US$ 220

Caricatures with 300 dpi resolution are ready to be print. It is easier for clients printing images on these sizes.

Caricatures at 300 dpis are big files and difficult to send by e-mail.
I will send a downloable link to you in which you can get your file. The link will be active per seven days.

Just download the file and print it to use whereever you wish.

Prices in this table are net value and sale taxes will be applied to them. Payment and agreement are required to start the job; check Order section.

15 business days at maximum to finish the image, after I receive all references and information to start the work.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized,
with background, special theme, other sizes,
please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Digital caricatures 300 dpi print (Promotional Opening prices):

Color Caricatures Print
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 8"X 11" 11"X 17" 8" X 11" 11" X 17"
1 US$ 50 US$ 70 US$ 60 US$ 80
2 US$ 70 US$ 90   US$ 100
3   US$ 100   US$ 120

This is a printed caricature. I do not print so I use third party service with good quality.

Prices in my table cover the printing but not the shipping. If the printing prices change I will announce the changing and afford the same prices for some days before increasing my rates.

I use Canada Post for shipping. If you prefer another carrier service like Fedex, UPS, etc., let me know. Conditons and shipping fees will change.

50% of the price in advance and contract signed are required to start the job; check Order section.

Estimated time to finish the job, after contract and payment in advance: 15 business days.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional caricatures - Pencil (Promotional Opening prices):

Black & White Pencil Caricatures
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 12"X 16" 9"X 12" 12"X 16"
1 US$ 40 US$ 60 US$ 70 US$ 90
2   US$ 80   US$ 100
3   US$ 100   US$ 120

Traditional caricatures by pencil (graffiti) on paper.

Prices are only for the service not for the shipping.

I use Canada Post for shipping. If you prefer another carrier service like Fedex, UPS, etc., let me know. Conditons and shipping fees will change.

50% of the price in advance and contract signed are required to start the job; check Order section.

Estimated time to finish the job, after contract and payment in advance: 20 business days.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional caricatures Color Pencil (Promotional Opening prices):

Color Pencil Caricatures
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 12"X 16" 9"X 12" 12"X 16"
1 US$ 60 US$ 80 US$ 90 US$ 110
2   US$ 100   US$ 130
3   US$ 120   US$ 150

Traditional caricatures by color pencil on paper.

Prices are only for the service not for the shipping.

I use Canada Post for shipping. If you prefer another carrier service like Fedex, UPS, etc., let me know. Conditons and shipping fees will change.

50% of the price in advance and contract signed are required to start the job; check Order section.

Estimated time to finish the job, after contract and payment in advance: 20 business days.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional caricatures - Charcoal (Promotional Opening prices):

Charcoal Caricatures on paper
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 12"X 16" 9"X 12" 12"X 16"
1 US$ 70 US$ 85 US$ 100 US$ 120
2   US$ 110   US$ 140
3   US$ 130   US$ 160

Traditional caricatures by charcoal on paper.

Prices are only for the service not for the shipping.

I use Canada Post for shipping. If you prefer another carrier service like Fedex, UPS, etc., let me know. Conditons and shipping fees will change.

50% of the price in advance and contract signed are required to start the job; check Order section.

Estimated time to finish the job, after contract and payment in advance: 20 business days.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.


Traditional caricatures - PASTEL (Promotional Opening prices):

Pastel Caricatures on paper
Head & Shoulder Full Body
# Persons Sample 9"X 12" 12"X 16" 9"X 12" 12"X 16"
1 US$ 90 US$ 100 US$ 120 US$ 130
2   US$ 120   US$ 160
3   US$ 150   US$ 180

Traditional caricatures by pastel on paper.

Prices are only for the service not for the shipping.

I use Canada Post for shipping. If you prefer another carrier service like Fedex, UPS, etc., let me know. Conditons and shipping fees will change.

50% of the price in advance and contract signed are required to start the job; check Order section.

Estimated time to finish the job, after contract and payment in advance: 20 business days.

Other kind of caricatures like: customized, with background, special theme, other sizes, please contact me to check conditions and prices.