COSMIC CARICATURES POLICy page
We offer two types of caricature services -- Live Event Caricatures & Studio Caricatures
LIVE EVENT CARICATURES are drawn live with the subject sitting in front of the artist. They are drawn by hand on 11x17 paper with markers and artstix. The average amount of time spent drawing each person is 3-5 minutes.
STUDIO CARICATURES are drawn in our art studio from photos that you email to us for reference (more info on photo requirements will be emailed to you directly). They are drawn by hand on a Cintiq (like a giant iPad). The average amount of time spent drawing each order varies depending on complexity, but typically averages around 8 hours per order.
LIVE EVENTS - To book us to draw live caricatures at your event, you will need to pay a deposit of 50% to hold your date. The remaining 50% shall be paid prior to the day before your event. Deposits are non-refundable.
STUDIO CARICATURES - Payment for studio caricatures is due in full at time of purchase. Once we receive your studio caricature order, we are unable to process any refunds.
order policies, considerations & requirements
If you are reading this, you have most likely already seen a sample of our work; if not please take a look at our to familiarize yourself with our drawing styles. The wide world of "Caricaturing" has many different styles and we want to be sure that we are exactly what you are looking for. We offer two distinct styles of caricatures. You will choose between "Theme Park Style" or "Realistic Style" when placing your order. We aim to create a fun-loving likeness of you...as you might look if you were a cartoon with exaggerated features. We tend to draw larger heads & smaller bodies, but always in a cute (not mean-spirited) way. While we are not "mean spirited" artists, we are truthful ones... your caricature will be drawn based on the photo that you provide us as reference. Please keep in mind, OUR CARICATURES ARE NOT PORTRAITS...THEY ARE CARICATURES :)
While we always want our clients to be happy, we are only able to create studio caricatures based solely on the photos that you provide. We will need the required photos/angles of all subjects as well as all detail requests PRIOR to drawing. Please be sure to read the Photo Requirements email thoroughly and take time to send us the mandatory photos/angles that accurately reflect exactly how you wish to be drawn. You are purchasing custom artwork, therefore we do not offer any refunds.
receiving your studio caricature
We email your caricature to you via a high resolution format (jpeg). You are welcome to use it digitally (on social media or websites) as well as print for your personal use. If you would like to print on magnets, greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs, etc. we are happy to give recommendations for companies that we have used and loved. Alternatively, if you would like us to have your caricature printed on any of these items for you, we are happy to do so. Please inquire for pricing as it will be based on quantity.
All commercial rights are retained by Cosmic Caricatures. Please note that your likeness and artwork, including wording, may be used for promotional and advertising purposes. Artwork may not be reproduced by third parties without the permission of the artist.
Typical turn-around time for artwork is 1-3 weeks, depending on artist availability. We are unable to begin studio caricatures until we have received satisfactory photos of all subjects for the project. Projects that require a short turn-around, will be subject to a Rush Fee. Please inquire for details.