Caricatures for Children's Entertainment - Weddings - Golf Days - Sporting Events - Corporate Entertainment - University and College Balls - Civil Ceremonies - Private Parties - Asian Weddings - Bar Mitzvahs - Army, Navy and Air Force Events - Birthdays - Shopping Centres - Promotions

FOR FAMILY, COLLEAGUES & FRIENDS - cartoons are a great idea for birthday and retirement gifts




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"O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!

It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An foolish notion... "

- Robert Burns "To a Louse"

professional caricaturist


Example of 'live' drawing at a recent event

caricaturist wedding entertainment

Midlands ....England ....Wales.....International

Realistic sketches, professional service.

Richard is experienced at working at many venues, ranging from your local pub or club to Blenheim Palace and even the Houses of Parliament!



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Since 1998 , Richard Ellis (born in Derby!) has been entertaining people with caricatures at almost every kind of event, from wedding receptions, trade shows and product launches to university balls and birthday parties.

His client list includes BT, Vodafone, the Army, Royal Air Force, Volvo, Dell, P&O, Jaguar, BP, Whitbread, Capgemini, Shell, RBS, KPMG, Selfridges, Barclays and many other household names.

Recent live celebrity 'victims' have included Phil Tufnell he couldn't get out of it, Nicholas Parsons it took just over a minute, Linda Lusardi he managed to concentrate on the face, Jayne Torvill it got straight sixes for artistic impression and McFly all at once!.


And don't worry... he aims to be funny rather than cruel (mostly) and remember that children love caricatures, especially of their parents!


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Richard Ellis is one of the top London caricaturists

The word 'caricature', and hence 'caricaturist',is derived from the Italian 'caricare', meaning 'to load, burden, exaggerate or distort'. This in turn comes from the Latin 'carrus', which was a type of Gallic wagon! Most people believe (wrongly) that the word relates to 'character'. This explains why there are many mis-spellings of the word, and why Richard is often booked by people looking for a characaturist, a charicaturist, a caructurist, a characterist or even a characterist; he has had many enquiries from people looking for a caracature, a characture, a caricture, a caracture, a caricter... ok, so that's enough keywords!