RICHARD ELLIS - one of the top BRITISH CARICATURISTS

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SAMPLES of CARICATURES

Just imagine what Richard could do for your guests!

The caricatures shown here are in black and white. Pen and ink is his preferred technique for 'on the spot' sketches so that they can be drawn quickly but colour sketches can be requested in advance. Studio work can be seen on the 'Commissions' page.

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With Steve Bull (Wolverhampton Wanderers and England) and Nicholas Parsons (Just a Minute, Sale of the Century)

 

Photo by Tom Kane

 
 

With McFly and fans

Photo by Tim Caddick, Phi Creative

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Caricature drawings in pen and ink

Clever Dick! - the etymology of "caricature"

The word 'caricature', and hence 'caricaturist',is actually 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...

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Samples from recent parties & weddings

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Recent Promotion for Mercedes

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At a shopping centre promotion