Caricature and Illustration by Michael Beickel
- Serving Santa Barbara and Los Angeles CA
Michael's caricatures are excellent fun for company parties, birthdays, mitzvahs, weddings, grand openings, or just about any occasion where people want to have fun!
Michael has been actively involved in create fine and commercial art since he was a child. He has provided his caricature services at many events ranging from small private parties to large company parties. His work has also been internationally distributed on t-shirts, magazines, album covers, calendars, websites and many more. Some of his most famous clientele include Disney/Buena Vista Studios and Universal, and 20th Century Fox.
At your event he can draw about 12 caricatures in an hour with a black and white finish. However, working in his studio, he creates full color illustrations and drawings often combining several mediums of colored pencil, pastel and water color. You can have your picture drawn showing you engaging in one of your favorite hobbies or past times, for example playing football, relaxing on the beach, playing a guitar or dancing.
When Michael is not busy drawing he usually spends his time in Santa Barbara with his partner and their dog. He also enjoys gardening and travelling to tropical islands. Drawing has always been a part of his life. It was his way of living. During his college years that's how he supported himself, by creating a job and providing these services and also by free lancing as a commercial artist. He solicited his business by going to indoor malls where he drew shoppers passing by. This has been his way of making a living throughout his life and it brings joy to his heart when he sees the face of a satisfied customer.
His drawings will make very unique gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or any other special event. He can come to your event and draw you on site or you can bring a photograph of the persons or pet that you want drawn along with a description of how you want them to appear in the picture, usually doing an activity that they enjoy or their occupation.
Prices for black and white portraits start at $40 while portraits in color start at $100. There are discounts available for multiple portrait orders. You can visit his website to view galleries of previous work or contact him to get a specific quote.
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