Caricature and Illustration by Michael Beickel

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Based in Santa Barbara,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!


I have been a professional caricaturist since the age of seventeen, and have been drawing caricatures at parties for over 30 years. For your next very important event kick your party up a notch! My caricature portraits make memorable keepsakes, and party gifts for your guests.
I entertain for:
birthdays, weddings, anniversaries,pany parties, grand openings, 'mitzvahs, holiday events, sweet-sixteen parties, family reunions, fund-raisers, or for any kind of event you may have. I look forward to making your party a very memorable occasion with a gift of a caricature portrait for your friends, relatives, and employees.
When entertaining, I work in black and white, with felt pen and pencil. I typically draw about 10 to 12 portraits per hour. Each person is usually pictured doing their favorite pastime, sport, hobby, or occupation. I can also draw people with their pets. If I draw just the person's face (without a body i.e.), I can draw approx. 15 portraits per hour. I can draw up to five people in one drawing. I use acid- free, 11X14 sized paper. The finished portrait can be put into a free plastic sleeve, or a cardboard tube ( $1.00 per tube). I can also incorporate a corporate logo, or a title at the bottom of the paper for an extra fee, if given advance notice.
I entertain at events in Santa Barbara County,and the surrounding Tri-Counties. Over the years, my clients have included: Disney/Buena Vista, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, MTV: The 70's House (please see video below), Warner Brothers , AMC, Red Cross, Amgen, the Foundation for MS, actors Jane Fonda, Tim Mathison, Kelly LaBrock, and director Jon Peters (Rain Man, The Wild Wild West, Superman Lives).
When working out of my studio, I can take more time and offer a more elaborate portrait in either black and white, or in full-color. I employ pastels, colored pencil, watercolor. These are excellent as gifts, employee awards, wedding announcements, etc. I work from photos you either email or mail to me. You can see samples of my work, with the prices for black and white and color, on my website: caricaturebymichael.
I am also amercial artist. My work has been distributed regionally, nationally, and internationally in the form of posters, T-shirts, album covers, book and magazine illus., and website artwork.
I live in Santa Barbara, CA where I can be found every Sunday year 'round from 10AM till dusk at the Arts and Crafts Show on Cabrillo Blvd., next to the ocean, drawing caricatures of the locals and the tourists from around the world. I hope to see you there!

Among other cities, Caricature and Illustration by Michael Beickel may serve the following areas: Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Santa Monica, San Luis Obispo, Northridge, Canoga Park, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Woodland Hills, Alhambra, Goleta, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Sherman Oaks, Venice




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