Caricatures by Grant

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Serving Southern California
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Caricaturist Artist with a BFA in Illustration, Member of the National Caricaturist Network, and Freelance Illustrator.

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Caricatures by Grant
Website: artbygrant
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SERVES: Southern California, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, San Diego, Riverside, Inland Empire and everywhere in between!
Grant's caricatures and illustrations have appeared in or on:
Jenny McCarthy's books Baby Laughs (05) and Life Laughs (06), FHM Magazine, CBS Television (caricature to remain on set of Yes, Dear), Pasadena Star News, Penguin Group Publishing, Fox News, The cover of FMQB magazine and many more!
To see other celebrities Grant has drawn click the following
Celebrity Caricatures
Caricatures are the perfect entertainment for any corporate or private event. Theybine a unique show with a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Excellent for Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16, Birthday Parties, Cartoon Artists, Cartoons & Caricatures, Children's Parties,pany Parties, Conventions, Trade Shows & Events, Corporate Events, Entertainment and Face and Body Painting, Illustration, Gift Caricatures, Fairs, Family Events, Fashion Shows, Festivals, Grand Openings, Grad Parties, Proms, Halloween Attractions, Holiday Parties, Marketing and Promotions, Outdoor Events, Picnics, Private Parties, Rallies, Reunions, Sales Events, School Events, School Dances, Homing, Small Venues, Sporting Events, Theme Parties, Themed Events, Tradeshows, Weddings, Children's & Family Entertainment and Party Entertainment, or any occasion, and even for a unique gift. Fun for any and all ages! If you're looking for unique entertainment that provides a lasting memory of your event, you've found the right place. It's not only fun for the people being drawn, but the crowd watching as the drawinges to life in minutes!
CARICATURE HISTORY:
A caricature (In fact, the word caricaturees from the Italian caricare, to load, , the caricaturist's aim is to invest his image with as much meaning as possible.) is a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the basic essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The word is often mispronounced as character or characterture. It is also often mistaken for Portraiture, neither of which has any remote connection to the art of Caricature. Caricature experienced its first successes in the closed aristocratic circles of France and Italy, where the such portraits could be passed about for mutual enjoyment.
Most that call themselves caricature artists' do not know how to draw a REAL caricature, and basically draw the same face over and over to where you can't even tell the difference between the subjects other than the haircut. Grant takes caricature back to where it originated from (Gianlorenzo Bernini, Al Hirschfeld and Miguel Covarrubias) and gets a great likeness, but always asks the guests if they want their drawing 'goofy' or 'extra goofy' careful of individual tastes. Caricatures are meant to be funny and they bring a great energy to events. He grew up wandering through Mad magazine admiring the greats such as: Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, David Berg, and studied under one of the current greats Tom Richmond. It's aedy show on paper!
ABOUT BOOKING CARICATURES BY GRANT TO DRAW AT YOUR EVENT:
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Caricatures by Grant are based in San Diego, CA
But Travels All Over Southern California.
Simply Email or Call with all the details of your event, (Times Needed, Business or Residence Address, Venue Address, Contact Number, Number of Artists' and Parking at Venue Info) and we will reply back within 24 hours or less with a quote. If you're interested at that point in booking, Caricatures by Grant will email or fax you a contract for confirmation. If you're uncertain the number of hours you will need, no worries, extra time is pro-rated at the hourly rate!
For larger events, you might want to consider hiring more than just one caricaturist (or The Fabulous, Face Painting by Damaris). If that be the case, Caricatures by Grant have many talented artists' available. Certain times of the year are extremely busy, so the earlier you can reserve a caricaturist for your event the better.
Grant is capable of drawing up to 21 QUALITY drawings per hour. All that is needed is about 5 square feet and the set up only takes minutes. Caricatures can also be drawn in color (PRISMA colors), at 8-12 per hour, and/or with themes if requested.
If needed, Caricatures by Grant can supply chairs and lighting.
Also for an additional $40 you can have your paper custom printed with your logo or text at the bottom of the paper.
** ASK ME ABOUT HIRING A FACE PAINTER (DAMARIS) AS ABO PACKAGE! **
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ABOUT STUDIO/GIFT CARICATURES:
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If you are interested in purchasing a 'Gift Caricature', 'Illustration', or 'Logo', Please Email or Call for pricing. Caricatures/illustrations are done after payment is received, so if you need your caricature in 2 or 3 days (which is possible if it's not a busy time of year!) I will send you a 'request for money' to your Email through PayPal Email Payments: which is VERY easy, secure and takes only minutes. If you're not in a hurry, you can send a check or money order through the mail first if you prefer.
All studio caricatures are done in Photoshop. Along with the Artwork (Printed on 8 1/2 by 11 Heavy Weight paper) we also send a CD-R (or put the caricature/s on a private website for download) with the Image in 3 formats (300 DPI) for reprints*. A rough sketch (within 24 hours after payment is received) of the face/faces first for you to make any corrections/suggestions before work starts on the final image. The more pictures of the subject the better, but make sure to send the photo that you want the drawing to look like and try not to send me a photo that is outdated/hard to see/or doesn't quite look like them anymore . If you need your caricature bigger (up to 18x24) It can be done but you'll have to get it printed at a print shop or pay extra fees. There are two different types of caricature styles: Realistic or Exaggerated. Please let me know which style you prefer.
*Artwork that is intended to be usedmercially has different pricing specifications. Email me with the details of how you plan to use the artwork and I will respond back with a quote.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Grant Pominville graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 1998. He has illustrated for books and magazines published worldwide. Grant was hired by and studied under Tom Richmond, (who is a Caricature Artist known worldwide with credits including Mad Magazine) and worked at Tom's concessions in Valley fair Theme park and at the Mall of America (the largest Mall in America). Besides doing caricatures Grant is also a Freelance Illustrator and a designer with interests in all forms of art including producing music, a FULL time artist!
Grant has been drawing professionally for over 7 years at events all over southern California and is known for his brilliant likenesses. He LOVES a big crowd and is excellent with guests. Caricatures are a BIG hit with kids as well as adults, and Grant is great with kids as he has taught in the past (6-8 graders) through the SDSU foundation.
Testimonials
*To my Illustrator, Grant ... dude, you are so freaking talented. Thank you for giving extra baby laughs to the new mommies who could use some.
- Jenny McCarthy
*Acknowledgments from her book Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood which Grant provided 30 Illustrations.
Hello Grant,
I just wanted to let you know that my CEO and COO presented the pictures to the EMT team at their meeting today. It was a huge success. Thank you for such a perfect product and for being so easy to work with. I look forward to working with you again.
Many thanks,
Stacey K. English
Alliance Project Coordinator
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Love it! Thanks so much, you did a fabulous job. I'm already thinking about others that I want to get done for friends, family, etc. These would make such great gifts!
We'll be in touch. Thanks again!
Cheers,
Tracey Pimpare
Daily Planet Marketing
Hi Grant,
Just a note to say Hi and thank you for making our day even more special! You were a big hit!!! and everyone LOVED IT. It was also a pleasure meeting you in person.
Smiles, Lisa
It's great! You are fantastic! I can't thank you enough ... it really is superb. I can't wait for everyone to see it -- they will be blown away. Nice working with you, Grant. I am very grateful for the good price, too, and for your patience and SPEED -- my goodness, what a bargain! Anyway, thank you very very much!
All the best,
Suzanne
Some of our clients include: Action Bouncers, Allscripts, Altevers Associates, Angles Beauty Care, Barona Casino, Background Productions, Bellflower HS, Bear Valley MS, BBC London Television, BKM Officeworks, Blue Cross of CA/OC, Blue Haven Pools, Beacon Electric, BakBone Software, Beckman Coulter, Brede Inc, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley, California Angels, Casey Family Programs, Charter Connection, Chiclets, Chino Police Department, City of Coronado, City of Carlsbad, City of La Habra, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.,merce Titlepany, Coxmunications, DCW & Associates, DIRECT CONTACT MEDIA, Dole Fruits, Dreammakers, ECVHS AVID Class of 2006 & 2007, El Cajon Valley HS, Empire Caterers, Explore SDSU, Excelsior Academy, Genentech Inc - OCP, Get 1 Free Magazine LLC, GNA Corportation, Guthy-Renker, Four Seasons Hotel, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Francis Biddle International, Inc., Get1Free, Great Harvest Bread, Harrah's Casino, Hearthstone INC, HemoCue, Inc., Henry's Farmers Market, Heritage Golf Group, Hidden Valley MS, Hilton Hotels, Hilton Los Angeles Airport, HousingWorks, Hythiam Inc., Interior Systems, Inc.,Irvine HS, Jenny McCarthy Productions, Jewish Federation, Kindercare Learning Centers, Kirtland & Packard, La Jolla HS, La Puente HS, Latina Teen Convention, Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Mores, Levi and Sons Jewelers, Legacy Apartment Homes, Liberty Glove, Lime Twig, Long Beach HS, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kindercare Mira Mesa, Kindercare San Diego, Kindercare Oceanside, Lou & Mickey's Restaurant, Gaslamp San Diego, Margarita MS, Marriott Mission Valley, Marriott La Jolla, Maxwell H. & Muriel Gluck Child Care, Mira Mesa HS, Metropolitan Transit System, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Montgomery MS, Myraid Software, Nationwide Insurance, National City PD, NFL Alumni Association, NYE Elementry School - San Diego, Occidental College, Pacific Bell, Pacific Coast and Steel, Parametric Technology Corporation, Parras MS, Pasadena Renaissance Group, Patrick Henry HS, PETCO, Piper Jaffrey, Placentia Library, Point Loma HS, Polk Audio, Poway MS, Preferred Mobile Music & Prom-o-tions Incorporated, Prudential California Realty, Qual Innovations Inc, Ramona High School, Rancho Financial, Inc, Rancho Santa Fe Homes at Del Sur, Readylink Heathcare Inc, Really Good Productions, Inc., San Antoniomunity Hospital, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego Padres, San Diego Spirit, San Diego State University (SDSU), San Marcos HS, San Ysidro HS, SciTegic Inc., Scripps Chula Vista Hospital, Scripps Green Hospital - La Jolla, Sempra Energy, S.E.E.K. and Kline School, Sharp Hospital, Shari Kelly Events, Shea Realty, Squire's Belt Materials Co, Sony VAIO, Southwestern Yacht Club, Spring Valley MS, Statepensation Insurance Fund, Temecula MS, Tustin HS, The Bridges Club - Rancho Sante Fe, The Saywitzpany, TXC Events, Toussaint Teen Center, Town of Yucca Valley, University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of California Riverside (UCR), University City HS, Vertical Marketing Network, Viejas Casino, Vina Danks MS, Vineyard JH, UN Ltd, Walker JH, Water and Powermunity Credit Union Pasadena, Westminster PD, Zosa Ranch and Gardens, and many more! Caricatures by Grant has entertained at HUNDREDS of private and corporate events for over 8 years!
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Among other cities, Caricatures by Grant may serve the following areas: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, Long Beach, Pasadena, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Inglewood, Burbank, City of Industry, Santa Monica, Whittier, Torrance, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Canoga Park, Alhambra, Lakewood, Lancaster, Pomona, Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, Venice, La Puente, Hollywood, Encino, Beverly Hills, Carson, Compton, El Monte

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