Here are some caricatures done at this years art fair in Art in the Park at Elmhurst! I loved that this year people actually wanted a caricature done with their dogs! Those were fun to do. Doggos are definitely part of the family.
I am the only one who responds to emails and I am sorry if I am really slow at getting back to you. I work full time animating at a studio Monday through Friday, and sometimes overtime hours, so it is hard to focus on emails when there is a lot going on with life. I tend to make time for emails on weekends so it’s possible I would respond once a week. If the event is short notice, I will try my best to respond fast. You can also messsge me through my Facebook page to alert me for a faster response. Rule of thumb is to book a month ahead of time and be patient. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Now I leave you with a picture of my adorable puppy!
Two more artists are joining Party Doodle! Abel and Yvonne have been Ruben and I friends for years! We have worked together before, selling caricatures and face paint at Lincoln Park Zoo. Yvonne is a professional face painter and is an assistant manager at Lincoln Park Zoo. Her rates range from $130 to $150 per hour. Abel was once the manager at the zoo and taught me most of what I know about caricatures. Now he travels the midwest drawing at fairs and is available for private events. His rates are $125 per hour.
I know I said earlier that we are discountinuing face paint but now that there are two new members like Mary and Yvonne to help out Ruben when he is not available, we can now offer it again! Yay! And you will surely enjoy all of Abel’s caricatures! Just be curtious to allow wheel chair accessible entry or very few stairs.
Below are samples of Abel and Yvonne’s work.
This year we decided to participate in Oak Fest in Oak Forest. To my surprise, people still remembered me even though I wasn’t there last year. Some couples had newborns and came to get another drawing with their new addition to their family. It was a pleasure seeing all of you this year! I am glad I am making a postive and memorable impact on people. We had fun selling this year and survived the heat wave and strong storms. I also invited my caricature artist friend Abel to come draw with us. We will surely be there again next year.
Meet Mary. She has been my good friend for many years and likes art just like me. Mary has assisted me with face painting at festivals and has gotten good experience from them. She is now requesting to face paint with me at private events while I draw caricatures. Since she is very new at this, she will only face paint at private events where I will also be drawing caricatures. So if you want to book Mary, you have to book both of us ;) Hopefully over time she will gain confidence to travel to gigs on her own. Here is a picture of Mary working at the most recent birthday party, she did a great job and all the kids enjoyed her.
Gonna be making some changes to our services. We will have to discontinue face painting for private events and only do them for festivals. Usually my fiance Ruben is the one to do face painting while I draw caricatures at the same time at birthday parties. Lately his day time work schedule has been so unpredictable that it has been difficult to schedule him for any face paint parties. Sometimes I would even try asking one of my friends to fill in on face painting but everyone is so busy with their usual jobs and having kids. Ruben has done face painting with me at art festivals and carnivals and those seems to be the only time it's really worth it, because it's hard to do those on my own. I would always need another artist with me to help set up or cover me when ever I have to leave the booth, and it's more fun to be at a festival with someone else because those days could go really long up to 10 hours of drawing a day. I will let you all know when I have a festival coming up.
So now I am just going to focus on myself and caricatures. I could do both face painting and caricatures but I figured it would be best for me to focus on one craft and get really good at that one thing. I have been practicing caricatures in all kinds of forms and drawing in my sketchbook, phone, and tablet all the time. I will be drawing people I see in public, pet caricatures, celebrities, web comics, and maybe even painting? Who knows the possibilities are endless and one of my passions has always been caricatures and I really want to excel on that.
If you really want to hire a face painting through me, it still doesn't hurt to ask. I could ask one of my friends or Ruben if they can face paint with me. Ruben really does enjoy face painting when ever he is actually available. I know some really great professional face painters and their rates are on the higher end, I also know some beginners level face painters. The only way I could let you know for sure if someone is available is about a week ahead of time- because most job schedules are created every two weeks. I know that is an inconvenient time for most party planners but I am sorry, it's just the way things are. I can only speak for myself now and I will try to be available most weekends. Sometimes life gets busy and people need to have more than one job, take care of their kids, or just make time for themselves. Times are rough, everyone is busy and there is so little time for everything. :/
On a positive note, I adopted a new Boston terrier puppy! I held him when he was a week old. He was the chunkiest from the litter and the only brown one, so I called him a coco puff. He's growing so fast and still likes to sleep on his back! He has also been an inspiration for my drawings and keeps me warm for daily cuddles.
I have a new page where that you can like and follow my posts. It’s called Comicliz because it’s not only limited to posts about drawing at special events but everything I tend to doodle and create such as comics, crocheting, painting, and sketchbook. Basically similar stuff you would see on this blog but now also on Facebook!
I absolutely adore this drawing. In my first or second year of drawing caricatures at family parties, there was one at a little girl's sleep over party. The birthday girl decided to draw me in return and my heart melted when she handed me her drawing. She got all the details about me like my pony tail, bangs, and long sleeve shirt. I am glad I was able to inspire a little girl to make a caricature of me after I made one of her. I will forever treasure this drawing. Thank you Emilia.
Party Doodle Adventures
Party Doodle Artists Liz and Ruben travel around the city of Chicago to bring fun art entertainment to family events.