Live Caricature for Events

Live Caricature for Your Event

Corporate Function | Wedding | Birthday Party | Kids Party | Private Party | Prom | Anniversary | Celebration | Halloween | Mother's day | Valentine's Day | Christmas party | New Year's Eve | Other Events

Book Live Caricature | Silu Cartoon - Live Caricature, Caricaturist London

Why I draw

Through my art, I reveal human beauty in a playful way. My funny cartoon faces incorporate the emotion and energy of the moment and are very popular at the events where I'm invited. The joy and spectacle in art and in live caricature come from simplicity, from having spectacular results using simple tools. Also, from taking risks, markers can't be edited or undone like the digital caricature. Your guests will receive for free original artworks signed by the author, not prints. By booking me, you support my artistic journey and I'm very grateful for that.

A couple being drawn by Silu Cartoon @ The Romanian Christmas Ball 2019, London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
The Romanian Christmas Ball 2019 @ London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

Event Details

How quick and for how long

The live caricature is a natural process and the maximum speed is acquired after the first few drawings. Depending on the complexity, most often, my drawings take 2 to 6 minutes. Including the gap between changing the models, this means around 10 drawings per hour. Usually, I'm very busy so the gaps are minimal, as well, every time I finish a drawing, I ask my model to invite somebody else for a portrait. Still, as this is an artistic process, the figures are indicative, so, I can't guarantee an exact number of drawings. Also, if for any reason I can't see my model's face, let's say you talk with somebody from behind you, this can increase the drawing time considerably.

4min20s Caricature @ Tower Bridge London - July 2022

For a successful live caricature event, it is necessary to have:

1. Indoor - Decent lighting in the drawing area, a place close to a window or a source of light is best. Outdoor - A shaded area is a must! Sunlight can be very powerful and its reflection on paper can make the drawing process very challenging or impossible. Also, there is no way to perform to the highest standards in the hot sun for hours. It is good to remember there can be a few other factors that can interfere with the drawing process like cold, wind and humidity, which can affect my speed.
2. Two chairs of normal size (anything close to a dining chair), three if I have to draw couples.
3. A small table for my tools and to present some drawings for your guests to know what to expect. If there is no table, a chair can be helpful to keep my tools on it. It can decrease my speed if I need to keep things on the floor.

Two chairs and a table for live caricatureThree chairs and a table for live caricature plus tripod camera
Settings for live caricature. 1. Wedding Reception @ Oaks Farm, Croydon - May 2022 2. Wedding Reception @ Singer Tavern, London - July 2022

I arrive earlier

I arrive always 30 minutes / 1 hour earlier to discuss every detail and to be sure we can set up the event the best way.

Why I need to arrive earlier:
* If necessary, I can help with choosing the best place for the live caricature
* I expose some drawings, usually over the table, for your guests to know what to expect
* Changing clothes, washing hands after travelling etc.
* It is also desirable to have a short break before starting the event in the best conditions

Why I draw from sitting at live events

My goal is to make your guests happy by delivering the best live art experience. This means great portraits for as many people as possible. The best and most effective way of doing live caricature, the quality of drawings and speed, is from sitting - my conclusion after a few hundreds of live successful events - so I don't draw standing at live events. As my drawings are pretty popular and I'm quite busy, walking around is not necessary, moreover, it is a waste of precious time. Still, I'm happy to move with my drawing board to different areas of the venue where I can find places to sit, if necessary. Also, I do not bother people during their meals. Keep in mind some people may not be comfortable being drawn and the result is not a good energy for anyone.


Photo of a caricature and photo of a bride smiling with her caricature
Weeding @ The Walled Garden, Upminster - Jun 2022

If you think you'll be too busy during your event to attend the live session (bride and groom) and you book live caricature for your guests only, you can choose to have your caricature done prior to your event from photos. The drawing will be delivered on my arrival, before the live event.

Live Caricature @ The Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich Weeding
Silu Cartoon @ The Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich - Feb 2020

Kids Parties / Drawing the Innocence

A litte girl caricature
Kids are amazing models for cartoons. They understand and take my work very seriously. I have developed a poignant way of drawing children and have received wonderful feedback. I know I'm doing something special when they don't leave without telling me: "I want to draw like you!".
Children must be supervised at all times during the drawing process. My work requires a high level of concentration and I can't always be aware of what's going on around me.

Live Caricature @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich.
Thank you to the family who sent me this material!

Your logo & branding

I'm happy to add stickers with your logo or other symbols, provided by you, at the bottom of every front page. Personally, I can print for free the A4 size paper I use for single portraits black&white. Unfortunately, I can't print the A3 size paper I use for multiple portraits.

Man caricature portrait with logo, sticker

Public liability insurance


Very successful service for events in London. Book now! Limited space available for 2022, no more than a booking a day is accepted. Go to reviews >