Caricatures, Cartoons and Illustrations
CARICATURES AND CARTOONS feature alongside illustrations in my new website which is a virtual portal into my world as well as a whole host of other creative pursuits. This space is liberally splashed with galleries of artwork as well as videos and photos from a my artistic life. If you ever wondered about the life of a professional cartoonist and caricaturist, you’re bound to find out here! Please enjoy exploring and do send me feedback.
What can you use an Illustrator for?
In Marketing and Presentations, the illustrated page or projected display makes far more impact than simply a block of text and/or diagrams. Simon Ellinas can take the most complex of topics and extract an apposite and memorable illustration that cuts to the heart of the matter in an instant. You can tie in topical events if appropriate and include caricatures of well-known company colleagues. The cartoons can bring to life a whole host of printed matter such as magazines, books, newsletters, mailshots, brochures, websites, blogs and books. My illustrations are increasingly being used in video presentations and on Television programmes. So the possibilities are endless. Just let me know what your requirements are. I look forward to hearing from you.
Commissioning artwork . . .
Pencil caricature drawings look great on the page, whether in a website, magazine or book. They can also be commissioned as a unique gift for that person who has everything (except for a caricature!) Commissioned caricatures from photos can be of individuals or groups of people (up to sixty!) and are amongst the most popular of my offerings. And I often draw on the spot at events, weddings and birthdays which is always a popular entertainment.
ABOVE: A cartoonist’s self portrait!
Live Cartooning and Caricaturing
Entertainment at events and parties can be difficult to decide on from the staggering panoply of choices out there. But once you’ve arranged the catering and the music, perhaps you’d like to give your guests a little extra to remember you by. Enter the ‘On-The-Spot Caricaturist’.
Working on either paper or digitally through an iPad, I can leave your guests with a unique souvenir branded with your company logo or message.
Sometimes, your company might be having a conference or brainstorming session. I can be on the spot drawing cartoons illustrating the discussions so that you end up with a completely graphic expression of the main points of the event.
Caricatures from Photos
When you’re stuck with trying to find the perfect gift for someone whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or company leaving present, you might like to try the original idea of giving them a professionally-drawn cartoon portrait. Cheaper than a real portrait and a lot funnier!
As well as the cartoons and caricatures in this website, I have a portfolio you may like to peruse at The Association of Illustrators