Find: Virtual Caricature Artist for Your Next Party or Event
Somehow it is usually us moms who wind up planning the events for the kids, extended family, and even school fundraisers. Naturally, we feel each event has to outdo the last one, and it gets progressively more difficult to offer something new and different. But here’s a new one: Virtual Caricature, or “Vicaricature.”
WeDrawYou.com, based in Birmingham, can work on-site producing caricatures or virtually via the magic of your computer. As long as you have a PC with internet access, a webcam, and a printer loaded with paper, you’re set.
There is much to like about the virtual aspect (did I mention a reduced price?). Ed at WeDrawYou can provide all the fun of an on-premise artist and you won’t even have to send him directions or save him a parking spot.
Caricatures make great souvenirs and are entertaining in and of themselves. Adults love them as much as kids, and few of us can resist the spectacle of watching to see how at least a few other people’s caricatures turn out.
Most of us can get ahold of a laptop, webcam and printer (the latest versions of netbooks and laptops often have webcams built in) and this means we can be printing out vicaricatures from home, school, the lakehouse/beach, or the Cahaba Grand Ballroom – wherever we’re having the party. Think about the possibilities:
- Birthday parties, especially for tweens, sweet 16, etc.
- School festivals (an alternative to face painting)
- Proms and formals – a diversion from the anxiety of less acquainted dates, tuxedos
- Team celebrations and end-of-year parties
- Family reunions
- Corporate events
- Fundraisers- an alternative to zaps
- Church/school picnic (as in photo above – and notice this fellow is wearing the requisite Phiten necklace)
Ed’s vicaricatures could be your ticket for providing a new twist to the same old get-togethers. Of course, he’s happy to be on hand in person (anywhere in central Alabama), although a virtual engagement is more economical (and no geographic limitations). I just like the idea of using equipment I already have to provide something unexpected, fun and frame- or scrapbook-worthy for guests to take home. And a caricature certainly beats the usual cellophane party bag filled with candy and plastic trinkets.