Here in the North East UK we have many Charity Ball events to raise
money for good causes. Many of these include Fashion Shows, and there
always seem to be plenty in the run up to Christmas.
As well as drawing caricatures of the guests at these Charity Ball
events, when they arrive and are milling around in the bar and lounge
area, or are seated around their tables, I draw what I call 'Catwalk
Caricatures' of the models as they parade down the catwalk in their
Sometimes they are professional models. At other events they are local
people, or celebrities such as footballers from a regional team.
These Charity Events and Corporate Events are always fabulous occasions
and I love to be present as the official caricaturist to draw the guests
When creating the caricatures of the models I tend to draw the whole
person, whereas for guests it is usually just the head and shoulders.
Whether head and shoulders caricatures or full length caricatures, I
have to be very quick! Each caricature of a still person takes around 3 -
5 minutes, and I have to be even speedier with the models as they are
striding down the catwalk!
With caricatures it is the person's face that is particularly important -
to get a 'likeness' yet stylised or 'cartoonised'. This differs from
fashion drawings where the focus is on the garment. With my Catwalk
Caricatures I try to do a bit of both! Sometimes it is difficult to see
the model's face too well as they zoom past often at quite a distance
away. On other occasions they stand and 'pose' for a while which makes
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Cactus Mural for Durham University Botanic Garden
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Encircling the Earth
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Hand cut silhouettes at events
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Party caricatures that make you look good!
Ingrid Sylvestre Art
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The Dreaming Fields of Grey Towers Farm
Watercolour & Oil Pastel
Ethereal light at Grey Towers, Nunthorpe
Edge of Glory - the Cleveland Hills
Watercolour and Ink
The Wonderful Hedges
Silver Senecio & Baggesen's Gold
Raph G. Neckmann's Ramblings - the blog of a giraffe!
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Nextra-terrestrial - Stand Tall for Giraffes at Colchester Zoo
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Fracking - New Storylines for Living with Environmental Change - Durham University
Giraffe Greeting Cards
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Ingrid Sylvestre, Durham, North East UK; Fine Artist, Portrait Painter, Caricaturist, Live Event Painter, Designer, Writer, Songwriter, Storyteller & Speaker. Internationally known for her work. She has exhibited widely in public & private museums & galleries, and undertakes a variety of commissions. Her 'on-the-spot' caricatures are popular at weddings, parties & corporate events. Her illustrated stories featuring the Neckmann giraffe family are beloved around the world.