Best Caricature Artist in Honolulu
Learn How to Draw Caricatures, My Way
Want to be a party cartoon artist? I can help!
What if I told you you can do it in 3 minutes or less?
You bet you can! I will teach you.
I performed at a Credit Union
annual membership meeting held at the
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Ballroom,
here in Hawaii on the island of Oahu,
with over 500 members present.
(April 8, 2018)
You can learn this in your spare time! Who the heck said to draw caricatures need talent, and need to go to art school? Not me, nor did I go to art school, true! Best of all this “nobody” can teach you right here.
“Come again, now what did you say?”
It is true, and best of all it is
FUN AND PROFITABLE, TOO!
Pssst,.... wanna know what I make?
Look closely at the photo above, it is the same place as the photo above it. See that line it starts from behind me and ends at that TV blue screen to the left of my poster on my table.
Was I nervous?
Naah, are you kidding? It was like a stroll in the park. Blood pressure? 130/75
After you take my “Yearly Membership” course, you will do it too!
Before I go into this profession and the skills needed to perform caricatures I like to give you why I do this. For me, if you’re good at this, it can be profitable as you can see below.
I got paid $425 for 3 hours of work! See the photo above.
OK, I do have expenses; $15 gas and paper/print/protective sheeting all under $20. Total overhead expense $35.
Also, I charge, and get this, $150 an hour! 2 hours minimum. Additional hours $100 per, ( I’m thinking of moving it up to $125 an hour) plus a “reserve date” fee of $25.
Most hosts ask for 2-3 hours on average.
EXTRA BONUS MONEY,
Optional service. Camera-setup, $125.
” What is a “camera-setup, you ask?”
I bring to the party a camera, projector and or screen. Caricatures are done under a camera that is projected onto a wall or a 6 ft. x 8 ft. screen for everyone to see. People can be 100 feet on the other side of the party room and still be engaged as they watch how the drawing “come alive.” If you can’t see that, chances are you could be blind. Not sure but possible.
Add all these up with the options and in a short time, can make a pretty good take-home pay, what do you think?
I have a secret to tell you. I come to parties to have fun. No really, not kidding you. The money is just gravy! I love laughing with people when they receive my caricatures. Go to “about Frank” I have a story to tell you.
Can this side income buy groceries or pay off student loans and more?
Now tell me, do I really need to answer that??? Heck, of course it will. In just a few hours work you get a check or cash in an envelope. You can use the money to buy a Big Mac at McDonald’s or hotdogs and a Big Gulp at a 7-Eleven store and still put the rest to good use in the bank.
If you take this skill seriously and as a business, something pretty cool will happen. If you are any good at drawing caricatures, (I will teach you.) added to that the fun and passion that comes with it, money will follow.
Pssst, another secret.
It is rare to see a person enjoy doing something that goes beyond receiving a paycheck. The extra “service with a smile” attitude goes a long way. People see this in my opinion, with that I believe is why I get referrals.
Yes, it’s a funny phenomena.
No kidding, and people will follow you through word of mouth and social media such as Yelp, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin. Twitter and Google+!
Inquiries from potential clients will hit your email asking if you’re available on their special date. I am speaking from experience, as I speak.
Would you like to learn it from a guy with near 40 years of experience.
Join my yearly membership! Initial fee $450. Want to continue? $50 yearly thereafter for as long as you want.
I might change my mind but now deal stands, you got my word. Fee may go higher. But right now no! I'm not sure how much of you I can handle but I'd say 20 members and that's enough. So you heard it first if you're the 20 consider yourself "Grandfathered-in."
I won't change it on you! You got my word.
Press here for "yearly membership."
You not only learn to draw but how I approach the business side, as if you're at the party with me and I share with you the subtle dynamics that's going on.
Lots to learn here!
You entered a website that is unusually different in that I jam packed it with secrets and techniques that anybody whether you’re a novice or seasoned professional can use immediately.
When you ready to make it a fun profession and be truly committed, join my yearly members
Why do I even share my “secrets” before you become a member, you ask?
There are oodles more to learn.
You will have more questions ahead of you if you pursue this valuable skill.
What I share here are important to your success but, to me, there are little things you will know that will separate you from caricature artist out there not to mention caricature tutorial video not seen on this website. Why? Videos are more powerful than the written word.
You will also learn what to say and when.
“WAIT! What the heck did you just say, Frank? This has nothing to do with drawing caricatures?”
Oh, yes it does!
I will teach you what to say, when and why.
Just to let you know you’re an Entertainer, whether you like it or not. Your job along with this skill is to deal with humans. Y’know the people you draw! What is most important is you want them relaxed. You want to give them a fun experience so when they show it to your Boss who hired you, you will look good. Do you get it???
You are marketing your business, yeah so true, but mostly you are marketing YOU!
There are things you need to say to them and that is included in my membership. I know, you’re saying, “I will learn what to say to them when that time comes.” I hear that, fair enough. But what I will share with you are the “reasons and whys” behind what to say.
You will find that party guests will separate you from the other caricature artist and will love and remember you.
Why is that a big deal?
Have you heard of “branding? Powerful stuff! People will come away remembering you as a talented person and most importantly a unique and awesome person. You want to be unique in the eyes of the public.
Want to know what I dearly want people to see me as?
I want them to remember me for who I am and THEN my caricature skills. Funny ain’t it? You would think my caricatures would be my front and center.
Nope, sorry and please go to the back of the class.
That, to me is what to sell first. OK, enough of that “stuff.” We can talk about that later. OMG, I’m talking too much, my apologies.
What if I told you all you need to learn here is to draw the head and you're good to go? Wha? So true!
Simple ain’t it! No joke it is. I’m not kidding. Get this “down” and you’re ready for the bright lights. I will be the one to tell you, you’re ready and not before of course.
There are more to it, but yeah, correct!
The body for now is not needed. I have solved that for you, for now. All your focus is on the head and face. Well that is pretty much what my training is all about, drawing the head. Have you ever heard of anybody who teach caricature drawing to specialize in the head only and the fastest way to do it, too?
Remember the old movie, “Karate Kid” back in the 90s? Pat Morita played the building maintenance manager at an apartment complex. Ralph Machio played a teenager who want to learn Karate from Mr. Morita.
Teacher Morita taught him what appeared to be a mundane exercise by having Ralph wash his car. “Wipe on, wipe off” was the mantra teacher Morita advised Ralph to remember and follow.
Well, you are going to learn it somewhat a similar way and believe me it will work for you!
I could be wrong but as of now I don’t see any party caricature artist out in the internet universe that will share their secrets, until now.
This skill, I will share with you is downright marketable. Get to near “my level” or close with my blessings and you can sell your skills to the public. Next, time and more experience will polish your skills you learned from me and brand you a caricature party artist in your area.
Join my membership as a “yearly membership” I can further enhance your skills to where you will blaze your own professional caricature party business.
One more thing,
what I charge to learn this skill is “hands-down” cheaper than if you go to a 4 year college in hopes you can pay off the loan. Not to mention you might not end up with the job in your field of knowledge.
With your college degree you will be able to push coffee at Starbucks, if you’re lucky. I’m only being sarcastic, folks. But no really am I so way off?
For the cost of my yearly membership and a few months more, maybe, you can get back what you pay for here. You get a trade/skill like an electrician that when understood you can make money. Remember what I make? Say 3 gigs and you paid your loan from Dad. I know he’ll be very happy.
OK, I said my peace, enough about money.
What is coming up on this website? Of course my “About Frank,” followed by a series of practices.
The other pages while I teach you how I draw 3 subjects; man, woman and a baby, these subjects require practice and I will explain the importance of templates and I will expand on that subject with clarity so you can see the benefits.
So without further ado, please go over the pages ahead. I promise you will learn something. Your journey begins now!
Thank you so much for coming!
Do you understand the above poster?
It is true most of my caricatures take me under 3 minutes and 16 of them 85 seconds.
What’s the big deal?
I will teach you to develop speed in this caricature tutorial website. Why?
Because that person who will hire you want to get the most out of your service for the time they pay you for. The more you do of their guests is what they want to get out of you.
AND on top of that, their guests don’t have to wait in a long line. They will have time to eat their cake and ice cream, too!
Who needs this skilled artist, you ask? Funny you ask, now that’s a great question. You are so “on it!”
Here below are the many uses.
Family Birthday Parties, Project Grads, Weddings, Wedding Anniversaries, Clubs, Retirements, Baby Showers, Graduations, Business Annual Get-together and the lists are forever!
In fact, I continue to be pleasantly surprised what people come up with.
I will hope you will be good at this, because they will be waiting for you, too!
Now goodbye and go to the next page. I am waiting for you to share my secrets. I promise you will learn something.
Below are videos and tons of samples of my caricatures as well as my graphic designed posters, I created.
Hope you like it! Mahalo for dropping by!
My Past Work
Below are drawings of public
high school mascots here on the island of Oahu.
I love to combine my caricatures with typography.
I know many of you are sooo concerned with
paring type styles to 1 or 2 sizes.
I choose to design my site this way.
Arrogance on my part, you say?
No just my preference, sorry!
Hand Paint & Design Sign Banners
Photo of me painting a banner- 1980s.
Never heard of hand painted signs and banners, before? Well it did exist. Open for business signs, in store banners, outdoor banners, point of purchase signs, etc. are few examples of the need.
Yeah you could hand paint it yourself but y’know how that goes, people will judge you. Back in the day, image and first impressions were important, that’s where a professional hand painter would thrive in. OK, it still holds true even to this day, but not as much as during my time.
I loved hand painting simply because there were room for creativity.
The problem for this skill came when a “Rat Fink” named Steve Jobs introduced to the world the McIntosh Personal Computer, in the early 70s. I thought he was the “enemy of mankind” or at least for sign painters like me. I saw the writing on the wall years later when the sign industry came up with machines that could cut adhesive vinyl letters to make signs, right from the computer. Ohh Lord, that was not nice. All my years of training went into the toilet.
The flyer you see below are banners I hand lettered and enjoyed a lot. Give me a blank sign canvas, paints, brushes, ideas and I would go to town creating a colorfully designed banner. Those were the days. Sigh, sniff…sniff, all because of my dear friend Steve
I need to get back to what I do best,
Caricature tutorials! That's why
you're here right!??
Here are more samples.
Hear what some "happy-happy"
clients who hired me are saying.
When we had everything set up, he then went and set up his own station. When the party started, guests were immediately drawn to his table. His caricatures were awesome and guests could not stop talking about them. He is very personable and interacted well with everyone. I was very pleased and will definitely be using his services at parties I have in the future. Many guests asked me for his contact information. Thanks Uncle Frank! You are Awesome!"