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Dave Wright Caricature & Illustration  - North East, UK based caricaturist specialising in full-colour hand-drawn caricatures from photos.

A full colour caricature makes an ideal gift for a friend, colleague or relative. I have drawn caricatures for weddings, birthdays, retirements, farewells, anniversaries and more.


My caricature gift commissions are the ideal gift to mark a memorable occassion in the life of a loved one. Any amount of people, any pose, any outfit, any scenario and any setting. I’ll produce a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.


I have drawn hundreds of caricatures in the last 15 years or so. All commissions are fully hand drawn from photographs and digitally coloured. The versatility of working digitally means that alterations are quick and easy, extra prints can easily be produced, and also that the artwork can be used on a variety of items.


an example of Dave Wright's work - caricature commissions of individualsa, couples and groups - gframed and unframed.

What I do...

Below is a gallery of a cross section of my caricature commissions drawn for a variety of events.

Scroll through for some inspiration, or just get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of the page to see what I could do for you...

What people think...

The caricature was a retirement present and it is absolutely amazing, I would highly recommend Dave

Stacey Sweeney


a caricature of a keen hill walker.


I was delighted with our commission. Nothing was too much trouble for Dave, and the final result was outstanding

Glen Spleng - Leeds

a caricature of a newly married couple outdoors.


If you're looking for a unique gift for someone special, look no further. Dave produced a fabulous caricature and took on-board all my requests for personal touches.

James Murdoch

If you're looking for a unique gift for someone special, look no further. Dave produced a fabulous caricature and took on-board all my requests for personal touches.

James Murdoch

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How much it costs...

caricature commission pricing from Dave Wright caricature & Illustration.

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For specific prices and for further information, just get in touch below...

How to get in touch...

If you'd like to commission me, or you are interested in further information on the commission process you can get in touch with me at:


tel 07903833307



74 Woodlands Way, Darlington,

County Durham, DL2 2HP

or you can use the form to the right and I'll get back to you asap.

I am based in Darlington, County Durham in the north east of England but I've done work for people all over the country and beyond.

I look forward to hearing from you...

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Frequently asked questions...

How are the caricatures drawn?


All my caricatures are hand-drawn and digitally coloured by hand in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq graphics tablet – effectively talking the place of paintbrush and canvas. What results is a highly detailed and versatile finished product. You won’t lose any quality on prints, and the caricature can be used for a variety of purposes, whether digitally or in print.


How are the caricatures printed and posted?


I print up to A3 size on high quality 280gsm glossy or non-glossy paper, I only use professional grade Canon ink to ensure that there will be no fading over time, these are then posted out in a postage tube or a card backed envelope. Caricatures can also be sent by email as a high resolution PDF or JPEG.


How much will it cost?


A pricing guide can be found above. For anything not listed eg. larger groups - just get in touch. My prices are worked out on the amount of time involved. A typical 2 person caricature can take between 6 and 8 hours to complete, depending on what is involved. I spend a great deal of time on sketching and colouring – to ensure that you are 100% happy with your finished caricature.


How do I make payment?


For standard commissions I take payment upfront. This can be by Cheque or bank transfer – or Paypal if necessary. For larger commissions (£100 or above) I take 50% payment initially, and the rest on completion.


What do I need to supply?


Good quality clear, close up photographs – and the more the better. This way I get a real idea of how the subject looks.  If the photograph is not an accurate representation of the subject – then it’s likely that the finished caricature won’t be either. It’s very easy to take photos of Facebook but these aren’t ideal to work from as they are only ‘screen quality’. The original images are much better to work from. You can email or post photos to me, I will return any posted photographs.

I also like to get an idea of the subject’s personality, eg. hobbies, interests, habits, sense of humour etc – anything that will enhance the caricature. I also need details on height, build and eye-colour – as this is not always clear from photos.


How long will a caricature take to complete?


This depends on the amount of work involved and my workload at the time. I usually like to get caricatures completed within a couple of weeks of receiving the commission, however, I am very flexible – and in the past I have turned work round within 24 hours.


Can I request changes if I am not happy with the caricature?


Yes – I try to be as flexible as possible, I won't send the final printed version until you are entirely happy with it.

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