Emily was awesome. We had guests running up to us literally shouting how amazing their silhouette was. And it's true - so many had a striking likeness and she cut doubles so we had a copy of every person at the end of the night. She is extremely professional, friendly, reliable, and talented. The guests went nuts for it. It really helped define our wedding in a special way and I HIGHLY recommend her!! Thank you!
Your guests will be charmed and AMAZED when you invite caricature/silhouette artist Emily Byrne to your party, whether it's in real life or virtual! ! It's so much fun to watch spot-on, yet light-hearted likenesses emerge from her pen or scissors, in only minutes per face. Caricatures and silhouettes are double the value for your entertainment budget; they're not only a unique, customized live art experience---they're also the party favor that your attendees will treasure forever!
Emily is now offering VIRTUAL caricatures or silhouettes via ZOOM! Your home-based guests can enjoy seeing the same artistry over their screens anywhere in the world! This is offered at a lower rate than in-person services; scroll down for more information below.
Or, when safer times return, in-person caricatures and silhouettes can still be an easily social-distanced live entertainment...and Emily will wear a mask until the pandemic is behind us---and we can celebrate!
Please click on my VIDEOS above to SEE just how much fun live caricatures and silhouettes can be! :-D
CARICATURES: Emily has caricatured everyone from newborns to one-hundred-year-olds...and is proud of her 20+ years of professional experience at all types of events, from casual to formal.
She draws approximately 12-14 faces per hour in shaded B&W, using archival ink markers, and quality heavyweight paper.
Each drawing gets its own plastic sleeve.
As an award-winning Gold member of the International Society of Caricature Artists, Emily is passionate about her craft. At events, her clients remark that they can plainly see how much she enjoys what she does for a living--putting smiles on faces, both literally and figuratively!
SILHOUETTES: Emily has mastered the amazing-to-watch, historic skill of freehand silhouette cutting--no drawing is involved at all, she just looks at each subject and cuts an accurate profile, capturing the essence of each person, in a minute or two!
The delightful result then is pasted to a customized-for-your-event 5 x 7 card and placed in a clear plastic sleeve for your guests to take home and treasure.
She can currently cut 18-20 faces per hour.
There are only a handful of silhouette artists working events in the world today!
VIRTUAL: Keeping up with the times now means servicing clients anywhere via Zoom and other virtual platforms. Emily can draw 6-7 faces per hour in color, and 8-9 in B/W, using her Wacom Intuos and Macbook Pro. All bookings include a logo or title of your event on your backgrounds, if desired. Emily can also design pre-drawn bodies and backgrounds, or make composite group caricatures, for an additional fee. You can see the drawing grow as Emily looks at her subjects in a Zoom window. Or, Emily can cut silhouettes the same way, as subjects sit in profile for her anywhere in the world! Delivery is via Dropbox after the event.
During the pandemic, if permitted by the state, Emily will offer one-hour gigs for events in Wilmington, DE or less than 10 miles away. For all other events, there is still a two-hour minimum: for small events with fewer guests as most people are now doing, Emily can make the caricatures more detailed. For wedding receptions and further-away gigs, there is a three-hour minimum. Emily also carries event liability insurance if your venue requires it.
Please check out Emily's feedback below from her fantastic The Bash/Gigmasters clients--it speaks for itself :-)