Darci was excellent! Everyone at the party was so happy with their caricatures. She did a great job of accenting people's features without making them look ridiculously accented. We actually had her stay a little longer because so many people wanted group caricatures. I would highly recommend her and would ask her to come to back again.
Darci has a kind, gracious personality and great people skills. Talking to the guests while she's creating, She brings fun to the event! Some guests ideas for the activity/situation theme for the caricatures are: beach, shopping, sports, superheros & more. Many guests tell her "I plan on framing it!" With kids, she does not overexaggerate their feature so as not to embarrass them.
Darci creates her caricatures quickly & the likeness is dead-on. Here are some of her speeds per person: Her most popular is her "Quick Caricatures". This style has a situation/activity & takes 3-4.5 mins. Her even quicker "Ultra Quick Caricatures" takes an amazing 2-3 min! Darci also does Color Caricatures.
Past clients include: Microsoft,YouTube, Face Book (the Culver City Office), Target, Costco, Verizon, Visa, Pepsi, ADT Security Systems, Jet Blue, Johnson & Johnson,Toyota, HP, Mercedes, Disney movie premiere for "Cinderella", The Magic Castle, Uber, Aflac Awards Banquet, Univision, Google, & Ralph Lauren and more. Darci has done 45 corporate events in the last 9 months!
Darci has a business license, entertainers Insurance, and a background check. Awards include: "Top Caricaturist" 2012, '14, '15,'17 & 2018 .
Great for: 1st & adult bdays, Baby or Wedding Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, Sweet 16, Proms, Grad Nights, Retirement, Paris, Holiday Parties, Anniversaries, Trade Shows, Corporate Meetings, Ice Breakers, Harbor cruises, Theme parties: Costume, Hollywood, Under the Sea, Tropical, Toy Story, Frozen, & more!
Darci's silhouette art is also great entertainment! She hand cuts Her silhouettes on the spot without any pre-drawing. All are put in a cellophane sleeve/bag. When She cuts the silhouettes for weddings package, Darci cuts out 2 at a time. The 1st goes to the guest & the 2nd silhouette is put in and album that she provides. Darci brings colored gel pens and the guests are encouraged to write a personal message next to their silhouette in this special keepsake album. For this package, the guest's silhouette is put in a beveled edge mat board black frame.
A couple of phrases Darci hears a lot when she is cutting out silhouettes are " amazing!" and "I have never had this done before". Darci cuts quickly & her attention to detail is enjoyed by all.
Practicing fast realistic & cartoon drawings for years as a young person, Darci later studied art at Long Beach State and honed Her skills. A year after graduating w a BA, Darci started her own hand drawn watercolor portrait business at Ports O' Call Village San Pedro. Here she did realistic watercolors, caricatures, & B & W silhouettes, & her business thrived 9 1/2 yrs. Later Darci started an event entertainment business. With this company, clients book her for their events at a per hr rate for her service.
Do not hesitate to book Her before someone else books her for the day of your event. Your guests will be thrilled with their "take home" keepsake!
Some her 155 great reviews: (the only way a review can be put on Gig Master, is it there in a booking through GM).
Darci arrived early and was very professional. With her thorough explanation of what she provides and what sets her apart from everyone else is why we went with her. Everyone was so happy with their caricatures and happy with her as a person in general. Great conversation and positive attitude towards all guests and was willing to accommodate each person's requests. We would definitely have her at another one of our events! -Joshua N, Alhambra, CA (gig ID# 3296983) 6/3/18
She was on time, pleasant, and a great artist, we enjoyed her being at the party. I through enjoyed quality of the paper she drew on. She was efficient with her time and balanced her accuracy of the drawings -Phillisha N, Norwalk, CA (Gig ID# 3159068) 2/10/18
I am so happy that Darci was available for my son's event!! She was amazing and all that attended thought so too. Great artist and very personable!! I would definitely recommend her services!!! The drawings were great, Thanks Darci :) -Brandi R, Ontario Gig ID# 2065289 5/9/'15