Big Al Caricature

Brentwood, CA

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What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Having the subject get up and smile! Drawing a variety of people keeps my work interesting. The public is fascinated by artists at work and I'm proud to call my self a caricaturist. Entertainment you can hang on your wall.


Brentwood, CA 94513

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6 Reviews
  • Aneyde T. May 4, 2017
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    Highly recommended his professional A+ service. Can't wait to have him in our next family event. Experienced and artistic......thank you again Big Al for everything.
  • Charlena S. Oct 11, 2016
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    Fantastic Job
    Al was very professional, engaging with the guest and did a fantastic job! I would hire him again. Thanks Big Al
  • Kristina U. Jun 23, 2016
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    He was professional and worked so well with all our students. We would HIGHLY recommend him. All the parents loved the kids portraits!
  • Lisa J. Jun 8, 2016
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    We loved having Big Al come to our event! We wish we could fly him to every corporate event that we have! Choose him for your event-- you definitely won't regret it.
  • Shanta D. Jun 7, 2015
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    We loved Big Al, his caricatures were even better than expected and the kids loved watching him work! We would definitely recommend Big Al for any celebration! -Grad Night Committee of Santa Clara High 2015-
  • Corey S. Apr 26, 2015
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    Big Al was great. He did a great job on the drawings, and he was fast, which is great if you have a big event. More people getting their drawing done = more happy people.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I belong to ISCA the International Society of Caricature Artists (formerly the NCN the National Caricaturist Network). Every other year or so I attend the annual convention where over 100 caricature artists share information and art over a 4 or 5 day span. Artists come from all around the globe. I've been a member since 1994.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
While attending art school (California College of Arts and Crafts - BFA Drawing '85) I would go to comedy clubs and draw comedians while on stage for fun. My last semester at art school there was a posting on the job board to draw caricatures at a grad night and I was hooked.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking for a caricaturist try to view at least a few samples of the subject with their drawing. It will give you a sense of his or her personal style.