Pete McDonnell Caricatures
Pete McDonnell Caricatures

Pete McDonnell Caricatures

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$150/hour
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: I provide a style of drawing that is not necessarily an exaggeration but rather a cartoon portrait that can capture their likeness and uses humorous approach to the subject without being too wacky--my work is all about capturing the best in a person--kids and pets are also not a problem!
Overview

Hired 55 times

Serves Petaluma, CA

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1 employee

17 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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Jul - Dec

Featured Projects

68 photos

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and punctuality.

Excellent 4.9

34 reviews

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Quinn O.
May 25, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Everyone was so happy with their caricature and loved the idea if having a keepsake from my sons birthday! Pete was a huge hit

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Birthday party • Spot color

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Selina L.
Oct 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Communication was clear. He fulfilled any requests, was punctual and had a great product. Everyone was happy with their drawings :)

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Corporate / office event • Spot color

Pete McDonnell Caricatures's reply
Thank you- it was a fun group Xmas a cool event to draw at!
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Shannon H.
Oct 7, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pete was one of the first vendors I booked for my wedding. I wanted to opt out of having a photo booth and give my guests something really special and creative. When I found Pete through Thumbtack and looked over his work, I was thrilled! He did an incredible job drawing our guests and had a line of people the whole night waiting to get a picture from him. He was great to talk to and everyone was so excited to get a caricature done. I'm so grateful to have this art from our wedding day. Such a wonderful way to end the night. Thank you so much for creating such special keepsakes for us and our guests!! I highly recommend hiring Pete for any event, you won't regret it!

Details: 101 - 150 guests • Wedding • Black and white

Pete McDonnell Caricatures's reply
Thank s so much, Shannon. I'm glad I was able to add something to your event. I really appreciate your kind review. -Pete
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Tommy P.
Aug 17, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

It was a pleasure working with Pete. He was easy to communicate with and always got back to us promptly. Although I didn't get to see or talk to him too much during the wedding, we got rave reviews from the guests on his work and professionalism. We only ordered two hours of his time, but he was more than willing to stay the extra time to get in a few more sketches (including ours). This to me was the characteristic that I believe sets Pete apart from any other Caricature artist that you're considering hiring. Wonderful to work with and goes the extra distance! Would highly recommend for any party! Hopefully another party of ours =)
Pete McDonnell Caricatures's reply
Thanks for the very nice review, Tommy. I enjoyed working at your event!
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Quinn B.
Oct 1, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Pete was awesome! He came through on late notice, was early to our event and provided really awesome caricatures of our team! It was a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend him to anyone!
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I typically ask $150 and hour, for a minimum of two hours, but not always. Sometimes I break it down into lower increments of $25 an hour depending on the day of the week, if it's a really busy season or not, etc. Digital caricatures are also available, but the cost per hour is higher. Digital drawings are done on a tablet with painting software, then printed out for each guest on 4" x 6" photo paper.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually have an e-mail exchange with a new customer in which we determine the date, times, fee, venue and any other details of the event. I write up a contract stating all the details and submit it to the client for their signature; sometimes a deposit is required to secure the date, but not always. That's a pretty basic sequence, not very complicated.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been drawing and illustrating as a free-lance cartoonist since 1985. I was copying caricatures out of MAD magazine since i was a kid! Also, I trained at the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland and the Art Academy in San Francisco. I studied drawing, graphic design, calligraphy, painting and photography.

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