Quick-Draw-Karen

Wheatland, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I'm nice. I emphasize your good points rather than your "bad" points. I got this from working at DISNEYLAND where they said "DON'T INSULT OUR GUESTS!" Besides, I think I can see people with God's eyes. Everyone is beautiful in their own way.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The ridiculous fact that people want me to draw them funny and pay me for it!

Location

Wheatland, CA 95692

Years in business

52

Times hired on Thumbtack

18

Reviews

17 Reviews
  • Rich & Gigi M. Jun 13, 2016
    There should be a 6th Star available to give Karen for an above and beyond-Outstanding Rating for the art she created for us. Karen came highly recommended to us for our start-up businesses company Logo. Literally with no advanced notice Karen was able to take our photo and idea and create a wonderful image that she delivered in just a day and a half. Wow!! Our image will be proudly used as our logo and to market our business with. Karen is a truly gifted artist who is a genuinely caring and professional artist! I am so very pleased with the outcome and to recommend Karen. She probably should have and easily could have charged more but didn't. Karen was extremely fair with her pricing structure especially since my piece will be used professionally. I will never have to look for another artist again and if you are reading this review, you will feel the same once you see her art work. Absolutely amazing!! I actually do think we have the next Betty Boop of the new millennia. Karen you did Great! Thank you, Rich & Gigi Martin of GIGI’S Exotic Bracelets and Accessories, LLC
  • Chris C. Jun 13, 2016
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    We hired Karen for a 50th birthday party. I would say she did a good job. We hired a similar artist in the past for a children's birthday party and it seemed he was much quicker and did full color drawings. I will say that this was a very hot evening and the conditions were less than optimal. The most important thing is that our guests were happy with their drawings and that is what matters in the end.
  • Debbie V. Dec 30, 2015
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    great communication preceeding the event, showed up promptly and does excellent work.
  • Kerry F. Dec 21, 2015
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    Karen was great! She came completely prepared and was really easy to work with. Everyone enjoyed getting their portrait drawn and raved about the results!
  • Donna E. Nov 2, 2015
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    Karen is wonderful! She drew for my Halloween party this year, and everyone loved getting a caricature of themselves in costume! Very talented lady, she really captures the spirit of people in her drawings! Very professional, friendly, and overall great artist. I would certainly re-hire her, and recommend to friends.
    Karen F. Dec 20, 2015

    Thank you Donna! The party was definitely..."unique"!!

  • Lina L. May 12, 2015
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    Karen and her team were fantastic! Their drawings were wonderful and our picnic attendees had a great time.
  • Steven G. May 3, 2015
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  • Kristen N. Feb 6, 2015
    My boyfriend asked Karen to draw a picture of me singing with Fleetwood Mac (my favorite band) as a Christmas present - the most thoughtful and beautiful gift I've ever received! Means the world to me. Framed right next to my bed :)
  • Debbie D. Dec 7, 2014
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    Karen was wonderful at our company Christmas party. She was such a hit, we had to add extra time because everyone wanted to be sketched. Thanks, Karen, for making our event so special. Debbie
  • Jane W. Oct 7, 2014
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    Karen was "nonstop" fabulous at our company party for the entire 2 hours. She got rave reviews from all her customers who will cherish their drawing for a long time!
  • Teresa D. Dec 18, 2013
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    We hired Karen to come draw at my son's first birthday... Not only did the kids love her but the adults did as well. There was a long waiting listing of people that wanted their picture drawn. She did a very good job to impress us all. She took her time and wasn't in a hurry! She drove all the way from Yuba City to Sacramento just to draw for us! I would highly recommend her to everyone. She is the best and we would definitely hire her again to all of our events. You won't be disappointed! Love you Karen!!!!!
  • Lisa E. Dec 12, 2013
    Caricaturing
    Verified Review
    I hired Karen to do some caricatures as a surprise at my company's Year End party. Not only did she complete all 15 full face, in color, portraits - she did it in a very short time frame and from only pictures! She really nailed the flavor of our staff. Thank you Karen for helping me make this year's party a joyful one.
  • Susan E. Aug 25, 2013
    Karen did a wonderful job capturing the spirit as well as the likeness of our annual honoree. We will be using the image for posters and invitations. Most important, Karen was a good listener, flexible and very professional. We worked primarily on the internet, Karen using about 20 photo images as her inspiration. She was willing to send preliminary sketches and make adjustments that were needed. Working with her was easy and enjoyable despite the fact that we have never met.
  • Hildee G. Jan 1, 2013
    I have had the pleasure of hiring Karen for two different parties. Each time she was the star of the party ! Everyone loves her drawings. If you want your party to a a success, hire Karen
    Karen F. Jan 3, 2013

    Thanks Hildee! Of course your group was pretty special!

  • Yesel A. Nov 30, 2012
    I had the pleasure of working with Karen during a university homecoming event in October of this year. She provided caricatures for folks visiting our booth during a 4-hour timeframe and was phenomenal! Karen is professional, reliable and talented! The quality of her work is exceptional and her interaction with attendees was welcoming and engaging. I would recommend her services for any corporate or social event and hope to work with her again soon!
  • Larry Cathy K. Oct 18, 2012
    Karen did the caricatures for our wedding invitation. She actually did two versions, to get us just right. It was a pleasure working with her.
  • Jane A. Oct 17, 2012

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
The best thing I do is go to a caricature convention and evaluate myself compared to other artists. This year I noticed the greats REALLY never stop drawing. It was obvious to me I don't draw enough compared to some.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I have a large variety of "quality" that people can choose from. That makes is complicated sometimes.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
God put me here. He put the desire in my heart and when I focused on what I really wanted to do with my life, I found this was it. I've always drawn people, and I love humor, but I was way too shy to ever go for this career, but I almost accidentally got that job at Disneyland the summer of '65, and the rest is history. I still marvel. That summer pushed me out of the shy box.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with the worldly rich and famous and the wonderfully ordinary local grammar school, drawing the faces that people love..Theirs! I've drawn Tim Burton and Wes Craven and little Joe Blow, all with the same enthusiasm. "Humor is a leveler" we're all the same in God's eyes (and my eyes!).
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Illustrations for a woman's books. She's paid me well so I've been able to put everything I have into the characters she's been writing about. All fiction.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Google Sacramento CARICATURE artists then check out our web pages. We all work together and recommend each other.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It takes lots of practice. Often times I'll hear about people who wish they could do it but…blah blah. They think it's just a gift. It may be a gift but it still takes lots of practice!!