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George Edwards Artist
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Dana D.Oct 28, 2017Verified
George was a smash hit at our wedding reception on September 4th. We wanted to add a bit of wow factor to the party and George did just that. Everyone was amazed and loved his work. Thanks George for giving our guests something memorable to rave about for years to come.Sep 20, 2016VerifiedGeorge E.'s reply
Thank You! This is typical of the reviews I have had over many years of doing caricatures. The two above are not normal. Read more below and you will see 100% satisfaction. You can't be perfect and I am dissatisfied that one bad review is now in the number one spot after a PERFECT record since 2011.
George Edwards did an excellent job at our organization dinner party . He drew awesome pictures and had our guests laughing and smiling! George came early and stayed later to accommodate all our participants! Thank you so much for making our event so special!Mar 22, 2017Verified
We hired George for our wedding and hired him for 3 hours for $200, tipped him $50, and provided an additional $30 for gas. We found out only six drawings were complete during the time span of 3 hours. We wouldn't have hired him if we had known only six guests had their drawings done.Dec 13, 2016VerifiedGeorge E.'s reply
There were actually at least 7 drawings, each of two people, one included two pets from photos, which could be counted as two more. 14 people, and at 180 minutes for a 3 hour job, 12.8 minutes per person says my calculator. I only advise that a single caricature takes AROUND 10 minutes, and to do couples is more difficult and takes a little longer because you have to match the head size, style, and composition. I do them only to satisfy the wishes of the customers. When I know ahead of time drawing a maximum number of people is the primary concern, I refuse to do couples because they take too long. I feel I lived up to my part of the bargain. Some customers got up and did group photos, or went to see an event in the other room right in the middle of my drawing. This has never happened before, but I didn't complain even though it added 10 or more to the finished time. Type your response to this review.
I was pleased with his work. I would liked to see some color used.Oct 1, 2016VerifiedGeorge E.'s reply
I don't show color samples. If asked to do color I would do it if that is a requirement. I remind the client that it takes longer. Usually they are concerned with getting the most number of drawings done, and with a 100 people on average you can't do everybody. I don't think I have done any parties where all the drawings were in color for a few years now. It just never comes up as a priority. Usually artists who can't draw a face well use color to cover up that fact, that it is not very good as a black and white outline. The last party I was going to do one in color at the end as a special request but they changed their mind as it turned out a couple more people wanted to be drawn and the hall was getting ready to close.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have 3 basic packages: 2 hours for $120 if in Baltimore or Baltimore County, $148 for 2 hours if I travel beyond that, $180 for 3 hours for most areas, and a $200 special for 4 hours for most areas under 2 hours driving time.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I follow developments on the web, observing what the latest work by others looks like. My main source of learning caricatures in particular still comes from working with other professionals and picking up things that I feel can improve my style.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I come from a family of artists. My father used to draw on the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland. He taught art at Southern High School in Baltimore, and introduced me to Irv Finifter who was also an art teacher their, who had a shop on the boardwalk in OC for portraits and caricatures and I worked there for 6 summers learning the trade..