Caricatures and Silhouettes by Emily Byrne

Wilmington, DE

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My caricatures have AMAZING LIKENESSES--there will be no doubt about the subject of each one. Likeness and humor are the reasons why my caricatures end up as treasures on people's walls for many years to come, and make YOU look good as party-giver. My silhouettes are cut without drawing anything--I just look at the person and cut out an amusing profile of them to be pasted to a card customized for you event! I'm also VERY fast at drawing or silhouetting...which makes it very entertaining for those watching, and means I get dozens of people done per event. My studio caricatures have the same attention to likeness, but are high-quality illustrations which make the most fantastic gifts for milestone weddings, retirement, anniversaries, corporate gifts, you name it.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like knowing that the five minutes spent getting a caricature ( or two miutes getting a silhouette cut) at an event will put smiles on faces, those of the sitter and their families and friends, right then and there, and also for many years after I draw it! The same goes for my studio gift caricatures. The person who receives one knows that it is uniquely made just for them.
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Wilmington, DE 19802

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9 Reviews
  • Gary W. Jan 17, 2015
    Verified Review
    What a terrific experience. Unique activity was enjoyed by entire team of 20+ people. Emily is warm, engaging, quick and produces amazig caricatures. Highly recommend.
  • Erik L. Jul 17, 2014
    I was planning a high school graduation party for my daughter and felt I needed some sort of entertainment that would appeal to everyone and make for a memorable occasion. One of my first ideas was to bring in a mobile photobooth to have people get pictures together. After researching this and thinking about it I stumbled onto the better idea of a caricature artist. My only experience was at amusement parks where I watched the artists work but never took the time or money to have one drawn. I found Emily Anthony on the net and corrosponded through E-mail. She was Awesome at the party! People who did not know each other began to talk and laugh among themselves. Watching her work and seeing the reactions from the people she drew when done was so much fun! It turned out to be a much better choice than a photobooth at less than half the price!
  • Marie L. May 21, 2014
    I hired Emily for my son's 1st birthday party at the community center in my neighborhood. We had about 80 guests which included over 20 children. The party was 3 hours long and we had the honor of having Emily for 2 hours! She was able to cover all of the children and a few of our older kids. She was excellent! She arrived on time and began working once she was set up. I was very pleased with Emily and her work. She is truly passionate about what she does and it definitely shows in her work. Her drawings were spot on and they made great party favors that our guests will have as keepsakes for years to come! Her work is utterly amazing. If anyone is looking for a caricaturist, I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Emily. She is prompt, professional, kind, and extremely talented. She is truly the best of the best. Thank you again Emily for a job well done. Marie
  • Desiree C. May 19, 2014
    Emily is truly a gifted artist...and a must-have for your next party/get together! Our daughter's 11th birthday party was an even bigger hit because of the fun created from Emily's amazing caricatures. Right before our eyes, the girls' interests, personalities, and energy came to life on each & every page! Having Emily here was truly a form of entertainment...even for all of the parents who were watching her masterpieces take shape. What a great activity & memorable party favor! We can't wait to have Emily come back for another party!
  • Chris B. Jan 28, 2014
    We hired Emily for our daughter's Sweet 16 party on 1/25/14 and are so very happy we did. The weather forecast for that day was a little iffy with the threat of snow, so Emily made sure she hit the road in plenty of time to get to the party. That alone told us that she was very dedicated to her commitment. Emily drew for 3 hours and all of the kids absolutely loved their pictures. (many of them used their caricatures as their Facebook profile pictures) Emily is a very pleasant lady and an extremely talented artist. Class act all the way!
  • Kathy G. Jul 4, 2013
    Emily did drawings at my daughter's 13th birthday party. Everyone loved it. The guest ranged from baby to adult.Emily had drawn every guest. Everyone walked away with a great favor from the party.
  • Carmen T. May 28, 2013
    We had 40 people at our home for a family reunion, Emily's gifted drawings truly made the party an unbelievable success. She drew everyone there and some more than once in a short amount of time for reasonable $$. We will definitely ask her to attend our future parties and draw for our friends,she's amazing!
  • Leslie B. Mar 18, 2011
    Well Emily was surely the hit of our Christmas party this past December . She came on time completely prepared and ready to draw and boy did she draw my crowd kept her very busy . All my guests loved having her there and they loved there keepsake caricatures .
  • Karen C. Mar 16, 2011
    I can not say enough about Emily Anthony's talent! I was looking for a unique gift for someone who is hard to buy for. I thought a caricature might be a good idea. I came across Caricature's by Emily. She was very friendly and very easy to work with. When I got the finished picture, I was thrilled! It was great! The likeness was amazing! The gift was a hit. Not only with the person I bought it for, but with everyone he shows it to, and he shows everyone!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend the annual convention of the International Society of Caricature Artists, where hundreds of caricaturists from all over the globe converge for a week of seminars, competitions, and friendship. In 2012, I won 2nd place Best Studio Caricature.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Birthday parties, wedding receptions, post-proms, corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs, trade shows, company picnics, class reunions, fairs, fundraisers, college events, holiday parties, you name it, I've done it. Part of the fun for me is doing so many different kinds of celebrations. Some clients hire me every year for their special days.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you are looking for a live caricaturist online, the most important qualities to look for in are: Can they get a good likeness? Are the drawings funny? (Look for samples with subjects done at parties) Can they draw quickly? Are they personable in general? Are they professional, on time, with everything needed to draw? (Check their client feedback.)
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
When hiring a caricaturist , please don't seat us next to speakers! We like to be able to converse with our subjects. Please don't ask us to use numbers or a sign-up sheet, that just complicates things. The best way is first-come, first-served. Please be aware that the artist has to stop at the appointed time. Although we wish we could draw everyone at very large events, usually it isn't possible. At smaller events , make sure you book the artist long enough to draw everyone if that is your goal.