February’s Featured Entertainer is…
1. Describe the type of entertainment you provide.
I draw caricatures of my clients. I have them sit for a few minutes in front of me and chat with them about their interests. While we talk I begin to sketch out a cute and humorous exaggerated version of them, like a cartoon character of themselves.
2. When and how did you get into this business?
I began creating caricatures seven years ago when I was a student at art college. I had been studying illustration and enjoyed doing portraits, so between college semesters I decided to try drawing caricatures at an amusement park. It was much harder then I expected and I wasn’t very good at first, but the challenge was what got me hooked, and still has me excited to draw caricatures.
3. What is the most memorable event you have ever worked at?
Because of my work doing caricatures, I was able to work and live in Seoul, South Korea for seven months this last year. I remember the first day I began working there I was really nervous being so far out of my comfort zone. However, my anxiety turned to delight when my first customer was overjoyed with her caricature.