Cartoons and Caricatures by Luke Warm
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Caricaturing on the spot at wedding receptions is definitely the in thing throughout Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset! In 2011 Luke Warm was delighted to win the Best Entertainment Award for the third year running at the Westcountry Wedding Awards! Thank you to all the couples from 2008, 2009 and 2010 who kindly voted and made this happen! He usually starts drawing on the spot just as the guests arrive after the wedding ceremony and the first glass of champagne is being poured. From then until the start of the Wedding Breakfast family and close friends tend to be fully occupied with greetings and photos and he can help break the ice for other guests who may be less involved. The other popular time is between the Wedding Breakfast and the evening entertainment when he can keep the excitement levels up and the party bubbling. Working on the spot it takes him 5-6 minutes to draw each person and in a typical booking of 2.5 hours he would expect to draw 25-30 people and in 3 hours 30-35. When he's drawing one person there are almost always 4 or 5 others watching and being entertained. He can work standing or sitting and can bring lights and banners to set up an informal caricature studio if required. He often use a combination of these approaches initially working standing up and then later on moving to a seated caricature area he's set up earlier with lights and banners to draw couples and small groups. The only time that caricaturing really doesn't work at a wedding is during the speeches - he's too distracting! - though he's often been asked to entertain the children during this time.
Based in Devon, Luke Warm entertains mainly in the south west drawing caricatures at functions in Dorset in Beaminster, Bishops Caundle, Boscombe, Bridport, Broadstone, Buckhorn Weston, Burton Bradstock, Charlton Marshall, Charmouth, Child Okeford, Church Knowle, Corfe Mullen, Countywide, Donhead St Andrew, Dorchester, East Knighton, East Morden, Evershot, Ferndown, Fontmell Magna, Godmanstone, Halstock, Hinton St Mary, Hurn, Iwerne Minster, Langton Herring, Loders, Lulworth Cove, Lytchett Minster, Marshwood, Martinstown, Milborne Port, Moreton, Nettlecombe, Organford, Osmington Mills, Piddlehinton, Poole, Poundbury, Preston, Puncknowle, Sandbanks, Shapwick, Sherbourne, Shroton, Southbourne, St. Leonards-On-Sea, Stoborough, Stourton Caundle, Studland, Sturminster Newton, Sydling St Nicholas, Tarrant Monkton, Tolpuddle, Upton, Verwood, Wareham, Waytown, West Knighton and West Parley!
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