Welcome to the Caricaturist to the suburban stars! Mark has been drawing since he could hold a nib. A commercial artist by trade, Mark began work in layout and design (pre-computers!) before moving into magazine design and computer graphic design. Over the years, he has specialised in black-and-white art and produced illustrations for reproduction in newspapers and catalogues for a major retailer. He then drew pictorial headings and diagrams and illos for magazine work for over 10 years. He has dabbled in serious portraiture, but has always maintained his design work, namely black-and-white art, painting kids murals and caricature, which he considers a form of social commentary.
Tippettures specialises in studio work, namely gift cards and unique individual gifts, as well as live work at functions and parties. He is also a qualified trainer and assessor and offers one-on-one or group training in caricature and cartooning, as well as perspective and painting techniques. His recent clients include: Australia Post, Engadine District Youth Service, Trendy Kids Childcare, Marton Public School.
Mark is a finalist in this year’s Bald Archy.
• Send your colleague off on their retirement or maternity (or paternity) leave with a unique hand-drawn caricature gift card. Go on, have your final say! Caricatures for that special person as a gift are very popular and can be given for any occasion.
A full colour, A3 caricature can be created into a scene incorporating 2 or 3 interests associated with that person.
• Celebrate your next event with a roving caricature artist. Strike a pose. The beauty of having a caricaturist entertain guests livens up the crowd and offers a lasting memory.
• Bonbonniere with a funny twist! Celebrate your wedding with take-home caricatures for your guests. For weddings, birthday parties or events celebrating a particular person, Mark can draw a quick-fire B/W caricature of each guest to keep.
• What about that end of season for your cricket club or footy team? Immortalise yourself in art to hang on the clubhouse wall. Each caricature captures a likeness in ink in 3-4 minutes to get through the crowd as quickly as possible. Mark is able to draw from an email picture with a description of the ‘drawee’ to add their interests, traits, etc.