Be cartooned at your next event
I believe there is magic that only a picture can give. When I draw, connecting and engaging with people gives me the most pleasure.
Every event, every commissioned piece, every heartfelt reaction – from laughter to huge smiles and often tears – makes me so grateful that I can do what I love;
I am so humbled by the ongoing support and encouragement.
For live events and functions, Darren delivers excellent entertainment whatever your venue – think vineyards, sports stadiums, leisure destinations, or even at sea on a chartered yacht – his studio is wherever you are.
Based in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges, Darren Blomfield, cartoonist & illustrator, is proud to bring his cartooning magic to New Zealand and further afield.
Hire Blomfield Art for:
- Weddings & Birthdays
- Corporate Events
- Christmas Parties
- Hen’s Nights / Stag Do’s
- Cartooned Comic Strips
- Commissioned Illustrations
- Commissioned Cartoons
- Custom Apparel
- Urban wearable art – including t-shirt art
- Iconic characters for your brand or buildings
Cartoon vs. Illustration
Blomfield receives many different commission briefs and some require a specific style. It is important to understand the difference between an illustration and a cartoon.
A cartoon uses bolder and simpler lines, exaggerating in a humorous way features and proportions.
An illustration is a more realistic rendering but with course line work and is particularly relevant to commercial jobs (eg. logos, icons, corporate characters)
When doing live caricatures, Darren engages with each person to make them feel comfortable sharing more about themselves. Darren asks each person to talk about their interests, their loves and the places that are the most special to them. When sharing these details, something beautiful and candid happens – people’s eyes light up, and their face breaks into a genuine smile. Darren highlights and exaggerates these unique facial characteristics – the laughter lines, the dominant features and the personalities behind them – forever captured in ink.
Montage cartoons & commissioned pieces
By collecting anecdotes and photos of a person, group or family, Darren can create one-of-a-kind montage cartoons of your teammates or loved ones. Share with Darren the interests, the special moments, and the significant belongings and places that make up the people you want cartooned, and Darren will do the rest.
We can cater our services depending on what you’re looking for, and we invite you to get in touch for more info and for a free quote.
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Location - Auckland, New Zealand - Nationwide