Announcement We are always open for commission. Feel free to contact us and we can get started on your next project!
We are always open for commission. Feel free to contact us and we can get started on your next project!
Custom Illustrated Children's Book - You Write It, We Illustrate and Design It! Bring Your Book Idea to Life!
Live Caricature with Web Conferencing Software - Live Theme Park Style - Artwork Mailed Following Session
Tim on Dec 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
It was great working with TimidLion! Super easy- I just sent a picture of the person I wanted and they did such a good job. Would do it again.
beud4500 on Dec 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
I ordered a black and white caricature for two subjects from here and it turned out great. The price point was good. It arrived on time, and I appreciated how protected the artwork was in shipment with cardboard backing, clear bag and padded envelope.
Kelly on Dec 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
TimidLion/Chris was great to work with. Reponds quickly and is so helpful. And the artwork....is GREAT! I was happy with our digital copy and then I got the original in the mail - it's even better in person!
craigersnichols1 on Nov 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
10/10, everything I had hoped for. I made some kind of odd requests and the seller took great care of us. Very quick as well!
Destanie on Nov 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love my caricatures! The artwork is cute and still easy to identify every person. My family will love this Christmas present.
Samantha on Oct 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
I buy my kids a caracature for their bedroom wall every year. I love the outcome of these pictures. They’re hysterical. The price beat anyone else I spoke to and they shipped super fast. THANK YOU.
About Timid Lion!
Timid Lion originally began in 2009 as a way for our pride leader, Christopher Grant, to share his artwork online. In those days, we weren’t called Timid Lion. Our first incarnation was simply, Christopher Grant Studios. For the first two years of our existence, Timid Lion (or Christopher Grant Studios) focused on sharing a daily web comic as well as other pieces of art. We were a genuine art blog.
After two years, Chris was hired as a caricature artist and worked at the St. Louis Zoo. He credits this job with reinvigorating his love of art by saying:
“I would recommend spending at least one summer as a caricature artist to anyone who is thinking of art as a career. Not only will it drastically improve your drawing ability, but it also allows you to spend time interacting with other talented artists. The amount of money you make will pale in comparison to the skills you will learn.”
After two years working as a caricature artist, Chris enrolled at the Art Institute of St. Louis where he graduated summa cum laude. He was the first student at the school to remain on the President’s List (4.0 GPA) during his entire tenure. After earning a degree in Graphic/Web Design, he transformed Christopher Grant Studios into Timid Lion.
Timid Lion is now a large pride as we offer our creative services to to a wide range of clients. We work with Envision by Design, Delirium Creative Group, The Creative Group, SmartKidz Media, Hartmann Arts and Concessions, About Faces Entertainment, First Community Credit Union, Hotsy, C&C Quality Printing and many more. We are always looking to add to the pride. Whether you are in need of design, illustration, or caricature; Always remember… Call on the Lion!
Owner, Illustrator And Design
Timid Lion originally began in 2009. We specialize in the art of caricature but we also produce children's books. Our pride leader has a degree in graphic design from The Art Institute of St. Louis. For all your art needs, Call on the Lion!
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Frequently asked questions
Our artwork is created on 11x17 card stock.
Can you add themes?
Yes! We just ask that you contact us first before purchasing as adding a theme to your artwork is an additional charge. Ordinarily we draw our caricatures with the subject's head and shoulders. Anything different from this will constitute a theme. Contact us for details!
Can you redraw the caricature?
Short answer, yes. We offer one redraw free of charge as we want you to be happy with your artwork. We just ask that you cover the cost of shipping, which is $6. After the second attempt, we must ask that you purchase another caricature. As a side note, we have never had to ask someone to purchase a second caricature. The few times we get asked to redraw, we have created art that is satisfactory to the client.
However, we have this as a general rule to cover the time and materials used by the artist.
Do you accept tips?
We do! This is how we make our living so any tips you wish to give are greatly appreciated. We accept tips through the Square cash or Venmo cash apps. Contact us after you receive your caricature for more details on how to leave a tip. It is never expected but certainly appreciated.
What is the turnaround time?
From the time we receive your photos to your art being placed in the mail is generally two weeks. We can rush your order if necessary. A small fee ($20) is added to the cost. In that case, we can get your order out within 24 hours of receiving the photos and well as sending a high resolution pdf to your email.
How can I send photos?
It is easy! Once you have made your purchase, we will get in touch with you on how to send your photos over. We generally ask for 1-2 photos of each person in the drawing. Photos that are clear will work the best.
Can you draw pets?
Absolutely! We count pets as people. So when you are selecting how many people will be in your drawing, just include your pet in that number!