Caricatures, Illustrations and Prints

St Louis, Missouri On Etsy since 2016

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Caricatures, Illustrations and Prints

St Louis, Missouri | 521 Sales

Announcement    Thanks for over 400 sales through the Timid Lion shop! We are always open for commission. Feel free to contact us and we can get started on your next project!


Last updated on Aug 3, 2020

Thanks for over 400 sales through the Timid Lion shop! We are always open for commission. Feel free to contact us and we can get started on your next project!


Timid Lion

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Timid Lion


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About TimidLion

Sales 521
On Etsy since 2016

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!

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  • Timid 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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Last updated on Apr 5, 2019
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Sizing details

Our artwork is created on 11x17 card stock.

Can you add themes?

Yes! When purchasing your caricature, add the number of people in the drawing to the cart. Then add the "Theme" option to the cart. This will cover your theme!

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?

We can usually have these drawn in less than a week. Shipping times vary but are usually 3-5 days. So in total, from the time we receive your photos to you receiving your art in the mail is around 1-2 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.