Some say Ted Couling was born to draw CARICATURES. “Just look at his BIG HEAD AND LITTLE BODY!” exclaimed the doctor who welcomed him into the world. Ted began drawing hieroglyphics in the womb, progressed to putting clothes on stick men and was drawing cartoons and caricatures by age 12.
At age 14, Ted and his caricatures of NHL Stars were featured coast to coast on Hockey Night In Canada. He turned pro at this point (drawing, not hockey and as a result, still has all his teeth). With a college diploma in Advertising Art, majoring in Graphic Design and Illustration, Ted worked in advertising until forming his own successful freelance cartooning and caricature business in 1987.
The difference in Ted’s work is that he does not “take your worst features and exaggerate them”. Rather, he emphasizes the good points. His client list reads like a corporate who’s who, featuring the likes of Mercedes Benz, General Motors, General Foods, IKEA, McDonald’s and various Professional Sports Teams. Ted has drawn thousands of smiling faces from all over the globe for some of the world’s biggest companies. He offers caricatures in two formats: Full Colour Digital and Classic Felt Pen Marker.