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Welcome to my home-made website! I'm "Mr Sketchum", a caricaturist for hire based in London; my ordinary name is Alfie Deliss, but please do call me Mr Sketchum!

Over the past nineteen years I've been booked to perform at over two thousand corporate events, weddings and private parties, entertaining guests by quickly doing fun'n'free on-the-spot lightning caricatures.

It's impossible to predict quite what events will be like - some can be jolly surreal! Voilà me, Monsieur Sketchum (below) in his (my) French "ensemble", attending a wedding at the château of Dick Strawbridge MBE & Angel Adoree in France - which turned out to be a really magical booking (click here for a brief lowdown).

..A couple of months earlier, I was asked to dress up as a "Belgian hipster artist" and be filmed for a TV ad sketching Paul Gascoigne (the one-and-only GAZZA) on the top of an open-top double-decker bus, whilst being interviewed about World Cup football fixture results, all the while pretending to be Belgian! (click here for a brief rundown).

 

I work at some pretty remarkable places, but anyplace where people are up for a little fun, meaning I get the opportunity to foster a good atmosphere, is good enough for me. Mix'n'mingling, working table-to-table over dinners and sometimes from one spot, all I need is my paper and pens - and a guest with a smile (I can work with fake).

Guests amuse themselves by joining in as the subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as enthralled witnesses to the super-likenesses taking shape in nothing flat, and before they know it are presented with eye-popping party gifts - which they all just effortlessly played a major part in creating - simply by having a bit of a giggle!

 

 

 

 

Weddings & Anniversaries  

Corporate Drinks & Dinners  

Birthday Bashes  

Networking Parties  

Conferences & Seminars  

Leaving Celebrations (!)  

Expos/Trade Shows  

Clan(destine) Gatherings  

Send(ing)-offs  

Press/VIP Junkets  

Sack/Egg'n'Spoon Races  

Student Brawls  

Family Fun Days  

Community Events  

House Parties  

B'n'B Mitzvahs  

Lunches & Launches  

You tell me!  

 

Have spacesuit!

..and Thermos!

Will travel!

Last-minute? No problem!

Skip agency fees!

"Roving" and "static"!

Funny AND flattering!

FREE caricatures!

(small faces half price)

Your graphics pre-printed!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

To ridiculous from sublime!

Incontrovertible masterpieces!

Friendly reliable service!

Every face 0.1+99.9% unique!

Established 1999!

19 years of experience!

More you than you are!!


 

"That's the best cara...cari..caraciktcha I've ever had! Out of all the caracikitchas I've ever ever had!"
A beaming Jamie Redknapp, Wentworth Golf Club

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"Not bad! Maybe you should think about doing it for a living!!"

Johnny Ball, genial mathematical showman & television Legend, Grosvenor House

07719 262736

As well as giving their verdicts on my cartoon portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), guests adore rejoicing when they've come out well as well as ribbing one-another over who looks hilarious, making for spontaneous cheeky repartee that in a funny old way can really bring people together.

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"Everyone loved your "works of art". We were really impressed with the jaw-dropping likenesses, long after you'd gone they were making the rounds to howls of laughter. Hilarious!"

Geoff & Lucy, Brighton

"Thanks for last night Alfie, Kim was touched to be given such a great memento of her ten years with the team at Hilton. Everyone had fun & thought it was a brilliant idea."

Alexandra Dumoulin, Hilton Group

(about a leaving gift done for her colleagues at their local bar)

 Most of my caricatures are of "singletons", but naturally sometimes couples & groups want to be immortalised together. As long as I can be sure of not getting too "tied up" with one set of guests, I'm happy to oblige.

If you like I can preprint graphics and/or a message of your choice onto each sheet of paper I use ~ to mark the occasion, distinguish a brand, convey the ethos of a campaign, or simply to add a stylish personal touch.

I draw on heavy A4 laser paper, and present every caricature inside a fancy clear splash-proof top'n'side-opening document folder (none of that punched plastic pocket rubbish :)

"Give her a body like Baywatch ~ and a face like Crimewatch!!"

Anonymous (heartily bellowed at me from the other end of the room by a fellow at a Warburtons Bakery event)

I aim to please, not to punish! In actual fact with some people whatever I draw - the real thing is always funnier! In all sreiousness though, the truth is by nature I favour ladies, capturing likenesses that are fun but often also quite kind. It's the gentlemen who happily supply me with comedy raw material, just by being naturally amusing.

"What is it he does again?"

Mr Sketchum's mum

By rapidly establishing the relative proportions, then injecting only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my caricature style skips a fine line between realism & farce.

Picking up on and highlighting those fleeting but uniquely characteristic faces my subjects pull, I create likenesses that hit the mark so well they look more like you than you do!!

~ My "live" caricatures suit any occasion (although I've not worked at a séance - yet...) ~ Here are the three types of event that I sketch at the most: ~

       

Weddings are fab, and my fave event to attend. I get a buzz going, and provide personal keepsakes by mix'n'mingling during drinks, winding my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and when things become more of a party I'm in high demand since I make guests crack up so much.

"Even superb wedding photographs can’t capture the sides to you that Mr Sketchum's sketches do!" ~ Me

For a little more on wedding caricatures, click here

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hi Alfie ~ Me and Al can't thank you enough! You are brilliant and your sketches are Hilare! Every single guest loved your work and thanks too for squeezing my two little pest sisters in at the end! Thanks again so much ~ Tanya and Alan :-)" 

 

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Big parties mean I can methodically "work the room", "pinball style" (!) by animating and bouncing off group after group. Smaller gatherings are a treat, as they're good-natured affairs where I'm amongst family, friends and colleagues who'll get on famously anyway - so with me there they have a riot!

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As well as adding ice-breaking laughter to your event, I supply original talking points, personalised artwork (with your branding if that's useful), and function as a 'human marketing tool' (!) by assisting you in creating events which simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of, and reflect well on your organisation.

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"Could you stop flaring your nostrils at me just for a few seconds?"
Mr Sketchum

"How sweet! I put my face in your hands!"

Andrew Logan, jewellery sale, his place

I took my first booking to sketch at a madcap charidee "Bachelor and Spinster Ball" whilst still studying at Chelsea College of Art. Thanks to the outré mêlée of carousing Débs and their potted Delights sketching amid the chaos wasn't boring and soon, *ahem*, my magnetic personality rose to the fore.

Now, with nineteen years' full-time experience as a "live" (on-the-spot/walkabout/close-up not quite dead yet) entertainer and caricature artist for hire, delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly pleasant, modest personality, I've achieved total mastery at the fine Art of...almost managing to get out of the way of waiters!

"Find a job you love and you'll never have to work again."

Confucius (551-479 BC)

 

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