to this home-made website - I'm Mr Sketchum, a
caricaturist available for
hire at parties, weddings & corporate events in
across the UK. I'm
the man at the party with a clipboard - but not the one
supervising the taxi queue.
My 'normal' name
is Alfie, but please - call me
Sketchum (!). Over the past nineteen
years I've been booked
on-the-spot lightning sketches
over two thousand
events of all kinds
all across the UK - helping turn gatherings into parties, and
parties into memorable occasions.
With so much experience
"live" (on-the-spot/walkabout/close-up/not quite dead yet)
working exclusively at events,
delightfully wicked - yet also kind portraits
"with the volume turned up", and an incredibly
pleasant, modest personality,
I'm just about starting to get the hang
best cara...cari..caraciktcha I've ever
had! Out of all the caracikitchas I've ever
Wentworth Golf Club
~ For a prompt
please use the enquiry form below ~
"Not bad! You should
think about doing it for a living!!"
mathematical showman, television
legend & all-round brilliant guy),
full-time in 1999, but
took my first booking
Bachelor & Spinster Ball
whilst still studying at
way back in 1991, so in fact you could say I've
been a caricaturist for 27 years. After that I
took a degree in illustration, then studied 2D
animation...then began doing this.
can never predict what jobs will be like -
some can be quite surreal! Voilà Monsieur Sketchum
in his French "ensemble", at
a magical wedding in
for un tout petit peu more
couple of months earlier, I
was asked to dress
myself up as a "Belgian hipster
artist", in order to be filmed for a TV ad where I
was to sketch Paul Gascoigne (Gazza)
up on an open-top double-decker bus while being interviewed about
World Cup football results (!?!), all the while
pretending to be Belgian!
land in some pretty unusual situations, but
anyplace where guests are up for a little fun and
I'm given the
foster a good atmosphere
is good enough for me.
I can "mix'n'mingle"
during drinks, sketch table-to-table over dinners,
or be "static" - all I need is a guest with a smile (I can work with fake).
section hasn't that much to
do with my live work but hey
mentor of Gordon Ramsay, at whom he once
famously threw a
plate of rancid ox tripe.
the baked bean into an art form".
take part as subjects, as sardonic commentators, and
as awe-stricken witnesses to the likenesses coming
together in nothing flat, and
then are presented with unique gifts which they all just played
a huge part in
creating - simply by being there and having a
click to enlarge any
As well as giving their verdicts on my
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 peculiar,
which makes for spontaneous,
cheeky-but-affectionate repartee that in a funny old way
really bring friends and colleagues together.
sweet! I put my face in your hands!"
jewellery sale, his place
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.
Geoff & Lucy,
"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
By picking up on the fleeting
but unique characteristics of my subjects, I create
that look more you than you!*
(*apols. to David
Low for pinching his slogan!)
naturally couples & groups often ask to be immortalised together. As long as
I can be sure to not get too tied up with one
set of guests I'm happy to oblige - this can be
amazing fun for some close-knit "gangs" of
I can preprint your
graphics and/or a message of your choice onto
each sheet of paper I use (for
a one-off fee of £50) ~ to mark the
occasion, distinguish a brand, convey the ethos
of a campaign, or simply to add a stylish
personal touch. Let me know if this option
might interest you & I'll explain further.
I draw on
heavyweight A4 laser paper, and present every
free caricature inside a top-quality
top'n'side-opening plastic folder.
her a body like Baywatch ~ and a face like Crimewatch!!"
(heartily bellowed at me from the other end
of the room by a fellow at a Warburtons Bakery event)
With some people,
any caricature artist draws, the real thing is always
funnier! In fact
it's gentlemen who
supply me with raw comedy material, simply by
being 'naturally amusing'.
In all sreiousness though,
please, not to punish, and by nature I favour ladies,
that are fun, but also often quite kind.
is it he does again??"
Here are the three types of event that I sketch at the
fave event to attend. My sketches go down
incredibly well amongst family members. I usually mix'n'mingle during
wind my way around the wedding breakfast
and when things have loosened up
I'm in high demand since I make guests crack
up so much.
For more on
a few seconds, would you mind not flaring your
nostrils at me?"
allow me to
work the room by animating
and bouncing between groups. Smaller
gatherings are a treat as they tend to be
easygoing as I'm
amongst family, friends and colleagues who'll
get on famously anyway - so with
they really flip their
Now taking bookings
Christmas party caricatures!
As well as
laughter (the best icebreaker of all), I supply
personalised original artwork which can be preprinted with
your branding, and
function as a "marketing tool"
by helping you to create events which
simultaneously create an engaging and
interactive activity with entertainment,
of your organisation.
corporate caricatures here
"Find a job you love and you'll never have to
Check your date
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prompt response please use the enquiry form
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Fluent French & German spoken here
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Croydon, Clapham, Camden, Battersea, Brixton, Finchley, Greenwich,
Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Islington,
South West London, Orpington,
Streatham, Twickenham, Wembley, Windsor, Greenford,
West End, W1, WC, EC, Soho, City,
Hertfordshire, Herts, Buckinghamshire, Bucks,
East Sussex, West Sussex...Outer
Mongolia..er..and..ah...eureka!...the entire known ~ or unknown ~ multiverse!
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