Welcome to my DYI website! i mǽĶ make it orl on my one. I'm the London caricaturist "for hire" known as Mr Sketchummy ordinary name is Alfie Deliss - but please - feel free to call me Mr Sketchum!


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I'm the man at the party with a clipboard but not supervising the taxi queue, literally drawing a crowd by sketching lightning-fast cartoon portraits - absolutely free - at parties, weddings & corporate gatherings.

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One of the things I love about my job is how you can never quite predict what a gig will be like - some of them really can be quite surreal! I'm fortunate in having the opportunity to foster good atmospheres by gingerly introducing interactive creativity into a wide variety of what are often fascinating situations.

Party guests participate "in the spotlight" as subjects, as gleefully sardonic critics, and as awe-inspired spectators, astonished eyes popping out on their stalks as they recognise the uncanny super-likenesses taking shape in nothing flat, and then with just a few deft convivial repartee-assisted penstrokes, are suddenly presented with their wonderfully unique mementos of the party, which they of course played a huge part in creating!







Corporate Dinners  

Birthday Bashes  

Networking Drinks  

Cocktail Parties  


Awards Ceremonies  

Expos & Trade Shows  

Clan Gatherings  


Leaving Celebrations (!)  

Sack Races  

Student Brawls  

Family Fun Days  

Community Events  

House Parties  

Lunches & Launches  

You tell me!  



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Supreme masterpieces!

Have Thermos!

And spacesuit!

Will travel!

Caricatures FREE!!

Small faces half price!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

Your graphics pre-printed!

From sublime to ridiculous!

"Roving" and/or "static"!

Group sketches!

Every face 0.1+99.9% unique!

Established 1999!

Flexible & reliable service!

More you than you are!!


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

All I need is pens, paper and a smile (I can work with fake) to mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop over dinners (not literally), and sometimes find a good spot where guests can come over and sit for me.

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

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


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From my London HQ's nerve centre, I've zigzagged back & forth to & from special events all across Old Blighty professionally since 1999 ~ I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

As Network Rail grumble over their Tannoys® ~ "It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!"

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Guests love swapping verdicts on my cartoon portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), congratulating each other (sometimes enviously) when they've come out appealingly, or doing the opposite by joyously ribbing one-another over who looks a twinge peculiar - which in a funny old way really brings 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

 Most of my caricatures are of "singletons", but naturally sometimes couples & groups wish 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 super-heavy A4 laser paper, and present each caricature inside a free clear splash-proof top'n'side-opening plastic document folder, which can be securely rolled up and rubberbanded.

"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'm there to please not to punish! - and anyway, with some people, no matter what I draw the real thing is always funnier! In all sreiousness though, the truth is by nature I favour the ladies, where I tend to capture genuine likenesses that are fun, but often quite kind. It's the gentlemen innocently supply me with comedy raw material simply by being naturally amusing!

"What is it he does again?"

Mr Sketchum's mum

Making use of pinpoint accuracy to establish the relative proportions, then only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my caricatures skip the fine and not-so-fine line between realism & farce.

I simply can't do those anodyne, carbon-copy (but still slightly weird), inane grin caricatures - I don't really know why, but whatever it is, I'm not complaining!

Picking up on and highlighting those unique fleeting facial expressions that are characteristic of a person's "visual personality", I create likenesses so utterly convincing they look more like you than you!!

~ 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: ~


Providing your wedding reception with personalised favours/keepsakes and sprinklings of smiles, I adapt to your requirements, mingling during drinks after the ceremony, navigating my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and when things become more of a party, I'm usually grabbed at from all sides by the by-then giggly guests.

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

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"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 :-)" 



Big parties mean I can "work the room" and methodically get a general buzz going. 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, but with a brilliant felt-tip-squeezer doing eye-pleasers like me there, they have an absolute riot!

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Business people love to let off steam efficiently and productively. As well as adding a very human touch to organised events with - the best ice-breaker of all - laughter, I supply refreshing talking points, and personalised freebies (branded if that's useful); I function as a marketing tool by helping my clients create events which simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of their services, and reflect well on their organisations.

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"Could you please 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 my eighteen years' full-time experience as a "live" (on-the-spot/not dead yet) caricature artist for hire, delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly pleasant, modest personality, I've risen to achieving total mastery at the fine Art of...dodging waiters!

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

Confuicous (551-479 BC)




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