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orl on my one. I'm the
for hire known as
Mr Sketchum; my ordinary
name is Alfie Deliss - but please - feel free to call me
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I'm the man at
the party with a clipboard (and no I'm not
supervising the taxi queue) - drawing smiles from
guests (literally) by distributing lightning-fast
caricatures - absolutely free
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fortunate to get the opportunity to
foster a good atmosphere by gingerly
injecting playful creativity into a wide variety of fascinating situations ~ one of the
things I love about my job is that you can never
really predict what a gig will be like - some of
them can be quite surreal!
get involved by basking "in the spotlight" as
the subjects, as sardonic
commentators, and as spectators, their eyes on stalks
as the likenesses take shape, and a few convivial
repartee-assisted penstrokes later are rewarded with unique souvenirs of the occasion -
which they of course helped create!
best cara...caractcha I've ever
had! Out of all the caractchas I've ever
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 occasionally 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
Fridays, weekends &
peak dates get booked up fast!
From my London HQ's
nerve centre, I've
zigzagged back and forth to bookings all across
professionally since 1999. I'm no
stranger to county-to-county trekking.
Rail blast out over the Tannoy® ~
"It's a tough
to do it!"
~ For a prompt
please use the enquiry form below ~
Guests love to swap their verdicts on my cartoon
portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), and
congratulate each other (sometimes jealously) when
they've come out appealingly, or do the opposite:
joyously rib one-another over who looks a bit
peculiar - which in a funny old way really brings
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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
Most of my
caricatures are of "singletons", but
naturally at parties 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
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
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)
there to please not to punish - and
with some people, no matter what I draw the real thing is always
funnier! In all sreiousness though,
truth is by nature I favour the ladies, where
tend to capture genuine likenesses
that are fun, but often quite kind.
Chaps innocently supply me with comedy raw
material simply by being "naturally
"What you see
glasses isn't reality dude."
Written (anonymously) in my sketchbook while I was away
use of pinpoint accuracy to establish the
resemblance, then only as much broad-brush
exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or
effect, my caricatures navigate the fine and
not-so-fine lines between realism & farce.
Picking up on and highlighting the unique
personal attitudes and subtle, fleeting
facial expressions that are emblematic of a
person's visual identity, I create
so very convincing they look
more like you than you!!
"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
wedding receptions with wedding
favours/keepsakes/goodies and a good sprinkling
of smiles and giggles, I adapt to your schedule ~ I tend to
mingle during drinks after the ceremony, work my
way around the wedding breakfast tables, and when things become more of a party
I can be incredibly useful.
"Even superb photographs
don’t capture the sides to you that Mr Sketchum's
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at the end!
parties mean I can spread myself about and
methodically get a general buzz going. Smaller
gatherings are a treat, as they're good-natured
affairs where I'm amongst family, close friends
and colleagues who'll get on famously wihout me
anyway - but of course with a brilliant
caricaturist like me there they have an absolute
Business people love to
let off steam and can be systematically
efficient at having fun. As well as providing
laughs, talking points, and unique freebies
(branded if that's useful),
I also function as a marketing tool
by helping clients create events which
simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of
their services, and reflect well on their
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corporate caricatures ~
for a few seconds, could you please stop flaring your
nostrils at me?"
sweet! I put my face in your hands!"
took my first booking
to sketch at a
and Spinster Ball"
whilst still studying at
of carousing Débs
and their potted Delights,
sketching was good fun
and soon, *ahem*, my personality rose to the
fore and shone through.
Now, armed with eighteen
years of full-time experience
a "live" (not as in not dead - although I'm
caricature artist & entertainer for hire,
delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly
pleasant, modest personality, I've achieved
total mastery of the dizzying
Art of...getting out of the way of waiters!
"Find a job you love and you'll never have to
I'm one of the busiest
caricature artists in the UK!
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prompt response please use the enquiry form
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available on request
Fluent French & German spoken here ~
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