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 (and no I'm not supervising the taxi queue) - drawing smiles from guests (literally) by distributing lightning-fast caricatures - absolutely free - at parties, weddings & corporate events.

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I'm 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!

Partygoers 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!








Corporate Dinners   

Birthday Bashes   

Networking Drinks   



Expos/Trade Shows   

Clan Gatherings   

Cocktail Parties   

Bar & Bat Mitvahs   


Student Balls   

Community Events   

House Parties   

Lunches & Launches   


Last-minute?! No problem!!

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Established in 1999!

Have Thermos!

Will travel!

Small faces half price!

Caricatures FREE!!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

Your graphics pre-printed!

Group sketches!

Walkabout and/or static!

From sublime to ridiculous!

Flexible & reliable service!

More you than you are!!


"That's the best cara...caractcha I've ever had! Out of all the caractchas I've 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 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 Legend, Grosvenor House


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 Old Blighty professionally since 1999. I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

As Network Rail blast out over the Tannoy® ~ "It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!"

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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 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 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 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 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. Chaps innocently supply me with comedy raw material simply by being "naturally amusing".

"What you see through your glasses isn't reality dude."

Written (anonymously) in my sketchbook while I was away

Making 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 likenesses so very 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 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 wedding caricatures do!"

For a little bit 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 :-)" 




Big 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 riot.

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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 organisations.

For more on corporate caricatures ~ CORPORATE

"Just for a few seconds, could you please stop flaring your nostrils at me?"
Mr Sketchum


"How sweet! I put my face in your hands!" ~ Andrew Logan

I took my first booking to sketch at a madcap charidee "Bachelor and Spinster Ball" whilst still studying at Chelsea College of Art. Notwithstanding the disorientating mêlée 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 as a "live" (not as in not dead - although I'm clearly not) 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 work again."

Confuicous (551-479 BC)



I'm one of the busiest caricature artists in the UK!



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