to my home-made
Mr Sketchum, the
ordinary name is Alfie Deliss, but please - call me
the past nineteen years I've been booked to draw
caricatures at some 2500 private parties
(!!) in London &
all over the country, drawing lots of on-the-spot
"lightning sketches" & handing them out absolutely
Guests join in as
the subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as
spectators of the (mis)representations taking shape
in nothing flat...and then with a few
wisecrack-assisted penstrokes are presented with
eye-popping party gifts - which by
having fun, they all just played a part in
to predict what gigs will
be like - some can be quite surreal! I'm fortunate
to have the opportunity to
foster a good atmosphere
in all sorts of weird & wonderful places.
working table-to-table over dinners and
seated from one spot, all I need is pens,
paper and a smile (I can work with fake).
best cara...caraciktcha I've ever
had! Out of all the caracikitchas I've ever
Wentworth Golf Club
stranger to county-to-county trekking. From
HQ and Nerve Centre'™, I've
zigzagged to & from parties all across
UK since 1999. As
Rail blare out from their Tannoys®: "It's a tough
to do it!"
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"Not bad! You should
think about doing it for a living!!"
Johnny Ball, genial
mathematical showman & television
As well as giving their verdicts on my
portraits (I don't mind! *he says*),
guests adore rejoicing when
they've come out well, or ribbing
one-another over who looks hilarious,
making for spontaneous cheeky repartee which, in a funny old way,
really bring people together.
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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
(about a leaving gift done for her colleagues at
their local bar)
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
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 tat :)
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 anyway, with some people, whatever I draw the real thing is always
going to be
funnier! In all sreiousness though,
truth is by nature I favour ladies,
capturing genuine likenesses
that are fun, but often quite kind.
It's the gentlemen who
supply me with comedy raw material, simply by
being naturally amusing.
is it he does again?"
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
so fantastically convincing they look
more like you than you do!!
"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
are fab, and my fave event to
attend. I get a buzz going, and provide personal
keepsakes by mix'n'mingling during
winding my way around the wedding breakfast
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
For a little more on
at the end!
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, but with
they have a
well as adding ice-breaking
laughter to your event, I supply original talking points, personalised artwork (with your branding if that's
function as a 'human marketing tool'
by assisting you in creating events which
simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of, and reflect well on
"Could you stop flaring your
nostrils at me just for a few seconds?"
sweet! I put my face in your hands!"
jewellery sale, his place
took my first booking
to sketch at a
and Spinster Ball"
whilst still studying at
Thanks to the
of carousing Débs
and their potted Delights
amid the chaos wasn't boring
and soon, *ahem*, my magnetic personality rose
to the fore.
with nineteen years' full-time experience
as a "live" (on-the-spot/not quite dead yet)
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
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