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Greetings and welcome to my self-made website. I'm Mr Sketchum, a professional London-based caricaturist. I get hired to attend events all across the country and put guests in good spirits by producing lots of fun, speedy and stylish caricatures, or "portraits with the volume turned up".

Sketching provocative portraits of innocent partygoers you've never met before in nothing flat is hard enough without having to get money out of them as well (!) - so of course, unlike the caricatures one gets done on the street in places like London's West End, mine are presented to their subjects absolutely free.

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I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking - have pens, will travel (as travelling pen salesmen say) near & far. Once at venues I adapt and can mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop (not literally) around dining areas, as well as work from one spot - all I need is a guest with a smile (I can work with fake).

Keeping an eye out for the general mood as well as the individual personalities of guests, I can sense when the ambiance is perfect for outright cartoon comedy, and when it's more appropriate to do a more delicate form of thumbnail portrait; I usually end up doing a combination of both.

Rather incredibly, over the past 20 years I've now been booked to perform at well over two thousand special events, so feel free to pick (what's left of) my brains - you can contact me by using the form, by email or phone; by the way my 'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss, but you can call me Mr Sketchum (!).

"Not bad! You should think about doing it for a living!!"
Johnny Ball (genial mathematical showman, TV icon & all-round legend), Grosvenor House

 

 

 

 

Corporate Events  

Weddings & Anniversaries  

Birthday Bashes  

Networking Drinks  

Conferences/Seminars  

Expos/Trade Shows  

Glitzy Gala Extravaganzas!  

Leaving Celebrations (!)  

Company Dinners  

VIP & Press Junkets  

Family Fun Days  

Sack/Egg'n'Spoon Races  

Any-excuse-for-one-parties  

Student Balls  

House Parties  

B'n'B Mitzvahs  

Lunches & Launches  

You tell me!  

 

Have spacesuit!

And Thermos!

Will travel!

Last-minute? No problem!

Skip agency fees!

"Roving" and/or "static"!

Funny AND flattering!

FREE caricatures!

Small faces half price!

Your graphics pre-printed!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

To ridiculous from sublime!

Contentious masterpieces!

Friendly reliable service!

Established 1999

Every face 0.1+99.9% unique!

19+1 years' experience!

More you than you!!


 

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

I can never quite predict what an event will be like - some can be verging on the surreal! Voilà Monsieur Sketchum (below) in his French "ensemble" (outfit), at a 'fairytale' wedding at Dick Strawbridge & Angel Adorée's château in France. Click here for un tout petit peu more

A couple of months earlier I was asked to kit myself out as a "Belgian east London caricature artist hipster" (!), and appear in a TV ad sketching Paul Gascoigne ("Gazza"!) on top of a moving double-decker bus while being interviewed about World Cup football results (!?!), all the while masquerading as Belgian. Click here for more

 

I wind up in some pretty whacky situations, but of course I mostly perform at conventional social gatherings such as networking drinks, dinners, business & trade events, a mixed bag of celebrations - and of course weddings. As long as guests are open to having a little fun and I'm given an opportunity to foster a good atmosphere, any surroundings are alright with me.

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Chef of the Month ~ Nico Ladenis
(not much to do with my live work, this...but hey ho!)

Nico Ladenis
A protégé of Gordon Ramsay, over whose head he once famously tipped a tray of puréed snail's eggs.
He is also known for
"..elevating salt grains into an art form".

 Click for more chef-d'œuvres of chefs Marcus Wareing, Giorgio Locatelli, Paul Bocuse, Joël Robuchon, Peter Gilmore, Tom Sellers, Clare Smyth, Phil Howard, Alex Atala, Anthony Bourdain & Isaac McHale...





   

Guests take part as subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as awe-stricken witnesses to the likenesses that come together in the wink of an eye, and before they know it are given unique presents, which they all just played a huge part in creating, simply by being there!

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As well as giving their verdicts on my cartoon portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), guests adore rejoicing if they've come out well, as well as ribbing one-another over who looks peculiar, encouraging spontaneous, cheeky-but-affectionate repartee that in a funny old way can really bring friends & colleagues together.

"How sweet! I put my face in your hands!"

Andrew Logan, jewellery sale, his place

  

"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

Picking up on fleeting but unique characteristics, I create likenesses that look "more you than you!"* (*apols. to David Low)

 I mainly draw ''singletons", but naturally couples & close-knit 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, especially as this can give them a special thrill.

I draw on heavyweight A4 laser paper, and present each caricature inside a complimentary top'n'side-opening plastic folder.

I preprint your graphics and/or a message of your choice on my paper 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 touch.

"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)

With some subjects anything any caricature artist draws, the real thing is always funnier! Gentlemen unwittingly supply me with raw comedy material, simply by being 'naturally amusing', and I tend to favour ladies by nature, capturing likenesses that are fun but also often quite kind.

"What is it he does again??"

Mr Sketchum's mum

Here are the three types of event that I sketch at the most:

My sketches go down incredibly well within families. I usually mix'n'mingle during drinks, then wind my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and when guests have loosened up I'm in high demand since I make them laugh so much.

For more on wedding caricatures, click here

"Just for a few seconds, could you not flare your nostrils at me?"
Mr Sketchum

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Big parties allow me to animate and work the room by bouncing between groups, smaller gatherings are a treat as I'm amongst friends and colleagues who get on famously anyway - so with me there they flip their wigs!

       

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As well as laughter - the best icebreaker of all - I can provide personalised original artwork (which can also be preprinted with your branding), and help you to create events which simultaneously provide an engaging, interactive activity whilst generating awareness of your organisation.

A touch more on corporate caricatures >> CORPORATE

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

Confucius (551-479 BC)

 

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