Greetings! I expect you're seeking captivating entertainment...and great sketches!

I'm the man in a suit at parties busy with a pen & clipboard, but not the one organising the taxi queue, I'd probably be rubbish at that...

     

I'm a London & UK caricaturist ~ I sketch eye-popping on-the-spot cartoon portraits that have guests roaring with laughter, as well as ooh and aah-ing, at events great & small, far & wide.

Toeing the line between realism and slapstick, my "lightning sketches" range from side-splitting caricatures, to mischievous little lifelike parodies, to accurate and appealing thumbnail portraits.

     

It's certainly the chaps that tend to turn out looking, um...how shall we say...naturally amusing? On the other hand of course, the ladies often as not come out positively glowing.

Every face is different - each subject has particular features and expressions to which my drawings stay faithful, and respectful towards. I do not descend into doing "A body like Baywatch and a face like Crimewatch" sketches! (unless asked)

     

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Creating a light-hearted atmosphere, I 'mix and mingle' with guests over drinks, 'table-hop' during dinners, and also sometimes work from one place where people come to sit for me. My act is very versatile in that the only "props" I use are pens & paper (!)

My caricatures are given to guests completely free of any charge. I receive a flat fee for my time

- please cast an eye at my pricing page. The sketches are gifts from you to your guests, who leave the party with unique mementos, which will forever prevent their fun from fading (corny I know).

  

It's a travelling job really - I'm based in central London, but much of my time is spent getting to and back from events all over the country. Equipped with sketchbook, pens, railcard and an indispensable Thermos™, I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

As an old saying goes ~ It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

     

Be it a wedding, corporate event, birthday bash, civil partnership, at-home gathering, trade show, office party, ball, conference, hen night, family fun day, bar or bat mitzvah, children's party, lunch or launch, I can lend an original and fun element to proceedings.

 

Last-minute booking? No problem

First-rate artwork assured

Hire direct & save on agency fees

Up to twenty sketches an hour*

     (*less detail = funnier faces)

 

Group sketches a speciality

Logos and inscriptions pre-printed

Caricatures free to guests

Straightforward pricing

 

 

 

Why not have those you cherish immortalised as well as entertained?

I provide a light-hearted touch and unique wedding favours at the times you pick: over pre-dinner drinks, the photographs, table-to-table during the wedding breakfast, and afterwards through the evening reception whilst the more spontaneous revelry occurs.

Whether it's an intimate gathering or a lavish celebration, I can make your big day that bit more special.

For more information on wedding caricatures please click here

     

 

I could go on about how pleased people are when they receive my drawings, but without tooting my own trumpet, you don't have to be Einstein to be able to figure out that lots of hilarious yet true-to-life sketches are bound to go down brilliantly at parties.

Caricatures provoke camaraderie and laughs as they get passed around. Guests that don't know each other properly become eager to chat, and those who do know each other well delight in ribbing one another.

(Please note that I accept no responsibility for any of the faces I pull whilst drawing)

For more information on party caricatures ~ click here

     

 

   

 Corporate doesn't mean stuffy. Guests and delegates have a sense of humour as well as a sharp eye. My persona as strolling portraitist is self-possessed and personable - perfect for relaxed business-focussed gatherings - meaning happy clients and new contacts for you.

By helping you create memorable events which simultaneously entertain clients, reflect well on your organisation, and generate awareness of what your company has to offer, I represent an effective marketing tool.

For more info on corporate caricatures, click here

     

I offer the optional service of pre-printing your brand logo/graphics and/or a personal inscription - ideal for underlining the ethos of your campaign, or for simply leaving that lasting impression.

A4 200gsm card and clear protective folders come as standard. If you prefer I can work A6 (postcard size), A5, A3 - or if seated, as large as A2. As well as drawing "traditionally", I also do digital caricatures - on a tablet, iPad, or if you want, a good old-fashioned Samsung Galaxy Note (ooh!).

     

My first performance as a caricaturist was moonlighting from Chelsea College of Art in 1991, at a hectic Bachelor & Spinster Ball. To begin with I admit I was slightly thrown by the hubbub, but the drawings came naturally and *ahem* my personality shone through.

By 1999 my artwork & act were getting such an enthusiastic response that I went full-time as a caricaturist. Since then I've enjoyed working at over two thousand (!) special occasions.

      

If you want to enliven your event and for your guests to go home with amazing one-of-a-kind keepsakes, then think about commissioning me, Alfie Deliss (Mr Sketchum is a stage name of course), a well-established live caricaturist for hire with fifteen years' experience of performing at private, public and corporate events.

For availability and a quote (please cast an eye at my pricing first) use the enquiry form below. If you're emailing, I'll need the details as indicated on the form. Where possible, I reply straight away.

Contact me, Alfie ~

07719 262736

alfie@sketchum.co.uk

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