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Welcome to my website, i maĶke make it all on my one; I'm the London caricaturist known as Mr Sketchum ~ my ordinary name is Alfie Deliss - but go on then, call me Mr Sketchum!

  

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I'm the man at the party with a clipboard - but I'm not there to supervise the taxi queue! London-based but providing a  UK-wide service, I've been a full-time caricaturist and entertainer "for hire" for seventeen interminably protracted yet rewarding years. Drawing smiles from guests (literally), I sketch amusing yet appealing instantly recognisable caricatures & cartoon portraits at private parties.

  

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Pens, paper, and the faintest hint of a smile (I can work with fake) are all I need to mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop over dinners (not literally), and if best, find spots where guests can come over to sit for me for a few moments, so I can gingerly foster conviviality within a wide range of social settings.

 

Partygoers get involved "in the spotlight" as the subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as spectators, eyes on stalks watching the "lightning" likenesses take shape, and a few convivial repartee-assisted penstrokes later are rewarded with unique souvenirs of the occasion - which they helped create!

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Weddings

Corporate Dinners

Birthday Bashes

Networking Drinks

Conferences

Promotions

Expos/Trade Shows

Family Get-togethers

Cocktail Parties

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

Retirement Soirées

Student Balls

Community Events

House Parties

Lunches & Launches

 

Clear pricing (*click here*)

Book direct, skip agency fees

Top-notch artwork

Caricatures **

Small faces half price

To sublime via the ridiculous

Flexible & reliable service

Up to twenty sketches p/h

Stylish pre-printed graphics

Group sketches a speciality

Not a carbon copy face over & over!

Walkabout & Static

Last-minute? No problem!

Have Thermos will travel

More you than you!!


 

"That's the best...cara...caractcha I've ever had...out of all the caractchas I've had!"
Jamie Redknapp, Wentworth Golf Club

Guests swap verdicts on how good or bad my sketches are (I don't mind! *he says*), and either congratulate one another (and themselves, naturally!) if they've come out appealingly, or do the opposite - rib each another over who looks a bit peculiar - which, in a funny old way, can actually really bring people together.

 

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"Not bad! You should think about doing it for a living!!"

Johnny Ball, genial mathematical showman & television Legend, Grosvenor House

Having the opportunity to generate good atmospheres simply by doing playful sketches that introduce creativity, interactive humour and a smidge of thought to receptive guests in often fascinating surroundings can't be beaten.

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Fridays, weekends & peak dates get booked up fast!

From my London HQ's nerve centre, I've zig-zagged Old Blighty professionally since 1999 (yes, I'm that old). Leaky Thermos™ and expired Railcard at the ready, I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

As Network Rail might mutter, "It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!"

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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 glad 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 - in fact 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 ladies, where I tend to capture appealing, genuine likenesses that are fun, but often quite kind. It's the chaps who supply me with comedy raw material, by simply being natural ~ 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, and then only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my sketches lie between realism & farce.

Picking up on and highlighting the unique personality, attitudes and subtle, fleeting facial expressions that are emblematic of a person, I create likenesses so very convincing they look more like the subjects than the subjects!!

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Providing wedding receptions with wedding favours/keepsakes/goodies and a good sprinkling of original humour, I adapt to your schedule ~ I tend to mingle during drinks after the ceremony, work my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and also entertain the party later on, when everyone fancies a giggle.

"Even superb photographs don’t capture the sides to you that Mr Sketchum's wedding caricatures do!"

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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 with me there they have an absolute riot.

My "live" caricatures suit any occasion...although, thinking about it, I've not worked at a séance - yet... I'll put it on my list of things to do for after I've kicked the bucket...when my pictures are worth something - can't wait!

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Business people love to let off steam and in fact can be systematically efficient at having fun. As well as providing laughs, talking points, and unique freebies (branded if that's useful), I function as a marketing tool by helping clients create events that simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of their services, and reflect well on their organisations.

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"Just for a few seconds, could you stop flaring your nostrils at me?"
Mr Sketchum, nose to the grindstone

 

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

I took my first booking to sketch at a madcap "Bachelor and Spinster Ball" whilst still studying at Chelsea College of Art. Despite the disorientating mêlée of embattled waiters negotiating their way around carousing Débs and their potted Delights, sketching was good fun and soon, *ahem*, my personality shone through.

Now, armed with nearly two decades of full-time experience, delightfully wicked sketches, an incredibly pleasant, modest personality and grim determination, I've ascended towards becoming a Grandmaster at the dizzying heights of the Art of...erm...getting out of the way of waiters.

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

Confuious (551-479 BC)

   

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