Welcome to my home-made DYI DIY website! I'm Mr Sketchum, the London - and Berkshire - caricaturist for hiremy 'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss - but please, call me Mr Sketchum!

  Latest chef portrait ~ Alex Atala (click to enlarge)
  Subsequent to my sketches of Paul Bocuse (RIP) and Giorgio Locatelli, I thought...why not keep serving them up?


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Over the past nineteen years I've been booked to draw at some 2500 social occasions (!). I attend corporate events, weddings and all kinds of parties, giving away lots and lots of on-the-spot "lightning sketches" - absolutely free!

It's impossible to foretell what gigs will be like - they're never boring, and in fact some can be quite surreal! I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to foster a sense of creative fun in the good company of some genuinely admirable people who are at their best and eager to enjoy themselves, in all kinds of weird & wondrous settings.

Guests immediately cotton on to what I'm doing and get involved - as subjects, sardonic commentators, and as giggling spectators of the eye-popping likenesses that take shape in nothing flat - and then with a few wisecrack-assisted flourishes of the pen, are handed unique memories of your event - which they themselves played a part in creating!






Corporate Dinners  

Birthday Bashes  

Networking Drinks  


Press/VIP Junkets  

Expos/Trade Shows  

Clan(destine) Gatherings  


Leaving Celebrations (!)  

Sack Races  

Student Brawls  

Family Fun Days  

Community Events  

House Parties  

B'n'B Mitzvahs  

Lunches & Launches  

You tell me!  


Last-minute? No problem!

Skip agency fees!

Have Thermos!

And spacesuit!

Will travel!

"Roving" or "static"!

Flattering as well as funny!

Caricatures FREE!!

Small faces half price!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

Your graphics pre-printed!

To ridiculous from sublime!

Total masterpieces!

Friendly reliable service!

Couples & groups!

Every face 0.1+99.9% unique!

Established 1999!

More you than you are!!


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

From my London HQ's nerve centre, I've zigzagged to & from special events all across Old Blighty (yes including Berkshire!) professionally since 1999 ~ I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking. As Southern Rail groan over their blown Tannoys® - "It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!"



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Mix'n'mingling, table-hopping over dinners (not literally) or working seated from one spot, all I need is pen, paper and a smile (I can work with fake).

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

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

07719 262736

Guests love giving their verdicts on my cartoon portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), congratulating each other when they've come out well, or joyously ribbing one-another over who looks peculiar, which makes for giggly, ad-libbed repartee, and 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

(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 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 and every caricature inside a free clear splash-proof top'n'side-opening plastic document folder, which gets 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! With some people, whatever I draw the real thing is always funnier! In all sreiousness though, the truth is by nature I favour ladies, capturing genuine likenesses that are fun, but often quite kind. It's the gentlemen who happily supply me with comedy raw material, simply by being naturally amusing.

"What is it he does again?"

Mr Sketchum's mum

Making use of pinpoint accuracy to establish the relative proportions, then only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my caricatures skip a not-so-fine line between realism & farce.

Picking up on and highlighting those unique fleeting facial expressions that are characteristic of a person, I create likenesses so fantastically 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: ~


I attend more weddings than anything else. I brighten the mood and provide personalised favours/keepsakes, by adapting to your reception - be it by mix'n'mingling during drinks, winding my way around and entertaining the wedding breakfast tables, and when things become more of a party I'm very much in demand.

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

For a little 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 methodically "work the room" and get a general buzz going. 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 a felt-tip-squeezer like me there doing eye-pleasers, they have a riot!

More on party caricatures ~  



Business people love to let off steam efficiently and productively. As well as adding a very human touch to organised events with - the best ice-breaker of all - laughter, I supply talking points, personalised freebies (branded if that's useful) and function as a marketing tool by helping clients create events which simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of their services, and reflect well on their organisations.

More on corporate caricatures >> CORPORATE

"Could you please stop flaring your nostrils at me just for a few seconds?!"
Mr Sketchum

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

Andrew Logan, jewellery sale, his place

I took my first booking to sketch at a madcap charidee "Bachelor and Spinster Ball" whilst still studying at Chelsea College of Art. Thanks to the outré mêlée of carousing Débs and their potted Delights sketching amid the chaos wasn't boring and soon, *ahem*, my magnetic personality rose to the fore.

Now, with eighteen years' full-time experience as a "live" (on-the-spot/not 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...getting out of the way of waiters!

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

Confucius (551-479 BC)




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