Astonishingly, in the past twenty years I've been booked to perform at a staggering over two thousand five hundred special events all across
Old Blighty - I'm no stranger to county-to-county...staggering...!
Greetings and welcome! I'm the London caricaturist known as Mr Sketchum. My 'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss - but please, you can call me Mr Sketchum! I get hired to sketch fast, fun & free caricatures "live" at private parties (including Christmas parties :), corporate events, weddings and every imaginable sort of gathering in London and all across the UK.
LONDON CARICATURIST MR.SKETCHUM
MORE YOU THAN YOU!
I can adapt to practically any setting - working walkabout/close-up/mix'n'mingling, "table-hopping" (obviously literally) over dinners, as well as able to find a couple of chairs and sketch from any convenient spot "stall format". All I need is a guest with a smile (I can work with fake).
Guests get in on the act as heroic subjects, sardonic kibbitzers, and pop-eyed witnesses to the eye-popping likenesses coming to life, and in no time flat they're presented with deceptively simple, thrilling mini-masterpieces - which they all had a hand in creating!
As well as delivering their verdicts on my work (I don't mind! *he says*), guests love congratulating themselves when they've come out well, yet can also take immense pleasure in fondly ribbing one-another over who looks peculiar, which in turn has the idiosyncratic yet highly admirable effect of making them get on better with one another.
"That's the best car..cari..caraciktcha I've ever ad! Out of all the caracikitchas I've ever ad!"
Jamie Redknapp, Wentworth Golf Club
Office & Home Visits
Leaving Celebrations (!)
Military & Sporting Events
Student & Charity Balls
Christmas & NYE Parties
Summer Fairs/Street Parties
Staff & Family Fun Days
You tell me!
Last-minute? No problem!
Skip agency fees
Friendly reliable service
Your graphics pre-printed
All caricatures *FREE*
Small faces half price!
Nose job too small!
"Roving" or "stall format"
Up to twenty sketches p/h
To ridiculous from sublime
More you than you!!
I can never predict where I'll end up - some places can be surreal! Here I am (see below) as Monsieur Sketchum at my fave booking of 2018 (thanks Ian & Anna!). I dress up smart to events, but for this occasion I was given the ok to kit myself out in my French ensemble - a magical wedding at the fairy-tale castle of the enchanting Dick Strawbridge & Angel Adorée in France - literally an Escape to the Château!
At around the same time, I was briefed to kit myself out as a "Belgian east London hipster caricature artist" (!...so it was on with the everyday Shoreditch garçon gear again), in order to be filmed for a section of an insane TV advert where I adopt a Belgian accent throughout an interview about World Cup football fixture results (eh?!), while simultaneously doing a live caricature of Paul Gascoigne - the one-and-only Gazza - on top of a moving double-decker bus!!
I wind up in some eccentric scenarios, but of course I generally perform at customary get-togethers - company dinners & drinks, a mixed bag of private & public festivities - and Xmas parties and weddings galore! As long as guests are up for a little fun and I'm lucky enough to be given the opportunity to foster a good atmosphere, anyplace is fine by me.
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"Find a job you love and you'll never have to work again."
Confucius (551-479 BC)