Corporate dinner guest caricature in London
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Guests get in on the act as the heroic subjects, cheeky kibbitzers, sardonic commentators, and as gleeful witnesses to the spectacle of eye-popping likenesses coming to life, and in no time flat they're handed original artwork unique to them and that moment - which everyone helped to make.

 
 
 

Staggeringly, over the past twenty-one years I've been hired to provide party entertainment at a staggering over 2500 events in London but also right across Old Blighty - I'm no stranger to county-to-county...staggering.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Greetings - I'm Mr Sketchum, the London caricaturist for hire. My 'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss - but you can call me Mr Sketchum! I provide entertainment at functions & parties by sketching free caricatures, or "cartoon portraits" on the spot. Fortunately I can sketch from two steps away and still be following the social distancing guidelines. For more about this please click here.

 
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Company Networking Drinks


Weddings & Anniversaries

 

Office Party Entertainment


Welcome/Farewell Parties

Awards Nights/Gala Dinners

 

Conferences/Business Seminars


Themed/Fancy Dress Parties

Birthday Party Entertainment

 

Christmas & NYE Parties

 

Summer/Winter/Student Balls

Housewarmings/Kids Parties

Expo/Trade Show Stands

 

Public Events/Summer Fairs

Team-building Entertainment

 

Staff & Family Fun Days

Lunches'n'Launches

 

B'n'B Mitzvahs

You tell me!

Short notice no problem!

Have Thermos™!

And space suit!

 

Will travel!

Skip agency fees

Your graphics preprinted

Friendly reliable service

 

Established 1999

Ageing gracefully

 

Flowers scare me


Small faces half price

 

No(se) job too small

Roving or seated

Up to twenty sketches p/h

Unique masterpieces

To ridiculous from sublime

And back again

Even more you than you!

 

Ican draw guests seated "stall format", or on the move mix'n'mingling during drinks as well as working my way around the tables during dinners. I adapt - all I need is a a smile (yes I can work with fake). As long as guests are up for a little fun and I'm lucky enough to be given the opportunity to foster a cheerful atmosphere, any old setting works fine with me.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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At around the same time, I was briefed to kit myself out as a "hip bohemian Belgian east London caricature artist" (!...so it was on with the everyday Shoreditch garçon gear again - see below) to be filmed for a section of a frankly madcap TV ad where I was instructed adopt a Belgian (French) accent while predicting the results of upcoming World Cup footie fixtures (?!), while simultaneously sketching a hyperactive Paul Gascoigne - the one-and-only Gazza - on top of a moving double-decker bus!!

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Some of the situations I find myself in border on surreal! Voilà Monsieur Sketchum below. I dress smartly to events, but got the okay (thanks Ian & Anna!) to kit myself out in my ensemble paysan (french peasant outfit) for this occasion - a wedding at a gorgeous castle owned by the charming Dick Strawbridge & his equally enchanting muse (that's french for missus) Angel Adorée in northwest France - truly an Escape to the Château!

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Guests enjoy delivering their "verdicts" on the sketches (I don't mind! *he says*), and love congratulating themselves when they've come out well, yet groups also take great pleasure in affectionately ribbing one-another over each other's peculiarities which, perhaps idiosyncratically, allows them all to get on even better.

 
 
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For a quote or if you have any questions, please email or use the enquiry form below - and of course you're welcome to simply phone.

 
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