Welcome to my DYI website! i mǽĶ make it orl on my one. I'm the London-based caricaturist 'for hire' known as Mr Sketchummy "ordinary" name is Alfie Deliss - but please - feel free to call me Mr Sketchum!


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I'm the man at the party with a clipboard (not supervising the taxi queue...) literally drawing a crowd by creating lightning-fast caricatures - absolutely free - at parties, weddings & corporate gatherings all over the UK.



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I'm fortunate in having the opportunity to foster good atmospheres by gingerly introducing a little creativity into a wide variety of what are often fascinating situations - by simply drawing smiles; one of the things I love about my job is that you can never really predict what a gig will be like - some of them can be quite surreal!

Partygoers participate "in the spotlight" as the subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as engaged spectators, their eyes on stalks as the likenesses magically take shape, and a few convivial repartee-assisted penstrokes later are rewarded with unique mementos of the occasion - which they of course helped create!








Corporate Dinners  

Birthday Bashes  

Networking Drinks  

Cocktail Parties  



Expos/Trade Shows  

Clan Gatherings  


Bar & Bat Mitzvahs  


Student Balls  

Random Celebrations  

Community Events  

House Parties  

Lunches & Launches  

You tell me!  


Last-minute? No problem!

Skip agency fees!

Clear pricing! *click here*

UK-wide coverage!

Have Thermos!

And spacesuit!

Will travel!

Small faces half price!

Caricatures FREE!!

Up to twenty sketches p/h!

Your graphics pre-printed!

From sublime to ridiculous!

Group sketches!

Walkabout or static!

Established 1999!

Every face 99.9% unique!

Flexible & reliable service!

More you than you are!!


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

All I need is pens, paper and a smile (I can work with fake) to mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop over dinners (not literally), and sometimes find a good spot where guests can come over and sit for me.

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

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


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From my London HQ's nerve centre, I've zigzagged back and forth to bookings all across the UK professionally since 1999 ~ I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

As Network Rail blast out over the Tannoy® ~ "It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!"

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Guests love to swap their verdicts on my cartoon portraits (I don't mind! *he says*), and congratulate each other (sometimes jealously) when they've come out appealingly, or do the opposite: joyously rib one-another over who looks a bit peculiar - which 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

 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 happy 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 - and 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 the ladies, where I tend to capture genuine likenesses that are fun, but often quite kind. Men innocently supply me with comedy raw material by being "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 relative proportions, then only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my caricatures skip the fine and not-so-fine line between realism & farce.

I simply can't do those anodyne, carbon-copy (but still slightly weird), inanely grinning "touristy" caricatures - I don't really know why, but whatever it is, I'm not complaining!

Picking up on and highlighting the unique personal attitudes and subtle, fleeting facial expressions that are emblematic of a person's visual identity, I create likenesses so very 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: ~


Providing your wedding reception with favours/keepsakes and a good sprinkling of smiles and giggles, I adapt to your schedule ~ the norm is that I mingle during drinks after the ceremony, work my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and when things become more of a party I'm in high demand.

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

For a little bit 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 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 of course with a brilliant caricaturist like me* there (*where?) - they have an absolute riot!

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Business people love to let off steam and can be systematically efficient at it. As well as providing a very human touch with laughs, a stimulating talking point, and personalised freebies (branded if that's useful), I also function as a marketing tool by helping my clients create events which simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of their services, and reflect well on their organisations.

For more on corporate caricatures, click here >> CORPORATE

"Just for a few seconds, could you please stop flaring your nostrils at me?"
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. Not notwithstanding the outré mêlée of carousing Débs and their potted Delights, sketching was good fun and soon, *ahem*, my magnetic personality rose to the fore and shone through.

Now, armed with eighteen years of full-time experience as a "live" (not as in not dead) caricature artist & entertainer for hire, delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly pleasant, modest personality, I've achieved total mastery of the dizzying Art of...getting out of the way of waiters!

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

Confuicous (551-479 BC)




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