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SketchfacesDC

Caricaturist from Alexandria, VA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$100 - $200 per hour
From corporate events and company picnics, to birthday parties and wedding receptions, SketchfacesDC provides caricature entertainment and caricature party favors for your guests. Sure to draw a crowd, they offer traditional pen-and-ink caricatures as well as live digital caricatures drawn on a tablet.

SketchfacesDC is a team of seasoned artists in the Washington DC metro area. Laura Schoppa and Mark "Gootz" Gutierrez have been drawing professionally for over 20 years.

Some of this past year's gigs included:
- Fund-raising event for a member of congress
- Holiday party for Microsoft
- Digital event at a winery in Virginia
- Holiday party for Under Armour
- High school graduation party
...and numerous birthdays, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs and other events!

SketchfacesDC's traditional caricature "victims" sit for about 5-7 minutes each (they can handle 2 people in one drawing), while Laura or Mark whips up a cartoon version of that person with black marker on 11x17 paper with a splash of color. Guests often gather around while gags are introduced in the drawing.

SketchfacesDC's digital caricatures offer a unique form of entertainment: Caricature "victims" are drawn on a Microsoft Surface tablet. The live drawing is projected onto a 32" TV screen (they can also project onto a client's own larger screen, if desired), and the finished product is 4x6 color print with a plastic sleeve or badge holder on a lanyard which can be worn around the neck. Each caricature may include a logo, date or any other information that commemorates the event.

Mark and Laura traverse the Washington DC beltway to gigs regularly, but may also travel to locations further out like Baltimore, Maryland and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Book SketchfacesDC for fast, well-drawn, expert likenesses by the professionals!
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Celebration

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Laura was extremely professional from the beginning. She worked with me over several months to come up with a great way to surprise my fiance for our engagement. She is also a very talented artist with good acting skills :-) Highly recommended.

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SketchfacesDC’s Response:

Riley - Thank you so much for having me part of your important event!

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Holiday Party

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I would Say 3.5. She was not ready on time and then did not stay for even 15 minutes more to accommodate request. Not flexible.

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SketchfacesDC’s Response:

I enjoyed drawing at this digital caricature event, but this review is not accurate. I was scheduled from 1:00 - 3:30pm. I was asked to start at 12:30 but I was still setting up then. I started early at 12:40 at no additional charge (and I have the date stamp of the first drawing on my tablet to prove it). I declined to stay later than the agreed upon end time because I had another event to go to. I did offer to draw one additional person if the client sent a photo via email after the event at no charge. Thank you. ~ Laura

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2016
May
2
Corporate Function
Oxon Hill, MD
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2016
Feb
6
Celebration
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Dec
19
Holiday Party
Arlington, VA
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Oct
25
Celebration
Alexandria, VA
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note SketchfacesDC will also travel to Arlington, Falls Church, Oxon Hill, Washington, Springfield, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon, Annandale, Fort Belvoir, Newington, Temple Hills, Suitland, Accokeek, Fairfax, Lorton, Merrifield, Bethesda, Burke, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Clinton, District Heights, Dunn Loring, Mc Lean, Brentwood, Bryans Road, Chevy Chase, Mount Rainier, Vienna, Cabin John.
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