SKETCHFACESDC is a team or artists originally started by two seasoned caricature artists, Mark “Gootz” Gutierrez and Laura Schoppa. Since then we’ve added a crew of highly experienced artists to our team. We provide quality caricature entertainment and caricature party favors in Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington DC metro area…and beyond! From corporate events and company picnics to birthday parties, wedding receptions and barmitzvahs, Sketchfacesdc provides fast, well-drawn likenesses at events. We draw both live classic/traditional caricatures as well as live digital caricatures. We also draw gift caricatures from photos.
Mark has been drawing as a professional illustrator and caricature artist for over 20 years. Originally from Southern California, he started drawing as a kid and could sit for hours sketching dinosaurs. Later, he grew interested in caricatures and studied the work MAD Magazine’s Jack Davis. Mark brings his out-going personality to gigs, and he is extremely adept at multi-person group caricatures (he drew this site’s background image!)
Laura says: “I don’t exaggerate as much as I ‘cartoonify’ my subjects!” Laura has been drawing caricatures for over 20 years. Laura spent her childhood in Japan, California and Texas. Like Mark, she started drawing as a kid, and some of her biggest inspirations include MAD’s Tom Richmond. Laura is energized by practicing her craft and strives to continue to evolve as an artist.