"Everyone loved the caricatures! Thanks so much for joining us and staying late.”~ Becky M., Facebook DC
"Thank you for providing such a nice service for our event this past weekend! You and Mark did a fantastic job! Folks waited in line for almost an hour at one point, which shows you that they really thought it was worth the wait!”~ Darlene F., ManTech International
"Laura and Mark were the hit of the party. Many thanks for making it such a fun time!”~ Bill C., Tyler Search
"Thank you again for helping Joy and I make our reception a hit! You two received great feedback!”~ Barb J., Fuel Education
"Mark was GREAT!! Everyone loved him, and and his wonderful work. He was truly the highlight of the evening.”~ Beth S., (2015 Birthday Party)
“Laura, OMG!!!! Mark was freaking amazing! HUGE HIT!! We need to book two next year! We need you to come help Mark next year.”~ Nyshieka H., (National Night Out event – 2017)
“We had a great time, and we know our guests loved your artists! They were wonderful to work with, and really added an element of fun to the event.”~ Lee-Berkeley S., American Cancer Society
“Thank you so much Laura! Everyone loves their caricatures and the walls of our office are just so fun because of them. You do such a fantastic job!”~ Leah B., MTFA Architecture
“Thank you Laura for allowing Mark to service the associates during our company picnic. He was great and I look forward to having him again next year. I may even ask for him for our holiday party.”~ Genevieve M., Hilton Hotels
"The artists were great and everyone loved their sketches!"~ Jessica S., Govplace (2016 Company Event)
SKETCHFACESDC is a team or artists originally created 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.