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Live Portraits at Your Event

Live art is an unforgettable experience for your guests.
I make sure my live art matches your vibe so those unforgettable experiences don't leave anyone with an unforgettably bad day. 

First, pick a vibe.

Black and White portraits

You choose from "romantic" or "silly," and I draw as many guests as possible in bold black lines. Marker art is the fastest, so you will have more guests drawn before the end of the session. This is the option for a light-hearted occasion with tons of attendees and a wide variety of ages. 

  • Page can accommodate couples or small groups (up to 4 faces a page)

  • About 8 - 12 faces/hour

Colored Portraits

These portraits bring the wow factor, focusing on quality over quantity. Relive the romance of past eras when you choose from "elegant" or "eclectic." These artworks take longer, but your guests will enjoy the wait. Oil pastels are best for creating a unique, sophisticated atmosphere.

  • Portraits focus on one individual at a time, but can accommodate couples

  • About 3 - 6 faces/hour

The Classic

  • Vibe: my event is like the set of the next big animated musical, and my guests are the cast. 

  • Portraits are drawn in black and white. They're sweet and simple, so that my guests leave with smiles on their faces. 

  • Features: fastest portrait style; 
    easy to draw couples or small groups (up to four per page.)

Here are the booking details.

Anywhere and anytime you might have guests who want a little fun and something to talk about. I work primarily at family-friendly events. Here are a few examples:

  • Bridal showers and baby showers

  • Parties: retirement, children's birthdays, graduations, holidays

  • Businesses: promotional events, venue entertainment, vendor events, grand openings

  • Big Gatherings: college events, church events, community block parties, family reunions

  • Celebrations: book releases, album releases

  • and more! I am open to hear your proposal. 

I don't currently book wedding receptions, but I will draw the bridal party, the bride and groom, or set up at most wedding-related events other than the reception. 


minimum 2 hrs
up to 5 hrs

# of Portraits:
black marker: 8-12 faces /hour
oil pastels: 3-6 faces/hour

Ready to book? Here's how the day will go.


The setup: I use one small table, a stack of paper in the size we discuss, drawing supplies (markers or oil pastels), and a small lamp if needed. I will need three chairs: one for me and two for my subjects. I can bring my personal table and chair if preferred, or use one provided to better match the event.


I can also have a personalized message, sticker, or stamp that helps commemorate the reason for your celebration. 


We will discuss these details long before your event day.

The atmosphere: With Portraits Drawn Quickly by Stickley, you can expect a group watching the drawing process as well as an excited queue waiting their turn. There will be giggles with the long-anticipated artwork reveals. It's the perfect icebreaker. I'm good at knowing when to pause drawing during key points of your event, so that the focus should be where it's most important. Other than an excited crowd, I will keep my space small and have minimal signage. 

Boundaries + Parameters:

(These boundaries are about my limits as an artist and not about my personal views.)

  • My portrait booth is not suitable near a dance floor. The lighting and sound are not conducive for drawing, and I may not be able to see or focus on my subject.

  • I prefer not to draw at events where alcoholic beverages are being served. I will make exceptions under certain circumstances, ie: daytime events, large vendor events, or personal connections to the event host. When we talk, I will assess whether I am a good fit for your event.

  • My booth "hours of availability" are 8 am to 9 pm. I'm a morning person, so my drawing abilities greatly decline after 9 pm. In some instances, I might consider negotiating a time outside these hours. 

  • I typically draw in timeslots of 2-5 hours. If you are planning an "all day" event, we can discuss the optimal timeslots for set up and break down or for me to take a 1 hour "recharge" break.

  • I usually will not be able to draw ALL of your guests unless you have a very limited guest count. I can draw about 3-6 colored portraits/hour and about 8-12 marker portraits/hour. We can discuss which would be optimal for the atmosphere at your event: quantity (marker) vs quality (oil pastels).

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Please note: filling out this form is only a request and is the first step in the booking process.

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