Monday, May 26, 2008
The odd combination of burlesque show, life drawing session and booze fest that is Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School now has a Twin Cities chapter. Meeting once a month at the 331 Club, this was the second month for the local group -- but the first time I was able to attend. There were two models, sometimes posing on the same stage, other times in different parts of the bar. They opened with quick poses -- a little too short to capture both of them -- and as you can see, I quickly opted for just trying to draw one of the two ("Tomahawk Tassels").
Here are several 20 minutes sketches of "Tomahawk." There were contests going on -- prizes for best drawing with invented background -- or adding a celebrity to the picture -- but I mostly opted for just trying to get as complete a drawing as possible in the twenty minutes that was the longest pose offered. She had a classic, retro pin-up look that made her much fun to draw.
The final drawing of the day.This was a great deal of fun -- and I certainly will be attending again. Dr. Sketchy's isn't a substitute for "real" life drawing sessions with longer poses and less distractions -- but I can think of worse ways to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon....