Hello all! Hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. This will be my first of two posts covering my art-related activities over the last couple of weeks. First, Dr. Sketchy! I had long been aware of the existence of a Dr. Sketchy's group en vigeur here in Montreal, but for one reason or another (that reason usually being work), I had never been able to attend. (For those of you who have not heard of Dr. Sketchy, it is, in short, an essentially burlesque-themed drawing session held in numerous cities around the world. For more information, here is the main site. )
Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I went to a Dr. Sketchy session for the first time (and this was my first life drawing class of any kind for many many years, too!). The theme was 'A trailer park X-mas' and the model was costumed and adorned with much dollar-store and liquor-store paraphernalia, and surrounded by the likes of a tiny plastic x-mas tree festooned with crushed beer cans. Campy psychobilly 'redneck-ized' versions of various Christmas songs were played throughout the session. I enjoyed myself immensely. I am definitely going to go to the next session next Saturday (January 8th). I think that I need to buy some markers for quick colouring in these kinds of situations- paint not so convenient.
Here are a few of my drawings:
Ok, that will be all for the moment. I will be back with another post later today. Stay tuned for exciting revelations concerning sketches for my next self-promotion endeavor! Another SCBWI contest! And my upcoming participation in a book dummy creation challenge! More later today.