My favorite Halloween event by far was a surprise Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School event. We arrived at Atticus bar at the Golden Hour, art supplies in hand and ready to sketch. With creative art all over the walls and a dark interior, it's the perfect Sketchy interior for a night of art making.
We waited inside for the fun to begin, the stage set for mischief. These are the fellow early birds getting their art supplies sharpened and ready.
For those who've missed past posts on it, Dr. Sketchy's is part burlesque show part figure drawing class. The models and stage are decked out elaborately with imagination-sparking props and costumes aplenty, the hosts are kitschy and commentary is kitschy/cutely pervy, and the model loses more and more clothing throughout the evening.
Slowly the model emerges from the cape and cat-eye glasses.
Enchanting a witches' brew atop the bubbling caldron.
(There was dry ice inside for the proper smokey affect. Very creative idea for a Halloween part of your own!)
Or looking up a spell in the book of curses. The elaborate book acting as a guest book for the rest of the evening.
We sketched our witch into the evening.
I sketched a few things I may have to finish coloring later. I love the group drawing camaraderie, drawing as a pack is so relaxing and stimulating.
When our model remerged there was a little less covering her. Here you see one of my favorite props other than the lovely Eva herself, a bat mobile. Get it? Batmobile! I need one of those above my bed ASAP.
For gender equality our host Edward Morningwood also lost some clothing along with our model.
She was asked to lose some more clothing but first, a tease! Damn, those big hats can be concealing in a pinch.
And then there were boobs, with fun concealing spiderweb pasties. Actually more modest than your traditional figure-drawing class where your model is fully nude.
If you're local, check out the next event in December! Have you ever attended a Dr. Sketchy's event in your area?
What kind of Halloweening are you getting into this year? I've gone haunted school sleuthing, decoration documenting, treat making, fun times!