Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drawing a Sexy Sorceress This Halloween with Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School

Lots of last-second Halloweening has been going on around these parts. I'm happy to say that with pumpkin pies, healthier candies, haunted explorations, horror movie marathons (my picks here and here), and last-second costume and decoration making. (Look for a post on that tomorrow me-thinks.)


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.


You may have a Dr. Sketchy's chapter near you, look it up if you love to draw or photograph, I'm always incredibly inspired after leaving a Dr. Sketchy's.


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!
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22 comments:

  1. Never heard of a Dr. Sketchy event!! That rocks, I will check out if they will be coming to Tampa, would love to go!

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    1. There may very well be, it's so damn fun :D I know they had one in St. Augustine Florida and maybe Orlando at one point in time. The main website is http://www.drsketchy.com/

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  2. Hahaha, "and then there were boobs." That looks like tons of fun!

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  3. It 'twas indeed. Can't wait for more drawing events. :) Need to do a drawing night sometime.

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  4. Of course there is one in Portland. HOW COOL!! Thanks for passing this on. I can't wait to go! As long as they don't get fully nude.........BAHAHAHA! Just kidding. My emphasis was figural drawing in college. I've seen more genitals and boobs then some porn stars.......thats probably a over reach huh. :D

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    1. Thought you'd like this, naturally Portland would have one. ;) I love how it started and NYC and has trickled all over the world.

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    2. Oh, love the porn star gag too ;D

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  5. You find and hear of the most interesting parties, classes and events.
    This was a fun post.
    I missed all the parties last weekend but there is a whole new set of costume and "Freaky Friday" parties this weekend.

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    1. I'm sad I missed a Rocky Horror Picture Show after-party recently, oops! I'm grateful to live in the emerging-art area of town, you participate in one show and get invites to many more. I found out about Dr. Sketchy's years ago from a craft night, I was sketching sexy ladies on a whim and an attendee told me Dr. Sketchy's was exactly my bag and I'd have to attend. Love how an underground art event can actively "find" the right people ;D

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  6. I'd love to attend a Dr Sketchy's event. A friend of mine went a while ago and loved it, but I've never actually seen what it looks like, so this is great. That model is SUCH a sexy sorceress. Life drawing at college was never like that!!

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    1. Dr. Sketchy's was invented by an artist bored of the average figure drawing class. I'm proud of our local chapter, they really create costumes and props that are very fun to draw.

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  7. This looks amazing! Wish there was one near me.

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    1. Ya never know, explore drsketchys.com to hunt one down. You could always start your own chapter ;)

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