A Very Special Episode of Dr. Sketchy

Here's the gossip on Dr. Sketchy Detroit #4: After talking to DS founder Molly Crabapple at the Small Press Expo recently, Dan and Katie Merritt, owners of the best comic book shop in the metro area, Green Brain Comics, have volunteered to host the next Sketchy session at their own indy comics convention, SNAP!, on November 4th in the Al Matta Hall, Dearborn, MI. Check out their web site for details on the con, and stay tuned for details!


Okay, I ran out of TV puns...

...but not out of Tim TV drawings. Feast yer eyebulbs on these beautifully dynamic sketches by illustrator and animator Tom Dow!

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More art, this time from Sketchy characters Michelangelo Cicerone (b&w) and John Nagridge (color). Gotta tell ya, Tim has an awesome collection of footwear (not to mention some fancy velvet pants...).

Tim's nickname inspired one of our contests, and Mike and John rose to the occassion.

Dr. Sketchy 3: I Want My Tim TV!

Again with the late update... oy. Anyway, thanks as always to the many sketchers, new and returning participants alike, who turned out to the latest Dr. Sketchy Detroit last Thursday, despite my last-minute organizing. Thankfully word is getting out via channels other than me, like the Belmont's calendar of events, the people at Hatch and some other web sites that have heard the news and passed it around.

Our model was the amazing Tim TV of the Fire Fabulon troupe, and while it proved way too chilly outside for any flame-throwing fun, Tim made up for it by providing us with plenty to look at and fill our sketchbooks with. He claims to have never done this art modeling thing before, but you could've fooled us (although my wife, an artists' model with 20 years of experience, did take a minute to give him some pointers on making those long poses a little easier to bear...!).

Here are two of my sketches, more to come.


Next session: Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-10pm!

Again with the late notice (sorry, I was out of the country in Greece* for almost 2 1/2 weeks, and I'm still trying to catch up with everything), but yes, we'll be doing it again at The Belmont in Hamtown next week. Sparkly has wrangled us a model from local fire-juggling troupe Fire Fabulon, and there's talk of a demonstration on the patio after the sun goes down, so you know it'll be... interesting! Hope to see you there!

*No really, I was! In fact, here's a picture of some of the results of the "Dr. Sculpty" session we held there.

Photos from Sketchy 2

Sorry to be so long with these great pictures of last month's model Michiee, shot by Dr. Sketchy's good friend Wolfgang Lilly.

Man, don't ya hate it when you go to a life drawing class and the model spends the whole session just sitting there reading a book? ;)