DS13: Hoop Screams

Thanks as always to everyone who came out for the Dr. Sketchy Halloween session last Thursday, especially the zombified remains of the Motor City Rah-Rahs! It was a packed house, and with four models trying to cheer and hoola-hoop on stage, quarters were close. But it looks like folks got a lot of good sketching in. Here's a couple by Matt Feazell:

And two more from Jim Anderson:

All sketchers were entered into a raffle for a foam core casket full of cool stuff - a book on vampires, a Jeffrey Brown graphic novel, a hairy styrofoam rat, a skeleton-hand chalice thingee, some rubber spiders, candy bars and best of all, a $50 gift certificate to Blick art supplies. Late in the evening some folks stopped by the Belmont in costume after attending a party. One was dressed as a blind hunter, complete with rifle and white cane - the perfect impartial name-drawer for the raffle! The winner: Agnes Domanska, our faithful photographer! (These pictures are from her.)

Added bonus for the night: Jim put together some sweet vinyl stickers featuring a poo-flinging art monkey and we distributed them liberally around the bar. The design was such a hit that t-shirts are in the works now too.

More art and photos as I get them. November's DS is in the works, though it probably won't happen until after Thanksgiving. Stay tuned!


Dr. Sketchy No.13: Drawin' of the Dead!

Hello again boys and ghouls! Just a last-minute reminder that the October Dr. Sketchy is happening...

10215 Jos. Campau (conveniently located just a few doors north of the Pope statue!)

ON STAGE: We got members of the fabulous MOTOR CITY RAH-RAHS, official cheerleading squad for the Detroit Derby Girls, posin' and cheerin' and hoola-hoopin' and, um... well, slowly decaying and becoming members of the living dead, I'm afraid. (Something about a radioactive meteor falling into the rink at the last derby event, I forget the details. In any case, you might want to wear a helmet. A mind is a terrible thing to taste. Er, waste.)

PLUS: we'll have Halloween treats (Good stuff! Chocolate!! Not raisins or some crap! Dr. Sketchy wouldn't do that to you!), scary-ass tunes and a chance for you to win a casketful of cool prizes, including a $50 gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies in Dearborn!! Costumes are welcome if you're so inclined (no pressure), and of course we'll have the usual cozy Belmont atmosphere (and booze) to enjoy.

Hold onto yer brains, folks, this is gonna be a wild one!


Shh! Secret Sketchy!

Well, what with all the art festivals and whatnot that needed tending to this last month, September almost got away from me. ALMOST. At the last minute, we wrangled together a stealth Sketchy session at Hamtramck's beloved Cafe 1923. It was a quieter, more Sunday brunchy sort of Sketchy, with the bunch of us assembled in the front room, nibbling Trader Joe's mini-quiches, digging the natural lighting and otherwise chilling out. We even had a purty autumn-colored bouquet to set the mood. Aww!

Also dig-worthy was Sophia, a veteran art-school model (I almost said art-school poser, but that's something else...) with a bottomless selection of costumes for us to draw. She went from fishnetted '60s Amazon to parasol-toting '50s-ish picnicker to mandolin-plucking cowgirl to full-on Renaissance wench over the course of the three hours. Her dramatic Greek features and consummate posing skillz make her a pleasure to sketch. (And, ohyeahshe'salsomywife...! Biased much?) Photos here from Agnes Domanska, who's pretty much our official photographer at his point - thanks again, Agnes!

Next up: A spooky Sketchy back at the Belmont on Thursday, October 25, featuring (if all goes according to evil plan) some zombified cheerleaders! If you're thinking... of missing... the next Dr. Sketchy... DON'T!!

One last look...

...before we move on, of Dr. Sketchy #11, from sketcher Kathy Bailey (sorry to sit on these for so long, Kathy!)