I Left My Heart at Dr. Sketchy

(...so if you picked it up the other night please drop it in the mail for me.)

Well, despite sort of short notice, cold weather, the fact that it's supposed to be the biggest date night of the year (I assume, right?) and my disastrous attempt to make cookies the night before, Dr. Sketchy 15 was a heart-warming success. New sketchers and old friends came out to draw our fantastic models. In fact one of them was new to DS too - the lovely Trixie, while the other was our old pal Muana, roaring back after some recent health issues and wonderful as always. We did manage to get some cookies out there, thanks to Martha Washington bakery. Leave these things to the pros, is my new motto.

Anyway - photos! First from newcomer Christian, then a shot from Agnes over prize-winner Brian's shoulder. Yes, that's Hello Kitty they're fighting over. More on her misadventures later...

Next a painterly work by another newbie, Lou, who shot this with a laptop-mounted webcam and altered it in some kinda new-fangled photoshoppy software.

A heart-y (yuk yuk!) thanks to everyone who came out. More art and photos to come (send me your work!).

NEXT MONTH: Dr. Sketchy returns to the Café 1923 for the opening of Hatch's second annual juried art show, Hatchback! Plans are afoot to bring back an old DS favorite, TBA. So save the date: Saturday, March 8, 5-8pm, with the opening running until 10pm (art, munchies, etc.) More info to come.


My Sketchy Valentine: DS15 this Thursday night!!

Hi Sketchers,

Sorry for the long stretch of time since our last session, but hopefully things are back on track here at Detroit Dr Sketchy HQ.

First: We are ON for our next sketch session at the Belmont THIS THURSDAY, Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day, 7-10pm! Bring a date! The model(s?) is still TBA but I'm working on some V-Day goodies and prizes, so it'll be a good time as usual.

Next up: Dr. Sketchy returns to Café 1923 in Hamtramck for the opening reception of HATCHBACK, the art collective Hatch's second annual juried exhibition. The opening is Saturday, March 8, with DS happening from 5-8 and the reception continuing from 7-10pm. That's the weekend of the Hamtramck Blowout too, with music and other stuff happening all over town, so plan to make an evening of it!

Dates for April and May are in the works. in the meantime, here are some samples from December's session from Matt Feazell and Jim Anderson.

See you this Thursday!