Pictures of Lily

First, some cool photos from Lucho Salazar, including a nice one of the outside of the cafe. (When in Hamtramck, visit the Cafe 1923, right across from the neon wiener-on-a-fork sign on the Kowalski sausage factory.)

Next, a couple from Jim Anderson, including one of our lovely model modeling the new Dr. Sketchy t-shirt designed by... Jim!

Jim also sent some of his typically great sketches.

Plus, here are a couple of round robin drawings from last session - three artists per drawing, each working for five minutes.


DS Recap Part 2: Suzanne Baumann Edition

Suzanne sent some excellent sketches from the last few sessions. Above is her Lily LaRue drawing, and below are some from February and October.

DS Recap Part 1: Valentine's Day

Doug Blanchard sent another of his great sketchbook collages, this one from our Feb. 14 session.

Don't worry, I checked: Hello Kitty was invented in 1974, so she's old enough to drink.

Trixie did a lot of posing for photos. Only fair someone shot one of DS regular Agnes for a change.


DS16: Lily LaRue and an art show too

Many thanks to everyone who braved the blowing snow and booger-freezing temperatures last night to come to Dr. Sketchy at the Hatchback exhibit's opening reception. It looked like a hit from where I was, with lots of art lovers coming and going all night and an enthusiastic batch of sketchers on hand.

I also saw a number of lovely drawings of the beautiful Lily LaRue, so send some my way everyone and I'll post them up here. Lily was awesome, and I encourage everyone to check out her performance at the upcoming Torch with a Twist show next Sunday, March 16 at Cliff Bells in Detroit. Read all about 'em: Here's the link to the Metro Times cover story about Torch with a Twist from last year. Also, aspiring burlesque dancers should keep in mind Lily's burlesque dance classes in Ferndale. Link to the MT calendar blurb here or check out Lily's own site here.

If things were too crowded to get a good look last night, Hatch's Hatchback show will be on display at Café 1923 until April 12. Congrats, by the way, to Sketchy regular Michelangelo Cicerone, who not only won a Dr. Sketchy prize package for his "Think Spring"-themed drawing, but was awarded an honorary membership to Hatch as an emerging artist!

Thanks again all, keep an eye out for an April date TBA soon, and more art and photos will be up from last month's DS too (as soon as the Blogger server stops being temperamental!)


Dr. Sketchy's Got Yer Back: DS @ the Hatchback exhibit in Hamtown!

Hey there art monkeys,

As promised, Dr. Sketchy is happening again THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 8 from 5-8pm at the Cafe 1923 in Hamtramck.

The Hamtramck arts collective Hatch will be debuting its latest juried art exhibit HATCHBACK that night. How better to kick off the festivities than with a sketch session featuring the fabulous burlesque performer and instructor LILY LA RUE of the Torch With a Twist troupe?

Check out photos of last year's art opening with fairy-winged Xaina on the DS blog to see what you can expect!

PLUS: The Dr. Sketchy t-shirts are HERE! You are for sure gonna wanna get your hands on one of these handsome babies so you can rock your Sketchy cred for the world to see (once the weather warms up, anyway...)

Come for the sketching, stay for the art, snacks and mingling, and stay even later in Hamtramck to take in the last of the Blowout-related music and arts events around town. See you there!