Dr. Sketchy in August: Cocktails at the Scarab Club!

Here's the heads-up about the next Dr. Sketchy session:

We'll be meeting on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 6-10PM at the historic Scarab Club, just behind the Institute of Arts in Detroit, to be part of their Third Thursday cocktail social. Expect the usual fantastic Dr. Sketchy models, but this time we'll be drawing in the Scarab Club's beautiful garden courtyard.

I'll keep you posted on details as they're finalized. Meanwhile, go to the Scarab Club website to find out all about this amazing corner of Detroit history.

See yo then!


Celluloid Sundays at the Belmont!

Hey all: Two great friends of Dr. Sketchy - fave model Muana and our regular haunt the Belmont - are getting together to present strange and rare films, starting Sunday, July 19 at 7pm!

It's a double feature of Jodorowsky's surreal "Santa Sangre" ("the '80s indulgence only known to those who have experienced it as a Video Nasty!") and slasher classic "Pieces" ("a man with many mommy issues and not enough love. His wing man is a rusty old chainsaw with a hunger for virgin blood.") In between there's a DJ, baked goods and, natch, popcorn for everyone. See you there!


More post-4th Sketchy goodness

More art, this time from Courtney (above), myself...

...and Jim Anderson.

And you really, really must go over to Jim's blog and see all the Dr. Sketchy art he has up, including new drawings on Post-It notes done from photos of past Sketchies found on this blog. Wonderful stuff!


A perfect union: Dr. Sketchy and the 4th of July!

(So perfect, we moved ours up to July 2nd so we wouldn't steal Uncle Sam's thunder...)

Okay, so we started kinda late - but it was a pretty fully-packed two-hours-and-change! Free apple pie, sparklers for everyone, hanging out on the patio, strange and cool prizes, and three (!) models in red-white-'n'-blue for a downright patriotic evening of sketching and shooting. Thanks of course to Sheila, Stephanie and Angela for modeling indoors and out, to Agnes for shooting photos and artwork (why didn't I think of that before?) and to all who turned out for the evening. Here are some samples, more to come.

(Oh, and just so I don't forget the moment, I'll write it here: Sitting on the patio in the fading daylight, sketching three women in skimpy patriotic costumes as rockabilly drifts out of the bar door and the call to prayer from the nearby mosque wafts in from the other direction... Wow.)



Hey all, just a final reminder that Dr. Sketchy will be hitting the Belmont in Hamtramck again

(not 7pm-10pm, as previously stated, due to a last-minute scheduling snag)

with brand new models from Spag Burlesque gracing the stage, maybe some sketching outdoors on the patio (light permitting) and a few 4th of July treats thrown in. See you there!