So, maybe our ambitious plans to have a session right on the heels of our return from SketchyCon bit us on the butt. Well, bit Alexis, at least. Last Monday was definitely rough, but thank god for our stunning muse of the evening, Sable Sin Cyr.
Not only is she jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but she can make amazing costumes–that beautiful costume she’s wearing was created entirely from scratch by Sable herself. And unfortunately Charm City is losing her talent this summer to the land of beer and cheese, where she’ll be studying costume design.
As always, special thanks to Sable, Dionysus for hosting us, our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books. Non-Special thanks to Bill for doing door and Jeff for photos (they aren’t very special, well, not in that way).
There were contests and prizes from our sponsors galore, so many in fact we actually had trouble having enough contests to distribute them all. While we drew, we listened to the Dr. Sketchy’s Old-Timey Dirty Ditties CD put together by Joe Wos of Dr. Sketchy’s Pittsburgh with design by Nicola Black of Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia.
One contest was based on Sable’s pose below the fifth track The Bumblebee Invaded The Nudist Colony by Billy Mitchell. You can listen to it below, though Lord knows don’t listen to it at work. 🙂 It’s hysterical. (Let me know if the link doesn’t work.)
Another contest was Pirates vs. Ninjas. Why? Why not. (Actually, it was because Sable was telling us about some awesome pirates vs. ninjas blog before the start of the session).
All the contestants won watercolor sets from Artist & Craftsman Supply, but Brian was on a roll and won Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes from Baby Tattoo Books for his awesome drawing above. (You can see both Gris Grimly and Molly Crabapple sketch at www.sketchtheatre.com)
Here’s a few sketches by Kurt Aspland to round everything out…
Our next session is THIS MONDAY, May 8th with LiiLii Lipstick! Drawing and beer on a Monday, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Again, a big thanks to Johnny B for letting us use his awesome photo for our flyer. See you Monday!