Wow, I actually had trouble trying to decide which photo of Nicolette le Faye to choose as the lead here.
Usually which one to put up first is obvious the moment you see it, but easily a half-dozen could have worked. When in doubt, the parasol always wins.
Apparently everyone knew Nicolette Le Faye was going to be knocking it out of the park as well cause Dec. 14th ended up being the busiest session we’ve ever had. We thought it would be a little slow considering it was the end of the year, MICA was closing up, and most of Baltimore was on a bender of egg-nog fused holiday parties–well, we were wrong.
Our first contest of the evening was the opposite hand contest, where if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidextrous, Bill would like to talk to you out back. Holly, our lovely bartender for the evening (Russell was off somewhere doing something, supposedly “camping”), provided the winners with their compact, shot-sized prizes.
Here’s an opposite hand from Stewart White…
A few more sketches from Stewart White . . .
Our second contest was “What do you think Russell is really doing right now?” Yeah, no one was buying the camping bit.
Does this guy look like someone who’s eating trail mix out of a plastic baggie while burying his candy wrappers out of sight from marauding bears?
No, that does not.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get many drawings sent in of Russell’s possible shenanigans, though if you peer closely at the above you can make out a Russell in drag and a Russell, umm, playing chicken in a swimming pool with Nicolette?
Here’s Brian Dugan’s…
The prize was one of the new Munnies by KidRobot being carried by Atomic Books in Hampden. Specifically, we gave away the one called “Mini-Bub”, which is the one on the far right below.
If you don’t know what that means, it means Atomic Books’ annual Munny gallery show is on the horizon. More on that in the next month as we get closer.
The third contest was the random noun contest where, basically, the audience yells out random nouns and whatever sounds interesting first, well, put that in your drawing.
We ALMOST went with “gift basket”.
And then some wise-ass yelled out “Sheila Dixon”.
Now, keep in mind this was back in early December before a billion Sheila Dixon jokes had made the rounds and the whole thing had been beaten into the ground by Twitter and every damn reporter in Baltimore. (I mean honestly, do we really need 5000 tweets in one day on the Sheila Dixon trial….especially when there wasn’t even a verdict yet? And yes, there were EXACTLY 5000. I counted.)
There were some amazing drawings for this one, sadly, not all of which were sent in. (Yes, that is supposed to be a guilt-inducing statement).
Oh, and just so it’s on the record, none of this is our fault.
The two winners each got a mammoth stack of art supplies from Artist & Craftsman Supplies on the corner of North Ave and Howard St. beside Joe Squared.
The last contest of the evening was the gift basket idea from earlier that had gone unused earlier with the prize being Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza from Baby Tattoo Books. (I actually posted a bunch of sketches from this pose further up, cause I’m stupid, and since it will take 45 minutes to move all of them because of the way WordPress works, I’ll just post the picture again, the contest photo, and another one of the sketches.)
Well, that’s all she wrote for 2009. Oodles of thanks to Nicolette La Faye for doing a kickass job modeling in December! Not only that, but thank you to everyone that modeled for Dr. S in 2009. Thanks as well to our sponsors, Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books who went above and beyond in donating cool stuff for our artists to win. Last and not least, thanks to Holly for bartending, Russell for bartending and letting us use the absolutely amazing space that is Windup, Bill for filming the Dr. S Baltimore documentary and helping at the door, and Jeff for the stunning photos.
Our next Dr. Sketchy’s is Monday, January 25th at 7 pm, doors at 6, with Lauren Marleaux of Gilded Lily Burlesque. Alexis is finishing up the flyer as I type, so we should have that tomorrow.