Last session was our first-ever charity benefit courtesy of Ride for the Feast’s Team Atomic for Moveable Feast, which means everything from the door and all the tips went to help feed Marylanders in need. I’ll let Jules of Team Atomic explain it since I’ll probably just flub it.
I don’t know how we got this lucky two sessions in a row, but Team Atomic showed up meaning serious business. Tons of creatively used props, innovative poses, various facial expressions—take heed, future models. The following photos are a big steel-knuckled gauntlet that just cracked your linoleum floor. Between this session and last session with the Junkyard Dolls, well, I’m worried if we can ever top them.
Oh, we can but let’s not get ahead of ourselves . . . on to the 1- and 2-minute poses!
We took a break so folks could get some delicious treats from the lovely ladies of Team Atomic / get a hand-steadying elixir / smoke / tinkle / or go outside and shoot somebody (since apparently that’s what the rest of Baltimore was up to that Monday evening), and then it was time for the 5-minute poses, the first of which was the “best non-dominant appendage drawing” contest.
As always, all contests are optional. The two winners scored fancy shots from Josh at the bar—I don’t know what they were but I did spot cherries in the bottom. That’s good, right?
More 5-minute poses.
A quick break to shuffle things on stage and it was time for the 10-minute poses. with the first contest being the random noun contest where the audience shouts out drunken nonsense until something strikes Alexis’s fancy, which, this go-around turned out to be “Hemingway”, with the prizes being an issue of Retro Lovely Magazine from Atomic Books in Hampden and a set of Princeton Art & Brush Company brushes from Artist & Craftsman Supply just down the street on North & Howard.
Next up was a 20-minute pose and another contest, this being the best incorporation of space flight since the 50th anniversary of human space flight was the next day. The prizes were Ragnar’s Kings of the Road from Baby Tattoo Books and a pair of stockings from What Katie Did.
And, the last 20-minute pose of the evening.
Special thanks to Becky, Jules, Lisa, Crystal, and Holly of Team Atomic for giving Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore this opportunity to help fellow Marylanders and for having one of the most dynamic sessions we’ve ever, ever had! And thanks to all the generous artists who came out to draw for a cause—with your help, Team Atomic raised $400 for Moveable Feast at this event. Thanks also to Russell and Josh of the Windup Space for slinging tunes and slinging booze; another thanks to Russell for letting us use the Windup to help Moveable Feast; thanks to our illustrious sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Baby Tattoo Books, and What Katie Did; thanks to Jeff for all the time and acrobatics necessary to get the photos you see above; and last but not least, thanks to Alexis for being our snazzy host.
If you weren’t able to join us for this fabulous night of drawing for a cause, you can still help Moveable Feast feed people, fight disease, and foster hope by making a donation.
Next Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is April 25th with Ivory Twinkler of Gilded Lily Burlesque!
Do. Not. Miss. This. One.
You’ve been fairly warned. There’ll be drawin’, drinkin’, and SINGIN’. It’s going to be like you poured a whole bunch of burlesque-y-ness, science-y-ness, geekiness, and a gallon of sexiness in your mouth and touched a match to it!
Bring an extra head, cause the one you got will get blown up.
(Photo of Ivory Twinkler courtesy of Cheryl Fair.)
[post updated with additional sketches on 4/27/11]