Fantastic poses, great props, and amazing hair? What better escape from a rainy afternoon of Artscape could you ask for than drawing the stunning Valeria Voxx of Black Tassel Boolesque?
This was the first Dr. Sketchy’s during Artscape we’ve ever done—and though we were fully prepared to spend the afternoon drinking at the Windup bar with Valeria, a few crickets, and one heat-exhausted tourist in a motorized wheelchair, that apparently wasn’t in the cards. We didn’t know if it’d be a ghost town or if it’d be slammed. Not only was it successful (honestly, who doesn’t want to draw Valeria?), but we got to see all sorts of folks we haven’t seen at Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore in a long time because of conflicting Monday night class schedules, Charm City Roller Girl practices, and underwater basket-weaving tournaments.
Now we’re toying with the idea of switching to a “one Monday and one Saturday” a month schedule? Is that something you’d be interested in? If so, you should pipe up in the comments below. We’re definitely thinking about it.
This session was also our very last session with Styger, our helper door person—who, because of some asshats playing games with other people’s money and destroying a perfectly nice game company, is moving on to the brighter shores of San Francisco. She better come visit.
If there’s any silver lining in that whole clusterfuck, it’s Valeria Voxx herself, who will be taking the torch from Styger to help keep the Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore boat afloat. Hot. Damn.
We don’t have as many photos this time around, our regular photographer Jeff wasn’t able to make this particular session (he robs banks on Saturdays), but Alexis was able to get a few pics snapped in between running on and off the stage. Check them out below.
For this special Artscape session the good folks at Atomic Books provided us with the latest issues of Bachelor Pad and Juxtapoz AND a $20 gift card to give away as prizes to the various drawing contests. (The contests were the best incorporation of crash test dummies and the best incorporation of a Super Mario villain.) If you’ve not been to Atomic Books before, you should—it’s the best damn independent book store / comic book shop in the country.
Thank you to Valeria Voxx for doing an absolutely amazing job posing for our Artscape session; thanks to Atomic Books, our wonderful sponsor; thanks to Holly for slinging drinks; thanks to Russell for letting us use the Windup Space; and HUMONGOUS thanks to Styger for helping me push around furniture and man the door not just this time, but for the last year and change—San Francisco is a lucky city to get her; and finally, thanks to Alexis for emceeing the circus.
Next session is Monday, August 13th with Mourna Handful of Black Tassel Boolesque! Doors at 6, start at 7! If you’re coming, let us know on the Facebook page. Advance tickets are on sale till midnight of the 12th for $8—$10 at the door.
(Thanks to Cheryl Fair for the gorgeous photo of Mourna Handful above; if you’re ever wanting some stunning photos of your own, you should definitely contact Cheryl and schedule a shoot!)