We’re a little behind. Obviously.
If you didn’t know, Alexis and I got married in September and, well, the six months leading up to the wedding got pretty damn hectic. It may not look like it, but these blogs can take a little bit of time to put together, what with the photos to edit, videos to assemble, and, you know, fancy schmancy word poems to, I dunno, glue together. We were able to keep the actual sessions on track, and the videos (we had to—our computers only have so much memory), but sadly, the blogs took the hit.
But as I write this, it’s Thanksgiving, and I’ve got a belly full of turkey and some time on my hands, so let’s see if we can catch up.
Sucre à la Crème.
Her session back in March was one of the best Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore has ever had. I’m going to take a risk and say it honestly might be the best. I won’t say it outright, I don’t want to get knifed by a model when I step off a train back into Baltimore in a few days, but, well, it might just be. Her Legend of Zelda routine is also one of my all time favorites.
If you haven’t watched the video sometime in the last few months, take a look.
One thing I can say for sure: that is the best video we have of a session. A bazillion different things contributed to that, some of which was luck, but when someone asks what a session is like, this is one of the videos we show them.
Paco Fish was originally supposed to model for this session, but at the last minute, he offered to give his session up for Sucre, who was visiting Baltimore from Montreal (which has its own amazing branch, by the way). I don’t think you can quite spot him in the video, but Paco was there at the bar shooting the breeze with us while folks were drawing. A week after that, he set off across the country on tour, which, unless he’s been arrested in the last twenty-four hours or so, he’s still on.
Anyway, we’re pretty damn jealous of Montreal. If they hadn’t taken us out for beers when we were up there a year or two ago, we’d probably be plotting to kill them right now.
We had some drawing contests for weird shots from Russell and a book from our generous sponsor, Baby Tattoo Books out in LA, who runs their own Sketchy’s out there as well.
Since a bit of time has rolled past, our memories are a little hazy, but we’ll do our best to thank everyone involved. Special thanks to Sucre à la Crème who, I’m sure you can see, did an absolutely stunning job; thanks to Paco Fish for recommending her and for keeping us company that night; thanks to Russell of the Windup Space for slinging drinks and tunes; thanks to old door hand Styger who happened to be in town and helped us do set up and breakdown; thanks to Maeve for helping with door and all that set up and breakdown stuff too; thanks to our generous sponsor Baby Tattoo Books; and of course thanks to Alexis for the beautiful photos you see below and for helming the ship on stage that night.
By the way, you can see the sketches folks sent in from that night in the video above.