The beautiful and banterful Nori Zay

I bet you thought we forgot, didn’t you? We didn’t, we’re just a little behind with having done four Dr. Sketchy’s in one month. 🙂

Anyway, Nori Zay, fashion and fetish model extraordinaire, was our lovely muse this past March 8th. Not only was she a stunning eyeful, but an amusing earful as well as she kept the audience entertained with everything from random trivia to a slew of hilarious (and some hilariously awful) jokes.  I have a vague memory of one involving Super Mario’s pants, but I’m afraid it’s lost in a booze-fueled haze at this point.

In any case, take a gander.

Brian Dugan

Our first contest was the opposite hand drawing contest, where if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, and if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidexterous, you get an “eat shit and die” look for being the freak of nature that you are.

Ahem.

Of course, all contests are optional, including this one, since we don’t want anyone sipping any of Russell’s delicious concoctions (the prize, in this particular case) who doesn’t want to—especially since said concoctions can often double as paint-remover when the tag-kids gang-up on the poor bathrooms.

Fred Scharmen

Fred Scharmen

Chip Molter

The second contest, inspired by Nori’s Gaga-esque shades, was to include the paparazzi in your sketch.  The prize was a lovely black frame from Artist & Craftsman Supply which is pretty much across the street at the corner of North and Howard. Hopefully the lucky winner will put it to good use in the first ever Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore art show this June. Hopefully all of you are saving up you sketches. 🙂

Fred Scharmen

Chip Molter

Brian Dugan

Bryce Homick

Bryce Homick

Contest #3 was the best incorporation of the mystery accessory included with a Raffy Mini-Munny vinyl DIY doll from Atomic Books in Hampden, with said doll being the prize. (First one on the left below.)

Upon opening the silver bag, we discovered the mystery accessory was four itty-bitty giraffe shoes.

Fred Scharmen

Chip Molter

Brian Dugan

Bryce Homick

BTW, Atomic Books is having their Munny show April 2nd….tell me that isn’t a slick flyer design below too…

Last but not least contest for one of the 20 minute poses was, per Nori’s request, the best incorporation of a mythological beast, with the prize being Visions From Within The Mechanism: The Industrial Surrealism of Jeffery Scott (1019) from Baby Tattoo Books.

Bryce Homick

Super-duper thanks to Nori Zay for being our wonderful muse and entertainer!  Special thanks too to our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books for providing wonderful prizes to vie for; to Bill for busting heads at the front door and working on the Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore documentary, to Jeff for all the great photos you see above, and to Russell for slinging drinks and having us all at the Windup.

Our next session is April 12th, 7 pm to 10 pm, at the Windup Space with Viola Van Wilde of Gilded Lily Burlesque for a special Twin Peaks themed session to coincide with the Windup’s David Lynchfest on April 10th!

In a day or two, we’ll put up the G40: The Summit recap with Sugar Ann Spice and L’il Dutch, and then a few days after that the recap of contortionist and performer Rebecca Nagle’s session (wait till you see the poses from that one, Lordohmighty). So, if you want us to include your sketches from either of those sessions, better get them to us pronto! Remember, you can also join our Facebook group and upload them there.

Our evening with the marvelous Lauren Marleaux!

Photography Jen Swanson

(updated Feb. 13 with additional sketches!)

Well, the first Dr. Sketchy’s of the year, with the wonderful Lauren Marleaux of Gilded Lily Burlesque, ended up being the busiest one we’ve had yet.  The break over the holidays was great, but it was nice to be back.  You know, I even missed that crazy drunk homeless lady that tries to barge in every session and grab my beer.  (She didn’t want my beer this time, but she did declare loudly, “I ain’t payin’ 7 dollars to draw SHIT!”)

Though I heart crazy “I’m going to get your beer” lady, she missed out, cause when it came down to it, we were definitely drawing THE SHIT.

From what I could see over folks’ shoulders, there was some serious inspiration going on.  Wouldn’t you be inspired?

Photograph Jeff Schock

While we’re all thinking wonderful things about Lauren, let’s take a second to plug Gilded Lily’s show coming up on February 13th.

We’ll be there.  There’s two shows, 7:30 and 10, $15 for a regular seat and $80 for a table for two with your honey.  We can not stress how damn amazing their shows are.  If you haven’t been to one before, you’re missing a lot of what Dr. Sketchy’s is doffing its hat to.  Our models are amazing, stunning beautiful, but for the most part they’re pretending to be inanimate statues for your drawing pleasure.  That’s not THEIR art though.  They’re performers, damn good ones, and until you see Paco Fish hobble around on stilts or Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein crack the whip, you don’t have a full appreciation of who you just drew.

Photography Jen Swanson

Anyways, our first contest of the evening was the opposite hand contest, where if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, and if you’re ambidextrous there are several people who’d like to talk to you out back.  The two winners received two amazing creations of Russell’s, which, well, I hope they made it home okay.

Photography Jeff Schock

As a side note, at one point in the evening Jen Swanson came up to me and said, “Sppttt!  Aaron!  That guy in the front with laptop?  He’s using his webcam to take pictures!”  Now, if you’ve read the rules in the side bar to the right, or ever been to a Dr. Sketchy’s, you know that pulling out a camera is a serious, serious, no-no.  Our models are being paid to model for art and our promotional images . . . they would rightly demand a lot more for a full fledge photo shoot.  Basically, imagine what happens if you pull out a video recorder in a movie theater or camera in a strip club . . . Bill may be making the official Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore documentary and doing some of his own drawing, but please don’t make the mistake of thinking he won’t put down his pencil and bounce your ass off the median out front.  If he had a good night’s sleep, you might even hit the front door of the McDonalds.

In any case, I, all flustered, rushed to the front to check out what was going on, laughed, and came back to Jen.  “Jen, that’s not a photo.”

“What?”

“That’s not a photo.  He’s just that good.  Go look again.”

Bryce Homick

Our second contest of the evening was, in celebration of National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, “What’s the most creative way to pop bubble wrap?”

Photography Jen Swanson
Bryce Homick
Brian Dugan
Lily Stark White
John Brewer

The two winners won a set of Sharpies from Artist and Craftsman Supply across the street at the corner of North and Howard and a Windup Space t-shirt from Russell.

Photography Jeff Schock
Photography Jen Swanson

The third contest was the infamous random noun contest, the noun shouted out being “taco”.  You know, after we rejected the first fifteen.  🙂

Photography Jeff Schock
Brian Dugan
Dre Time
Bryce Homick

The prize was a Munny from Atomic Books at the corner of Falls Rd and the Avenue in Hampden . . .

…and Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier by the Pasadena Museum of California Art and published by Baby Tattoo Books.

Here’s a couple more photos and drawings to round us out.

Photography Jen Swanson

Photography Jeff Schock
Bryce Homick
Lily Stark White
Paul Moscatt
Dre Time
Inna-Marie Strazhnik

Eamon Dowling

Mike Hasson

Thank you to Lauren Marleaux of Gilded Lily Burlesque for rocking the stage, thanks to Bill for policing the door and taking footage for the documentary, Jeff and Jen for the amazing photos, Russell for pouring drinks and spinning records (not to mention for the amazing space), and all of you who showed up, retweeted tweets, or wrote nice things on blogs to help us keep this going.  All of you are pretty neat.

Our next session was SUPPOSED to be February 8th with Little Luna, but Baltimore got kicked in the balls by Jack Frost, so our next session will be February 22nd with cabaret singer/songwriter extraordinaire Sabrina Chap.  We’ll reschedule Little Luna as quickly as possible…If I were you, I’d find solace in the Gilded Lily show this Saturday.

Sketch backlog bonanza!

So, I promised to post a bunch of sketches that didn’t make it into the appropriate session recap for whatever reason, and here they are–a week later than promised, but better late than never, I say. Which is why we still will take any sketches you finally get around to scanning and sending to us, even if it’s from a session from last November. And then we’ll post them four months after that, and everyone can reminisce or something . . .

Anyhoo, first up–a lovely sketch of Sable Sin Cyr from the April 27 session, by Andrew Spangler:

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Andrew was, technically, the first to submit his sketches of Sable for this session (and sadly, only one of two that did… [sigh]), but I only fished his email out of the spam folder a couple weeks ago. Dunno how the hell it got there, but I’m sure glad that I eventually did check the folder for non-spam items. Bad, bad Alexis.

Next, here’s a sketch of  Viola Van Wilde from our first anniversary session on June 8, created by none other than our generous sponsor, Don Sinish from Artist & Craftsman Supply (which is just down and across the street from our new venue, Windup Space, on North Ave.):

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And, here’s a whole slew of sketches from Chip Molter, who sent these in a whole big batch. First up, a drawing of Bambi Galore, from the March 9 session:

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Then, of Lena Grove, from the March 23 session:

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Love this Munny contest entry featuring Little Luna, from the April 13 session:

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For those of you who weren’t at our sessions during which we were giving away mini Munnies from Atomic Books, artists competed for these awesome DIY vinyl toys by incorporating a Munny into their drawings of the model. Each mini Munny comes with a surprise accessory–anything ranging from a cell phone to a protest sign.

Next, sketches of LiiLii Lipstick, from our May 11 session:

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And my absolute favorite of Chip’s drawings, from the “best depiction of Capt. Kirk hitting on LiiLii” contest, which I’m fairly certain he won:

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And that’s it for now! Don’t forget–tonight’s our first session at the Windup Space (12 W. North Ave., at the corner of North and Charles)! The lovely Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein will be on hand to provide you with some sassy inspiration, and we’ll be giving away more fantastic prizes! Drawing starts at 7 p.m., but show up early to get a good seat and check out the awesome work in the Vs. show, still up till the end of the month. And remember, we’re now an 18 & over event. See you tonight!