Photos from Sept. 14th with Elle Devene!

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Saying Elle Devene was stunning is an understatement.  During the break I must have heard three different folk comment that they were positively, undeniably in love.  Lord knows, whatever secret pull Elle had (and I don’t think it was that much of a secret), it certainly came through in the sketches and photos.

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As always, we’d like to thank our generous sponsors, Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books went above and beyond with the contest prizes.  If you haven’t figured it out by now, everyone involved with Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore, from the sponsors, to the Windup Space, to Bill and Jeff, are doing this so we can bring this unique life drawing experience to you all twice a month, so if you’re looking to buy a pencil or book or a beer, please consider hitting them up.  Anyways, special thanks to the sponsors, to Russell of the Windup for preventing us from getting thirsty and letting us use his absolutely amazing venue for all this, Jeff for the amazing photographic work, Bill for policing the door against drunk sailors and bear attacks, and to Elle Devene of Gilded Lily Burlesque for being her drop-dead gorgeous self.

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Here’s some great sketches Pierrette Montone sent in…

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I love the face on that last one.

The first contest, as always, was the “opposite hand” contest.  If you’re left handed, draw with your right, if you’re right handed, draw with your left, and if you’re ambidexterous draw with your mouth, foot, ear . . . usually that last bit is just meant as a joke, but this fellow actually did it.  I’m not sure, but I think he ended up being one of the two winners too (the prize being a free mystery shot).

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More photos…

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Mike May sent in these sketches . . . the first drawing in the first sketch (and also the photo above) is from the “someone in the crowd yell out a random noun” contest, which turned out to be “plumber”.  And yes, we’re just going to let that one go without comment.  The prize was a life-drawing book The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study by Kimon Nicolaides donated to us by one of our awesome and regular art monkeys, Kurt Aspland.

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The prizes for the third contest, donated by Atomic Books, were Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters.  The contest was “What do you think the cover will look like for the next classic with monsters added?” which is why Elle has a rattlesnake tale in the second sketch.

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Here’s a few of Brian Dugan’s sketches—be sure to check out his gallery to see more.

He took home Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with that “Canterbury Tales from the Crypt” sketch, too. 🙂

The sketch above was from an earlier contest, in which we asked our artists, “What’s the most inappropriate setting for a burlesque performer?”, the prize of which was a signed copy or Ragnar’s Symptomatica from Baby Tattoo Books.

Here’s a couple more photos of lovely Elle before we wrap everything up…

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Don’t forget, Elle Devene and the rest of Gilded Lily Burlesque will be performing at Load of Fun Halloween night.  Don’t worry, we’ll remind you as it gets closer. 🙂

Our next session is Sept. 28th, 7 o’clock (doors at 6) at the Windup Space,  with Viola Vixen—all the way from Brisbane, Australia . . . she’s in the States for the NYC Burlesque Festival and is coming all the way down here for the evening just to pose for you.

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And, just between you and us, you should know how cool our own Viola is—that is, Viola Van Wilde of Gilded Lily Burlesque—she’s graciously putting up Viola Vixen for the night, because, well, she’s just cool like that.  Don’t tell her we said that though, we don’t want her to know we think she’s that awesome because we have, you know, our own cool image and whatnot to maintain… ;-p

See you on Monday!

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Photos from the Little Luna session!

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That’s easily my favorite photo. 🙂

Gazillions of thanks to Little Luna (Happy belated birthday!), who without, we would have all been very, very bored, and, well, things would have been somewhat awkward.  Thanks to Lynn, Derrick, Andrew, and everyone else at Dionysus too for letting us draw pretty Luna in their dining room and for keeping our drinks filled (and getting lit with Alexis and I lit later on that evening after we finished putting everything back together).

Thanks to Jeff for the photos and Bill for holding down the door.  Tons and tons of thanks to our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books.  By the way, Don from Artist & Craftsman gave away a ton of free art supplies . . . in addition the two art piles (water colors, canvases, etc) give away as prizes for a contest.

More photos, yes?

The next two of Little Luna in her Eve costume crack me up.

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This next one was for the Atomic Books sponsored contest, which was best incorporation of the Mini-Munny in your drawing, with the prize being the Mini-Munny.

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The above one cracked me up…if you can’t read the text, the top caption says, “I wonder what sort of accessory comes with Full-Size Luna?” and the bottom one says, “I wonder what sort of accessory comes with Full-Size Munny?”

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The next contest was for Symptomatica by Ragnar, from Baby Tattoo books.

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Watch out, Vanna.

Back to Luna…

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The contest was a new one….write the most fucked up sentence you can think of on a card, then pass it to the person on your left who then has to try and incorporate into their drawing.

There were some seriously demented sentences.

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Next session is this Monday, April 27th, at 7 with Sable Sin Cyr.

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Alexis and I are actually in NYC this weekend for a Dr. Sketchy’s convention, so, if the train explodes or Molly gets us all arrested, Bill and Jeff may have to run the shebang themselves, which could be all sorts an interesting adventure, but hopefully no trains will explode and since Alexis and I are quite good at evaporating after bar fights, there’s probably nothing to worry about.

Probably.

Little Luna Sketches!

After a fantastic night of drinking and drawing with Little Luna, we’ve got a bunch of sketches to show! While I’d prefer to post the sketches with the photos in one big recap post, it seems kinda wrong to just leave these awesome drawings sitting unseen in our inbox any longer.

Here’s a page full of quick (1-2 minute) sketches from David Newbold:

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Here’s a few of Brian Dugan‘s quick sketches:

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Brian captured Little Luna’s pixie-like beauty in his 10-minute drawings:

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And, for his entry in the two-panel contest, Kurt Aspland was obviously also inspired by it:041409-kurta2

David Newbold was inspired to create a two-panel story of another sort…

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He and the other talented winner may have also gotten a small canvas each, actually. I honestly don’t remember now, because Don, our very generous sponsor at A&C, was giving away a shit-ton of free stuff –free (22″ x 30″, maybe?) sheets of Fabriano paper, some smaller sheets of tinted paper… Seriously, folks must have gotten the cover fee back in free art supplies. If you were one of those lucky artists to get in on this, be sure to stop by the store on North Ave. and Howard St. to thank him.

Our next contest was to incorporate mini-Munny into your drawing of Little Luna. The prize, of course, was a mini-Munny from Atomic Books in Hampden (reminder: you have less than two weeks to see their Vinylmore 2: Tiny Town show, right in the store.)

David’s entry for this contest:

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And here’s Kurt’s:

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And Brian’s (like David’s, imagining mini-Munny and Luna in a King Kong situation):

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Leah Bloomfield took home the Munny with her Gulliver’s Travels-inspired drawing:

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Our last contest was a bit of an experiment for us. Before the last break, I first showed off our very awesome prize from our newest sponsor, Baby Tattoo Books, which was a copy of Ragnar’s Symptomatica. We then passed out blank cards to the audience and asked them to write a single, random sentence on their card during the break. At the end of the break, we asked everyone to pass their card to the person on their left, then announced the contest: incorporate the sentence given to you into your drawing.

As if we needed any confirmation that our audience is made up of seriously twisted (but talented!) individuals…some of the things people came up with were pretty awesomely bizarre or just straight up wrong. Hopefully, we’ll get more of those to share here, but in the meantime, here’s Brian’s entry:

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And here’s a photo (one of the few we have at the moment) of the winner with his entry and his prize:img_3165-1

I think the sentence was something like, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy ketchup.”

And that’s all for now!

Well, almost. Here’s one more–Leah Bloomfield created this lovely finished illustration after the session, using her winning Munny sketch as a reference:

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Special thanks to David, Brian, Kurt, and Leah for sharing their fantastic sketches with us! If you have sketches from any of our sessions that you’d like us to include in our blog, send them here.

And, of course, a huuuge thanks to our lovely muse, Little Luna!

Check back in a few days for the photos from this session and details on our next session on April 27.