Dr. Sketchy’s tonight, Feb 23rd, with Lady Vile! AND ‘Ze Rules!’


Lady Vile, prizes from Atomic Books and Artist & Craftsman Supply, shots, beer, antilope on pogo sticks, what more could you ask for?

Oh, this one is going to be ugly too folks, Alexis is down for the count with the flu, so Bill, Jeff, and I are going to be attempting this one by ourselves.  ‘What,’ you ask, ‘are three grown men scared of running a Dr. Sketchy’s session without one little girl?’

Yes, yes we are.

Since we fully expect this to be the session where everything just goes to hell in a handbasket, the cops raid, people start swinging from the chandeliers, and Jeff starts doing shots under the tables with the customers, that, AND it’s been almost a year since we’ve gone over the rules, let’s do a itty-bitty recap real quick.

1) Yes, you may buy Jeff shots and get him to do them under a table.

2) Don’t be an asshole.  This is really the only rule, as all the other ones flow from it.  The only reason there are any other rules at all, is, well, someone at some point did something stupid.

3) Don’t be rude to the model, other customers, Dionysus’s staff, or us.   We (the Dr. S folks at least) are here to have fun…..believe me, there ain’t any real money in this….we’re doing this to have a few beers with friends, do some drawing on the sly if we get the chance, and just have a good time.  We all have ‘real’ jobs where we get paid to put up with “The Man” and his ever-present grinding heel.

Anyone who’s rude to their bartender is a moron, and anyone who’s rude to a sexy lady/gentleman in lingerie is . . . is . . . I mean, REALLY?  What the hell.

You CAN be rude to Lynn though, the owner of Dionysus.  I saw it happen ONCE.  Bill doesn’t believe me that a man’s intestines can actually be pulled out through his nose, so I’m hoping someone will do it again sooner or later.  *IF* you decide to be rude to Lynn, please, for the love of God, come get Bill and I first so we can watch.

4) No outside food.  This is obvious and falls under the category of being rude to Lynn.

5) No chimpanzees.  Apparently they bite off faces.

6) Read the FAQ for a more extensive rules list, and for any other questions you might have.  If you haven’t read it in awhile, take a look, since it’s updated frequently.

I’m fairly certain I’m forgetting something, but oh well.  I’ll just post again if it comes to me.

Last session sold out folks, so get there early!

Recap from Feb 9th with Maria Bella


[This post has been updated with new sketches at the end.]

Maria Bella was pretty damn awesome on the 9th, folks.  Since we’ve already got a recap (see the blog with the sketches, below) and a video for last session, I’m just going to let these photos speak for themselves.

Oh, except, look at these crowd shots.  We sold out a few minutes after 7 o’clock.



People started showing up at 6:15 and we were already starting to get full at 6:40.  If you want to make sure you can get in before we sell out, I can’t stress enough that you need to show up early.   Also, every seat WILL get filled, so if you show up early for a good seat, picture all those seats around and in front of you filling up too when you pick it.

We’ve been around almost a year now (though not quite) and we haven’t gone over the Dr. Sketchy rules in a bit, so I’ll post those up in a day or two as well.  (Things like “no alligators”, “don’t take Aaron’s drink”, and “don’t pee on the floor.”)

Anyways, I’ll stop chatting.  Check out these pictures of Maria Bella, and if you didn’t see the previous two posts, check out the video and the recap too.















The winning entries from the Seven Deadly Sins contest.


This last pose was for the romance cover contest, which Sean Andrew Murray won. Here’s his awesome pulp- and (semi-) current-events-inspired drawing:

drsketchy_feb92009_10We try, out of fairness, to make sure people don’t win more than one contest per session, but sometimes we get drunk and forget who won what earlier in the session. Sean also was the other winner in the opposite-hand drawing contest for this sketch:


Next Dr. Sketchy’s is Feb 23rd with Lady Vile!

First Dr. Sketchy’s of the year, Monday, January 26th! With Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein!


Your holidays sucked, didn’t they? No scantily-clad pretty folk lounging about for you to draw? No one gave you a shot for drawing with your left hand? Did it seem irresponsible to spill a pint of beer on your drawing and pretend it was an accident so you could give it that Dr. Sketchy’s touch?

Well, you’re in luck. Dr. Sketchy’s-Baltimore is through with our travelling, we’ve paid bail for everyone arrested in the eggnog/polar bear incident, and our hangovers from visiting the Dr. Sketchy’s in NYC have receeded far enough for us to start whole new ones.

And look at that flyer…..Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein of Gilded Lily Burlesque is who you were waiting for over that long, dark, gloomy holiday break. Trust us, she’s a LOT more fun to sketch than your grandmother’s cat.

Not only that, but Artist & Craftsman Supply, on 137 West North Ave in Station North, along with Atomic Books on 1100 W 36th St. in Hampden, will be providing all sorts of prizes for you to compete for while you attempt to capture Ms. Spankenstein’s glory on paper.

As always, we’re at Dionysus (who’s been very nice not to call the police on anyone yet), from 7 to 10 pm. So gear up, dust off your pencils, sharpen your liver, and tell anyone who gets nosy that you’re heading to the library.