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Photo by Alexis de la Rosa

Now THAT is obscure.

Anyway, we’re a little late with this blog post, but, well, that’s what happens when a giant storm tears up the East Coast with no fucking warning.  What are you going to do?

In any case, Deviana Fox was, is, amazing.  Take a look.


Thanks to Atomic Books for donating The Great American Pin-Up which some lucky person won in one of the contests, and thank you to What Katie Did for donating a pair of vintage back seamed stockings for another lucky winner.

Thank you to Cecilia Strakna, Clarice Jones, Craig Hankin, David Wright, Kat Parker, Kevin Yan, Lois Borgenicht, Stephanie Burgee, Stewart White, Tim Kelly, and Tom Symonds who all sent in drawings, which you can see in the gallery below.  Y’all sent in ALOT; if I misspelled a name somewhere or misattributed someone, let me know, with that many it’s pretty easy to make a mistake.

Thanks to Deviana Fox for doing a great job, though I am disappointed that none of y’all provoked her into lopping off a head; thanks to our sponsors Atomic Books and What Katie Did for the amazing prizes; thanks to Jeff for some of the best photos he’s ever taken; thanks to Russell for slinging tunes and booze, not to mention letting us use the amazing Windup Space; thanks to Styger for helping shove around furniture and hold down the door; thanks to Alexis mc-ing; and thank you to all the folks who joined us for a pretty amazing 77th session.

Nicolette Le Faye and our Fourth Anniversary!

Nicolette Le Faye was one of our very first models, four years ago when we were young whipper snappers. We keep getting older and older, and grayer and grayer, and she still looks exactly the same (if you don’t believe us, scroll through the blog—I think she might be a witch, a la Stardust or some shit). Oh, for the days when we were wet behind the years, thought the world was our prawn, and we didn’t think twice before throwing a jar of pencils at a cop car.

Four years under the belt is some heady shit.
In any case, last session with the fabulous Nicolette Le Faye was our glorious Fourth Anniversary. If we ignore the sumabitch tow truck guy who dragged off our Zipcar truck an hour before the session, it was a glorious birthday. We gave away the first deluxe volume of Fables from Atomic Books for one contest and Sketch Theatre Volume 1 from Baby Tattoo Books for another, not to mention a lot of folks fell deep into their cups thanks to beer specials from Flying Dog Brewery.
Thanks to Christian Tribastone, John Schloman, Tim Kelly, Kat Parker, Katrina Schmidt, Kevin Yan, Stephanie Burgee , and Jeff Lance for sending in the sketches below.
A cornucopia of thanks to Nicolette Le Faye for helping us ring in our fifth year; thanks to our generous sponsors Atomic Books, Flying Dog Brewery, and Baby Tattoo Books; thanks to Russell for spinning drinks and serving tunes; thanks to Jeff for many of the crackling photos you see above; thanks to Styger for helping with the door, set up the stage, and shove the furniture around into whatever esoteric formation Russell thought was appropriate; thanks to everyone who scooted a chair around for us at the end; thanks to Alexis for speaking sweet, sweet words into the mic; FUCK YOU MR. TOW TRUCK DUDE; and thanks to everyone who showed up and twirled a pencil with us on our fourth birthday.
Next session is Monday, June 25th with the belly dancer extraordinaire Deviana Fox!
(Kickass photo of Deviana Fox by Stereo Vision.)
There will be scimitars.  She’s one of the best of the best, folks.  I don’t want to hear about it if you miss it.
Doors at 6, start at 7.  18+ to draw, 21+ to drink.  Pencils, charcoal, & watercolors are fine, don’t bring anything messier or Russell will go all Hulk smash.

Next Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is Monday, June 25th, with Deviana Fox!

Swords.  Let’s just put that up front, right now.  There will be swords.  Scimitars, even.

Next session of Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is Monday, June 25th with belly dancer Deviana Fox!

I’m pretty sure most of you haven’t drawn Deviana before, but she posed for us once before right after we moved to the Windup Space.  Want to see?

Folks flipped out.  People talked about that session for at least a year.  If you don’t get some good drawing done, I’ll give you one of my slightly battered, right kidney.  Did you go look at that link above?  You should.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but there are very, very, very few things sexier than a woman dual-wielding scimitars.  At least for me.  Maybe you like morning stars.  I dunno.

Think about it for a second.  If a bar-clearing brawl breaks out, someone could get slice IN TWAIN.  Granted, bar brawls are rare at life drawing sessions, but it could happen.  By their very nature, they’re unexpected.  It’d be all, “Hey, did you hear there was a bar brawl at the Windup Space last week?  Someone lopped off Russell’s head!”

“I *know*!  I got this badass drawing of Deviana Fox right before she did it.”  [holds up sketch]

“Dude, that’s wicked!”

“Look, she even signed it for me right before she sliced that SWAT team van in two, jumped up to the roof, and swung away like Spider-Man!”

“Spider-Man doesn’t dual-wield scimitars, asshole.”

“But wouldn’t it be cool if he DID?”


Everything is cooler with scimitars.  She doesn’t even need them.  The lady knows how to pose.  I still tell stories to this day of one of the poses she held the last time she modeled.  It usually gets trotted out late at night when Alexis and I are drinking with various performers who’ve posed for us and, like ghost stories around a campfire, folks start whispering about the most painful poses they’ve ever held.  You try pointing a ten pound scimitar at a room full of artists for ten minutes.  I’m a wussy, I can’t even think about it without getting sympathy cramps.

Oh, I should point out, we now sell advance tickets online.  If you buy your ticket more than 24 hours in advance, it’s still 8 bucks (no refunds if you don’t show though).  If purchase at the door, it’s 10 bucks.   Buy your tickets online here :   http://bit.ly/MbxLax

Doors at 6, start at seven.  Get there early if you want to sit close enough to the stage get a nick on the nose.  18+ to draw, 21+ to drink. There’ll be great prizes from Atomic Books and Baby Tattoo Books!

No photography or messy paints, please (watercolors are fine).

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Photo of Deviana Fox by Stereo Vision Photography, http://stereovisionphotography.com/