Photos from LiiLii’s session!

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Lots of great photos and drawings from May 11th’s session with the gorgeous LiiLii Lipstick.  Thank you to LiiLii for being our muse, Dionysus for hosting us, Bill Lindsey for driving us all over the place at the last minute, Jeff for the beautiful photos, and our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books!

I would like to NOT thank Windows for crashing three hundred times while I attempted to put this post together.  Three hours and counting now for just one blog post . . . but no one cares about cranky operating systems, let’s get to the pretty pictures and sketches.

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Check out LiiLii’s shoes on this next one.  She held that pose for 5 minutes.  I don’t think I would have made it two, but I’m a wuss.

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The above was done by Annika Romeyn.  Check her sketch blog, it’s pretty damn neat.  (There’s another sketch at the end of this post too.)

These next couple are from Brian Dugan . . . (the photo in between is the pose he was drawing for the last one . . . I think)

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Brian Dugan

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Brian Dugan
Brian Dugan

If you want to see more of Brian’s work, take a look over here.

Next up are a few from Gene Azzam . . . the first one was from a contest incorporating anything starting with the letter “L”.

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Gene Azzam

The next contest probably had the funniest entries I’ve seen in a contest yet.

“Your version of Captain Kirk hitting on LiiLii.”

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The one on the left reads, “Please James, you smell like a Ferringi.”  He responds, “You remember I’m captain of the Enterprise, right?”

The one on the right reads, “You know, Miss, Red Shirts don’t live long in space.  Perhaps you should remove it.”

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I don’t think folks thought too highly of Kirk’s chances.

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“Jim, readings look unfavorable.”

“Spock, I always think there are . . . possibilities.”

We gave away Munnies from Atomic Books in Hampden, watercolors from Artist & Craftsman Supply on 137 W North Ave, and So Good for Little Bunnies from Baby Tattoo Books.  Our next session is June 8th and we’re going to have all new stuff from everyone to give away.  (Baby Tattoo sent a huge box of stuff….I’ll take a picture later this week and put it up later on in the week.)

Next session is June 8th with Viola Van Wilde of Gilded Lily!  No Memorial Day session since we’ll all probably be drunk at someone’s barbecue somewhere.

So no Dr. S this coming Monday…..you know what you should do to make yourself feel better?  You should go see Gilded Lily in The Nearly Naked Truth at Mobtown theater on Friday….half the folks who’ve ever modeled for us are in it, and frankly, it’s the best damn burlesque show we’ve seen them do yet.  It’s FIFTEEN BUCKS.  You know what this would cost in NYC?  It would be THOUSANDS, and I swear this isn’t hyperbole, and I’ll call you a liar if you repeat this, but they’re a lot better than the couple shows I’ve managed to catch up there.  Check’em out.

If you don’t know where Mobtown Theater is, it’s in Meadow Mill about two stops on the light rail up from MICA (the Woodberry stop…big building with a clock tower thing on it).

Here’s a last photo and sketch for you…

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Annika Romeyn
Annika Romeyn
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Bees, pirates, ninjas, and Sable Sin Cyr!

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So, maybe our ambitious plans to have a session right on the heels of our return from SketchyCon bit us on the butt. Well, bit Alexis, at least. Last Monday was definitely rough, but thank god for our stunning muse of the evening, Sable Sin Cyr.

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Not only is she jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but she can make amazing costumes–that beautiful costume she’s wearing was created entirely from scratch by Sable herself. And unfortunately Charm City is losing her talent this summer to the land of beer and cheese, where she’ll be studying costume design.

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As always, special thanks to Sable, Dionysus for hosting us, our sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books. Non-Special thanks to Bill for doing door and Jeff for photos (they aren’t very special, well, not in that way).

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There were contests and prizes from our sponsors galore, so many in fact we actually had trouble having enough contests to distribute them all. While we drew, we listened to the Dr. Sketchy’s Old-Timey Dirty Ditties CD put together by Joe Wos of Dr. Sketchy’s Pittsburgh with design by Nicola Black of Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia.

One contest was based on Sable’s pose below the fifth track The Bumblebee Invaded The Nudist Colony by Billy Mitchell. You can listen to it below, though Lord knows don’t listen to it at work. 🙂 It’s hysterical. (Let me know if the link doesn’t work.)

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The winning sketch of Sable’s encounter with a bee was by Brian Dugan, who won a blue Mini-Munny from Atomic Books.

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Another contest was Pirates vs. Ninjas. Why? Why not. (Actually, it was because Sable was telling us about some awesome pirates vs. ninjas blog before the start of the session).

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All the contestants won watercolor sets from Artist & Craftsman Supply, but Brian was on a roll and won Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes from Baby Tattoo Books for his awesome drawing above. (You can see both Gris Grimly and Molly Crabapple sketch at www.sketchtheatre.com)

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Here’s a few sketches by Kurt Aspland to round everything out…

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Our next session is THIS MONDAY, May 8th with LiiLii Lipstick! Drawing and beer on a Monday, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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Again, a big thanks to Johnny B for letting us use his awesome photo for our flyer.  See you Monday!