Girls against boys.

So, something that’s been frustrating me lately: even though the attendance at our sessions is more or less evenly split between men and women—sometimes the girls actually outnumber the guys, which surprises some of our friends who assume that it’s only guys who want to draw our models—since late spring, the artists who’ve been sending us sketches have been men. Annie Wu ended that trend last month, but still, she was the lone female artist who shared her drawings with us.  What gives, ladies?

This time around, the lovely Lily Stark White has been the one woman to send us her drawings:

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We also had some people find us through two blogs, both by women, so we’re going to return the favor—even if they didn’t send us their sketches themselves. 😉 (To be fair, this past session I relied too much on the reminder cards I handed out to solicit sketches from folks and forgot to actually remind everyone while on stage.) Check out Bridget (Vaughn)’s Art Blog and Kristin Nohe’s Suburbs blog for their awesome drawings of Deviana.

And, lastly, here’s a sketch of Deviana from our door guy, Bill:

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Obviously, Bill’s a guy, though he whines like a 4-year-old girl about how we never post his sketches, even though we link to his blog on our front page. So there you go, Bill—I ended this post about how we don’t get enough sketches from women with your unmistakeably male drawing.

Anyway—sketches. We love getting them—from everyone.

Don’t forget, we’ll have the lovely Elle Devene of Gilded Lily Burlesque posing for us this Monday night at the Windup Space—and check out Gilded Lily’s show with the Baltimore Improv Group tonight at the Creative Alliance. Hope you have your tickets already, since they’re probably selling out as I type this. Couldn’t get tickets? Then check out the Xotic fashion show at the Windup Space tonight instead.

And then there’s Hampden Fest tomorrow. Stop by Atomic Books and say hi to Benn, who’s given us a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies *and*  Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters to give away on Monday.

Oh, and 2nd Saturdays in Station North is tomorrow, too! Lots of fun—and free—performances!

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun, and see you on Monday!

—Alexis

Your sketches of Lady Vile

As I’m still a little hung-over and bummed about losing an hour of my already short day (waking up at 1 p.m. then realizing it’s actually 2 when you have a shit-ton of things to do kinda sucks), I’m not gonna get too chatty here. So, without further ado, here are the Lady Vile sketches we’ve received from you.

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A montage of sketches by Annika Romeyn. She won a brand-new  sketchbook from Artist & Craftsman Supply for the drawing of the mouse-infested Lady Vile, her entry for the second contest of the night which was to illustrate a guess at how our model got her name.

The following three drawings are by the lovely burlesque star Lily Stark White.

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These next three are from Chip Molter.022309-chipm3

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From one of our most faithful regulars, Mary Tully:

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And, last but certainly not least, sketches from another regular, Gene Snyder.

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Gene’s entry for the “best depiction of a chimp attack”:022309-genes5

And, since we didn’t get a scan of the winning chimp attack drawing, here’s a photo of the winner with her entry (the one with the dozen chimps, on the right):img_2564-2As an aside, the guy on the left apparently has been collecting our flyers, which is pretty flattering. I would have included photos of his binder, which is covered with flyers from as far back as October, but the photo came out way too dark, unfortunately.

And, in case you’re not on our mailing list (email us if you want to get on it), or haven’t joined our Facebook group, or haven’t noticed the link on our Myspace page, check out Andras Frenyo’s amazing panoramic photos of this session.

Don’t forget that our next session is tomorrow night (or tonight, if you’re reading this at your desk on Monday), when Bambi Galore will be up from DC to pose for your drawing pleasure. Bambi is not only part of the DC Gurly Show and DC Libertines, but she also hosted the DC branch of Dr. Sketchy’s. See you then!