Photos and sketches of Sugar Ann Spice!

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Sugar Ann Spice totally lived up to her name at our last session:  she’s both sweet and—as you can see here—totally hot.

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Rrrrrrrowr!! Seriously, folks, we’re totally grateful to the charming and beautiful Sugar for braving horrific traffic on the way up from DC to be our muse for the evening.  Check out more of these awesome poses she treated our artists to on the 22nd.

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And, Don from Artist & Craftsman Supply on North Ave. and Howard St. handed out free canvases to each attendee at the beginning of the session—only asking in return that everyone either work on his or her canvas during the session, or take it home and create a finished piece inspired by the session, and bring it back to the store to be included in a show.  So, while Dr. Sketchy’s is the “Anti-Art School”, you guys did get some (fun) homework.  Show Don your appreciation by bringing back your piece for the show! (And remember, you don’t have to be a painter to work on canvas.)

Anyway, less tell, more show.

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Here’s a page of sketches of Sugar by Brian Dugan:

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Note Sugar’s awesome flamenco dress–it’s going to come up again later when I try to explain the origin of one of our contests.

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We at Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore are sometimes a little slow to come up with contest ideas, so the first one we did (after the usual non-dominant hand drawing contest) was the random noun contest. I asked the audience to blurt out the first person, place, or thing that came to mind–the one brave soul who piped up was thinking very alphabetically—

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—“Aardvark“??  We just knew it was vaguely like an anteater, so that’s what most of our imaginative art monkeys went with when they incorporated an aardvark into their drawings.

I’m pretty sure this gentleman below was the winner of this contest. What did he win, you’re wondering? So am I. I’m pretty sure he won the latest issue of Mome, a quarterly anthology of indie comics, generously provided by Atomic Books in Hampden. Otherwise, I’m switching the evening’s prizes in my hazy memory, so keep reading for the other prize of the evening.

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Chip Molter’s drawing, above:  “Stupid aardvark! It is NOT Sugar Ant Spice!”  And Brian Dugan sent us his lovely drawing of Sugar and an aardvark getting, uh, swept away.

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So while everyone was struggling to come up with the best incorporation of an aardvark/anteater, Team Sketchy was trying to come up with the next contest.  Inspired by the fabulous Sugar’s flamenco dress, Bill came up with his brilliant suggestion:  “Who would be Sugar’s celebrity partner in Dancing with the Stars?”

Well, I thought it was brilliant.  Of course, when I announced the contest I got more puzzled looks from the audience than usual.  And Sugar took off that awesome flamenco dress, which, if this were Dancing with the Stars, would probably draw the ire of the FCC—but would make for a much better show, IMHO.

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It seemed most of the audience were stumped by this, or thought we’d totally lost it.  Not so one of our loyal regulars, though, who never fails to take our Jager-induced contest ideas and create something truly crazy and brilliant.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Sugar and Steven Segal, by Diego Molano.

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For his work of sheer genius, Diego took home a copy of Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza, a very Dr. Sketchy-apropos collection of saucy paper dolls from Baby Tattoo Books.  (Or that copy of Mome…?)

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Seriously, this outfit is soo cute!  (And, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Aaron’s not writing the blog, as he usually does.)  Here’s one more sketch of Sugar by Brian Dugan–check out more of his sketches from that evening here.

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Since we had a late start, we went past 10 so Sugar could give us one last pose.  Those of you who called it a night promptly at 10 p.m. missed out–check out Sugar’s awesomely sparkly skull-and-crossbones pasties!

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It was like a little treat for those of us who aren’t so old yet that we need to be in bed by 11. ;-p

So, lots and lots of thanks again to the stunning Sugar Ann Spice, and to our wonderful sponsors—Artist & Craftsman Supply, Atomic Books, and Baby Tattoo. And to Bill (door guy, crazy- contest-idea generator, and late-night furniture-moving muscle), and to Jeff Schock (fearless photo-taker who totally outdid himself this time).

And, again, special thanks to Lynn Hafner, Derek, and Andrew at Dionysus—I honestly can’t imagine us still doing this after a year if we didn’t start out in such a fantastic venue as Dionysus. We love you guys!

And, we love all of you that joined us this session, and especially Brian and Diego for sending us their work.  If you’ve been putting off scanning in your own sketches, or for whatever reason your drawings haven’t yet been posted here (i.e. your email from May got caught in the spam folder and I just found it), don’t despair:  send them to us (if you haven’t already done so) and we’ll put up a “sketch backlog bonanza” blog post next week.

See you at our new home at the Windup Space (12 W. North Ave.) on July 20! We’re thrilled to have the lovely Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein returning to Dr. Sketchy’s for this special session.  See Lucille and the rest of the fabulous Gilded Lily Burlesque this Saturday at the Creative Alliance!

We’re moving to Windup!

If you weren’t able to join us on June 22, you missed out on a fantastic session with the fabulous Sugar Ann Spice! And, you also missed our last session at Dionysus.

We’re extremely grateful to Lynn Hafner, the charming and gorgeous owner of Dionysus, for having us at her wonderful bar for our first year. Lynn’s taking a well-deserved break from the restaurant business, and so the bar will be under new ownership. We’re told that it will still be Dionysus under the new owners, and Aaron and I will still grab a beer and a bite to eat there in the future, as we hope you will, too.

So, please join us on July 20, when the sassy Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein will be modeling for us at our new home–the Windup Space! In case you’re not familiar with this fantastic bar/gallery/music venue, it’s in the Station North Arts District at 12 W. North Ave., on the corner of North and Charles, pretty much around the corner and up the street from Dionysus–though, I hope you guys will know where Windup is, since you should’ve checked out the Vs. show by now. The show will be up till the end of July so, at the least, the slackers among you can see it at our next session. 😉 But, really, why wait for almost a month to see our new digs? Just go now.

Moving to the Windup means we’ll have more space–it’s at least twice as big as Dionysus’s dining room–and so will the model, since there’s a stage. (And, maybe I can finally put my crappy decade-old light stands out to pasture.) Also, Windup does not serve food, so feel free to get take out from wherever–maybe a pizza from Joe Squared, up the street–and bring it into the bar.

Aaand, Russell, the owner of Windup, has agreed to make an exception to his 21+  rule for us–so, until further notice, Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is now an 18+ event. Of course, you still have to be at least 21 to drink.

Check our blog next week, where we’ll have sketches and photos from our session with Sugar Ann Spice. (Also, if you visit us on Facebook, you might get a sneak-peak in the next few days of some of the drawings we’ve received.) In the meantime, as always–send us your sketches!

See you on the 20th at the Windup Space!

The Nearly Naked Truth this Friday!

Don’t forget, Gilded Lily Burlesque is performing Friday night!  If you’ve come to just one of our sessions, the odds are pretty good someone from Gilded Lily posing.  This is possibly the best burlesque show Alexis and I’ve seen in Baltimore (or anywhere else).  It’s one thing to see Viola, Sable, Paco, Maria, Luna, Lena, or Lucille sit still for a sketchpad, it’s something else entirely to see their art.

The Nearly Naked Truth

Come join Baltimore’s premiere burlesque troupe, Gilded Lily Burlesque, on Friday May 22nd for The Nearly Naked Truth! It’s a nostalgic romp back to the days when men were men and dames were kittens. These lovely ladies (with the help of Paco Fish, outstanding news reporter) will help you navigate the slippery slopes of sex, drugs, plaid pants and communism.

But, don’t get too uptight daddio! After witnessing a spicy shimmy here and a saucy shake there, you’ll be happily sliding down that slope, too! So let Gilded Lily Burlesque reveal to you the Nearly Naked Truth- it’s the American thing to do!

TWO SHOWS! 7:30 and 10:30.
Tickets are $15 and will be available in advance. Watch this space for a link. THIS WILL SELL OUT!

Click here for tickets!

Here’s the event page on Facebook too.