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!

Check out this amazing video from TuffNerd Productions!

Zach of  TuffNerd Productions took some video at last Monday’s session…and holy shit, take a look at the result!

Special thanks again to the absolutely stunning Maria Bella… the video!

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Sketches from 2/9 session with Maria Bella

Finally, all my whining about how so few people send us their sketches has paid off. Without further ado, here’s just a sampling of what you, our talented “art monkeys” (that’s the Dr. Sketchy’s term of endearment for our beloved audience members), have sent us so far.

davidn1_0209092- and 5-minutes sketches by David Newbold.

briand_020909_2By Brian Dugan.

annikar_020909By Annika Romeyn.

genea_020909By Gene Azzam.

masha020909_img3By Masha Schwartz.


headsdownAbove two sketches by Mary Tully.

Our first contest, as always, was the non-dominant (aka “opposite”) hand drawing contest. Seriously, either some folks cheat to get some free alcohol, or else our audience is always full of ambidextrous freaks, in which case I’m totally jealous.


Left-handed drawing by righty Masha Schwartz.

gene_opphandBy Gene Azzam, who was one of two folks rewarded (or punished, depending on how you look at it) for his ambidexterity with a Woo-Woo! shot, which tasted exactly like a grape Jolly Rancher–with not even a hint of alcohol at the end. Very dangerously delicious…

In honor of  Maria’s next performance (the SIN show at Club One–which is tonight, btw), our second contest was to incorporate one or more of the Seven Deadly Sins. If you can’t remember what they all are–I sure as hell couldn’t, without help–check out the SIN flyer in our earlier blog post. Here are just a few of the brilliant results:


Greed, by Gene Azzam.

briand_020909_3Brian Dugan impressively incorporated all seven. (And yes, Maria was using fake money for this pose. Folks, if our models don’t have even have real money to use as props, you know you should tip them generously.)

david2_020909winnerWhen we decided on this contest before the session, Aaron and I had wondered if anyone would dare portray our svelte model as the epitome of gluttony, and someone did–specifically David Newbold, one of our two winners for this contest. His brass balls won him a brand-spanking new sketchbook provided by Artist and Craftsman Supply.  (Since we kinda flubbed the store’s location at the session, I’ll remind all of you now that it’s located on the corner of North and Howard.)

In our one nod to tomorrow’s Hallmark holiday, the next contest was to draw a romance cover featuring Maria Bella. The winner didn’t send in his drawing, so we can’t show it at the moment (hopefully Jeff, our awesome photographer, did get a shot of the winner so we can include it in the recap–the night’s a wine-soaked blur in my mind at this point), but it was definitely an illustration after Aaron’s pulp-loving heart.  For his efforts, the winner walked away with a copy of The Look of Love, as well as an issue of Hi-Fructose (which, despite the fact that they need a good copy editor, is one of my favorite art magazines) from Atomic Books, which, for those of you new to Baltimore or otherwise clueless, is on Falls Rd., just off the Avenue in Hampden.

briand_020909For his awesome entry for this contest, Brian Dugan not only drew Maria, but our photographer Jeff, as well as Zach from TuffNerd Productions, who, as Aaron mentioned earlier, videotaped this session.

We’ll have the rest of the drawings posted in our sketches album over on MySpace soon.  Don’t think you’re off the hook if you didn’t send in your drawings yet–send them in and we’ll post them. Remember, the more drawings I get, the less whining you get from me about this… ;-p

Remember, you can see Maria Bella and Lucille Lingerhans von Spankenstein tonight at the SIN show at Club One, and with the rest of Gilded Lily tomorrow night at the Tassels and Champagne show at Creative Alliance. Seriously, guys–I’d be more impressed if a guy took me to a Gilded Lily performance instead of the usual dinner and a movie for Valentine’s Day.