Friday, March 12th, at Art Whino G40: The Summit!

Our next Dr. Sketchy’s is tomorrow, March 12th with Sugar Ann Spice and L’il Dutch at Art Whino G40: The Summit, an art exhibition at 223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202.

WAIT, WHAT?  Yeah, that’s right.  Two Dr. Sketchy’s in one week?  SUGAR ANN SPICE *AND* L’IL DUTCH???

Yep.

G40: The Summit

5 Floors
500+ Artists
75,000 sqft
Curated Visual and Performance Art

 

 

A dynamic contemporary art exhibition featuring curated works from artists around the world on display for a full month, featuring musical and visual performances, lectures, live painting and much more!

It’s going to be the biggest shindig Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore has ever been part of.

Whatever your plans were for Friday, I GUARANTEE they are not as cool as this.

Checkout the Art Whino website; there are so many jaw-dropping artists there I don’t even know where to start — folks like Molly Crabapple (the lovely founder of Dr. Sketchy’s), Scott G. Brooks, Caia Koopman, Aaron Martin, Sylvia Ortiz, etc.

You’ll never get another chance to see all these artists in one place with Sugar and L’il Dutch posing for your drawing pleasure, AND get to have your Friday night tipple.  Anyone who misses this is going to get a personal visit from me, cause I’m going to drive to each of your houses and slap the dickens out of you.  Like, you’re going to have to shake a copy of Great Expectations out of your pants leg you were hit so hard.

Just go look at their website.

Tomorow, 8 to 11.  The best art exhibit you’ve seen in years plus Sugar Ann Spice and L’il Dutch.

(And special thanks to Carlo and Elise of Stereo Vision Photography  for letting us use their photos of our stunning models for the flyer!  They have a show and reception tonight (Thursday, March 11th), at the Palace of Wonders with a free burlesque show hosted by L’il Dutch.)

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Next session: March 8 with the lovely Nori Zay! Plus, we’ll be at G40 in DC!

The fabulous alternative fashion and fetish model Nori Zay will be our muse at our next session on Monday, March 8—join us at the Windup Space for another night of drinks, drawing, and debauchery!

As always, doors open at 6 and drawing starts at 7–show up early to get a great seat! We’ll have more crazy drawing contests in which we’ll be giving away more prizes from Atomic Books and Artist and Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books.


(Photo of Nori Zay courtesy of Sean Baker.)

Special thanks to the incredibly talented Brooklyn singer/songwriter Sabrina Chap, who modeled and performed for us on Feb. 22! We’ll have photos and sketches from our session with Sabrina posted here soon. As always, thanks to all of you who came out to draw her! And special thanks to those of you who’ve already sent us your drawings from her session. If you haven’t done so yet and would like to have us share them here in the blog, scan in those babies and email them to us, or post them on our Facebook group!

Plus, for those of you in or near DC, check out our special session at Art Whino’s giant art show, G40: The Summit, in Crystal City. This free session will be on Friday, March 12, from 8 to 11 p.m., and DC’s own burlesque beauties, Sugar Ann Spice and L’il Dutch, will be providing artistic inspiration for the evening! Whether or not you can make this session on the 12th, you definitely need to check out this show, which officially opens this Saturday. Five floors of amazing art, including pieces from Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple, from DC/Baltimore-area art stars Scott G. Brooks and Sylvia Ortiz, and from over 500 other artists across the country and around the world!

See you on the 8th (and the 12th)!

Sword swinging and sketching with Deviana Fox!

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Goodness gracious, Deviana Fox had swords.

Maybe it’s my geek stamp showing, but good gravy, there are few things more fun to draw than a sexy lady with dual scimitars.

Yeah, she had TWO scimitars.

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We were hoping for trouble, maybe the crazy pillow lady who tried to steal my beer a few sessions ago would make a second run at the front door, but alas, it was not to be and the session was blissfully peaceful.  I can’t help but wonder though if the REASON it was blissfully peaceful was the presence of a scimitar wielding lady with a bullet belt overlooking the crowd at all times.

Bill certainly seemed better behaved.

These awesome photos are by Jeff by the way, which we are eternally grateful for, and while we’re at it, many thanks go to Bill holding down the door, Russell holding down the bar, our gracious sponsors Atomic Books, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Baby Tattoo Books for the awesome prizes to give away, and the Windup Space for hosting us even though it’s kinda like thanking Russell twice, but he deserves it.

Well, everyone deserves to get thanked twice, so, to avoid just copying and pasting that paragraph again right here so everyone gets thanked twice, lets say everyone gets THREE thanks and move on to some more pictures of the amazing Deviana.

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Yep, that’s right, not only did Deviana have two swords, she was balancing them all over the place WHILE posing.  I had to keep tapping Bill on the shoulder while ran the door to say, “Oh my God, Bill, look what she’s doing now!”

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Anyway, let’s get to some drawings and contests.

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This next one was sent to us by Mike May.  Check out his website, some amazing stuff there.  I think there’s another drawing by him further on in the blog as well.

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Next is a sketch by Paul Moscatt who’s got some great work on his site too.

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Mike Hasson did these next two, sending us the second one later when he got home.  I love that top left one.

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The first contest was the opposite hand drawing contest where, if you’re right-handed you draw with your left, and if you’re left-handed you draw with your right, and if you’re ambidextrous you buy the house a round.  Two winners were picked, and awarded evil-looking shots for their trouble if they were of age, and if they weren’t, they were able to designate someone of age to take their place on the chopping block.

One of the contests was the best incorporation of Highlander into your sketch.  Here’s one of the entries by Brian Dugan (who didn’t win this contest, but did win another one later on).  The prize was a stunning steel art portfolio case donated by Don of Artist & Craftsman Supply, which if you didn’t know already, is on the corner of North & Howard, pretty much across the street from Windup, give or take a block. 🙂

Another sketch from Brian Dugan, this one for the “random noun” contest where folks in the audience shout out random nouns and we pick the one that sounds the most bizarre or amusing.  The noun this time around was “Disney World.”  The prize was Ragnar’s Izzy’s Very Important Job from Baby Tattoo Books, which is so cool they run their own Dr. Sketchy’s out in L.A., if you’re ever out that way.

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Here’s some more photos of Deviana…

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Ahh, here’s the sketch Brian Dugan for the final contest incorporating Debbie Gibson and Caligula, who, apparently share August 31st as their birthday.  Who knew?

The prize was a copy of Scarlett Takes Manhattan by Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt, who both signed it for the lucky winner when Alexis and I were in NYC last.  Here’s the cover page, graciously scanned by Brian and mailed to us.

Yes, you read that correctly, apparently Molly is accusing Brian Dugan of giving John Leavitt syphillis.  And no, Molly and John were completely sober when they signed this, why do you ask? 🙂

Our next session is September 14th with Elle Devene!

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