Monday, October 7, 2013

Life Drawing with Dr Sketchy

As their website says, "Who says figure drawing can't be sexy?!"  I went to our local Vancouver Chapter of Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School for the first time last night. What a cool experience. 
Here's their 'about' from their website:
"Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt.drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality. Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy's has now spread to over 100 cities around the world."
That about sums it up.  My artist friend Sandra White told me about it, and we bought tickets online.  We arrived at the Wallflower Cafe a few blocks from my house to a sold-out crowd.  Our model, Vanity Feral, was incredible; glamorous and fun.  I loved that she had the f-holes of a violin tatooed on her lower back.  Not sure if she's a musician or a fan of Man Ray's model Kiki Montparnasse, but either way they were perfect with her poses and her costumes.  After a series of one, two and five minute poses she treated us to a burlesque performance.  Afterwards we did a few 10 minute poses and one 15, all while sipping wine and listening to great music.  Two velvet-gloved thumbs way up.  I'll definitely be back for more.