Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Goodbye Dr. Sketchy Toronto

Today I discovered to much sorrow that the Dr. Sketchy life drawing in Toronto is no longer going on. There was something absolutely fantastic about having life drawing sessions in a bar with models being dressed in everything from burlesque to Heman and Skeletor. I will definitely miss the drawing sessions.

Here's a few drawings I never got around to posting from the last couple times I went to Dr. Sketchy's.
I would spend the first 15 - 30 seconds of a pose roughing out the gesture with a pale marker --usually a 5% grey marker or light blue-- so that the pose was there, but barely visible. Then I'd do the rest of the drawing in pencil.

Burlesque dancers, cop & robber

The next model was a little bit more provocative with her costumes and poses. She had a crazy 1980s X-Men Storm styled white mohawk, ripped stockings, corset, pasties and the most ruffled skirt I had ever seen. One of her other costumes can only be described as a ninja-snake-not-sure-what-she's-supposed-to-be, but it looked cool. And yes, that is a swimming inner tube used at the bottom of her dress.

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