I promise to post some opening-night pics from Drawing the Motmot, The Exhibit, but because I live so much in the moment I have to tell you about what I did last night- I went to a life-drawing event that’s been popping up around the country: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. It’s a combination of life-drawing and cabaret, a refreshing and fun way to draw like a fiend and win prizes. I went to the OKC branch and had a blast. I did 15 drawings, including a little sketch on toilet paper (provided) and one with lipstick (provided), plus I won a t-shirt and tickets to the Girlie Show, another OKC art event.
At Dr. Sketchy’s there’s a theme for each month’s session. Last night was Rocky Horror Picture Show and next time it’ll be James Bond. Can’t wait to see the costumes for that.
The two models last night were professional actors and singers. Songs from Rocky Horror were performed. Costumes, changed between intermissions, were killer (and fun to draw) and featured a naughty bell-hop, naughty ballarina and naughty transvestite doctor. (One attendee got a little overly-enthused and very, very sadly stripped down to nothing but his gold lamé thong) Drawing commenced with 1 minute poses, progressing up to 20 minutes. Bursts of song and dance punctuated the sketching sessions.
We sure know how to have fun around here. And it’s wonderful practice, a good way to loosen up, sharpen your drawing skills, and get totally entertained in the bargain!