Dr Sketchy’s life drawing has been my “no stress art time” for so many years. The chaotic joyful atmosphere makes it impossible to take “art-ing” too seriously. I really enjoy the chance to experiment and rapidly capture something of these spectacular performers.
Thank you Mel for this wonderful experience 💖 And thank you to the beautiful rainbow tornado Ruby Slippers! 🌈
From no life drawing to two sessions back to back! Sketching Tease Rex at Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne was an absolute blast! Perhaps the first ever burlesque dancer? The evening than heated up with the lovely and crimson Miss Maple Rose.
First life drawing session for 2018! Sketching the beautiful Ferri and Wanda the snake in From Dusk till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium tribute! Very rapid sketches because Wanda kept shifting positions. But a great challenge to shake off the rust.
Champagne to celebrate the New Year!
This is the second drinks poster I designed. I plan to make a 3rd to finish off the set.
Happy New Year everyone!
Be good to yourself, be kind to others, make things, share things, be patience.
Dancing! Drawing! Disco! Dr. Sketchy’s Life drawing with The SuperVixens! What a way to end the year! Thank you Mel for an amazing year of Dr. Sketchys <3
Very rapid sketches trying to capture as much of these gorgeous groovy gals as I could.
Merry Christmas to all my Dr. Sketchy’s art family and I can’t wait to see you all next year!
I just realised that I forgot to post my favourite drawing from the last Dr Sketchy’s session! I was really happy with this one, I can’t believe I left it out! Thank you again Killjoy the Show for an amazing night.
I am looking forward to the next session. I’m starting to miss my more regular classes. It will be great to have a night of fun art again soon.
At the last Dr Sketchy’s life drawing session we had the pleasure of having 3 amazing performers from Killjoy the Show as our models. Not only that but they had their band live on stage with them to perform! Their song with accompanying acrobatics/dance was incredible.
I’m still enjoying my watercolor pencil sketch experiments for the longer poses but I am keeping with my trusty black colored pencil for all the quick drawings. Sadly I wasn’t fast enough to capture much of the dazzling piñata-like beauty hanging from her aerial silks.
Six years ago I had an idea to design a drinks poster with a woman dropping into a glass and the splash creating her dress. I developed the idea, inspired by old Moulin Rouge posters, it became an Absinthe poster.
A few months ago I was approached a new hotel in the UK asking if they could used the illustration as feature in their secret Absinthe bar. I loved the idea but the image was not really finished and definitely not able to be printed and framed at a large scale. And they wanted it LARGE.
So this is the entirely new revised Absinthe Poster. Printed nearly 2 meters tall.
I have also started on 2 other vintage drink poster to make up the set. Once they are all finished I will have them available for sale as prints. Just not as large.