Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School - March 2014

Yesterday was Dr. Sketchy, Ottawa's branch of the popular life drawing group that actually makes figure drawing fun. Nothing takes the edge off of slavishly reproducing human anatomy like sipping girly drinks in a swank club with nice music. The themes and costumes are always a lot of fun. Conservatives might bluster at the lack of full frontal nudity (there's a phrase you don't see often enough) but I personally enjoy the diversity the outfits lend to the art.

Below you can see some of my sketches for the long poses. And by long, I mean fifteen minutes, which is still pretty short. As always, there were a couple of contests throughout the night. The one where I threw the model into the cockpit of a plane was for the New Meaning for "Victory Rolls" contest. You know, like, she's doing a barrel roll or something? I don't know. Too much Star Fox for me. Jessica managed to score us some tickets to The Capital Burlesque Expo with one of her entries. There's an interesting date idea...