Larkspur Life Drawing Event!

April 13, 2011

Here’s what I found out on the internets about this life-drawing event we were invited to do.  Pay attention.  There might be a quiz.

Every month, over 3,500 artists gather in nearly a hundred cities (including New York, Hollywood, Sao Paolo, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, and Melbourne) to sketch glamourous, subcultural models and compete in drawing contests in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem at Dr. Sketchy’s, the world’s premier alternative drawing movement.  Started by Molly Crabapple, an artist and former model, as an alternative to the dull drawing classes she had posed for, Dr. Sketchy’s has exploded into an international phenomenon.  This “anti-art school” has been featured in Time Out NY, LA Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Time Out London, The Village Voice and The Onion.

Sounds amazing, right?  But the invitation to pose and perform at Dr. Sketchy’s was met with some hesitation on our part, due largely to the fact that it usually showcases burlesque performers, and that simply is not what we do.  But when event organizers told us all performers were encouraged to put their own spin on the event, we jumped at the chance.  We decided to bring a little country to Dr. Sketchy’s, and were absolutely thrilled to be received with such open arms.  It was an evening of artists supporting other artists,no matter what the medium.  Below are a few photos and artist sketches from the event.

Thanks so much for having us, and we can’t wait ’til next time!

Love and easels,

Melanie


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