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. Check out the slideshow at the top of the page.
Thanks so much for having us, and we can’t wait ’til next time!
Love and easels,
P.S. They invited us back for a second round of dancing and drawing! That’s why there are now two slideshows! Even more fun the second time around! A big thank you to the Dr. Sketchy’s people, the photographers and all the artists that came out that night! ~Mel