Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dr. Sketchy Grows

This is a public service announcement to let you all know that Dr. Sketchy will be having a sketch class tomorrow night Wednesday September 2nd at Tatame Lounge 223 West Fairbanks Avenue Winter Park. This month the model will be Jessica Nova and she will be dressed as Poison Ivy and Emma Frost.
This is a sketch from the August event. As usual there was a huge crowd of artists and the event seems to be bursting at the seems. The couches are cozy although the pillows sometimes got in the way as I was swinging my arm about to dash the lines down on the page. As usual there was a contest and the winner would get a Pixar's Making of "Up" book. They asked the crowd of artists what foe the model should be pitted against. No one was offering ideas so I shouted out "A spider" the room fell silent and some other ideas were thrown out then another artist shouted "Spider". So for the last pose everyone had to include a spider in the sketch. I really wanted that Pixar Book yet I had only done one sketch for the whole session so I was kind of stuck. I finally decided to put a very tiny spider on the napkin in the lower right hand corner of the sketch. Since I figured the judge might miss this subtle invader I also labeled it. It is actually a pretty big spider if you think about it, it is probably the size of a quarter.
Well I didn't win the book. Someone with a great big cartoony spider won that, but I did win a plastic cup that blinks. It is actually quite cool and my pet cockatoo Zorro loves it.

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