Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dr. Sketchys






For the past few months, I've been attending Dr. Sketchy's burlesque-modeling sessions at the Wind-Up Space in Baltimore. They're soo much fun, even for someone who already spends a large part of the day drawing. If you're a fan of drinking and drawing sexy ladies, I really can't recommend it enough.

Whenever I do figure drawing, my favorite poses are the quick 1, 2, and 5 min. sessions. They're really good exercise in understanding movement, balance, and gravity, which in my opinion, is far more important than the tiny anatomical details you could glean from a photograph. Even when they do longer poses, I'll sometimes get up and move around a few times, just to get a fresh perspective on things. So most of these are 1 -5 min. poses, with a longer 20 min. thrown in just for laughs. I'll try and post more Dr. Sketchy's drawings in the future, but the drawback to quick poses is they may not be all that interesting to look at. Perhaps I should let you guys be the judge of that...

(As part of their program, they do drawing contests, usually incorporating a theme into a pose. It was Pac-Man's birthday a few weeks ago, hence the Ms. Pac-Man pin up.)

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