Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Crimson Skye (Fox in woodland), digital tablet

Phew! I’ve just got back from school… kinda. This afternoon I attended Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School (warning – MySpace page) in an upstairs room at the Victoria pub here in Brum (as blogged by Graphiquillan). For those not in the know, Dr. Sketchy’s is a burlesque life-drawing class, originally founded in New York in 2005 as an attempt to take life-drawing out of the classroom and make it, well, sexy. So for three hours, with a pint of cider in one hand and drawing implements in the other we drew scantily clad ladies in corsets, suspenders and tassles. Each model started out with a burlesque performance, followed by a couple of short poses or so. Prizes were awarded to the best drawings on the night (as judged by the model herself). The theme for the evening was Dr Doodle-a-little, and all the models wore animal-themed costumes – first up was Crimson Skye (fox), followed by Cherry Fox (pink leopard) and Emerald Ace (octopus), and for each we were given a theme (woodland, jungle and under the sea respectively). This was followed by a second set from Crimson Skye (with a wolf theme…) and finally Cherry Fox and Emerald Ace posing together. All in all, a fun evening’s entertainment.

Anyway, enough of the padding, on with the ladies! Here’s a selection of my favourites…

Anyway, all things considered, I’m looking forward to the next one on 16th January – theme: Hollywood Babylon.


I wasn’t there on my own – go check out graphiquillan and Antonio‘s accounts and sketches…

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