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Kitten von Mew - Kate Bush

Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 2)

Kitten von Mew - Kate BushFollowing on from Part 1 of this long-overdue update, here’s the inevitable Part 2. This update covers the next four Dr Sketchy’s, between November 2013 and May 2014, and includes a selection of my favourite sketches from Let It Snow, Puppets and Muppets and Henson, Stars In Their Eyes, and The Natural World.

Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham returns once more to the Victoria this Saturday (at the slightly earlier starting time of 2:30) for a subject that regular readers of this blog will know is a subject close to my heart, Steampunk!

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Liberty Pink - Miss Piggy

Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 1)

Liberty PinkYes, as you may have guessed, I’m a bit behind showing you my Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham drawings. As there’s over two years worth of unseen artwork in my sketchbooks (and tablet, of which more later), I’ve split this update into three posts (Part 2Part 3), so here are a selection of my favourites. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out!

This update covers four Dr Sketchy’s between November 2012 to September 2013, namely Tim Burton, Art and Icons, Carry On Sketching and Showgirls. Unfortunately I couldn’t make a couple of the summer events in 2013 (Gothica and Menagerie) due to prior engagements, hence there was a bit of a gap between the last two.

However, Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham returns once more to the Victoria this Saturday (at the slightly earlier starting time of 2:30) for a subject that regular readers of this blog will know is a subject close to my heart, Steampunk!

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Sketchy Performance

The sketchy performance of the title is mine, as I’ve not posted about Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham in over a year now.  Well, as I was packing up my kit to head off to another class on Saturday, I thought this would be the ideal time to post a selection of drawings from Sketchy’s past. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I unfortunately missed about half of events, and as ever, my notes from the ones I was at were, er, sketchy as well. As such, this post will be a bit short on the usual waffle, but full of many, many sketches of Sketchy’s.
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Get the doodle bug with Dr Sketchy’s

And it’s bombs away for July’s Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham with a bevy of Beauties of the Blitz. With a World War II theme, our Field Marshall for the evening, Liberty Pink lead us into battle with a rousing rendition of Bless ’em All. The Americans joined the fight early on with the return appearance of Mysti Vine dancing to You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile from the musical Annie (with the aid of a set of Billy-bob false gnashers, in case you’re wondering about my sketch below). Official USO burlesque star Kitten von Mew, in RAF uniform, then entertained the troops with a round of songs including Vera Lynn‘s If I Only Had Wings and We’ll Meet Again, Why Don’t You Do Right (famously recorded by Peggy Lee, but you may remember a version by Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Glenn Miller‘s Peggy the Pin-up Girl. (more…)

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Lions and Tigers and Dr Sketchy, oh my!

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School has returned once more to Birmingham when, back in May (oops, another slightly late post) the Carnival of Animals arrived at the Victoria. Opened by new comperé Liberty Pink with the song Les Poissons (from Disney’s The Little Mermaid), proceedings continued apace with Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham regular Cherryfox performing Puttin’ on the Ritz as Alice in Wonderland‘s March Hare. (more…)

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Willkommen, beinvenue, welcome to Dr Sketchy’s Berlin

“Life is a cabaret ol’ chum so come to the Cabaret”. So sang Liza Minelli in the movie Caberet, but she could easily be referring to the recent Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School in Birmingham (previously) back in March. Titled Berlin, this time around the burlesque life-drawing class took it’s lead from the Weimar Republic-set musical and movie – a movie incidentally that I’ve never seen, although I have read Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical novel, Goodbye to Berlin upon on which it is based. (more…)

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