In March I got to experience something fantastic. Dr. Sketchy’s. This begins as a story that happened over a period of time. I love how things connect so let me try to figure out the best place to start this round-about thing. I’ll start you at Zapow’s member artist group page on FB. I love Zapow, did you know that? I love all their opportunities they brought me and all the connections I’ve made. One of the artists, based in Pennsylvania, I believe, posted one night about some odd drawing night she had done at a bar. It was a professional burlesque model with a theme and props and drinks served. Poses and undies were provocative and fun. I was so jealous. She pointed out that this was a franchise and maybe someone told me Asheville has one? Either way, I found the FB page for Asheville, freaked out some more and begged to be involved, they posted to me their next event which was in just a couple weeks. I didn’t even have to wait!
I have since found out that this brilliant idea was created by one of my hero artists Molly Crabapple. I first found her on Kickstarter getting funded beyond belief for her amazing art. She lives in New York! She talks about drinking absinthe and has a great public image. I find her completely fascinating. Soon after I joined Zapow a woman gave a presentation who is actually a friend of Molly Crabapple’s. I love how her name keeps coming up. I guess the fact that Molly Crabapple is the one that founded Dr. Sketchy’s makes me feel one step closer to her. So here you go. Some scandulous pictures.
Dr. Sketchy’s of Asheville had their year anniversary and in celebration they brought back their very first model, Porcelain. The theme was “China Doll” so the MC made random connections to China and assigned various things to include in drawings. Some are quite random. Prizes were given for longer drawings. I didn’t win anything all night except the last drawing, “Model’s Choice”. Porcelain picked ME! “I like the panda grabbing my boob.” She said. Sweet. So I got several pictures and I won this great pin-up book. Porcelain is in it and signed her picture. How cool! It’s not exactly an appropriate coffee table book but Porcelain had a great suggestion, reference photos! Perfect.
These are 5×7 illustrations on illustration board. They come in a plastic sleeve – thus the reflection on some. Maybe I’ll be good and change out my photos. We’ll see. I have these for sale at $30 a piece but please contact me for more info. They might not last very long.