Thursday, January 22, 2015
Odd Characters by Joan Tavolott
I have gone with several members of the NYC Urban Sketchers to a "Dr Sketchy" event twice. Most people don't know about the events but they are held in a lot of big cities. The one we went to is held in the basement of a restaurant. They charge a fee to come and sketch but there are models each time who are dressed for that week's theme. The models pose alone and together for 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, and 20 minute poses. Some of the poses (OK many) get a bit risqué but everyone has a lot of fun. There is a whole room of artists crowded together on couches and chairs and a bit of liquor flowing if you want and everyone is sketching madly.
The first time I went the theme was "Men Who Would Be Women and Women Who Would Be Men." They were dressed in outfits ala the 20s but as the opposite sex. The guy was my favorite. He was over 6 ft tall and dressed in a sequined halter gown and had big feather fans like a stripper. At the end of the night he was in a g-string. lol Here are a few of the saner sketches from that night.