Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School

Tonight I, along with fellow arty bloggers Alex and Shona, were at Dr Sketchty’s Anti Art School in Birmingham. Don’t know what it is? The blurb form the official website tells more:

We combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, every other Saturday, we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are comedy skits and ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes

I was a bit apprehensive at first about going: I’d never done any life drawing before and as most of my work is now digital I hadn’t picked up a pencil in ages! I was also worried that I’d look like a complete n00b in front of pros!

All-in-all this it was probably the most fun I’ve had drawing in a long time! The different levels of skill and the overall emphasis on fun made it a very relaxed atmosphere. Here’s my drawings:

Each model held two poses, each for 10 minutes, except for the last two who held one pose for about 20 minutes. I’m definitely going to work back into these images as I think they have a lot of potential!