Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's went off with a bang

Girls with guns. Who can resist? We sure couldn't! Cosplay model Fawn began her session posing as Lara Croft from the videogame Tomb Raider. START GAME.

to die for
Photo by phantomkitty

The geeks at Sketchy's were in heaven on this one... or Angel Sanctuary, to be more accurate. For the second series of poses Fawn was dressed as Alexiel from the manga and anime series created by Kaori Yuki.

The costuming details were astounding! There was even dirt on her wings. Sigh. To see more evidence of this delightful sight and the resulting sketches, check out our flickr pool.

staged heaven
Photo by phantomkitty

final pose of the day

busy crowd

head shot
Photos by phantomkitty

Amid the flurry of costume changes and the onslaught of crazy contests, artists still found time to actually DRAW. (Wowie, good stuff, too!) Phew, all that PLUS an abundant flow of cocktails, as well as the usual requisite misbehavior and oddball shenanigans.

Amazing prizes (and LOTS of 'em) were provided this month by Artist & Craftsman Supply, Lisa at Hair Forum, A Woman's Touch, Mallatt Pharmacy & Costume, and Westfield Comics. Many thanks to all of our great local sponsors!

When Fawn arrived on stage as Rikku from Final Fantasy X our pencils were poised and READY.

Our Official Mistress of Photography, the mysterious phantomkitty was ready, too. Her keen eye captured every detail of the event. And this time, she got HER photo taken also. (The guy kissing her is her hubby, illustrious illustrator and Dr. Sketchy's-Madison co-founder, G.P. Watson.)

A Sketchy scene at High Noon Saloon

phantomkitty shoots

Glenn smooches Kandy

IN DECEMBER: It's a jolly holiday when Emcee Olive switches roles and becomes our model for the day. Oooooh, Santa baby!! Time to get your "holiday glow" going! Ho-ho-ho and hee-hee-hee! Come get red-nosed at Dr. Sketchy's. Spend an afternoon drawing Miss Olive Talique of Cherry Pop Burlesque as she unwraps her gifts and spreads her holiday cheer.

Meet her under the mistletoe on Sunday, December 16th from 2-5PM at the High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Ave, Madison, WI. ($10/ 21 and UP) Curious elves, reindeer, and snowmen also welcome.

DEC2007 Dr. Sketchy's poster

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tricks and treats at Dr. Sketchy's!

Boy, oh BOY! It was another swell month at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School. Hauntingly gorgeous beefcake, "Boy" of Cherry Pop Burlesque, was our October model and served as quite a fine treat for our artists.

He certainly got us all eager beaver for HALLOWEENIE!

the thinker
Photo by phantom kitty

Boy began by demonstrating his athleticism in a Mexican wrestling costume and later brought out his giant banana to serve up some more delectable poses. Check out our flickr group, if you're curious to see more pix and drawings of said banana!

it's what we do

Photos by phantom kitty

Olive demonstrated her muscular musical prowess by playing the theremin with her thighs. Beware: an exercise video may be in the works. [Cue scary music.]

more theramin action
Photo by phantom kitty

Crazy contests
included "best depiction of 'death by banana'" and "ghastliest drawing of Boy wrestling a spider," among many others. Cool prizes were provided this month by Artist & Craftsman Supply, Lisa at Hair Forum, A Woman's Touch, and Mallatt Pharmacy & Costume.

Artists brought their sketches to the stage so that Boy could the award "Model's Choice" prize for the day. By the time the afternoon was over, everyone had had their fill Sketchy's-style tricks and treats.

on stage art show
Photo by phantom kitty

NEXT UP: Prepare to geek out! Join us as we fawn over Fawn, our cosplay model, as she brings Rikku of Final Fantasy X and Lara Croft of Tomb Raider to the Dr. Sketchy's stage in real, live, 3-D action on Sunday, November 18th, 2007 from 2-5 PM at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI. ($10/ 21 and UP)

Our November Sketchy's model!

Friday, October 5, 2007

School Daze at Sketchy’s

September we went “back-to-school” with burlesquers Betty Wantsme and Kitty LaRue of Foxy Veronica’s Peach Pies modeling all of their kinkiest classroom behaviors.

Photo by phantom kitty

Things got so out of control we had to call in Principal Dickums to give the girls a talking to. Was Betty even listening?!

Photo by guest photographer Mick McKiernan

Next it was off to the lunchroom…

wisconsin skool lunch program Photo by phantom kitty

…where the inevitable catfight ensued!

looks like detention!
Photo by phantom kitty

Later, Kitty and Betty served up the BEST brown bag lunch EVER: themselves! A Sketchy’s regular, Sarah, won herself a wash, cut, and style from Lisa at Hair Forum with her supercute rendering of K and B in their lunch sack outfits. Other cool prizes were provided by Artist & Craftsman Supply and A Woman’s Touch.

lunch ladies
Sketch by Sarah Ninneman

Cherie D’Amour of Cherry Pop Burlesque stopped by to serve overdue book notices to our September birthday celebrants. When she surprised the crowd by performing her naughty librarian striptease, she sent us into a fit of longing for card catalogs and a few sweet hours in the stacks.

We learned all sorts of swell lessons from Betty and Kitty. Competitors in the dirty word spelling bee were impressive but no one was able to make it all the way through "gynotikoglobomassophile." And illustrator Glenn Watson was voted “Most Likely to Use a Trapper Keeper to Obscure a Trouser Bulge” by his Sketchy classmates. It was a pretty damn good day at Anti-Art School.

Curious to learn more? Kitty LaRue filed before and after reports of her wild ride as a Dr. S model on thedailypage.com

NEXT UP: Celebrate Halloween, Dr. Sketchy’s-style, on Sunday, October 21st, 2007 from 2-5 PM at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI. ($10/ 21 and UP)

Spend an afternoon drawing ghastly zombies, blood-sucking vampires, and one hauntingly gorgeous hunk! OUR OCTOBER MODEL IS: beefcake extraordinaire BOY of Cherry Pop Burlesque! Come help event emcee Olive Talique scare the pants off of him...

Trick or TREAT?!

We’re planning plenty of artful tricks and treats for the event. In addition to all of the usual crazy drawing challenges and prize giveaways, there will be a contest for best Halloween costume this month, too.

Join us for 3 hours of DRINKING, DRAWING, & DEBAUCHERY

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sketchy's magic carpet ride

The August Sketchy’s session had us flying high on a magic carpet ride with our gorgeous model bellydancer Seana Dishun of Ashar Dance Company.

Photo by phantom kitty

Prizes were awarded to audience members in a bellydance-off competition. Bellies wiggled fast and furiously. It was a tough call but the “Bellyrific” team won in the end. It was just one of the many crazy contests we sprung on the artists this month. (Just wait ‘til you find out what we’ve got in our notebooks for next time!)

the winner...
Photo by phantom kitty

Seana’s costumes were full of beautiful details, great for drawing.

Photo by phantom kitty

Artists brought their sketches forward for an impromptu showing at the end of the session and Seana picked “Model’s Choice” and gave the final prize of the day.
model's choice
Photo by phantom kitty

This month it’s time to grab your backpack full of art supplies and get ready to draw, draw, draw! (Don't forget your lunch money.)

on Sunday, September 23rd
at the High Noon Saloon from 2-5PM
with burlesque babes
of Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies!

Ohhh my, they're gonna teach us a lesson or two. Two of Madison's sauciest and sassiest burlesquers, our September models Kitty and Betty will have you begging to be kept after class. Teacher's pet? You wish. These gals join forces to bring the perfect mix of mischief and hilarity to the Sketchy's scene. Emcee Olive Talique will be there as usual...handing out detention slips to all misbehaving artists...

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Sept 2007 poster
Illustration by Glenn Watson
You’d better not be late for class!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Didn't think summer could get any hotter?

Our July model, fetish goddess April Paradis, whipped us up into a sweaty, art-making frenzy! Hot, hot, HOT! (Special thanks to Miss delicate MICH for recommending April.)

Things are only going to heat up more in August with mesmerizing moves of our bellydancer model, the very sultry Seana Dishun on August 19th from 2-5pm at the High Noon Saloon.

At our most recent gig we tested out a new device: the Debauch-O-Meter. Glenn designed it in order for us to be able to scientifically measure the debaucherous output of our audience. As it turns out, they did pretty well at the July '07 session...

is it getting hot in here?
Photo by phantom kitty

Ever the committed bunch of artistes, our Sketchy's gang generated lots of beautiful drawings of April, as well as several episodes of playful misbehavior. You can check out both by visiting our Dr. Sketchy's Madison flickr pool for a voyeuristic peek.

high noon saloon crowd
Photo by phantom kitty

Contests included blindfolded drawing, best incorporation of feathers, and a competition during which we tied artists' hands behind their backs and had them draw with their pens in their mouths. This month's birthday boys and girls were spanked with Pixie Stix and sent merrily on their way.

MANY THANKS to our JULY PRIZE SPONSORS - Artist & Craftsman Supply, Lisa at Hair Forum, A Woman's Touch, and Amsterdam. (April reported finding her fantastic buckle boots at the latter establishment.)

90% boot
Photo by phantom kitty

Feeling like it's time YOU got Sketchy?!
Well, head to the High Noon Saloon on August 19th for this month's Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School. Bring your art supplies and prepare yourself for a wild ride on our magic carpet.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sexy, snarling, blonde, and beautiful


Photo by phantom kitty

Arrrr! June model Chastity Dickums of Cherry Pop Burlesque left us dreaming of buried treasures and life on the high seas. Pix & sketches from the June event - mermaids & pirates galore! We had a grand old time. Take a look for yourself, sailor.

keeps carnivores confused
Photo by phantom kitty

Our July muse is sexy, snarling, blonde, and beautiful fetish model, April Paradis! July 22nd, 2-5pm at High Noon Saloon. And we're lucky to host the Dr. Sketchy's Traveling Sketchbook in July as well! The sketchbook is making the rounds of Dr. S events worldwide. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of history! Come make your mark.

April Paradis - photo by Timothy Hughes
Photo of April Paradis byTimothy Hughes

A fab online interview with Glenn & me by Kristian Knutsen on thedailypage.com "Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School teaches Madison a lesson"

Post, a Madison weekly newspaper, will run a story by Tonya Schwochert and pix about us the first week in July. Keep your eyes peeled for it and be sure to pick up a copy. Sketchy's regular and local photoblogger AmethystD covered the June event for Post.

The Chicago chapter kicked off on Sunday 6/23 with Michelle L'Amour as model. Co-organizers Lisa and Erik visited us in Madison on 6/17 when Chastity modelled. We'd better start planning OUR roadtrip to the Windy City to check 'em out. In the meantime, take a peek at Chicago Dr. Sketchy's flickr pool and why not Friend Chi-town on MySpace, too?

Even NPR has caught Dr. Sketchy's fever, running a story recently about the Seattle chapter!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School commandeered by pirates

Well, shiver me timbers and sharpen me pencils! Cherry Pop Burlesque star and naughty pirate of the high seas, Chastity Dickums, takes the helm as model for Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School this month. Artists should come prepared to walk the plank.

June 2007 Dr. Sketchy's poster

Grab Dad and celebrate Father's Day at Dr. Sketchy's on Sunday, June 17th from 2-5pm. Think your scribbles are sea-worthy? Don yer eye patch and peg leg and hobble on over to the High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Avenue. Bring yer sketchpads, markers, easels, and come aboard for an artful afternoon of swashbucklin' fun.

All ye lily-livered landlubbers are invited to join us for three solid hours of drinking, drawing, and debauchery! It's a pirates and mermaids theme this June at Dr. Sketchy's monthly life-drawing event. In addition to all of the usual hilarious drawing contests, featuring swell prizes from local businesses like Artist & Craftsman Supply, A Woman's Touch, and Amsterdam, there will also be a costume contest this time.
Every burly man and willin' woman is encouraged to dress up for the occasion!

Ahoy, mateys. Lest ye forget, figure model Chastity Dickums has got the finest pirate booty that the likes of you scoundrels has ever laid eyes upon! What fine treasures await you at Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School?! Well, sailor, wouldn't ye like to know...

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School – Madison Chapter
At the High Noon Saloon
701 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI
On Sunday, June 17th, 2007 – Father' s Day – $10 cover, 2pm-5pm
A cabaret life-drawing salon for all manner of artists, 21 AND UP. Beginners welcome!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Crackerjack vs. Dr. Sketchy

Well, take a wild guess who won this bout!?! Yep, our May model, Crackerjack, local roller derby diva & smokin' hot red-headed devil, left us bruised and completely smitten after a raucous, sketchy session at the High Noon Saloon, May 20th, 2007.

We didn't even have time to lace up our skates before things got pleasantly outta control with this Mad Rollin' Doll...


Photos by phantom kitty

Somebody named "Anita Johnson" - supposedly from the Dr. Sketchy's Head Office - showed up and threatened to revoke our charter if we didn't meet "proper regulations." Not sure exactly how it happened but by the end of the afternoon this clipboard-wielding know-it-all was waltzing around in her underwear.
ms. anita johnson

Photo by phantom kitty

One of our contests involved having audience volunteers draw copies of Crackerjack's gun tattoos on live models. "BANG BANG!"
guns, part 2

Photo by phantom kitty

Other contests included most interesting "wrong-handed" drawing, best cartoon-style, best incorporation of a bird, and coolest continuous line sketch, among many others. There were lotsa swell prizes again this month! MANY THANKS to our MAY SPONSORS - Artist & Craftsman Supply, Lisa at Hair Forum, A Woman's Touch, Amsterdam, and Caculo Productions.

Artists are posting their fabulous sketches on our Dr. Sketchy's-Madison flickr group and there are more event photos there as well. Go ahead and take a peek! Come on...I dare ya!!

naturally glows red

Photo by phantom kitty

Prepare to walk the plank next month, mateys! June's live model is Cherry Pop Burlesque star & naughty pirate of the high seas, Chastity Dickums. Sunday, June 17th, 2007 from 2-5PM PIRATES! MERMAIDS! EYEPATCHES! PARROTS! (Bring your dad to the High Noon for some sketchy Father's Day fun!!!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Madison loves Dr. Sketchy's!

The kickoff KICKED ASS! We had a great turnout on April 22nd, 2007 at the High Noon Saloon.Randi O'Toole from Cherry Pop Burlesque was an incredible first model.
Sketch session

HUGE thanks to everyone who came out and drew their pants off Sunday afternoon! What a grand time. Bonus kisses to folks who helped spread the word about the event and who assisted day of. Much appreciated.
View from onstage

Of course, we gotta show some love to the local businesses who donated such fab prizes for the event:
A Woman’s Touch, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Look At That – The Leather Store, Morningwood Farm Nursery, Bongo Video, and Just Coffee. Thanks sponsors! The contests & prizes were really a blast.
Big thanks!

So much incredible artwork was produced!
Artwork left at the event

Check out our Dr. Sketchy's-Madison flickr group to see more and post YOUR sketches!!! (Everyone really wants to see 'em, so don't be shy!) Lotsa event photos are up there, too.

Join the announcement-only email group if you wanna stay in the loop! And if you're on MySpace, won't you puhleeeeeze be our Friend? Or at least check out our super-slick and wonderfully informative Dr. Sketchy's-Madison profile.

Chastity and Olive

Phew. I'm still recovering from a serious case of fabulousness that I seem to have come down with post-Sketchy's! Did you catch it, too?! Yeah, something tells me you did. Well, we have until May 20th to recover...and then it's Sketchy-time again!!! See you then.