The inimitable BIBI BORDEAUX of Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue posed for our May session. Bibi graced our art monkeys with three different looks. She starts off as a scrumptious beer slinging German Fraulein.
“Draw Bibi at Octoberfest” contest
Next, Bibi takes a stroll through the rain with her lovely umbrella.
For the next contest, art monkeys traded sketchpads with a neighbor halfway through.
The winning team shares a shot o’ booze!
The Ruby Room’s own Ryan serving them up like a champ…
For her final look, Bibi is your cocktail waitress.
Final contest! Draw Bibi in a martini glass.
Thanks a million beautiful Bibi!
Who’s that girl on the right in the photo below? It’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School San Diego’s new director, Nikki. She’ll be taking over from here on. Cheers to all of our art monkeys, the awesome staff of the Ruby Room, and our amazing models. It’s been a great ride. Happy sketching! -Lily and Matt
San Diego art monkeys got a double dose of anime in April!
First, we were honored to be a part of San Diego’s first ever dedicated anime convention, Anime Conji. Special thanks to the organizers (‘specially you Hector!) for their hospitality.
Burlesque superstar Lady Borgia took to the stage as a pink coiffed warrior woman.
Artist/model Leia is up next as a mechanical girl with fuzzy floppy ears. Super duper manga excellent happy fun time!!
Winner of the “Draw the model with a furry cute anime creature like Pikachu or similar” contest!
Thanks again to the great folks at Anime Conji! They are already planning for 2011. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and their website.
A week later, it was back to the fabulous Ruby Room for our regular session. Leia started off the second dose of anime sketchiness.
“Draw the model anime style” contest
Next, Lady Borgia brings pink fury!
Jake graciously agrees to be the surface in our “human canvas” contest
Two anime cuties take the stage for the last set.
“Draw model(s) with super cute furry anime creature” contest redux.
Sonayara art monkeys! Enjoy some sketches from April in our Flickr group!
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Tagged anime, anime conji, art, artists, dr. sketchy, dr. sketchy's, drawing, lady borgia, leia, manga, pikachu, sketcing
The purr-tastic CABURLESQUE KITTENS posed in their feline finery for our March 2010 session. Kittens Ruby Allure…
and Chary Cadillac de Vil.
Every kitten needs toys.
Caburlesque Kittens leader and mama kitty Ophelia Kitty joins the mix.
“Incorporate marshmallow peeps contest”
The winner, with a voracious peep..
He gets some peeps, of course, and a shot o’ booze, of course!!
“Draw the model as an actual feline” contest
Ruby and the talented winner!
Time for a catnap.
“Draw the models playing with cat toys” contest
Goodnight kittens! Special thanks to the Caburlesque Kittens, the fabulous Ruby Room, and all of our art monkeys!
Some awesome uploads to our Flickr pool. Upload your own!
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Tagged anti-art school, art, artists, caburlesque kittens, cats, chary cadillac de vil, dr. sketchy, dr. sketchy's, drawing, feline, kitties, ophelia kitty, pretty kitties, ruby allure, sketching, sketchy
Shhh…It’s no problem following the rules when the librarians look like this! Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue helped us celebrate Library Lover’s Month. Our first smart and sexy librarian was the bewitching Raven F’Moore.
Raven F’Moore makes the Dewey Decimal System sexy!
Aaron, a brave book lover from the audience, volunteers to be the Human Canvas for our first contest.
Winner by applause-o-meter…will it be the back?
or the front?
The talented winner gets a shot o’ booze!!
Next, the lovely Ginger N. Whiskey and Chou Chou La Rouge get studious!
“Draw the librarians as dominatrix punishing a patron for late fees” contest
The winner got a grab bag of goodies, including that timeless literary classic “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies“
Chou Chou gets a keepsake from our own Tony Magpantay.
Next, Martini Bombshell is ready to catalogue and shelve!
Art Monkeys are asked to draw Martini Bombshell as an Elizabethan lady.
So long everyone! And remember…reading is fundamental!
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Tagged art, artists, burlesque, chou chou la rouge, dr. sketchy, dr. sketchy's, ginger n. whiskey, hell on heels, hell on heels burlesque revue, library lover's month, martini bombshell, raven f'moore, sexy librarians, sketching, sketchy
Members of a bit o’ burlesque got their Wang Chung on in our January session – TOTALLY 80S!! (from left to right, Peaches, Molly, Sugar and Spencer).
We started the day with a little aerobics – Jane Fonda would be proud!
Molly gives Jennifer Beals a run for her money.
Our art monkeys truly appreciate the jumbo sized brews served up at Ruby Room!
Draw with your non-dominant hand contest…
The winner gets a shot o’ booze!
Spencer consults his Preppy Handbook (1980) for the next look.
Giving me flashbacks to the evil preppy kids in Pretty in Pink.
An 80s kid had to have her Cabbage Patch doll!
Not detention again Mr. Vernon!
“Draw the models as 80s yuppies” contest
Hair band contest!! Pour some sugar on me!
Goodbye art monkeys! Thanks to you, a bit o’ burlesque and the Ruby Room for making this session TOTALLY RAD!
Check out sketches from this session and other in our Flickr pool.
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Tagged 1980s, 80s, a bit o' burlesque, art, artists, cabbage patch kids, dr. sketchy, dr. sketchy's, flashdance, preppies, pretty in pink, sketching, the breakfast club, yuppies
A festive crowd of art monkeys joined us in December for our STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL! We had funny Star Wars songs, wookiee cookies, drinks, drawing, a cameo by Han Solo and TWO Princess Leias!
San Francisco/San Diego burlesque beauty Mynx D’Meanor started things off as “classic” Leia.
Cosplay cutie and San Diego Star Wars Society member Trista was up next as “slave Leia”, every 70s born boy’s wet dream!
Many worthy art monkey entered our “Draw Trista as a Wookiee” contest, hoping to win a coveted slave Leia Hallmark Keepsake ornament.
The grrrr-tastic winner…
Even galactic princesses need a ciggie break!
Entries in the “Santa Jabba” contest…
Han Solo joined his princess onstage for the last pose.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus and all that good stuff! We’ll see you in 2010! Remember to upload scans of your sketches to our FLICKR pool!
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Tagged art, artists, burlesque, christmas, dr. sketchy, dr. sketchy's, drawing, holiday, leia, mynx d'meanor, princess leia, sci fi, scifi, sketches, sketching, sketchy, slave leia, star wars, Trista
Hello lovely and cultured art monkeys! In November we hosted our first ART STAR session, focusing on the work of a local artist. We were honored to have David Russell Talbott showing his art and meeting our sketchers while the gorgeous Jolie Goodnight of Hell on Heels Burlesque struck poses inspired by his paintings (Check out the songs used at this session on our Playlists page). Here’s David, looking very arty…
David’s work is inspired by film stars of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s and images of Americana and consumerism of the 50s. First, Jolie posed as the ultimate 50s icon Marilyn Monroe from David’s painting “Hollywood Eats It’s Own”.
We judge the pre-Thanksgiving “Draw Jolie with a turkey” contest
Jolie gives us a hand and judges the “Draw Jolie as Overdosed Marilyn” contest
Happy Birthday Mr. President!!
Next, Jolie posed as this sexy and dangerous dame from David’s painting “Wake Up and Die”.
Goodbye cruel world!
Thanks to all our beautiful art monkeys, Jolie Goodnight, the Ruby Room and David Russell Talbott! Below is a kick-ass drawing from David presented to your sketchy hosts Lily and Matt, plus some other fruits of this session. Don’t forget to upload scans of your sketches to our FLICKR group HERE!
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Tagged 1950s, american pulpcore, art, artists, burlesque, david russell talbott, dr. sketchy, drawing, hell on heels, jolie goodnight, marilyn monroe, pulp fiction, sketching, sketchy