Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sketchy at the Scarab!

Three Years! That's how long Sean Bieri has been running our Detroit Dr. Sketchy sessions. He hooked us up last Thursday at the Scarab Club, an historic artist hangout here in the Motor City. For over one hundred years artists such as Diego Rivera and Norman Rockwell have been coming here where they scrawl their names on the rafters of the second floor lounge.

It was a beautiful evening as we started out drawing in the courtyard with model Demonique Damzelle in her Egyptian garb. The Scarab's bartender even got in on the act by presenting us with the official Dr. Sketchy cocktail - absinthe, tequila, grenadine. Raffle prizes were handed out including some of the t-shirts I did. After the sun set we moved indoors where Lily La Rue gave us all a half-time burlesque performance before settling in with Demonique for a number of poses. We had a great turnout and I hope it continues that way!

Here are a few pics of our models, Sean handing out prizes, Agnes Domanska snapping a few pics, and someone's sketchbook. Following that, my sketchbook, including a quick drawing of a young girl in her cool hat and bright yellow skirt (I heard later she was a ballerina).

You can find more pics and drawings at the Detroit Dr. Sketchy blog.

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