Life Drawing with Christmas Glitz

After a good while of not putting pen to paper with a life model in the room, I thought it would be a grand idea to flex the ol’ life drawing skills at a one off (or every few months anyway) burlesque life drawing evening at Bristol Folk House.  The models Delilah Di Sgrace and Ally Katte were in their Christmassy finery creating both  interesting and festive poses.  I did particularly like the one where Delilah Di Sgrace rolled up onto her shoulders, fair play to her holding that for 10 minutes!  The following are some of the images that came from my work of the night, more will be uploaded as I have opportunity to get them up.  Click an image for a closer look!

pencil and crayon life drawing of burlesque model delilah di sgrace

pencil sketch of burlesque model delilah di sgrace

pencil and crayon drawing of burlesque life model ally katte

pencil sketch of burlesque life model Ally Katte, from back, corset

pencil and crayon drawing of burlesque life models delilah di sgrace and ally katte

pencil and crayon drawing of burlesque life models delilah di sgrace and ally katte

Cheltenham Dr Sketchy drawings that what I found

I realised that these hadn’t made their way to the great viewing platform called ‘internet’.  The models were Kitty Ribbons and Lexi Sexx, both wonderful to draw.

Kitty Ribbons posing with her balloons    Kitty Ribbons posing with balloons, this time pencil and crayon sketch

Lexi Sexx before her beautiful fan dance.  Pencil and crayon    Lexi Sexx before her beautiful fan dance

Dr Sketchy Sketchings

A little while ago (sometime in February I believe) I mentioned that I’d been to a couple Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School classes.  I’d heard about them and had wanted to go for ages and when I finally managed to go, I went to 2 in one week!  I really enjoyed the classes, the models were really diverse and it was good to get back into life drawing – which I hadn’t done in a while – and the event was fun!  Something different.  Here are some pictures from the Falmouth evening:

Dr Sketchy’s Falmouth

The following are of Lady Allura (who had fantastic poise, I must say)

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure of burlesque performer Lady Allura

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure of burlesque performer Lady Allura

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure of burlesque performer Lady Allura

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure of burlesque performer Lady Allura

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure of burlesque performer Lady Allura

This heart drawing was part of a challenge where you had to draw half on the heart and then try and match it up with someone else’s half.  After a failed attempt of just drawing on the heart I realised it was much easier to draw the whole figure across the 2 bits of paper.  Genius eh?

The next set of drawings are of the elegant Suzie Sequin

Dr Sketchy's pencil and crayon figure sketch of burlesque performer Suzie Sequin

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure sketch of burlesque performer Suzie Sequin

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure sketch of burlesque performer Suzie Sequin

And here we have some lovely roller derby girls…

Dr Sketchy's pen figure sketch of roller derby girl

Dr Sketchy's pencil figure sketch of roller derby girl

Random Urge To Sketch

Last Tuesday saw me at my first ever Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a life drawing event where cabaret gets involved.  Pictures from that evening will be included shortly but tonight, since having a taste of drawing burlesque beauties recently, I found Ophelia Bitz (online of course) a burlesque performer that I had seen and admired before.  This is the ensuing sketch…

ophelia bitz burlesque performer