Dr Sketchy’s Bristol – A Diva, A Drag Queen and Some Dangerpants

Hooray!  I had an opportunity to go out into the world and draw real life burlesque models last week at Dr Sketchy’s.  Behold – my favourite scribblings from each model:

The Diva – Ramona Rose

pen and pencil sketch of burlesque performer Ramona Rose









The Drag Queen – Dis Charge.  (It made my day when Dis Charge performed an Amanda Palmer song)

pen and pencil sketch of drag queen burlesque performer Dis Charge








The Dangerpants – Daphne Dangerpants

pen and pencil sketch of burlesque performer Daphne Dangerpants

Alternative Christmas Cards

December is just around the corner and if you listen, you can hear the Christmas jingles floating out of festively eager shops already.  If like me, you’re cringing at the thought of all the twee singing Santa hats and overindulgence in the same Christmas songs, then these alternative Christmas cards are for you!  They’re just the thing to combat Christmas schmaltz and I have some available to buy.  The cards are blank on the inside for your own message and come with a white envelope.

If you’d like to order, just email laura@drawesome.co.uk with how many cards you’d like, which designs you want and your postal address.  I’ll then be able to send you a Paypal invoice to complete your order.  For further clarification of where is considered Europe, World Zone 1 and World Zone 2, please have a look at the Post Office website.

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From Dusk Til Dawn Pussy Cats

Quick disclaimer: Please note that the use of tongue in cheek and rude word play is in effect in this post!


The time was right; dressed in a sparkly purple number and armed with microphone – I was ready to hit the stage.  The evening found me as a co-compere for a burlesque show in Bristol entitled  ‘A Night At The Movies’ where my partner in crime – Poppy von Tarte – and I, guided the audience through the acts of the evening.

Before the show, Poppy and I had discussed introductions for all the acts.  Not for the first time, I discovered my illustrative flair and love of burlesque colliding – this time as part of the introduction for the headlining act.  Each act had been inspired by a particular movie; and the final act was based on the Quentin Tarrantino film, From Dusk Til Dawn. Which, incidentally was being performed by Poppy herself.

In the film, the group of characters you follow in the first half arrive at a brothel called ‘Titty Twister’ where the beers are cheap and the women are cheaper.  One of the iconic moments in the film is the snake dance performed by Salma Hayek at the Titty Twister, which Poppy was echoing her act.  In order to set the scene, we thought it would be fun to sample a sound bite from the movie and play with the word ‘pussy’.  The sound bite is ‘Chet’s Speech’, where he advertises the different kinds of pussy on offer at Titty Twister.  If you haven’t seen From Dusk Til Dawn, I recommend you watch the film, but for context’s sake, this is Chet’s Speech on You Tube.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you, my illustrated versions of some of the pussies on offer:

I must admit, it was somewhat strange drawing cats with alluring expressions but I can certainly tell you it was fun!  My favourite is Yellow Pussy – which is yours?