Dr Sketchys – Great fun!
This was my second time attending a Dr Sketchy’s event, and it didn’t disappoint. The format for the events I’ve attended remained the same – and it works well. It’s more of a casual, untutored opportunity to sketch from life. The poses are around 1 minute, 2 minute, 5 minute and 10 minute sessions and there’s usually two performers. The performers don’t always remove all their clothes – and that gives it’s own challenges with sketching clothes over the human form. There’s music, challenges and prizes, and a performance from each of the life drawing subjects. The first session I went to had a fire dancer and cabaret singer (he was very good!), but last week we had a mime dancer (lip syncing) and burlesque dancer. Although the latter pair were entertaining, the fire dancer was very mesmerising.
Here is a selection of sketches from the evening. Highly recommended for a fun night out – it’s informal, great value (£7 entry), and entertaining. You can even get competitive with entries for Nondominant hand, Most Magical Sketch, Partner swap drawing, etc.
UPDATE: I’ve just heard bad news – unfortunately the Salisbury Arts Centre has decided not to schedule any more Dr Sketchy’s events. If I hear of any similar events being run, or Dr Sketchy’s moving to a new venue, then I will let you all know.