On October 9th, I went to Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School life-drawing session. This was only my second time attending one of these sessions, but they seem to always be a good time. What is Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School? Well, it’s an organization created by Molly Crabapple in 2005. It now has branches all around the world where people gather together to drink and draw models in cool costumes. It puts a spin on traditional life-drawing classes. At the Akron branch, there are contests, prizes, and a bunch of interesting people who range from hobby artists to professionals. It’s often hosted at a bar once a month for 3 hours for $10. (That’s a great deal for a life-drawing class/session!)
To celebrate the month of October/Halloween, the organizers decided on a zombie theme. I showed up a little late, but they were still on the shorter-timed poses. I grabbed a seat towards the back and went to work.
The times range from a few seconds to a full 15-minute pose. I decided to start going to these to help with my anatomy. Plus, who doesn’t like to drink and draw? I know I do. In the end, I ended up getting a few decent sketches, but I really need to put in some more work. I did take one of my sketches and created a digital piece from it. I hope you guys like it. I figured I needed to do something for Halloween.
Here’s the sketch from the session:
Here’s the finished piece (Illustrator CS5):