Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sketchity Sketch Sketch...

Okay, so during my entire tenure with Kaman's, and even during school, I have been about the laziest piece of filth. I didn't draw in my spare time, I didn't sketch, when I should have been drawing at every opportunity. Maybe it's the residual inspiration from the convention, or maybe it's the talented artists that live here in philly with me, or maybe it's just the city's art scene, but for whatever reason, I have really enjoyed drawing lately, and I've actually done sketches.

Nothing you would call finished, and nothing totally outstanding, but the fact that I'm drawing from life and situations is just very refreshing for me. So, as Josh told me, I should be updating this thing, regardless of how little I have to post. So I have some sketches to throw up here. I've been experimenting with markers, specifically grey, just trying to get some simple shadow in my stuff. I've always liked the clean and simple look it gives to life drawing.

Last night, there was a really neat sketch party of sorts. This company, Dr. Sketchy's, is nationwide and does fun drawing sessions. For 15 bux, I get all the alcohol I can drink, and I get to draw hot burlesque models in fun costumes. I couldn't resist, and I had a blast. So these are a few of my favorites from that night. Five minute, and twenty minute poses.












So yeah...fun stuff. My favorite is the Christmas one. Great pose, great colors and costume. It was fun. :) Marlo was there, and won a poster with the model's autographs on it...she didn't want it, so she gave it to me, which was awesome. Thanks, Marlo!

Then, tonight, I went out to the hookah bar with my brother who just turned 18. And it's a perfect place to draw people in fun poses. Or just find a bunch of great fashions and faces. I spent more time drawing than smoking. these are simple, but I like them.






That's all for now, folks. I'll just keep drawing, and who knows, maybe I'll eventually get around to doing an actual illustration. I better just be thankful for this for now...

13 comments:

Aaron said...

Great work, Alex! It's so exciting to see this. I'm gonna come here alot, and I'll link you up. I'm glad you had a good time at the convention and won stuff. Tell Marlo I said hi. Philly's the spot now.

Lunchbox said...

Good stuff. I wondered if you were doing that Dr. Sketchy thing. It seems like a perverted crowd (here in Columbus) so I'm out. But I need to start doing this more. You've inspired me to start working on my caricatures more. So, I have a few I'll be posting soon on my blog.
I really like the sci-fi chick. Looks great.

Ollie said...

nice work man, we have a Dr. sketchy's in toronto aswell, keep sketching!!

chris chUa! said...

cool stuff, my favs are the 1st and last ones.

Gitter said...

works lookin great buddy, diggin the life drawings, anyways you've been tagged, check out my page for the rules

Dr. Sketchy Philadelphia said...

We're so glad you enjoyed the session, Alex! You are Dr. Sketchy's Philly's Art Monkey of the Month and your art work will stay in the right hand column of our blog until you are de-throned by the next winner. If anyone is interested in checking out our branch, please visit us at http://www.drsketchyphilly.blogspot.com

Our next session is December 19th and features Ginger Leigh and Cherry Bomb of The Peek-A-Boo Revue. Sure to be a good time! Take care!

jonboyjr23 said...

Dr. Sketchy's huh? What a great idea for a business. It's strange combinations like these....drawing and alcohol, that make magical moments. Keep up the good work, man! Drink some beers for me. It's been awhile since I've felt the bubbly, cold tingle of a tasty, wheaty, frothy brew! Shi nhar, ensha-llah...(one day, hopefully)

Demonhand said...

Sweet! Alex has a blog!!!

looking good, and glad to see you sketching! hope to see you update this.

A.M.Bush said...

Hi Alex, nice blog. Glad to hear that you're psyched for drawing. Also, I'm going to marry whatever Dr.Sketchy is, that sounds like the coolest idea ever.

Lunchbox said...

I'm bored. Where are the new posts?

Edo draaijer said...

Excellent studies! love the greytones!

Andrew said...

Hi nice blog. Glad to hear that you're psyched for drawing...keep going..
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kanishk said...

Your drawings are fantastic!
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