Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When Dr Sketchy came to W14

We were very lucky to be able to host our very own Private Dr Sketchy session, catered by the marvellous Betty Blythe at 40 Vernon Street last week. (For those who are not yet acquainted with the Great Works of the Dr Sketchy crew, they run a life drawing evening class... with a difference. The difference being a selection of the finest Burlesque Perfomers in town, 
and the marvellous Dusty Limits hosting, compering, wisecracking, inspiring and, frankly, mocking our work. It's pretty unique, and ace fun). We were entertained by two great and very saucy personages in the form of Sarina and Spencer.
3 naughty performances, several bellinis, a programme of short poses,  a handful of Creative Mandates (draw him as a Bond Villain, draw her as a Skeleton etc) and many primitive illustrations of the male sexual parts later, we had a body of work ready for the Vision On Wall. If the Vision On wall was located in an adult bookshop, that is. 
Clare from Dr Sketchy, who also runs a fabulous store in Portobello Road, presided and provided prizes. David was very happy indeed with his tassles, I think. Alex and Nicola were charmed by Spencer's chainmail codpiece. Ben was just happy to be there.