Posts Tagged ‘Scarlett Nymph’

Azaria Starfire poses at a Dr Sketchy's session (image courtesy of Dr Sketchy's Dublin)

Azaria Starfire poses at a Dr Sketchy's session (image courtesy of Dr Sketchy's Dublin)

Last week I introduced Dr Sketchy’s and spoke to the head of the Dublin Dr Sketchy’s crew, Scarlett Nymph, who spoke of the joys of creating art with underground artists in a relaxed environment and of the fact that the group was growing. The last session was indeed their most successful with approximately 70 people in attendance.

Yesterday the group announced the next Dublin session of Dr Sketchy’s, Disco Inferno, is to feature on a documentary: “We’ll be welcoming a TV Crew from the UK (with a SUPER famous presenter) who will be filming the session for a documentary series focusing on hidden gems in Dublin.” (more…)

Roxy Rhinestone as a naughty Snow White at the Dublin session of Dr Sketchy's, March 31st 2012

Roxy Rhinestone as a naughty Snow White at the Dublin session of Dr Sketchy’s, March 31st 2012

If you’ve always wanted to try drawing and sketching but are put off by the dreaded “art”word and its expectations, why not try “anti-art”?

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School was set-up in a dive bar in Brooklyn in 2005 by New York girl Molly Crabapple, a self-proclaimed “22 year old art school dropout” who had also worked as an art model herself.

“She was tired of the sterile classrooms and quiet settings, where the artists drawing had almost no interaction with the models and models were expected to be devoid of personality,” says Melissa Dowell who coordinates the New York branch.

Melissa explains that the ethos of the group is to hire as many alternative performers as possible; burlesque performers, fetish models, drag queens/kings, sideshow performers, contortionists, derby girls and more. Participants are a diverse bunch, men and women, seasoned artists and first-time drawers.

“Artists love it as an addition to their usual studies, where they can let their hair down and relax when drawing,” says Melissa. “We like to promote ourselves as an alternative, not a replacement, to traditional life drawing and we’ve found the community to be incredibly inclusive of our work.” (more…)