Monday, October 3, 2011

Dr. Sketchy's Adventure Time Tribute

I've mentioned Dr. Sketchy on here before, but I'll explain again for the newbies: Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School is a hybrid figure drawing class and burlesque show, with emphasis on a fun, sexy, and social atmosphere. There are Dr Sketchy branches all over the US and in several countries, and the new branch in my hometown of Charleston, WV has been going strong.

Several months ago Chase Henderson, local artist and the guy in charge of our branch, brought up the idea of doing a session themed after the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. I think it was mostly thrown out there as a silly "wouldn't this be funny?" sort of idea, but I thought it sounded great, so I encouraged him and offered to help.

Chase quickly set to work recruiting models, and it was officially decided that Charleston's September Dr. Sketchy would be an homage to Adventure Time.

I had a blast at the session and I'm sure everyone else did as well. The poses were clever and tied into the show/characters, costumes were accurate (well, I suppose they had to be creative with what the character's skivvies looked like,) props were cool (including a Beemo,) and everyone was excited to participate in the various contests.

Chase took all the photos you see here, showing off the hard work of  the models: Molly Tilly as Finn and/or Fiona, Lavender Menace as Princess Bubblegum, and Lita Lane as Marceline.

Here are a couple of my drawings from the evening:

Apparently the main Dr Sketchy branch in NY loved this idea and we wouldn't be surprised to see a few more Adventure Time sessions start popping up across the country.