On Valentine’s Day, Molly Crabapple invited AM to participate in a “life drawing” event called Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. The guest artist for this session was our friend Ron English.Â Our first thoughtÂ was… “Thereâ€™s going to be a bunch of hardcore artist types sitting with their easels circling a ‘neck-ed’ model. Well, we were wrong…”Â Dr. Sketchy was anything but… SoÂ being the “Anti-Art” school, they hosted the event at aÂ burlesque barÂ crowded with beautiful peopleÂ excited to socialize and channel their inner artist.Â The subject was Ron English’s famous “Cow Girl”. Molly apparently kidnapped someone from DreamWorks and transformed the “drawing model” into a stunning real life “Cow Girl”.
Read more, see the amazing pictures, and a little surprise from Ron and Molly for you readers after the jump!
Dr. Sketchy’sÂ reminded us of Baby Tattooville’s life-drawing (here) sessionÂ where artists and participants got to down scotches while sketching to their hearts content.Â However, instead of once a year, it’s literally every other week. We saw beginners with sketchbooks to pros who brought their watercolor sets, so no matter what artistic level you are, everyone is welcome to tweak their skills.
We also found out that the anti-art school was not only a sketch party with some very attractive peeps hanging out, drinking and sharpening their drawing skills localized to New York.Â Dr. Sketchy’s is actually all over the globe.Â From London to Melbourne, Tokyo to Scotland, there may be a Dr. Sketchy’s near you. Throw in the fact that every Dr. Sketchy’s in NYC happens to be at a burlesque bar with plenty of “liquid inspiration” flowing to keep the drawing party kicking.Â Make sure to visit their website and join in the fun.
Good news… We got Ron English and Molly Crabapple to take 5 mins out of their hosting duties to draw for us and they gave us these two gorgeous drawings to give to two lucky readers.
Bad News… Ron loved Molly’s drawing so much that he “won” the drawing. So therefore, we have only Ron’s “Cow Girl” drawing to give away.Â Just leave a comment and tell us what you think about the Dr. Sketchy website before Feb 28th, and we’ll select one winner randomly.
Discuss Ron English here.