Dr. Sketchy Vancouver

So I finally made it to this “Dr. Sketchy” thing I’ve been hearing about all over the place. It’s a life drawing event at a local diner / bar that features a burlesque model. This month’s theme is the TV show Breaking Bad, which unfortunately I can’t say I’m familiar with.

01The venue was packed with fellow drawers. I loved the beautiful wallpapers. The sun shone brightly through the doors – perfect day for a beer (or two).

02Started off with some one-minute poses. I love quick poses, they really get your adrenaline pumping! The quickness forces you to stop thinking and just react to what’s happening in front of you. These quick ones often set the tone for the rest of the session.


It was my first time at a Dr. Sketchy’s event, and I really enjoyed the sequential aspect of it. The model started off covered in a yellow plastic suit and a pair of goggles, and in fun and dramatic fashion took off her clothes from pose to pose, allowing great storytelling potentials.

04050607The model had a very retro, pin-up, look and feel, so I tried to incorporate a little Jules Chéret and Alfonse Mucha into some of the designs.

08During the intermission the model came out and did a little strip tease dance. It was the funnest part to draw!



The session ended with some longer poses. At this point the beers started kicking in so I just relaxed and drew.

What a way to spend a Sunday evening – friends, drawing, burlesque, and beers!

5 thoughts on “Dr. Sketchy Vancouver

  1. That was indeed fun, Dino. Thanks for joining. And your drawings are brilliant, I love looking at your work.

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