Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Host of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art Show

My friend,and fellow NYC Caricature artist, Laurie Edmomds, invited me to an onorthodox live drawing extravaganza called, "Dr. Sketchy's Anit Art Show" Held at "The Slipper Room" at 167 Orchard Street last saturday afternoon.Unlike your "traditional" live drawing class, there were no bright lights, clean marble walls, or mis shaped nude models, instead The models are porvocative , irreverant burlesque performers who wear extravagant costumes and are in excellent condition. In this particular session they paired a tall beautiful dancer dressed in letter with goth makeup on, and a male midget wearing similar garb.
As outlandishly as they were dressed, i found one of the hosts, a lantern jawed youngman with heavy five o clock shadow, a shock of black hair that kept getting into one of his eyes, and a black business suit. Between each break, he would get up on stage and banter about with the other host. I had the most fun drawing him, thinking that he would make a perfect character in my ever growing cast, so I spent the majority of time drawing him. this is one of many pictures i made.


Sean (53AN) Gardner said...

That's halarious. You're stuff has always cracked me up. I love how you're able to keep it simple, it's so effective.
I know it's (REALLY) late, but thanks the shout out and compliments on the zombie Berto sketch. It's deeply appriciated.

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

Glad you like! Lemmie tell you something, this thing I make look so easy is reallllly hard! LOL! i had to draw a lotta preliminary sketches of the host just to get the drawing I really liked. Ive always loved the simplicity of the toons from the Hanna Barbara and Jay Ward studios, and am a big fan of the stuff in the Book, Cartoon Modern. It's a nice change from the detailed stuff that i do, which sometimes isnt as effective for a picture. This guy was so animated and zany, he HAD to be made in a cartoony style.

Chris Collins said...

Great work, Elgin!