Detroit Dr. Sketchy




So this past Thursday I attended the self proclaimed Detroit version of "Dr. Sketchy: The Anti-Art School aka figure drawing at a seedy bar in a city bordering Detroit. It was great fun. The models were great and wore burlesque gear, drag, and the like and and posed in very unclassical poses. The Dj in the background was spinning trance/ambient music the whole time which furthered the surrealist feeling of the night. It was not a scene I was used to but I enjoyed meeting artists from all over Detroit and having the opportunity to draw models this different. Links you may be interested in:

original Dr. Sketchy New York: http://www.drsketchy.com/
Sean Bieri aka the mad man behind the Detroit version and art editor of "Metro Times": http://themanwhojaped.blogspot.com/

I included a collage of pictures from that night and other sessions as well as 5-10 minute sketches I did. I later added color in Pshop that night 'cuz I was so pumped.

Any body interested in starting a Sarasota Dr. Sketchy???

take care,
-Francis

13 comments:

Brian said...

What are you doing in Detroit? Do you know Jim Anderson? We went to school together.

Sean Bieri said...

(Maybe you know this, but...) Jim Anderson was at that Dr. Sketchy session, Brian. He and I both drew comic strips for the Wayne State U. newspaper in the late '80s! Small world. Some of his art is on the DS blog Francis links to.

Definitely start one up in Sarasota, it's easier than you imagine!

Francis Vallejo said...

Man that's crazy. I did not know Jim was there...(I unfortunately am not familiar with Jim's work, what does he do?)

But me and Detroit go way back. I was raised in Detroit from when I was 3 up until Ringling time. I'm just home for the summer now, probably my last one. 313!!
-francis

C.G. Leow said...

Hey Francis. Great blog! I like the spontaneity in your drawings.

Tevik Avakyan said...

I came across your site from a different link and was immediately impressed by your work...the sketches were fantastic! You were able to capture so much in a little amount of time.

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME drawings!! Great style!

Sam Nielson said...

Awesome sketches! I wish I could be this confident with my sketch lines.

Andrew Shek said...

you've got a amazing illustrative style and your 3d models are great too

Bags said...
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Bags said...

Thanks for dropping a line! Much appreciated, you have some really cool imagery. I really dig the figure sketch work.

Andre Barnwell said...

MAN O MAN! Kick ass blog and some very inspiring stuff man. Those sketches across the pages of ur sketch book are live man. I think i gotta step outta that whole one page two page and jus do it. very nice.

By the way. what material didi you use to do thsoe caricatures? Im planning on doing some this weekend

Andre Barnwell said...

Man. Just keep grinding. Thats it in a heart beat. I jus checked out the rest and ure a breath of fresh air.

Mark said...

Whats up man.. wicked blog.. I really like your your colors and caricatures.. Keep it up..