I caught the livestream of the London branch of Dr. Sketchy’s for the first time this month.
I had seen the model SebastianAngelique perform for an online burlesque show and had been too tired to draw him that night. So I was thrilled to catch this dual online/IRL session. I very much appreciate that many events are continuing to stream as they return to IRL – it is wonderful to have access even though I am immunocompromised and can’t go out!
Plus I get to see charming venues like ToulouseLautrec Jazz Club! Sebastian modeled in his newly created St. Sebastian act costume (the arrows are paintbrushes!) and the show was hosted by his bf DustyLimits, who I had drawn years ago in Berlin at the Vaudeville Variete show. Dr. Sketchy London is quite different from my late and dearly beloved Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin. It’s a playful cabaret vibe, with Dusty charming everyone and encouraging relaxation and fun.
And I have been wanting to draw Sasha, an amazing teacher and performer, for ages! That’s Sasha above, in rainbow wig and outfit. She has the best moves! Life drawing with strippers is wonderful because pole dancers are incredible, graceful athletes.
Luckily, the time difference meant I could almost be in two places at once.