Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dr Sketchy November: Heavy Petting

For our November session we indulged in a spot of purr-lesque. Mia Sophia was our divine feline and graced the stage at Goodbye Blue Monday for a night of purrs, furs and kitty mischief.

This was a theme made for our cat-crazy crew and MC Hell's Belle sunk her claws right into it. Rosie; our cheeky canine caused general mischief and mayhem throughout the night (don't fall for her puppy dog eyes!).

Our dedicated photographer, Paige Turner got some paparazi action this time around.

Tawdry made herself comfortable on our host, Mr. Moore's lap. We'd make great pets, no?

Our glamourpuss, Mia Sophia, kicked of the night with a song in French and fur.

Our audience accesorised suitably with ears and tails and plenty of perk. Here are a striking pair of art monkeys and resident anthropologists - Niki on the left is writing a thesis on the movement that is Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, can you get any more dedicated?

Mia Sophia and Tawdry Trainwreck primped and posing.

Cat fight!

This was followed by various cavorting and kitteh antics, and a well earned cat nap.

With the aid of a little whiskery treat Mia performed quite the feat...

Three hoop hooplaah had our audience enthralled.

It's all fun and games till the booze runs out....

One of our favourite illustrations of the evening - the challenge? Draw Mia as your favourite kitty character.

Mia Sophia

A little yarn-bondage to tie the evening up?

The cat's out of the box!

For more photos of our final session for the year, visit us on the official Dr page or check out our albums on facebook.

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors, who we couldn't have done this without - the Flying Burrito Brothers, Absolution Tattoo and Body Piercing and Madame Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique.

Also a huge thanks to our gracious hosts, Goodbye Blue Monday, our dedicated photographers Paige Turner and Ryan Franicevic and all our brilliant helpers throughout the year!
We hope Santa-Claws brings you all you want for xmas and more!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So you wanna be a Dr. Sketchy's model?

Got a trick or talent you just have to share?

Enjoy parading round in your underwear?

Do you have an insane costume that needs airing?

Burlesque artist, fetish model, little person, strong man or woman, contortionist, drag queen or any other fabulous deviation from the norm - we want to hear from you.

At Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, we are fortunate enough that we have many beautiful people clamouring to model for us. And indeed, why shouldn't they? Modelling and performing for Dr Sketchy's is a lot of fun, offers a fantastic platform for raising your profile and is very different from most modelling gigs about the town. It's also paid. We adore our models and enjoy promoting them in further work, in Christchurch and further afield.

However, we do require dedication, passion and skill from our models. As this is a life drawing AND burlesque event, our models usually double as performers. They choreograph two performances, supply their own music as well as outlandish and stunning costumes and makeup. They meet with the Sketchy girls on several occasions before the event to plot, plan and bond (usually over some form of tipple). Life modelling and/or performance experience is preferred.

If you are interested in modelling for Dr Sketchy's, please email us with:

  • your name (and stage name)
  • contact details
  • any modelling/performing experience you have
  • details of your talents and what you can do
  • what you can offer props/costumes/equipment
  • some photos or video of past performances/modelling
  • and, of course, a little about yourself and your interests.

Photo copyright Dr. Sketchy, NYC

Find out more about Dr. Sketchy's here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gorey, Gruesome & Gorgeous

WARNING: The evidence of this night of blood-soaked burlesque and life drawing is not for the faint of heart. The images are graphic, so proceed with caution... and excitement!

October - what month could be more apt for a gore theme. The Christchurch Sketchy Girls embraced their dark demented side and got their gore on, a perfect start to Halloween weekend. Goodbye Blue Monday was once again host to a full house of eager art monkeys for our fifth session.

Our models this month were a gruesome twosome – the wonderful Gracie Hart (who previously starred in July's retro sci-fi night), and our very own headmistress Tawdry Trainwreck.

Deputy Reckless ensured the booze was flowing, mostly down her own throat, to loosen up any art monkeys with inhibitions about what was in store. We had warned everyone this night was not for the faint of heart!

MC Hells Belle was our hostess for this eve. She wore her heart on her bosom, literally.
The atmosphere was more mysterious and intimate than ever - in our secret lab the walls were lined with plastic and the windows were all blocked, ensuring prying eyes did not catch a glimpse of this insanity!

Tawdry embraced her mad scientist role as she brought her creation to life. Both adoringly and maniacally, sniffing the embalming fluid and snipping away bandages. She even had a mid-operation snack on some juicy gummy guts.

Gracie Hart.

We even had boylesque… of sorts. Skindependent joined us for a very special performance. Eden pierced his own neck in the back room, before carrying out a live on-stage throat piercing.

The boys then posed tied together with tension ropes. This was definitely not for the squeamish. Some people had to walk away, while others moved closer for gorey perving pleasure.

Our girls were pleased with their catches of the night.

In their second performance things got messy. Gracie Hart starting to tear off her bandages.

And then Tawdry got involved … and so did some blood.

The performance was breathtaking and our girls were left bloody gorgeous after a saucy make-out session.

In true gore style a chainsaw was there to rev up the evening and provide a spectacular final pose of the night.

Tawdry Trainwreck loved her mad scientist tools. We loved her awesome mangled boobs - torn apart by the make up artist at Blood Soaked Candy.

Please view our albums on and Facebook to see the uncensored evidence of this, our most raunchy and depraved session yet.

Thanks to Paige Turner for the Photos. Cecil Macabre for writing a review and filming the performances (video coming shortly). Blood Soaked Candy for amazing makeup. Skindependent for getting involved on-stage with a hot piercing and suspension performance.
And of course to our sponsors who let us get away with this madness - Absolution Tattoo and Piercing, Madam Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Bites and Pieces

Phew… what an epic halloween!

Just got a few wee bites to share with you all…

We hosted a truly wild session with our Gore night on Thursday. Check out what local blogger Cecil Macabre had to say about our session:

One of our stars was the beautiful Gracie Hart. She's now got a fanpage on facebook. Go on, become a fan and show her some love:

The Flying Burrito Brothers are always hooking us up for great prizes for our art monkeys. They're opening for lunches from Thursday. Daytime margaritas? Don't mind if we do!

We're busy writing blogs and uploading photos of our last session – we'll share all the gorey details soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: GORE


WARNING: This month's session is NOT for the faint of heart.

The Sketchy Girls of Christchurch are all set to get their gore on. Tawdry Trainwreck will embrace disgusting, horrid themes and then smother them with blood, guts, and fishnets. Gracie Hart will be terrorised and torn apart in Tawdry's attempts to create the perfect woman for you to draw.

To further titillate your sick little minds, there will be a special performance by skindependent. Hooks will be sharp, flesh will be quivering, spines will be tingling.

This is a life drawing class like no other. Drinking! Drawing! Debauchery! Meat! Flesh! Blood! Boobs!

It's a wonder that our sponsors let us get away with this depravity. So be sure to show your support to Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique, Absolution and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

We would like to advise there is no photography at this event. BYO drawing materials, and some red ink, to portray our models and all that blood.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: GORE.

Thursday 28 October, 2010 at Goodbye Blue Monday.

Doors 6.30pm. First pose 7.30pm.

Tickets $10 plus booking fee.

Pre-sales available from Thursday 21 October from Cosmic Corner High Street or online via Cosmic Ticketing.

Visit our facebook event page here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

IV: Bacchanalian Night of Revelry

After a month of disaster, ruin and hundreds (no, really hundreds!) of aftershocks we were all ready for some uplifting sketchy revelry. The luscious demigoddess Lucille L'amour played muse for our hedonistic art monkeys in attendance.

The wine was flowing (as well as the Bodgie Beer for those more hops-inclined) to encourage indulgent misbehavior and toga staining.

Ms. Rosie Reckless cavorts with a myseterious trader from The East, what wonders does she bring to the table?

MC Hells Belle channelled the gorgon medusa and transfixed the audience with her many snakey gazes.

The devine Lucille L'amour

Debauched noblewoman, entrancing vision and feast for our art monkeys eyes... Lucille L'amour performs her routine to Grecian lounge music.

Our sketchers were adorned with vine wreaths and bedazzling jewels. They were affectionately harassed by the mischievous satyr in attendance - Billy Goat Elliot. He spent the night capering about Goodbye Blue Monday, tooting on pan-pipes and spreading merriment.

Lucille managed to escape without getting her leg humped by that rascally Billy. No mean feat!

Headmistress Tawdry Trainwreck shocked us all by keeping most of her body clad this eve. She'll be sure to make up for that at next month's Dr. Sketchy's… because our next event will be all about the GORE.

We are very happy to announce that all of our sponsors survived le shakes and lent their support, as ever, to our night of sordid art practice. Many thanks to the Flying Burrito Brothers, Absolution Tattoo and Body Piercing and Madame Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique - we adore you! Another big thanks to our wonderful art monkeys for turning up - more in togas on a Thursday night in Crimeschurch than one would expect - and making this event brilliant.

For a more in depth catalogue of our Greco-Roman escapades, find us on the Dr hub site or on facebook under Dr Sketchy's Christchurch. Until next time!

The Sketchy Girls of Christchurch

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's IV: Bacchanalia! A Night of Ancient Revelry

Sketchy Citizens!

Thousands of years ago, in the time of the toga, the ancient people of Greece and Rome would gather in groves and celebrate, often for days on end.

With our city in ruins around us, we have the perfect excuse for hedonistic excess. Join us for a night of bacchanalian revelry, where we'll invoke the gods of wine and indulgence. We'll partake in sketching rituals and draw upon ancient myths and legends.

Speaking of legends, our toga clad muse and performer is Lucille L'Amour. Her burlesque theatrics will surely please the gods, sparing our city from further decay. Come to drink, to draw … and to worship her.

This is a life drawing class like no other. Drinking! Drawing! Debauchery!

This event is possible because our sponsors make special sacrifices for us: Absolution Tattoo & Body Piercing, Madam Butterfly’s Vintage Style Boutique, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Doors open 6.30pm. Our first pose is at 7.30pm. Get in early for the best sketching spot.

Tickets $10 plus booking fee. Pre-sales available from Wednesday 22 September from Cosmic Corner High Street or online via Cosmic Ticketing.

We would like to advise there is no photography at this event. BYO drawing materials so you can document all our models and creatures.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Frilly Knicker Fundraiser

Here in Christchurch we are running themed events that are a twisted and alternative take on life drawing. Our models are sexy burlesque performers and once a month we gather to drink and to draw. We keep our ticket prices low ($10) and don't aim to make a profit.

But now, we've run up debt with the frilly knicker shop! Uh-oh! So it's time to do some fundraising.

Talented Christchurch artist Gussie Fenton has kindly donated this artwork. Gussie Fenton is known for painting strong, sexy female figures and has been inspired by the antics of Dr. Sketchy's to create a punky yet sweet character named Cupcake. Her striking colours have been created with acrylics and she measures 71 x 56cm.


Fellow Sketchy fiends,
Our city was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early on Saturday 4th September. We're pleased to report there were no fatalities (with the exception of one of the zoo's lemurs) and all of the sketchy crew are intact.

Some of our local Art Monkeys have been badly affected. Many have lost their homes, and it's sad to see some of Christchurch's iconic historic buildings in ruins. Some areas are battling broken sewage pipes and contaminated water supplies. It's not safe to drink from the tap so we're sensibly sticking to alcohol.

Our beloved hosts, Goodbye Blue Monday, have withstood the tremors with all their whiskey safe and sound. This part of the city is badly shaken up (hrrmm?!). The CBD is still cordoned off but initial reports suggest that GBM should be back to business hopefully by the weekend.

Sponsors Absolution and The Flying Burrito Brother's have also withstood the rumble. We're waiting anxiously to hear how Madam Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique have fared.

Our next event is scheduled for Thursday 23rd September. We're pretty sure all will go ahead as planned but will update you if this changes.

Kia kaha to all in Christchurch. Thanks for all your support - we loved getting a checkup message from Molly. *purrr!*

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Punk Set Rocked!

We put the PUNK back into SPUNK with our third sketchy session. Riotous models Ruby Ruin and Princess Profanity were our rockstars of the evening. There was enough tartan, safety pins and bad attitudes to make the Queen Mother shudder.

Ruby Ruin kicked off the night with a knock out performance - in true burlesque fashion she titillated us with a reverse striptease behind a custom-made screen before launching into proper punk mode...

We loosened the crowd up by telling them to shove it in their gobs! There were some definite masterpieces, but we wonder if the people using chalk pastels enjoyed this challenge... eurrrgh, not so tasty?

Sketchys girls say "UP YOURS!"

Nothin' but trouble these punks! They soon stormed the stage to let their aggression out on our models. A four minute art monkeys brawl... in extreme slow motion...

Ruby and Princess model for our third sketchy session (another full house!).

Our models bonded over music...

Our models/rockstars played with instruments.

One art monkey incurred the wrath of our headmistress, Tawdry Trainwreck, when he came dressed a f*¢k!n hippie and insisted on drawing sunrises, rolling hills. He then had the cheek to nominate himself for best-dressed award... "Take that, hippy!"

Tawdry, ever envious of Rosie's curls tries to make her own – punk DIY ethos... what would Vivienne Westwood think?

"Taaa-daaaa!" Ruby was very happy about her breasts' sketchy debut.

Ruby Ruin is a foxy, tattooed, roller derby gal. It was her burlesque debut in front of our enthusiastic sketchy crowd. You rocked it Ruby!

A intricately crafted guitar pinata was created just for the night, only for us to smash it to pieces! How rude are we!?!
Candy and cassette guts were hurled up, all over Goodbye Blue Monday's stage.

Guitars were smashed, boobs were drawn, beer was consumed... what an epic night!

Many thanks to our dedicated art monkeys and rockin' sponsors: Absolution Tattoo and Body Piercing, Madame Butterfly's Vintage Style Boutique and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

For more incriminating photographic evidence, check out our photos on the main sketchy hub, or via facebook. Please feel free to comment. We love to hear your feedback and it helps to impress our international headmistress - Molly Crabapple.