Sometimes, when life has become overwhelming and stressful for a few weeks too many (I'm blaming the crazy moon, on top of my equally crazy schedule), you just need to dress up like a Bunny Princess and go get the fuck drunk, ya know?
No reason needed, just because Fuck Yeah.
Luckily, I actually had an amazing reason to do just that! Introducing an appropriately badass #JNT blog post in celebration of one very special, Art-driven, Booty Shakin', Free Hot Dog-fueled, Dr. Sketchy's event in Hollywood, CA!
Click below for all the [slightly scandalous] photos from this event and to learn more about why you suck for missing it, and how you can join the fun next time (no matter where you are)!
Many of you may have noticed that since I moved to Los Angeles back in November, I've had the opportunity to pose with the Dr. Sketchy's LA chapter on more than one occasion...
Important Note!! While I am referring to the LA chapter, Dr. Sketchy's "Anti-Art" School was founded in 2005 in a Brooklyn dive bar and has spread to over 100 cities all around the world!
As a result of these adventures, not only have I had a blast standing very still (and very nekkid) for strangers, but I've also been part of some really incredible art by some very talented people!
Here's a few of my favs, cropped in an upsettingly unsatisfactory manner due to website layout bullshit outside of my control; You can find better versions posted on my Instagram.
Be sure to follow the Dr. Sketchy's Tumblr feed for uploads from artists and models all over the world!
Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the LA branch of Dr. Sketchy's is known for it's large crowds (it is by far the largest group I have posed for), as well as a live DJ (siiiick), and incredible models; ranging from world-renown alt models, to burlesque performers, occasional drag queens, and even a couple adult stars; all for your drawing enjoyment! And, most importantly, ALWAYS free hot dogs (veggie dogs also available.. although I very, VURY, strongly do not recommend these.. Just... No).
With so many reasons why Dr. Sketchy's is the shit, it's dumb to think that not everyone has been to one. Even when I wasn't booked to model, it became a bit of a tradition for me to still show up, doodle horribly for a solid minute or so, and "Make sure the Wine gets a home..."
While my intentions this last Tuesday were the same as every other Tuesday, err, I mean every other Dr. Sketchy's event, this time I had a lot more competition when it came to emptying the wine bottle(s).
I had heard rumor before arriving that it was the birthday of our Los Angeles Dr. Sketchy's Ringleader (and creator of Baby Tattoo Publishing) Bob Self . . but unbeknownst to me it was also, after five years of quirky, nude, artistic awesomeness, his LAST Dr. Sketchy's event.
Not only will these fantastic "Anti-art, Art" events now be in the capable hands of Lili VonSchtupp (more deets on Lili to come!), the venue will also be changing!
The Mice and their Tits have been awesome to the Sketchy family though, and I'm excited to have met and posed for so many incredibly talented animators and hope to see all of them again at the new venue!
For those of you that are curious; Titmouse is a maze of desks, donuts, and giant computer screens, and, not too surprisingly, a sense of humor sprinkled liberally throughout.
Back to the event!!
When I arrived Tuesday night (fashionably late as always - and perhaps just a little full of champagne - Bunny Princess on a Mission, remember??) I was met by a SEA of LA's finest models, artists, and all around badass people celebrating the passing of the torch from Bob Self to our new "Head Sketchress;" Lili VonSchtupp. Many of LA's finest already know Lili and for many good reasons; She is the founder of Lili's School for Wayward Girls, noted as LA's best Burlesque performer, and is also the producer of Monday Night Tease: LA's longest running weekly burlesque show.
In addition to the wine and the art, I've made many friends through this incredible group! Such as Bob's Right Hand Man, inspiring figure model, and one of my closest friends here in LA; The one and only Xine!
Of course none of this would have been possible if not for one particular red-hot Little Mama who first introduced me to the Sketching Doctor back in October. I owe a HUGE thanks and endless Bunny Kisses to my Model Wife and the main model of this extra-fabulous event: Jinx!
Somewhere there is a video of Jinx and I getting married on a cruise ship to Mexico in need of editing... *cough cough JIN cough cough*
By now I'm sure you've gotten a feeling for just how awesome this figure drawing group is and already have the www.DrSketchys.com bookmarked so you can see about events in your area, yes? You are fabulous!
I did mention that it was also Bob's Burfday, right???
Not only that but, holy fuck, it was also Ulorin Vex's Burfday too!! (You may remember this incredibly talented artist and model and her sweetly scented ass from our "Birds of Paradise" bodypaint photo shoot with artist Trina Merry back in November!!)
UV looked at me and was like 'I want the face."
And I was all like 'Gurrrrrl it's yo' burfday! You get dat face!'
Is everyone thoroughly jealous of my life yet? Obviously it was just what this little sexy ass bunny needed. It was a more than appropriately fantastic closing night for a very successful and inspiring man. All the best with your other ventures, Bob! Thank you so much for having me as part of the fun!!