Burlesque NYC

12 Apr

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These drawings were done at a Dr.Sketchy event in NYC. It was a fun event. Three hours of drawing what appeared to be professional (or at least semi-professional) burlesque dancers. Being NYC, the quality of the models was quite high. The entire event did have a slightly “canned” quality that lent the drawings a certain staged feel (for me anyway). I realized that I do better when relying on my memory and basically sketching when I am taking the essence of an event as apposed to the posed subject. The stresses of accuracy can often stifle the off-the-cuff vitality in my drawing.

2 Responses to “Burlesque NYC”

  1. Lisa April 13, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    beautiful, expressive work!

    • thecakeater April 13, 2010 at 3:34 am #

      Thanks very much. Next time i am bringing a bigger sketch pad. Probably get them more expressive and more complete.

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