Today we had a new event debut at the Boatworks, Asbury Park's Dr. Sketchy. Part figure drawing workshop, part costume party- close to 40 people showed up to take part in the fun.
Dr. Sketchy brings models with costumes and props to fit a particular theme. This time around it was "Soviet Takeover", thus the flags, bits of military apparel, and an interesting variety of prop weapons, as well as modern pop music with an eastern European feel. The organizers also provided refreshments, notebooks and pencils, and prizes awarded by the models after each round of drawing.
The event lasted about 3 hours. In each of the first two hours we had one of the models taking a variety of 5 and 10 minute poses. During the last hour both models posed together twice for about 20 minutes.
There were some familiar faces in the crowd, working hard with pencil, pastels, charcoal, watercolors, and other materials to rapidly capture a likeness. However, we also had many first time visitors, some of whom were already making plans to come back again.
Dr. Sketchy has plans for more area events, with such themes as vampires and ninjas on the schedule. There was talk of a return to the Boatworks in April. When something becomes official, we'll announce it on the main website.