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Drawings of Maria Bella at Dr. Sketchy’s Asheville

Last month, Alexis and I rode down with Maria Bella of Gilded Lily Burlesque to the Asheville Burlesque & Sideshow Festival. Maria, while she was there, posed for the local branch of Dr. Sketchy’s.

These are the sketches I did, though I’ve obviously toyed with them in Photoshop. I’m still trying to find a “look” involving pencil sketches that will work in a flyer. The third one is me fooling around with what that might look like. I think it *kind of* works, but it’s not there yet.

You can also see the usual nightly progression I go through – abstract, cartoonesque drawings slowly progressing to an attempt at an actual likeness. None of them quite got there, but I think one or two got close. (Particularly the early sketches of the evening.)

The next session of Dr. Sketchy’s Asheville is July 5th—if you’re there, you should check them out.

Oh, and Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore is this Monday. I’m too busy to draw at them, but YOU can.

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