Saturday, November 14, 2009

A night at Dr. Sketchy's

I recently attended Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School at the Arthouse Hotel in Sydney. A great night out sketching burlesque dancers, drinking, great music and a burlesque shimmy at halftime, all in a very classy pub atmosphere. Afterwards it was drinks with the hosts, models and fellow sketchers. Loads of fun.

Here are some of my better sketches from the night.

Me drawing another 5 minute sketch from the night. Couldn't scan this one as the original was signed and given to the barmaid at her request.


Blogger BROCASSO said...

That's it i quit.
These look awesome.

please starting rounding the draw times up or i might have to jump out a window.

beautiful brush work.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Gee Hale said...

Hey Chris! These are super awesome! I can't believe you didn't even have an under drawing (it seems), just straight up ink!!! Thanks for sharing sir!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Gee- I quickly sketched in blue before inking. I omitted the blue for the scans.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Guido Salimbeni said...

wow!! talent

8:34 AM  
Blogger Azzamckazza said...

Wow wow wow wow wow. Straight up, these are incredible.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

yeehaw!!! what a great treat from you. Please feel free to post more stuff like this. So nice.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good to see Sydney in the Dr.Sketchy's scene too. How often do they have em up there? If you're ever in Melbourne there's one every month, hope you come down, love to see your craft first hand!!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

whenever you're in Melbourne that is!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Nori- They do them every second Tuesday here in Sydney. The one I went to last Tuesday was the last for the year, but they resume again in Feb. I imagine Melbourne would put on a great show.

Saw your Dr. Sketchy drawings on your blog. Great stuff.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

Super awesome Chris.... beautiful sketches!!!!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Anthony Pascoe said...

supurb drawings Chris !

4:30 PM  
Blogger Mug It Up!/Jim H said...

These are fairly amazing for the allotted time and exceedingly accomplished for any amount time.
Great stuf!!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Tartarian wolf eagle said...

hey chris, id love to join ya next time youre there. great drawings!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for the comments all!

rodrigoart- Would be great to see you there. After looking at the phenomenal work on your blog, I imagine you could teach me a thing or two. Great work!

7:38 PM  
Blogger Ben Newman said...

wow, great sketches! I'm going to my first dr sketchys in a couple of weeks (in nottingham), hopefully I'll be able to muster up something a tenth as good as these...
Thanks for the brushes in the previous post as well, I just got all of 'em!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Will Appledorn said...


the fact that they were done so quick makes 'em even better

2:14 AM  
Blogger willborough said...


5:25 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Such good work, Chris! Man, the jealousy factor is so HUGE!!! :) Thank you for sharing your talent--tis a pleasure to see. When I'm old and retired, I vow to go back to drawing school.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Gon said...

Your live sketching is an inspiring work

9:19 AM  
Blogger The Cam said...

Wonderful drawings! Looking forward to more of them.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Awesome sketches! Thanks for posting, Chris!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Lovely stuff.

7:28 AM  
Blogger CCG Coordinator said...

Hi Chris,
Great stuff as usual! Looks like you were working kinda small - just regular size office paper, eh? So you did a quick blue pencil sketch - but then what did you use to ink? One of them newfangled brush pens (you were certainly not dipping a brush not an inkwell while imbibing at the pub!)?
Take care, Jonathan

4:56 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

CCG- Yep just A4 copy paper, it's a good size for scanning. I used a Pentel brushpen, they're very close to using a real brush, fine lines but also thick drybrush strokes as well.

5:01 PM  
Blogger DeJarnette Designs said...

Great sketches!!!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Jelter said...

These are super solid. Hope that barmaid was happy!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anton Emdin said...

Really great stuff. I've been wanting to go to this for a while. remind me not to sit next to you when I do!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Jelter- Fantastic work on your blog!

Yeah, the barmaid was very happy, I got a free drink out of it (she never did email me a scan though)

Anton- Man, ya gotta sit next to me, so I can introduce to everyone the guy who put me onto the Pental brushpens (plus your own skills will spur me on.)

10:35 PM  
Blogger mickael brunet said...

Great,good work!!

5:06 AM  
Blogger Nei Lima said...


Best wishes in this 2010!!!!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Michael Cho said...

As ever, Chris, you draw like a master.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Miguel Garrido said...

Qué buenos todos los trabajos!!! bravo!!!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone.

I'm a bit slow off the mark adding new work to the blog this year. I'll have some new stuff to post soon.

Hope everyone has a great 2010.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Cam Sykes said...

Man gonna get me one of those brush pens, gives a great result.
Really looking forward to when all the life drawing around Sydney begins again.

I thought you went straight ink also, and was thinking man that's keen.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Humza Khan said...

nice sketchs

11:03 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Cam- Yeah, those pens are definitely worth hunting around for.

Dr. Sketchy starts resumes on the 9th Feb if you and Gee are interested in attending.

Humza- Thankyou.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Mikey B said...

Really like these drawings. I haven't done much sketching recently and seeing this makes me want to do more of this kind of thing.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks, Mikey B!

11:51 AM  
Blogger ~GG~ said...

What a fun way to challenge yourself. Do you do this regularly?


7:43 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks GG! I do this every month or so.

4:09 PM  

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