After a five minute beer/cigarette/tinkle break, we plowed ahead into the 5-minute poses, the first of which was the old stand-by opposite hand contest, where [deep breath] if you're right-handed you draw with your left, if you're left-handed you draw with your right, and if you're ambidextrous you lay down your pencil and rely on Jesus or something. Of course, all contests are optional, but if you chose to partake, the two winners secured a mystery shot from Russell at the bar.
The first 20 minute contest was the best incorporation of a classic board game, since it happened to be Milton Bradley's birthday. The prizes were two Bristol pads from Artist & Craftsman Supply, which is right across the street on Howard and North. They're open till 8, so if you happen to need supplies before a Dr. Sketchy's, hit 'em up.
The first 20-minute contest was the best depiction of Barack Obama and Elle as Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe on the President's birthday---we even played an old scratchy recording of Marilyn singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", which, honestly, I could bare make out a word of. The prize was a vinyl DIY figure of Barack Obama from Atomic Books which is located on the corner of Falls Rd., and the Avenue in Hampden. They were recently named the #1 indy comic book store in the country by Flavorpill---if you haven't been there yet, you're missing out.
For the last pose of the evening, we did the old random noun contest where somebody in the audience calls out something random---which, err, turned out to be Mr. T on a unicorn.
No, I have no idea either.
The holiday season is upon us, which means we're down to only one session a month until we can weather our way through to the other side. If you miss us, it's going to be six weeks till the next one on January 24. Not only that, but one of the February sessions falls on Valentine's Day and we have no idea what to do about that yet---it's going to be a long, cold winter and the Sketchy drought is almost upon us. Do yourself a favor, let Lauren pour you one last cup of Sketchy before you head out into that mess.
(Amazing photo : © 2010 A.D. Leckemby)
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