September 14 was another session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School in Baltimore. I wanted to go but I was unable to attend that one due to a scheduling conflict. However, two days later was the kick-off date for the first in a series of monthly events where artists get to practice figure drawing at the Otis Street Arts Project, located in Mount Rainier, Maryland. Since that place is way closer to my home than the Dr. Sketchy’s Baltimore event, I decided to go there instead.

There was a socializing/networking period before the main event so I arrived early and checked out the place for the first time. I also took a few interesting photos.

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The main event was a life figure drawing session. It was a more traditional art session than Dr. Sketchy’s where there were no wild contests and the music was way more laid back. It was also less crowded than a Dr. Sketchy’s session. (I think around 10-15 people—including the model—were there.) But it was a pretty enjoyable session and I got to meet a few new people for the first time. Here are the resulting sketches, which I did in colored pencil. All of them contain nudity so they are not safe for work.

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