A New, Ultra-Styled Art Party in San Francisco
I am happy to bring you: NAKED is BORING!
NAKED is BORING is the new incarnation of my Clothed/Costumed Figure Drawing sessions. With the help of my partner/Co-Stylist/Go-To Model, Amanda Storey, these sessions are Ultra-styled and more fun than ever. Plus they are taking place at what can only be described as our dream venue, Folsom Street Foundry. This place is huge, with plenty of seating, tables, a nicely raised stage area...brews and snacks. Only the best models and themes. No pillars or obstructions from view. No awful music. No grumpy, old, artsy people who look down at your cartoony drawings as being "Lesser Than" high art.
Oh and (for now) it's FREE! Yep, no cover. just make our new friends at Folsom Street Foundry happy and drink up.
NAKED is BORING
The name itself holds a challenge. Most would say that nudity ain't THAT boring. Well, as an illustrator, cartoonist, as someone who loves creating characters, I have to disagree. When it's time to draw, Naked bores the shit out of me.
In 2007 I got ahold of a 3 hour slot at a small studio space in Sacramento and started asking local "models" to pose in costume or their interesting, real-life street wear. I put quotes around the word "models" because most of the people who posed had never modeled before. They were just cool people who wanted to be part of something artsy and have their picture made. They were roller-derby girls, breakdancin' B-boys, bluegrass musicians, furries, cos-players, and late-night movie hosts. In the span of two years, the sessions grew. I organized, promoted, styled and directed over 100 sessions of this thing I called Pompsicle.
Since my move to San Francisco in 2010, Sacramento's Pompsicle would not die. The artists involved wanted more so I franchised the sessions to the capable hands of Ryan Cicak. The sessions just recently ended when the current venue, Bows & Arrows closed up and Ryan moved to the Bay area as well.
Meanwhile I have been working with my partner in crime, Amanda Storey, to make something bigger and better in San Francisco, looking for the right venue and re-branding the whole look and feel of events. I hope to see you tonight for Space Adventure Girls with Amanda and Melissa. BYOSB (Bring Your Own Sketch Book)!
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Here are some images from last week's session: It's My Sketch Night