A couple of weeks ago I went to a Dr. Sketchy session featuring pin up model and burlesque performer Raquel Reed. When I found out that she was a make up artist at a MAC counter near where I lived I knew I wanted to have her give me a make lesson. I was fortunate to have her do my make up today in a “pin up” style. I love the way she lines her eyes so I asked her to give my eyes a dramatic, lined look. She also used a beautiful red lipstick called “New Temptation”.
An iPhone photo of finished look
Raquel will be posing at Dr. Sketchy tomorrow for the last session at the Bowery Poetry Club. I am really looking forward to seeing her fabulous costumes and will be posting the drawings in the next couple of days.
At my favorite retro ice cream parlor.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a Dr. Sketchy NYC session at the Bowery Poetry Club featuring Raquel Reed. Raquel Reed is a burlesque performer who is also a musician and pinup model. She wore fabulous vintage outfits for her session. The colors were amazing, especially on the turquoise blue fur that she wore. I had drawn her last year in a special Valentines Day session and have been following her on Twitter and Facebook since then. In addition to her modeling she is also a make up artist for MAC cosmetics. I recently found out that she works at the MAC counter near where I live and I’m hoping to book her for a make up lesson to get a “vamp” look.
This is a painting on the iPad using a combination of Brushes and ArtRage. I did the original drawing of Raquel Reed at Dr. Sketchy’s Does Valentine’s Day at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. I took my original pencil drawing and first created a digital collage using Brushes and some Hipstamatic photos. Next I imported the collage into ArtRage and used the paintbrush function to give it a more painterly look than with just Brushes. I used the rough canvas surface and finally used the pencil function for the writing at the bottom. The one thing that I wish ArtRage could do is paint drips. You can see the original drawing here, as well as one other drawing that I did at the session.
I had lots of pre-Valentine’s Day fun at Dr. Sketchy’s Does Valentine’s Day featuring Raquel Reed. Dressed all in red, Reed reminded me of a vintage pin up girl. Her make up was amazing, and upon reading her bio found out she is a MAC make up artist.
As I was drawing I could hear champaign corks popping throughout the session (but I just stuck with my coffee). I did manage to catch a piece of chocolate that John was throwing into the audience during the breaks. Lots of good music on the play list, including lots of retro girl group sings and a Hedwig song.
“Me and Mr. Jones” Pencil on Paper
“Just Like Heaven” Pencil on paper