Sketch Night occurs on the third Thursday of every month at Negative Space Gallery. There are models who do many different poses. The gallery’s other guests then do drawings of those models.
The model at the September Sketch Night was a young woman who goes by the name of Lamb. Before coming to the gallery, Lamb had painted her body to make it look skeletal. Her look was really very unique. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone who had done this to themselves before.
When the program started around 7 p.m., Lamb posed on the stage. Initially, she was standing, but over the course of the night she did a lot of different poses, including laying on the stage, lying down on a couch, having her back face the artists, etc. Initially, there were about four artists doing drawings of her, but as the night went on, that number grew until there were about eight artists.
All of the artists in the audience are very talented. Many of the artists are regulars who come by the gallery every month for this event.
After about an hour, everyone took a break, and then when the program started up again, Lamb did 20-minute poses, giving the artists much more time to draw pictures of her.
Overall, it was another great night at Negative Space. And, don’t forget, open-mic night is Saturday, September 24!