Clowns in corsets!

28 Feb

This is a brand new adventure in alliteration for me! Last week it was h-words; this week, it’s c-words.

…maybe I should rephrase that.

Anyway, you guys might remember my post last week about Dr. Sketchy’s in WRJ. I love figure drawing (have I mentioned that before, maybe?) and had a blast at the last one, so when I found out they needed a poster for the next event, I was all over it. Here’s the design I came up with:

Clowns in Corsets! Coming to WRJ on March 30!Overall, I’m pretty happy with how it came out. It was fun to come up with so many poses, and this is pretty much the first drawing of a car that I feel came out well. Maybe it’s the model? I guess all my comics will have to star VW Beetles from now on. It was a challenge to get the colors just right–for the figures to really read as clowns, their outfits had to strike this strange balance between complimentary and clashing colors. If the colors look too coordinated, they look too neat to be clowns. I really wish I’d had time to do shading for all the figures, but it’s getting down to thesis crunch time so I couldn’t justify spending another whole day on it.

No matter how I feel about the poster, though, I am super excited that Dr. Sketchy’s is gonna be a regular fixture in town this semester! If you guys have any opportunity to stop by on Mar. 30th, you absolutely should. The models are great, the drawing is fun, and the giveaways are an awesome bonus. (Last time, they gave out T-shirts, a bottle of wine, and a sketchbook and pencil set, among other things.) You can order tickets in advance here. I’ll be there for sure–will you?

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8 Responses to “Clowns in corsets!”

  1. Miss Phoebe March 18, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Thanks for talking up Dr. Sketchy’s! Did you know that one of the clown models for Clowns in Corsets is actually a professional clown! It’s going to be amazing. Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm. I love you!

    • Lena Chandhok March 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

      Oh, man, it’s no problem! I’m really, really excited to finally be able to come to Dr. Sketchy events (having heard so much about how fun they are from Erika Moen’s comics), and working on the poster was super fun. I can’t wait for March 30th!

  2. Miss Phoebe March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    BTW, one more note: I actually came up with Dangeresque’s stage name… I’m so happy that you liked it!

  3. tom hunt March 19, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    I love the poster. I can just can not figure out how you get all the clowns in the car in the first place.

    • Lena Chandhok March 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      Thank you! Realistically, I don’t think you could really fit six people in that little car…but, then again, I was under the impression that clowns have special talents when it comes to that kind of thing!

      • Miss Phoebe March 21, 2011 at 8:49 am #

        They would all fit, they look like pretty flexible gals.

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    […] night, and it was a blast! The theme was “Clowns and Corsets”–you may recall that I drew a poster advertising it. I’ll admit it a bit odd at first, as I’ve never been a huge patron of […]

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