Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bedlam: Victorian Bloodbath

Bedlam was a great event that used to happen in an old warehouse in downtown LA on Tuesday nights. Up to 7 models would pose at a time in a given theme, with a dj and a bar (of sorts), and anywhere from 50-200 artists would assemble to draw them. It was underground, burlesque, and full of inspiring people.

6 comments:

Adolfo Rodriguez said...

Cool! I like them!

Le Tang said...

Bloody eh!

Le Tang said...

Eww bloody.

Averyl Veliz said...

What beautiful stuff! What are you up to now? Good for you to keep up with workshops!

William Mitchell said...

Hey, Megan,

You were very tolerant with that creature. Apparently she didn't grasp the whole workshop concept, whereby people are allowed to draw as they alone see best without comment, interruption, or input from random onlookers.

By the way, I think the drawings look great!

Megan Goldbeck said...

There was this strange, circus-dressed old lady who kept coming up to me while I was drawing these. She had come in with a hoard of other circus freaks, and you could tell she was the beloved matron of the group by their reverent way of speaking to her. For reasons unknown she took a shine to me. Sat next to me and proclaimed herself a great art teacher, particularly in oil painting (I was drawing in pencil....). She really started to annoy me after awhile, because I was trying to concentrate and I wasn't looking for a lesson in oil painting. So, during one of the breaks while she was distracted by one of her cronies, I snuck off to another spot. The rest of my night was enjoyable, but as I was leaving she found me again. She looked at my work and smiled, and then she gripped my shoulder and growled passionately: "You show them what I taught you!"
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.