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Meeting at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

One cold evening, when the howling wind took off through the city of Tampere, a tall dark stranger went into the mysterious halls of Teerenpeli. In a basement down below, on a couch, the stranger waited, for fascinated people to come, eager to capture this amazing moments on a piece of paper. She dressed herself in blood-red satin letting her dark curls fall down over her shoulders. Now she was ready, prepared for taking the role as a live model at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

This story took place some weeks ago. As one of our meetings, we decided to go to a sketching event to practice drawing and getting to know each other better.

During the first session, like to warm up a bit, we had 1 minute for each pose, drawing basically the movement and the main characteristics. There were 10 different poses, also with some gadgets such as a skull, a cape and a crystal ball. It looked really nice and was fun to draw, as the gadgets gave some nice opportunities.

In the next session we got 2 minutes time for each pose, so that the drawings could go more into detail. After a little break we had another 2-min-session and some poses lasting 5 minutes. Within the 5 minutes there was an opportunity to also use some colour for the drawings. The model also changed her outfit a couple of times, one of them with a very characteristic hat with a feather on it.

The event was in Finnish, so Rosa translated what was said. After the last drawing session we stayed seated with some beer and talked about further meetings, similar to these kinds of events. I have never done anything like this in Sweden so it was a really cool experience. What can I say, art connects people right?


Event: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School – “You will meet a tall dark stranger”


Word-List in English, Finnish and Swedish

to draw – piirtää – att rita/teckna

drawing – piirustus – teckning

drawing paper – piirustuspaperi – ritpapper

a pen – kynä – penna

a brush – sivellin – pensel

watercolour – vesiväri – vattenfärg

ink – muste – bläck

ballpoint pen – mustekynä – bläckpenna

charcoal – hiili (for drawing -> piirustushiili) – kolkrita (teckningskol)

sketch – luonnos – skiss

sketch book – luonnoskirja – skissbok

marker – tussi – tuschpenna

pencil case – penaali – pennskrin

Tampere Comic festival

Essi told us, in our last meeting, that she would be organizing the Tampere comic festival during the weekend. This festival was a small comic event that was opened in the Finlayson area. Haley and I decided to go to see Essi and also because both wanted to see a festival in Tampere.

We met in Stockmann and we went together to the Finlayson area, once there, we met Essi that was dressed with an amazing Kimono that she bought went she was in Japan two years ago. Haley and I waited until Essi had free time to show us the festival; we were looking the different comics that Essi and other finish people made. Once Essi finished her work, the three, went to visit the entire comic event. We saw the different small shops and events that were there.

After that, Essi had to come back, so Haley and I decided to go to dinner, we went to a burger restaurant in Finlayson area, there we where talking about the most famous events that we have in each country, Korea and Spain.

In Barcelona we have a lot of events, the biggest ones are Sonar, a musical festival during the summer period and Saló del manga, a comic festival, one of the biggest in Europe that is always during October. Haley also explained me different events that are in Korea.

Then we started to talk about events of another countries that we want to go, and we realised that we like the same things, both wants to go to a famous comic festival in USA, Comic Con, because in our country we don’t have this kind of events and we like the same movies.

We were talking about another cultural issues of our countries related with the events and festivals. Haley said me that if I will go to Korea in spring there are a lot of spring festivals and events that are really beautiful. I hope that I can visit her the next year!