Anyone who has ever been to the weekly Drink and Draw event at the Living Gallery knows that getting utterly wasted is the primary reason why your artwork always looks so good. The curvature of a woman’s breast may look more like a straight line, but it’s all okay when you’re drunk.
That’s why regular Drink and Draw attendee Mina Artiste, a 29-year-old who dropped out of SVA after getting an F in Figure Drawing II, always enjoys attending the class every Wednesday. She spoke to us from her hospital box at Woodhull to say, “I felt like I was finally mastering my craft–drawing incredible images while inebriated–but then last Wednesday happened, and now here I am.” What happened, to be specific, was that Artiste was wielding her freshly sharpened pencil in a lackadaisical manner while taking a sip of her eighth glass of red wine and ended up violently stabbing herself in the back of the hand, cutting off essential blood flow through a vein.
Artiste is expected to regain partial feeling in her left hand, though the healing process will be a slow one. In the meantime, the teacher of the class, Serge Inattentive, a 23-year-old who also teaches yoga at Yoga to the People, commented, “Artiste only has herself to blame. Drink and Draw is for responsible drinker and drawers only.” Bear that in mind the next time you attend one of the classes.
Written by Genna Rivieccio