next subject is Buck Fast, a boy-lesque act in which a man dressed as a plumber struts on stage and theatrically mimes unblocking a toilet before accidentally getting splashed with water and having to strip down to his smalls. Its an interesting experience for any heterosexual man to draw a gentlemans, Six of the best HAGLOFS SOLID LITE IF YOURE off on a summer adventure, climbing and walking at home or abroad, trainers just arent going to cut it. You need a sturdy lightweight boot with a decent grip and -- unfortunately this summer -- decent waterproofing. Heres our pick of this seasons best. ALF ALDERSON 165, haglofs.se YOU could use these boots year-round as theyre made with tough leather uppers and have a Gore-tex lining yet are very light. Not cheap and they take a bit of breaking in, but overall a great pair of 100, thenorthface.com A GREAT lightweight option for hill walking and general outdoor use, the Adversary is a nice- looking mid-cut boot with lots of flex -- more like a trainer for the mountains really. 85, berghaus.com THESE are good-value boots which are light and comfortable straight from the box and ideal for British hill walking in the summer. A Gore-tex lining ensures the suede and mesh uppers dont leak when it rains. 119.95, iowa.co.uk THE Renegade is a really good multi-functional boot with Nubuc leather uppers that are pretty stylish. Theyre very flexible, which means theyre comfortable and the underfoot cushioning is top-notch. 144.99, meindl.de THESE are pretty expensive considering theyre not a boot that could be used in winter, but they are very well made, light and should keep your feet warm and dry thanks to the Gore-tex lining. 130, salomonoutdoor.com A COOL-LOOKING boot with lots of features that uses technology from Salomons award- winning trail running shoe. They have grip, stability and cushioning -- just what you want on dry mountain trails. THE NORTH FACE ADVERSARY BERGHAUS EXPLORER LIGHT LOWA RENEGADE GTX MEINDL SOFTLINE ULTRA GTX SALOMON QUEST lightweightboots London Lite Tuesday, 4 August 2009 13 Keeping in line: Johnny takes his measure of burlesque model Ruka AT THIS NIGHT OF BURLESQUE, BOOzE AND BEAUTIES Beach Blanket Babylon: free, casual classes. Wine (16) and cocktails (8.90), will inspire. 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, E1 (020 7749 3540, beachblanket.co.uk) Life Drawing Society: burlesque life drawing with no tutors but gorgeous models. Zebrano Bar, 18 Greek Street, W1 (020 7287 5267, meetup.com lifedrawingsociety) Paul Woodss Erotic Life Drawing Classes: a more serious affair, but it promises a great way to learn to draw ...and maybe spice up a relationship. 1 Maryatt Court, W5 (07884 332032) erm, lunchbox. Maybe it proved a distraction, as my drawing of Buck omits an important part of his anatomy -- his arm. Againsttheclock I TRY to think outside the (lunch)box with the next model. The trouble is, were given only two minutes to draw the delectable Miss Marianne Cheesecake, with the orders to give the drawing a regal feel. Her seated pose in a satin gown reminds me of the woman on a 50p piece, so I draw a h e p t a g o n a r o u n d h e r p i c t u r e -- brilliant! Theverdict BY THe time Marianne closes the class with a risqu feather dance, Im sad its over. After a couple of pints and some false starts, Im just getting into the spirit of things. Next time, my imagination will run riot. Let my pencil fall where it may... The next Dr Sketchy is at The Old Queens Head on 1 September, drsketchylondon.co.uk OTHER LIFE DRAWING CLASSESBut we give them a really hard time. Were celebrating enthusiastic amateurism. The emphasis is not on skill but enthu- siasm, inventiveness and unintentional comedy. Prizes are awarded, but rarely for the most skilful technicians. Blindsketching WHeN we are given one minute to sketch Ruka blind (without looking at the canvas) Im shocked that my outline of her doesnt make her look like the elephant Man. Its surprising how good people are when they dont think too much about it and just draw from instinct, Dusty says. But the winner of this round is a young woman who has made a fetching crayon creation. Maybe its just as well -- Im not sure Id have suited the prize of a pair of nipple tassels. So thats what they mean by making life drawing sexy. Malemodels ITS not just female models were drawing -- its strictly equal opportunities here. Our 2 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html