Drawing a statue by Helga Tiemann at Adenauerplatz!

Statue of Konrad Adenauer by Helga Tiemann drawn by Suzanne Forbes Oct 15 2021This is a drawing of the statue of Konrad Adenauer by German portrait artist Helga Tiemann.

I made it over four sittings while waiting for folks to come to drawing meetups- everything’s on pandemic time and running late here, don’t know about anywhere else!

Helga Tiemann was 87 when the statue was created and placed at Adenauerplatz, and it was inaugurated by Merkel! It’s a terrific sculpture and a popular feature of our neighborhood; he gets funny hats at New Year’s.

I‘m sure he was a problematic guy but it’s cool to know that Germany‘s preeminent portraitist for the great and famous was a woman, for over 50 years! 

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue making art as a vaccinated but Covid-vulnerable disabled person.

With your support, I can work from home or safely outside and keep telling the stories of Berlin.

Berlin’s cutest gothic family!

Sadie Lune and Vampirina with Hearse Sept 28 2021 by Suzanne ForbesYou know how your kid likes to drive a toy car over you?

Team Supreme Sadie Lune, young Vampirina and I did this zoom portrait sitting back in last September, knowing Halloween is our time to shine!

Thanks to my Patreon Patrons, I just finished the last drawing!

As my health continues to deteriorate thanks to multiple autoimmune illnesses, it is the emotional, practical and financial support of my Patrons that keeps me going, making art.

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I have collaborated with Sadie so many times; she is an unfailing muse even in the hardest days. And her children are the coolest gothic angel demon babies in town.

You can see the rest of the drawings from this session here. You can learn about Sadie’s work on her (NSFW) website. And here’s her Insta, and her twitter . My insta is here!