Here are some marvelous Berlin artists and performers from my October drawing spree!
My tablemates at Vaudeville Variety Revue were all very kind and enjoyed my drawing. The silver man is a friend of LaLaVox, who co-produces Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin, and I will have to get his name from her. His silver face makeup was the best I’ve ever seen, and his sheer chiffon gown over his silver suit was actually yellow with yellow pompoms and huge yellow faceted rhinestones!
Le Pustra is an incredible performer, producer and muse.
Here he is releasing some hooligan spirits from Valentina Demonia , who was one of the models at Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin in October. Here are some of my previous drawings of this elegant man and here is his Instagram so you can check out his ethereal works!
Jo Pollux is an amazing photographer.
I drew this at her installation of her photographs at the Berlin Porn Film Fest. She was exhibiting a series she had just shot that week called “As you wish, my Lady”, which featured Sadie Lune. I stared at the pictures for a long time in the small crowded theater. They are full of mystery and time, like Le Pustra’s evocation of Weimar Berlin.
I am only beginning to open the jewel box of inspiration and fascination that is the people of Berlin.
Another performer I really liked drawing at Vaudeville Variety was Chris Harder.
He is seriously HARD-working and honestly worked the stage into a lather! And he was super friendly and nice, and is made entirely of cheekbones and muscles, like an ambassador from the Buff Gayboy Planet. He wore a light-up g-string, which was grand!!
Spending time at the theater during rehearsal gave me a wonderful opportunity to see the performers in regular lighting.
I made rough drawings to get to know their movement, like the one below. I got to look at them up close and chat with them during dinner.