Rah is one of my oldest Berlin friends, and has been an incredible muse to me. Drawing her playing the drums is one of the most fun challenges I’ve ever faced!
So since she won’t be in Berlin much longer, we had to meet up outside Graffiti and have a chat and a draw.
As you can see from the scan above versus the photograph at the top of the post, it really is hard to convey how the pastels look in these drawings. But when I photograph drawings with the ipad, there is orthographic distortion. So it’s kind of a tough call.
In this case, the photograph looks so much better, even with a little distortion.
I hope you will also check out Rah’s drum teaching Patreon 🙂
So grateful to longterm Patron Rah (who was my first German Patron!) and to all my other 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.
Other drawings and portraits of Rah:
The most punk charity benefit.
The most gay rugby benefit.
With Alfred Ladylike at Art Stalker.
At The Night of The Living Drummesses!
At the Tom Petty tribute show Rah helped create.
New Year’s 2018, at Lagari.
More New Year’s 2018, at Lagari.
With The Erinyes at Art Stalker.
Band practice at the secret space.
My portrait of Rah hanging at Ludwig, the first painting I showed in Berlin.
Rah at Uke Boogie, a delightful event she created and ran for several years.
More Uke Boogie.
Rah filming Das Fluff at Monster Ronsons.
With Donut Heart at Arcanoa.
Starting the big portrait.
With Donut Heart onstage at the Lesbisches and Schwules (Gay and Lesbian) Festival.
My first time at Uke Boogie!
And the Donut Heart video release party, which was when my life in Berlin really crystallized and began.