Virtual Halloween life drawing with Muse Noéline la Bouche!

On Halloween I booked Beloved Friend and Muse Noéline la Bouche for a zoom life drawing session!

As we are both disabled artists, virtual collaboration lets us work together safely. My Patrons who support me made it possible for me to pay Noéline for both modeling and prep time. We did a similar collab for Black Fae Day, and I hope to do more in the future.

Noeline la Bouche, a fat femme-presenting Black burlesque performer, gazes at the viewer fiercely. Drawn on Halloween by Suzanne Forbes October 31 2022 I’m so grateful that my Patrons make supporting creative equity like this possible!

Noéline is always on-time and professional and we started our session with them completely in costume and makeup, set up with camera. We always take breaks as needed for our disabled bodies. Working with Noéline is a safe space for me, so I continued to experiment with the Liquitex Acrylic Ink I’ve been using for the past six months or so.

Noeline la Bouche for Halloween by Suzanne Forbes October 31 2022If you’re interested in disabled performer life and building the emotional intelligence to cope with medical trauma and serious physical challenge, I highly recommend reading Noéline’s posts.

And of course paying her some money because we don’t take the labor of Black femmes for free!

Noéline’s website here, Insta here, burlesque accessory line here, here!

Noéline in a headpiece I made! And as the Goddess Yemaya.

Many other Noeline drawings in my Noéline Muse Album on flickr.

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue documenting Berlin performers as a vulnerable disabled person.


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