Lani is a New Berliner, but an old friend!
Lani and their spouse Rob have visited Berlin before, and stayed with us, years ago. I immediately connected with Lani over our shared interest in comics, goth fashion and many other things.
I was so excited to resume my Adenauerplatz portrait series on a just-warm-enough April day with Lani. And so happy to make Lani’s portrait, which I’ve wanted to do forever!
We have been hoping for years that Lani and Rob would move here, and now they have!
And, Lani kicked so much ass at the flat-search that they actually FOUND a super-sweet flat in a super-convenient area right by the party tram. So our friends have a home in Berlin!
Lani is going to be my support person/carer at the Big Gay Wedding this month. We will be fabulously dressed.
Happy news for hard times. You can follow Lani on Insta for hot goth club looks, Berlin snacks, and the cutest art!
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.
Daria has moved to Berlin from Kyiv.
She has the most incredible period face and a fantastic aesthetic.
As I have said many times, the Sketcherei team is devoted to fundraising.
This event raised money for Berlin NGO Berlin to Borders, a local org created by nightlife titans.
The models are always thoughtfully chosen, in allyship, and beautifully lit! The wonderful team Alexandra and Liana of Sketcherei really care about sex workers, about art and about drawing.
Daria had two costumes, one in golds and one in gothic blacks.
You know I love a gothic look!
I tried my new Pentel brush pen and I liked it.
Using the Pentel pen, water-based ink and another brush pen loaded with water. Instant grey washes! Plus a pale peachy watercolor brush pen. And that’s it! No pencil.
Daria’s insta and photography insta.
More about Berlin to Borders: this homegrown humanitarian org is providing direct aid to the most vulnerable folx escaping the war in Ukraine. They are hiring for paid work and looking for volunteers.
See the website or linktree for how to donate, volunteer or get hired!
More Sketcherei sessions I’ve joined:
Sketcherei with Chiqui Love.
Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Akynos.
Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Chiqui again!
Sketcherei with Dotti Moscati for Valentines 2022.
I’m so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to keep working and evolving as an artist, and to support artists’ models!