Miss Natasha Enquist was performing at the DILF/Testosterone party at Club Gretchen last night.
I arrived at the club, which is a beautiful venue in old military stables, to find it full of great-looking classic leather daddies in Tom of FInland gear.
I was a little nervous at first with so many NYC policemen uniforms- anyone who was arrested as often as I was by the NYPD would be!
It was dark and I kept it loose, using mostly broad-tip markers. The club manager came over and gave me a tea towel to put my markers on, so I wouldn’t mark up the white lucite bar – not that I would have!
Miss Natasha came onstage looking like if Rolls-Royce made hood ornaments for Star Destroyers.
As a portraitist, it’s so important to draw the same person over and over. It’s critical to understanding what makes each face, body and library of gestures unique.
You can see I didn’t really get her face right in this picture, or I drew her head too large, but her body is completely right.
The specific is the key to the deep spiritual magic of touching the universal humanity in each of us. And practise and observation is the sacred work of portraitists. I have so enjoyed drawing Miss Natasha this year!
I would have liked to draw some of the DILFs in more detail, but they were all too busy dancing!