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Felicity Felicis models for Sketcherei!

Felicity Felicis modeling for Berlin life drawing studio Sketcherei. Felicity is a tall, curvaceous white woman in her 30s, with bright red hair. She is drawn in the style of a fashion illustration, and is wearing a leopard print mermaid gown with enormous gigot sleeves and a high neck. An enormous matching hat is angled across her head.I always love to join a session of Berlin’s hybrid burlesque life-drawing studio, Sketcherei.

Sketcherei supports performers and sex workers and always has great music and vibes. Insta here, upcoming events here! Alexandra Ru (aka Barsketcher) and her mom are running the sessions together, and I love that they offer zoom access.

felicity for Sketcherei in blue corset by Suzanne Forbes May 2 2023I finally caught a session with Felicity Felicis!

Felicity is one of the great entertainers and great beauties of Berlin, the rock’n’roll showgirl behind productions like The Sinner’s Saloon and The Theatre of Leeds. Her website is here!

I’ve drawn Felicity before, and actually made it IRL to her Sinner’s Saloon last month!

I’ll get those drawings up soon 🙂 Meanwhile, here she is in September 2019 and November 2019 .

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!

More Sketcherei sessions I’ve joined:

Sketcherei with Lolita Vavoom

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.

Ukrainian burlesque diva Daria

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, Paypal.me 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.