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Drawing Dornika at Adenauerplatz!

Dornika by Suzanne Forbes Oct 26 2021Another wonderful meet and draw session, with incredibly talented Dornika!

I first drew Dornika in 2020, during an online show. I was captivated by their charm and stage presence, and started following her work.

I was excited to discover Dornika‘s developing body of music, music teaching, and their amazing dancing, as well as her visual art. (link there to support their work!)

This summer Dornika released their gorgeous body love anthem “Fatbulous” and performed it onstage around Berlin.

I would have given my left tit to be at one of these shows, and my tits are very nice! Next year, I hope!


Dornika by Suzanne Forbes Oct 26 2021 detailI learn so much about how to live in my fat body and how to be a femme in this world from how Dornika talks about embodiment.

Her wisdom is so important to me, and I’m so grateful to have a chance to know this young Berliner!

We met up at Adenauerplatz and talked while I made this drawing. It’s a very straightforward portrait, but a good likeness, and I hope to draw more dynamic full-bodied performance pictures next year!

Dornika had just come from costume fitting, and the following week directed their first film!!

*update: Dornika’s finished their film Dream Dwellers! It premiered at Schwules Museum in November. You can watch Dream Dwellers for free on the queer anti-capitalist platform Realitytvwow, right here!

Dornika online:

Manyfacedgodx performing insta

Own Your Voice music teaching insta

Dornika on Soundcloud

Fatbulous on bandcamp with lyrics!

Fatbulous on Spotify

Fatbulous on Youtube music

Dornika in Acid Mermaid Jewelry by Suzanne Forbes Oct 23 2021I paid Dornika for posing in my Acid Mermaid Jewelry, and here is a selfie they took wearing it, plus an awesome story.

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Drawing an artist friend in my neighborhood!

Puck the Hare posing at Adenaurplatz August 26 by Suzanne ForbesGood heavens it was glorious to spend two hours with Beloved Friend-Muse-Patron Puck on Adenauerplatz yesterday.

She arrived clad in iridescent holographic fetish bunny wear and literally lit up the plaza like a beam of cosmic light.

Puck the Hare posing at Adenaurplatz August 26 by Suzanne Forbes work in progressPure joy to have this quality time together.

I hadn’t seen Puck in person since I drew her dancing at Torture Garden Berlin on February 28, 2020! I knew it would be a dream to work with her though, as she is both a professional photographer and photography model. Plus a genius with outfits!

Above, you can see the drawing as it was after our two hours sitting outside Graffiti on Adenauerplatz.

Since we were going to be seated at a table, I brought my pastels and watercolor pens. I wore my prescription goggles and two FFP2 masks, and I felt really pretty comfortable and safe enough.

Puck the Hare posing at Adenaurplatz August 26 by Suzanne Forbes faceIt’s quite hard to capture the actual brightness of these pastel mixed-media drawings.

These details were taken outside, where the pigments can really spark.

Puck the Hare posing at Adenaurplatz August 26 by Suzanne Forbes bootsLoved drawing this colorful look while spending time with an artist friend!

Here is Puck through the camera lens!

So grateful to Puck 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.

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