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Drawing my mom on Zoom, Alfred Ladylike on Youtube, and Janet on Twitch!

portrait of Pat Ketchum drawn via Zoom March 27 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI did this drawing of my mom, Patricia Ketchum, during a Zoom talk.

It was one of the first remote drawings I did! It definitely helps to know the face of the person I’m drawing.

Alfred Ladylike livestreams on Youtube by Suzanne Forbes March 27 2020This is my friend Alfred Ladylike, drawn as they perform a live concert on Youtube last week.

Alfred‘s Patreon is here and their beautiful song “Rainbow Medicine” on youtube is here. Check out the incredible nerdcore rap “Wizards RULE!” here.

Janet posing for Drink and Draw Berlin April 2 2020 by Suzanne ForbesMy friend Janet, who is a wonderful artist, art teacher and artist’s model, posed for the first remote Drink and Draw Berlin.

Janet is a great model and also teaches drawing with DandD Berlin. This livestream was hosted by Julian DIeckert of DandD Berlin, a terrific draughtsman, who offered tips in the splitscreen.

Janet modeling for Drink and Draw Berlin April 2 2020 by Suzanne ForbesDrink and Draw Berlin is working on doing remote sessions going forward!

You can support these free online drawing sessions (and help Janet get paid!) here.

I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support lets me work safely at home.


Drawing Liliana Velásquez at Dr. Sketchy’s x Drink and Draw Berlin!

I am incredibly sad that my beloved Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin is ending.

Lala Vox has poured her heart and soul into it for ten years, creating an event beyond anyone’s imaginings, and needs to let it go now. Co-producer Syren Joey, who has done fantastic work the last couple years, also has reasons to not be producing a big elaborate event.

So the last two events are being held as special intimate sessions of Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin at the Drink and Draw Berlin kunsthaus, and this Sunday’s starred model Liliana Velásquez.

Liliana Velasquez at Take It Easy Baby Tom Petty Tribute by Suzanne Forbes April 20 2018Liliana is a friend and muse who I have drawn many times because she is one of the hardest-working entertainers in Berlin. I’ve caught her doing stand-up, producing variety shows, hosting New Year’s events, teaching the tango at her live talk show, and more.

She is also a professional life model, who worked for seven years at the top New York art schools, including the Art Student’s League and the School of Visual Arts, two of the places where I went to school!

There is nothing like the grace and elegance of an experienced artists’ model, who can tell a story in their gaze or the arch of a foot.

Liliana is also now teaching self-defense to women and minorities at Pretty Deadly Self Defense, a valuable Berlin resource I am hoping to check out soon!

Here is a picture of me at my usual table at a Sketchy’s earlier this year, by Maren Michaelis.

Thanks so much to Lala Vox and Syren Joey for their hard work on Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin, and to Liliana Velásquez and the great folks of Drink and Draw Berlin!

I absolutely encourage all Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin folks who haven’t yet been to visit Drink and Draw Berlin’s gorgeous and welcoming historic boat. The boat is docked on the river Spree, and is set up as a permanent life drawing space, with model platforms, hanging drapery, props, easels, and a variety of seating including very comfy! There are weekly drawing classes, events and more.