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Friday May 29 : The Holy Cvnt Collective at Retramp and the Brazilian Bombshell Marie Devilreux!

Liliana Velasquez at Holy Cvnt Collective opening at ReTramp Gallery by Suzanne Forbes May 29 2020Liliana Velásquez is one of my most inspiring Berlin muses!

She does so much performing and producing all over town, and is so funny and fabulous. She was a longtime professional artist’s model in NYC; I have drawn her so many many times, and I will never tire of her. She was in serious docent mode as she guided the virtual opening of Holy Cvnt Collective’s show at Retramp Gallery in Neukölln.

Yagama at Retramp Gallery by Suzanne Forbes June 17 2020Here are Yagama and Katya Tasheva performing.

Beautiful to witness!

Growler at Retramp Gallery by Suzanne Forbes June 17 2020This is Growler.

Growler is is a 79 year old vulva from Dublin. She produced a stuffed beaver from her…beaver! I fucking LOVE Growler.

Marie Devilreux by Suzanne Forbes May 29 2020The fabulous Marie Devilreux!

I had drawn Ms. Devilreux before, at Torture Garden Berlin, and watched her performing from up close. So I felt confident I could do justice to her livestreamed performance of one of her most popular acts, the Titty Twister!

I drew the Retramp livestream, had dinner and a mini-rest, then drew Marie!

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

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.

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.