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More meet-and-draw, with the most stylish woman in Berlin!

Bindy at Adenauerplatz by Suzanne Forbes Sept 14 2021The chic-est in Berlin! I always think of Bindy that way, her style just knocks me out.

I drew her once before, at Drink and Draw Berlin, an event and community she helped create. I was so glad to get to hang out with her and talk and draw on a quiet Fall day. She is a native Berliner, quite unusual – Berlin is like NY in that people come here but are rarely from here!

Bindy is an artist, musician, MUA and scientist, plus the only other woman in town who says “FUCK!” as much as I do.

Bindy at Adenauerplatz with U by Suzanne Forbes Sept 14 2021We met up near my home, at Adenauerplatz, to draw and chat.

Bindy calls this look a “Monochromatic vampire slayer” look and you can find a tutorial on her makeup feed. You can follow her on Insta for music updates, and also check out her soundcloud!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue making art as a vaccinated but Covid-vulnerable disabled person.

With your support, I can work from home or safely outside and keep telling the stories of Berlin.

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.

With your support, I can work from home or safely outside and keep telling the stories of Berlin.