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Another international Burlesque At Home!

Burlesque at Home Evelyn Vinyl by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020I adore this wide-ranging show!

Burlesque At Home is a recurring streaming burlesque show that chooses a different amazing charity to donate to each time.

And the performers come from all over! This is Nashville performer/costumer/model Evelyn Vinyl, above. Support Evelyn here or here, and shop her costume and accessories here – I love the FYPM chokers!

Burlesque at Home Xena Ziet Giest by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020Xena Zeit-Geist was a vision in champagne.

Xena is based in New Orleans, and does all kinds of performance, with a deep connection to geek culture.

Burlesque at Home Tre Da Marc by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020Minneapolis star Tre Da Marc showed how sexy masks can be.

Trè Da Marc, who is the Noire Pageant King of Burlesque 2020, was so gorgeous in blue!

Burlesque at Home Genie Emerald by Suzanne Forbes Oct 13 2020The exquisite Genie Emerald made her home a stage!

Genie Emerald is an elegant burlesque performer and gorgeous pinup! See her perform a sizzling number to “I’m Your Man” here!

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting an international population of drag and burlesque performers while I work safely at home.



A virtual visit to Dr. Sketchy London and Life Drawing with Berlin Strippers Collective!

Sebastian Angelique for Dr Sketchys London by Suzanne Forbes Sept 20 2020I caught the livestream of the London branch of Dr. Sketchy’s for the first time this month.

I had seen the model Sebastian Angelique perform for an online burlesque show and had been too tired to draw him that night. So I was thrilled to catch this dual online/IRL session. I very much appreciate that many events are continuing to stream as they return to IRL – it is wonderful to have access even though I am immunocompromised and can’t go out!

Plus I get to see charming venues like Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club! Sebastian modeled in his newly created St. Sebastian act costume (the arrows are paintbrushes!) and the show was hosted by his bf Dusty Limits, who I had drawn years ago in Berlin at the Vaudeville Variete show. Dr. Sketchy London is quite different from my late and dearly beloved Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin. It’s a playful cabaret vibe, with Dusty charming everyone and encouraging relaxation and fun.

You can get your tickets here!

Chiqui Love for Berlin Strippers Collective x Sketcherei by Suzanne Forbes Sept 6 2020I also “visited” a Berlin-based dual IRL/livestream drawing session this month.

Berlin Strippers Collective had an IRL life drawing event at 800a in Wedding, and the wonderful folks Alexandra and Liana of Sketcherei handled the live-streaming. You can check out BSC life drawing events here!

Chiqui Love gestures for Berlin Strippers Collective x Sketcherei by Suzanne Forbes Sept 6 2020I always love to draw Chiqui Love!

The scheduled model was delayed by a classic Berlin transit snafu, and Chiqui stepped in to model. She is a joy to draw.

I’m so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to keep working and practising as an artist, and to support artists’ models!