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Live-drawing the Live Stream of Pansy’s House of Presents – whoa!

That was delirious!!

Amazing performances by beloved Berlin queers and queens as they quarantine all over town! Pansy, hostess of Pansy’s House of Presents, Berlin’s incredibly popular drag show, and Gieza Poke, hostess of pre-show The Poke House, went live on Twitch last night. Above, marvelous performer Lola Rose showed the empty street her hot pink secret self in a fabulous number recorded earlier in the day.

Below, my first-ever drawing from a livestream, a very bad drawing of Gieza Poke!

Gieza Poke by Suzanne Forbes March 24 2020Drawing from the screen is completely and entirely different from drawing from life.

I have drawn Gieza on three other occasions and never created such a mess.

Pansys House of Presents March 24 2020 by Suzanne ForbesHostess Pansy had wonderful makeup and brought adorable rescue greyhound Tina (“like Tina Turner”) on for a cameo.

I am shocked by how little this drawing looks like her. I have also drawn Pansy before, damn well.

HP Loveshaft for Pansys House of Presents March 24 2020 Suzanne ForbesHP Loveshaft did an incredible and sexy number to “Dancing With Myself” from their hallway.

I made a terrible drawing of this gorgeous drag king! Even though I have drawn them in the past.

Fifi Fantome for Pansys House of Presents March 24 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI do kind of like the drawing I made of Fifi Fantôme dancing on her rooftop!

And I like the one of Lola, as loose and messy as it is. If my Patrons enjoy these goofy drawings, I’ll keep trying every week.

Pansy is doing an incredible thing working to livestream the previously scheduled performances every Tuesday.

She is hoping to raise money to pay the performers, pay beloved queer clubhouse Monster Ronsons the rent she would have paid them, and keep performers’ spirits up.

Gieza’s loving, sassy humor and Pansy’s indomitable message of inclusion, diversity, solidarity and social justice were so revitalizing to me yesterday. The comments in the chat were hilarious too!

You can watch these wild livestreams for free on Twitch (so easy to set up an account) and also easily tip the performers or pay the regular ten euro entry fee if you can.

Gieza’s twitch is here and Pansy’s is here.

You can pre-order merch, including the super popular Drag Saves Lives shirts and totes, here.

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, 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.

 

The first ever Torture Garden Berlin!

The Pain Proof Priestess at Torture Garden Berlin Feb 29 2020 by Suzanne ForbesHoly heck, the first Torture Garden in Berlin was amazing!

It was held at the breathtaking, legendary, just re-opened Art Deco palais The Metropol. The performers were fantastic. Above, Bertoulle Beaurebec, The Pain Proof Priestess. She is incredible. More drawings of her to come! Ms. Beaurebec is wearing a headpiece created by my friend Sylva Hattington of Bubbles and Frown. Sylva did simply unbelievable costumery for the performance. I wore one of her creations too and I have never gotten so many compliments!

Marie Devilreux at Torture Garden Berlin Feb 29 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI got to draw fantastic multi-talented Marie Devilreux!

I have been wanting to draw her for absolutely ages! Her Instagram handle is Dressed to Kill You, which never fails to delight my 80s De Palma heart.

Gina Harrison at Torture Garden Berlin Feb 29 2020 by Suzanne ForbesAn elegiac exorcism and rebirth by Gina Harrison.

The stage was covered with earth and she emerged from – well, actually I’m not gonna spoil it, in case she performs it somewhere else! You can follow Ms. Harrison here, I highly recommend it! Louis Fleischauer is the performer with her.

I had such a thrilling time. Thanks so much to Torture Garden Berlin for the press pass and access, and to my dear friend Sadie Lune for moral support!

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.