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UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle crystal dendrite visor!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Yeah, you don’t see one of these every day!

My other big winter UV resin art accessory project besides the Imbolc Crown.

Probably a hundred hours of my life went into this piece over the last two months.

slowly adding thousands of beads, crystals, cast resin jewels, microbeads, micropearls and droplets of tinted resin.

Meditative, self-soothing, meticulous and yet random work.

Making these pieces is as different from my primary art mission as it could possibly be.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 right sideBut the flow state is the same.

Controlling the droplets of resin as the UV light of the sun hardens them is hypnotic.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 detailThis piece is robustly constructed, because I made it with a performer in mind.

And I was so honored when GodX Noirphiles said they would accept it as a Patron gift and wear it for her performance in Switzerland in May! He said it would go perfectly with their costume :)))

Still from Adrian Blount Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

Still image from Adrian Blount’s Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

I have been incredibly inspired by the faces and stories and performances GodX (pronouns he/she/they) has/have been posting since they started a Patreon.  I get so much energy from this young artist’s creative work, and while the money I can give is limited, I can also give my creative labor.

Still from Adrian Blount Octavia E Butler Black History video feb 2021

Still from Adrian Blount’s Octavia E Butler episode for Black History Month Feb 2021

I simply cannot wait to see how this visor looks with Godx’s Switzerland costume and performance look.

You can help support this new parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler holographic visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Now, more visor pictures!

In the sun, this acid mermaid visor comes to life, a dendritic viral psychedelic whirlpool of opalescent glory!


UV resin art jewelled visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021

And since pictures really don’t do it, here’s video!


Live-drawing Hungry’s first ever live twitch stream!

Hungry first twitchstream by Suzanne Forbes March 6 2021I am of course a huge fan of Berlin superstar Hungry.

I have drawn her from life, at Bushwig Berlin in 2019, and from her Insta Live.

So when she teased to her Patreon Patrons (I’ve been a Patron from the first day!) that she was gonna do a twitch stream for the first time, I had to draw it.

It is absolutely fascinating to watch Hungry do a face.

Hungry first twitchstream by Suzanne Forbes March 6 2021 detailThe way she uses organic forms and color to transform the planes and features of her beautiful, symmetrical face is mesmerizing.

I love the way she moves her eyes visually, with effects like this white eye-liner false waterline and lashes. She lays on areas of color or shadow and they become something totally unexpected!

Since twitch streams stay up for two weeks, you can watch the magic yourself- I highly recommend the experience!

However, I struggled with her likeness this time. I did an initial take on the structure of her face and felt I’d gotten it wrong. Of course, as I was drawing, Hungry’s features moved in and out of prominence, eyebrows glued down, lips being covered with foundation, and so on, but that wasn’t a problem last time.

This is the rough I discarded; looking at it now I think it was better than the structure from my second try!Hungry first twitchstream rough draft by Suzanne Forbes March 6 2021

But that’s portraiture; you do it and do it to get better, and you draw the same people over and over to learn how to draw them, and that’s the process.

As Sargent said, “A portrait is a picture with a little something wrong with the mouth.”

I was able to spend two hours on the twitch stream drawing and documenting this unique Queer Berlin artist because of my Patreon Patrons. Thank you, so much!