A marvelous touch from hostess Kiki DeVille was that after each performance, she would check in with the performer about how they were doing.
It was so cool to see the performer shake off their stage persona, catch their breath, and tell us how things are for them.
Ruby Tuesday is a fabulous drag creature, and gave a sizzling show.
You would not believe how resourceful she was in utilizing living room furniture!
I have been drawing burlesque performers for fifteen years, but this was the first time I drew Jo “Boobs” Weldon, the Headmistress!
I had such fun drawing this legendary pillar of modern burly-q, Mistress of the New York School of Burlesque.
You can see previous drawings of MisSa performing at Berlin Burlesque Week here, and co-hosting the Berlin Burlesque Week Performer’s Panel on Cultural Appropriation here. Her linktree for all info is here!
It took so long to finish this drawing of Cleopantha ! Sometimes my finishing a drawing stalls because of a silly thing – in this case, I couldn’t figure out how to draw the hallway Cleopantha was dancing in. Then I suddenly realized yesterday, it’s a good likeness of a very beautiful performer, no one will care about the hallway!