The Croatian Burlesque and Cabaret Festival is deliciously gothic and glamorous.
The Autumn 2020 edition was a mix of online and IRL, at the traditional venue, which is a boat! A three-day special event with three spooky themes, I loved every single act. The drawing above is L’Arlecchino from Venice.
This is Lady Wildflower, who danced in her neighbor’s backyard!
Follow Lady Wildflower here and on her fan site here 🙂
It is absolutely fascinating to watch Hungry do a face.
The 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!
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!