Tag Archives: Suzanne Forbes

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!

Drawing Berlin experimental musician Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt!

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021Just finished these drawings of Berlin experimental musician Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt.

I discovered he has a vast trove of videos on youtube and used them for reference!

I first saw Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt through this beautiful photoshoot with my friend Sylva; she created a collection of attire pieces for him inspired by one of his shows. As well as being a constantly producing active musician, Sean is a model with Indeed Models, a Berlin company run by women.

Sean’s instagram is here, his soundcloud here and his website is here!

You can buy his extensive discography on bandcamp.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt in purple dress by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021A longtime Berliner, Sean has an absolutely fantastic archive of music.

He has has released over 500 recordings as solo artist or collaborative artist, as well as creating the S&M Accidental Orchestra. His Accidental Guitar sound is completely unique and haunting, a drone-like power hum of mysterious noises and spoken words.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt by Suzanne Forbes Feb 25 2021 Like Jesus to a BabyI hope you’ll check out Sean’s work and discover his mesmerizing sound.

He is a great example of the kind of rockstar who has been a Berliner for years, working non-stop and touring the world, making a serious repository of creative work. Now, with the second/third lockdown dragging on, performers and creators need both emotional and financial support more than ever.

I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting Berlin’s performers while I work safely at home.