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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.

Another Distanced Drawing session with the beautiful Midnight Foxes!

The Midnight Foxes for Distanced Drawing by Suzanne Forbes Feb 12 2021 3 censoredI jumped at the chance to draw these two again!

Streaming via the wonderful woman-run online life drawing crew Distanced Drawing, the The Midnight Foxes were dressed for Valentines Day with hearts!

The Midnight Foxes for Distanced Drawing Suzanne Forbes Feb 12 2021 1 censoredI loved the romantic and tender poses.

Medianoche and The Ivory Fox are a fantastic creative team. Previous drawings of them here! Probably where you’d look if you wanted to see more from this session, too!

The Midnight Foxes for Distanced Drawing by Suzanne Forbes Feb 12 2021 6 censoredMediaNoche, left is Miss Exotic World and Queen of Burlesque 2017!

Gentleman Showgirl The Ivory Fox is a professional hand balancer, who will “teach you to get upside down” on her Patreon! I love this concept.

I encourage you to support these incredible queer NYC nightlife performers, who have been hit so hard by the economic devastation of COVID-19 in the US.

I am as ever so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue to work safely at home, documenting Queer Culture.

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.