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Ixa Psyborg at Alte Muenze!

Ixa Psyborg Berlin by Suzanne Forbes September 26 2020Finally finished this drawing of gorgeous Ixa Psyborg!

Ixa Psyborg, aka Demi Urge aka Chi Chi, performed for House of Deutlich at Alte Muenze this summer. The event was Feel Festival, and Ixa’s performance was captured in an incredible magic hour video by Nicholas Haumann which you can see here. And check out IxaMixes on Soundcloud here!

A spectacular show by one of the most talented folx in Berlin, watch the video and see 🙂

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

Barbara at The Ballery.

Barbara at The Ballery by Suzanne Forbes Oct 10 2019I was recently in a group show at Schöneberg gallery The Ballery.

The works shown included a beautiful series of portraits by photographer Eva Brunner. Barbara, above, was the model. During the finissage evening of the exhibit, Barbara performed some deft comic numbers.

This is an example of a drawing where I could take my time with the background and really work out the details. As all my dear ones know, I love to draw people playing music and have had far less chances to do so this year, since I’ve been ill so much. 
Barbara at The Ballery by Suzanne Forbes Oct 10 2019 detail

I added the color when I got home, based on memory and little scribbly notes on the drawings.

I swear to you that the colors appeared exactly as they do here: the glowing red light in the Ballery’s cloakroom, the oversize bottle of Campari, Barbara’s signature red/orange look, the red accent on her mike, and the red nailpolish in the portrait behind her. Other than that it was all grays and whites and blacks.

A marvelous scene I was lucky to capture, including Barbara’s gorgeous gams!! Thanks to my Patrons on Patreon, who make my documentary art possible <3