The two life drawing sessions I attended at Lydia’s were some of my favorite ever.
I’m not a big life drawing person, since I did so very much of it at Parsons; I mostly prefer to draw naked people having sex or people with clothes.
However the sessions at Lydia’s with professional models E and L were very special.
You can see the previous one here; I had to move it from my SFW site. Lydia is now a professional tattoo artist! See E&L’s (now retired) modelling here.
It’s such a pleasure to draw expert models, surrounded by fellow artists.
And yet, I couldn’t publish these drawings on my “regular” site, because they show naked people touching each other. So they languished, unavailable for you to download and frame and enjoy, for a year. Now that I have suzanneforbes.com set up with European hosting and registry, site security and age-gating, I can publish all the nude drawings I want. (Thank my husband for his hard work getting all this set up!)
If you’re confused about why even life drawing has become a liability for US internet platforms, you can read here about the chilling effect of the new laws known as SESTA-FOSTA.
I’m working on crowdfunding for this site; meanwhile, if you see me around town you can always hand me a euro or buy me a non-alcoholic beverage!
My friend Lydia and her housemate Flavia hosted the most glorious life drawing session.
They are both working professional artists and know a lot of amazing artists. They hired an amazing modelling team. The flat is gorgeous and was full of evening light.
Here in Berlin, where some of us have generous flats, artists can have models pose right in their homes and invite other artists to join in.
(I did it in October!) This was an absolutely fabulous session, and I am so grateful to Lydia and Flavia for organizing it with such terrific models.
The modelling team, Eli and Louise, are absolutely great.
They are young and strong and beautiful and do wonderful dynamic poses as well as tender, intimate ones.
You can follow them on Instagram at Rosiichbinnackt, which means “Rosi I am naked!”.
Me and Daria and Marina were all in a row in the back, with the usual giggling and super-fast talking in Russian from those two hooligans.
Funny story: I have drawn naked lovers before, but never naked lovers holding still!
I’ve drawn beautiful naked young people together many times, but it has always been at sex parties or porn shoots, where they were actively engaged in having sex!
So it was really cool to draw these two professional models, who posed for fast gestures, short poses, and twenty minute sets.
Thanks a million to Lydia, Flavia, Eli and Louise! Visit my flickr for free downloads of these drawings and many, many, many more. Remember you’ll need to be logged in to a flickr account with adult safeties turned off to see some of them 🙂
This post originally appeared on my other blog, chipinhead.com; however as censorship in the US increases I could no longer have nudity on my Patreon-funded blog. That’s right, not even life drawing nudity.
So I moved it here, to my NSFW blog, registered and hosted in Europe and not funded by Patreon. I’m working on the crowdfunding for this site; meanwhile you can hand me a Euro or pass the hat if you see me working around town.