Daria has moved to Berlin from Kyiv.
She is a burlesque performer and artist, and she has the most incredible period face and a fantastic aesthetic. She recently modeled for the excellent Berlin life-drawing team Sketcherei, and the session was online as well as IRL, so I was able to join!
The models are always thoughtfully chosen, in allyship, and beautifully lit! The wonderful team Alexandra and Liana of Sketcherei really care about sex workers, about art and about drawing.
As I have said many times, the Sketcherei team is devoted to fundraising.
This event raised money for Berlin NGO Berlin to Borders, a local org created by nightlife titans.
I tried my new Pentel brush pen and I liked it.
Using the Pentel pen, water-based ink and another brush pen loaded with water. Instant grey washes! Plus a pale peachy watercolor brush pen. And that’s it! No pencil.
Here’s Daria’s insta and photography insta.
More about Berlin to Borders: this homegrown humanitarian org is providing direct aid to the most vulnerable folx escaping the war in Ukraine. They are hiring for paid work and looking for volunteers.
See the website or linktree for how to donate, volunteer or get hired!
More Sketcherei sessions I’ve joined:
Sketcherei with Chiqui Love.
Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Akynos.
Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Chiqui again!
Sketcherei with Dotti Moscati for Valentines 2022.
Ah, Valentina. Vulcan priestess, living Alphonse Mucha drawing, mystic queen.
How I love to draw her! She is always mysterious and magical, extremely sexy, and a little scary. This is her current insta account, but since she is always getting censored by platforms, follow her backup as well!
Valentina Demonia posed for the lovely Berlin drawing team Sketcherei last night.
I was so excited when she was announced!
Sketcherei has resumed in-person life drawing, at gorgeous P’berg circus bar Zum Starken August.
Lucky for me, Sketcherei does Zoom streaming as well!
I was able to draw Valentina from home!
Since I am high-risk for severe COVID-19, I don’t plan to go anywhere except doctors until there is a vaccine.
It was so nice to see the beautiful stage of Zum Starken August again, even virtually.
Zum Starken August has been having live burlesque shows again since June, in accordance with the ever-changing regulations. You can see video of Valentina performing here and here!
Grateful to the Sketcherei team of Alexandra Ru and Liana Gilman for their committed support of sexy performers and sex workers, and for making this session accessible to me as a disabled and vulnerable person.