La Valentina Demonia poses for Sketcherei at Zum Starken August.

Valentina Demonia at Zum Starken August by Suzanne Forbes Oct 6 2020Ah, 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 at Zum Starken August by Suzanne Forbes Oct 6 2020Valentina Demonia posed for the lovely Berlin drawing team Sketcherei last night.

I was so excited when she was announced!

Valentina Demonia at Zum Starken August by Suzanne Forbes Oct 6 2020Sketcherei has resumed in-person life drawing, at gorgeous P’berg circus bar Zum Starken August.

Lucky for me, Sketcherei does Zoom streaming as well!

Valentina Demonia at Zum Starken August by Suzanne Forbes Oct 6 2020 3minI 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.

Valentina Demonia at Zum Starken August by Suzanne Forbes Oct 6 2020 3minIt 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.

Life Drawing Chiqui Love from The Berlin Stripper’s Collective!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love seated by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Such a treat to draw lovely Chiqui Love!

I met her at the Life Drawing with Berlin Strippers Collective session I recently attended, and I have been so thrilled to see the group thriving.

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Chiqui is a terrific model, with burlesque performer skills as well as pole, and she brought fabulous outfits for the session.

I also created some drawings of her in her outfits for my Patreon-funded blog and you can see them there!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love nude crossed legs by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020The session was put on by Berlin life drawing session organizers Alexandra Ru and Liana Gilman of Sketcherei.

Everything was very well-organized, with excellent lighting!

Watercolor brush pen drawing of Chiqui Love nude seated by Suzanne Forbes Jan 28 2020Chiqui also had an excellent playlist!

Berlin’s life drawing scene, with its diversity, strong female-identifying presence, and inclusion of sex workers, is a miracle and a treasure. I am so grateful to work and draw in this city alongside my colleagues!