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.
I 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!
I loved the romantic and tender poses.
Medianoche and The Ivory Fox are a fantastic creative team. Previous drawings of them here!
MediaNoche, 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.
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.