Drawing Sage Sovereign via Distanced Drawing!

Sage Sovereign for Distanced Drawing by Suzanne Forbes Jan 15 2021 horizontalI have wanted to draw NYC-based fire performer and producer Sage Sovereign for years.

So when she messaged me to let me know she was modelling for woman-run NYC life drawing group Distanced Drawing, I was thrilled!

Sage Sovereign for Distanced Drawing by Suzanne Forbes Jan 15 2021 scimitarThe production quality of the modelling Sage did was fantastic.

She had an amazing selection of props and a beautiful set. Plus, she had two cameras running simultaneously, which I have never seen at an online life-drawing session before!

Sage Sovereign for Distanced Drawing by Suzanne Forbes Jan 15 2021 fanSage’s poses are incredible.

She has a style that is Art Nouveau and very graceful, with visible power. I still long to draw her in person, but this was a wonderful opportunity to begin collaborating and I am so grateful to Sage for her fantastic work and to Distanced Drawing for making it viewable to me in the middle of the night in Berlin!

You can follow Sage on Instagram here and her website is here.

The Pain Proof Priestess at Torture Garden Berlin.

The Pain Proof Priestess at Torture Garden Berlin by Suzanne Forbes Oct 12 2020The first Torture Garden in Berlin was amazing!

It was held at the breathtaking, legendary, just re-opened Art Deco palais The Metropol. The performers were fantastic. Above, Bertoulle Beaurebec, The Pain Proof Priestess. She is incredible. More drawings of her on the vanilla site here and here!

Ms. Beaurebec is wearing a headpiece created by my friend Sylva Hattington of Bubbles and Frown.

Sylva did simply unbelievable costumery for the performance.