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Drink and Draw Secret Society
Digital Render of one of the voluntary models.

Digital Render of one of the voluntary models.

I finally attended another Drink and Draw here in Berlin! This time I created a Goat skull mask. Below I've photo-documented my process, and I have to admit I really couldn't predict the result. I used all recycled materials, amazon boxes, masking tape, box padding... I used paint that I had around the apartment, but I decided to buy some gesso to use this time.

I'm really happy how it all came together, and it was wonderful wearing it to the Drink and Draw party. 

The Event

The Drink and Draw's party theme was Secret Society. I think I leaned more towards the occult, a lot of folks leaned towards masks and cloaks, and then a smaller amount of folks wore kinky clothes. It did, however, make everyone look a bit similar so sorry to those of you who I didn't recognize at first! 

I was hoping for some professional modeling at this event, but it mostly relied on the party goers to pose, which in turn made for some mixed results. Because the party was happening all around it was hard to focus on drawing. So I only had a few drawings out of the 5 hours I was there. This in no way is bad, because I did have fun chatting and meeting new people, but for those who solely came for drawing seemed to also have trouble.

At the beginning of the party, I was modeling, and boy, I forgot how hard it is to stay still! I think I managed anyway. I have a lot of respect for those pro models out there standing/sitting hours at a time.

Despite not having done a lot of drawing that night I thought these four images were somewhat successful. I really want to go weekly to some figure drawing classes again!

Until next time!