We did it! We brought Molly Crabapple's Reverse Mermaid to life during SXSW in Austin, Texas. Burlesque performers Crimson Skye (London) and Sassy De Lure (Seattle) modeled costume sculptures created by artist Aaron Flynn (Austin) and a pink wig by Coco Coquette. Artists at the session had the rare chance to sketch models wearing unique sculptures at the fabulous Swan Dive. Photos of the evening by Nathan Black, John Adams, and Angeliska Polacheck.
Amelia Raley (as a Bawdy Bewigged Crabapple character!) was more mobile, and posed for the warm-up sketches.
Sassy De Lure as the Reverse Mermaid
Crimson Skye as the mermaid. Crimson flew all the way from London!
Angeliska's mermaid eyes!
Some amazing drawings emerged from the evening:
Our Emcee, Nathan Black, and the Reverse Mermaid, Sassy De Lure.