On the occasion of the Federal Press Ball 2024, I drew the glamorous looks of around 2,500 high-ranking guests from politics, business and culture. In Germany, the event is considered one of the most important social events. Since 1951, the Federal Press Ball has been organized annually by the Federal Press Conference. The motto of this year’s event was “For freedom of the press. Protecting democracy.” On site, I produced quick full-body illustrations of the guests in watercolor on a DinA5 format. This resulted in many portraits of individuals or couples, which were presented to them as a souvenir of the event.