Hi there! Usually I would be introducing an auspicious guest and chatting about this week's episode of the Drag Race, but we had some technical difficulties. I have plenty of art to share, but I won't be able to feature a drag discussion this week. But that's fine by me, because I'm having a crazy busy time preparing for C2E2, a giant comics convention this weekend in Chicago! If you're in the area, you should consider coming -- it will be your first chance to buy my new Season 8 art, and I'll have tons of other goodies! Even if you can't make it to C2E2, you can come to the queer afterparty that All Geeks is hosting, featuring a bunch of amazing performers, including Dax! So, that's pretty cool.
Okay! Let's get on to the drag queens.
So, yes, Naomi's runway look was stunning. But this is the look I wanted to draw this week. I lived for the attitude she brought to the challenge, and those tiny little jean shorts are my new favorite thing. (Expect to see me in similar ones once it gets a bit warmer.)
Acid Betty continues to bring drama to both the workroom and the runway -- But despite her prickly personality, I can't stop drawing this queen.
You might have seen me posting sketches like these on social media, lately. They're part of my Patreon campaign, where I send out a bunch of custom postcard sketches every month to my supporters! This afternoon, I took a break from my digital illustrations to do these two sketches of Bob and Thorgy -- I thought they both looked tremendous this week, despite not getting a ton of time on screen.
I felt like this week's episode shifted focus a bit -- I was glad to see Chi Chi and Cynthia made leaders of their respective groups. They're both queens I like a lot, but they tend to get drowned out by the other personalities in the workroom. It was especially rewarding to learn more about Chi Chi and to see her shine in the challenge!
It was also a relief to see some different sides of Robbie this week -- I consider her a friend, so it was disheartening to see her get such a negative edit last week. Although she wasn't featured that prominently in this episode, I thought she came across much more positively, and I lovvvved that gown!
It's been entirely fabulous to see so much of Kim's story over the last two weeks, and I'm excited that she seems to be such a prominent contender this season. My only worry is that it's a little suspicious for the show to focus on her so intently so early in the season -- is it a fake out? Will there be a shocking twist? Will some other queen usurp her? I really don't know, but I do know that I'll draw her every step of the way.
Thanks so much for joining me this week! I'll plan to have an interview for the next episode, and I'll also be posting my first Season 8 artwork for sale sometime next week! Until then, you can check out my work from past seasons on my Etsy store or sign up for your own monthly postcard sketches at my Patreon page!