Pride month is almost over, and I didn’t want to let it go by without creating some art to celebrate. As you may know, Netflix made the decision to cancel the show Sense8. Without turning this post into a rant session, let’s just say that I personally feel this is a horrendous decision given how important the themes found within the show are. It represents so much about humanity and diversity, how different people can connect and share so much in common. It also has an extremely diverse cast, and represents so many aspects of the LGBTQ+ community.
I’d been wanting to do some Sense8 fanart for awhile, and it seemed the perfect subject matter for a piece celebrating Pride month. I did the initial portrait sketches in my sketchbook as shown below. Then I scanned the sketches in, put together a composition in Photoshop, and added the background digitally. Can I just say how much I’m in love with the Pentel Brush Pen? The more I practice with it, the more I absolutely love it for inking. The brush pen has become my go-to for ink work.
Prints of the Sense8 piece are coming soon! Happy Pride everyone!