Happy Pride! Sense8 Fanart

sense8 pride header

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.

sense8 pride piece

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.

sense8 sketchbook portraits

Prints of the Sense8 piece are coming soon! Happy Pride everyone!

  • I tend to stalk your stuff more than anything. I haven’t watched Sense8 but I love your art. <3

    • Kay

      Thanks so much Kayla! And I highly recommend Sense8, in case you couldn’t tell. XD

      • You’re welcome!!

        I’ll have to check it out!

  • I saw it on your Instagram 🙂 Just one word: AMAZING! Your art rocks!!! I love all of it!!!

    • Kay

      Thank you Pepi!! I’m SO HAPPY we are at least getting the story wrapped up now!

  • I love this! And totally with you about Netflix’s bad decision in cancelling this show, especially during pride month was/am so mad. I am so happy to see you celebrate pride with your beautiful art.

    • Kay

      Thanks so much! Thankfully there is now the good news that we will at least get a 2 hour episode to finish things off, which I am very happy with. I don’t mind shows ending, even when I love them, but to just cut them off, especially a show with characters and messages as beautiful as Sense8, seems like such a crap thing to do. I’m happy they listened to the fans!

  • Danielle Knapp

    This turned out amazing…I haven’t watched Sense8 but I’m already disappointed they cancelled it 🙁

    • Kay

      Thank you! I highly recommend it (duh, lol.) And thankfully, as of yesterday they are officially putting out a two hour ep next year to complete the story!! So at least if you do start it you know you’ll get a finished story not a cliffhanger ending!


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