Charcoal and pastels
Charcoal and pastels
From left to right, clockwise: angel with sneakers, automatic drawing, another automatic drawing, mermaid
Here I am home alone again on sick leave.
Work has been tough, mainly because of workplace relationships which I will not go into detail.
So I keep myself busy not being busy. I play with and walk the dog, surf the WWW 90% of the time, watch Netflix and do a little artwork.
This is my first painting on canvas in years. I am not really good at painting on canvas but here we go.
Ok I used a Gif maker online but the drawing is all made by me with only a mousepad on Paint. Back to the 1990s guys!
I remember a time when we started to use computers at school but couldn’t surf the Web (this shows my age :p ).
So I liked to open Paint and draw with the mouse pad. It was very very hard.
Today I decided to try again in an impulse of nostalgia and love for the 90s.
So here’s my first mouse pad drawing of 2017.
Drawing inspired by the video on Mars’ post:
Stef Sanjati is a twenty-something Canadian Youtuber who addresses the topic of transgender issues as a transwoman herself. She also updates her transitioning process for her viewers and recently had a FFS (Facial Feminization Surgery).
I have been following Stef for quite a while on various social media : Instagram, Youtube, Twitter…and her physical – and psychological – transformation thanks to estrogen prescriptions, testosterone blockers and the latter which I already talked about: Facial Feminization Surgery. She insists on the fact that FFS is not a whim and has nothing to do with cosmetic surgery. In fact, its aim is to treat her gender dysphoria, a destructive feeling that what she sees in the mirror is not who she really is: that is, a woman.
Moved by her story and fascinated by this brilliant make-up artist I started making fan art, from the day Stef started T-blockers and had blue and purple hair, through her transitioning when she dyed her hair a green and blonde ombre and finally set up for Californian blonde, always keeping her natural white streak…white. What you need to also know about Stef is that she has Waardenburg Syndrom, which manifests the following way:
She is ok with it and even jokes about her “cute alien face”.
I thought her peculiar features (even after FFS, which didn’t dramatically change her appearance) were interesting to study for drawing.
I was honored to get “likes” from her on the pictures of her I posted on my Instagram account. Other artists have made her their muse and have made extraordinary beautiful artwork inspired by Stef.
This post features a sample of the portraits I made of Stef, the latest one including her very cool and understanding parents.
I am not going to stop here and while Stef continues to stand for who she is and transition I will try to improve my drawing skills using her awesome physical features as an inspiration as well as getting more and more educated about transgenderism in a world where prejudice against LGBTQ people are still very stigmatizing.
I wish Stef all the very best in her life and gives her a big thumb up for being a great advocate of the trans community as well as – I am sure of it – saving miserable trans kids’ lives who consider committing suicide because of the lack of acceptance, mockery and hatred towards them.
I hope I too have opened some people’s minds through my post.
(Yes I suck at drawing motorbikes without a blueprint).
As I think I said before, just someone hitting a “like” button on my post can make my day. I’m thinking about someone in particular.
I got used to take little and feel a lot.
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