Sunday, April 21, 2013

Transgender Baltimore Oriole

For a while I've had this idea in my head of a bird painting himself from female colors to male colors.  The problem is that I don't work very well with color, so it just sort of sat in the back of my head.

Before my aunt died she gave me all her art supplies and they've just been sitting in my drawer.  So I decided to make an attempt, which didn't turn out nearly as bad as I would have expected.

Prints are here.
 I don't know that my drawing quite gets the point across what's happening, but I hope it does.  In retrospect I feel like if I had made the tip of the paintbrush black instead of orange it could be a painting relevant to both women and trans men, but what's done is done.  Maybe next time.  For now I'm satisfied.