Ru Paul’s Drag Race has become a new TV obsession of mine. And after binge watching 7 seasons in just a few weeks, I was both taken by surprise and extremely flattered to be asked to draw season 5 contestant Coco Montrese as part of the Woof City project.

For this portrait I took inspiration from the original Sin City character Goldie. I wanted to create the illusion of a delicate and fragile looking beauty with a very sharp edge. A beautiful rose covered in piercing thorns. Coco Montrese was the perfect model for such a character.

After I completed the commission I had the pleasure of chatting with Coco herself and she was an absolute delight to get to know. She also had a lot of good things to say about the portrait! It made my day knowing that she loved it.