Everyone knows that a huge part of the RuPaul’s Drag Race community is the incredible fan art that emerges season after season. A bevy of new queens pounce on the runway, and artistic fans scramble to recreate their favorite queens. Finding these artistic gems is incredibly easy. Wherever a hashtag exists you’ll be sure to discover new artists who take their love of all things drag and make something amazing.
In anticipation of DragCon NY, we’ve decided to spotlight a few of our fans who create some truly inspiring artwork. We start our series with Iga Wojciechowska. You might know her as Fari Scherwil on Instagram.
Her drawings have caught the attention of various Drag Race Queens, resulting in plenty of likes and reposts. We got to chat with Fari about all things RPDR, why she loves to draw, and who she’d love to see in All Stars 3 !
Who are your artistic influences?
For some reason, I always struggle with this question! I tend to get inspired by styles rather than individuals, mixing classical painting with comics and adding a dash of glitter. Everything at once and nothing in particular.
Is Illustration your full-time job?
I wish! It’s my dream to pursue illustration full-time. I come from a more technical background, currently working as a designer in architectural industry (which probably sounds more exciting than it is).
What compels you to draw Drag Race Fan Art?
The possibilities. I aim for spontaneity of interpretation that allows me to put my own twist on the Queens’ looks – in simpler terms, I love playing around with colors and references until I’m satisfied with the final result. Being all about the freedom of expression, drag lets me go crazy with my favorite form of art – portraits. There’s just so much to choose from, you don’t know where to begin.
I also enjoy being a part of such a vivid community, and receiving feedback from the queens themselves is extremely motivating! It’s my way of giving something back and showing support for their wonderful craft.
Who are your favorite Drag Queens?
My all-time Drag Race favorites are Manila, Katya and Trixie. In season nine [of RuPaul’s Drag Race], I absolutely fell in love with Trinity and Sasha, making it all the more difficult to choose a winner. They were all so gorgeous.
Will you be attending Drag Con? Have you ever before?
Maybe next year! If I believe in it, it’ll happen. I’ve never even been to the US, but that would be one of my first stops if I ever made the trip.
Who would you love to see in All Stars 3?
Let’s face it, Trixie has to come back, and I’d be overjoyed to see Trinity Taylor again. You can’t really go wrong with any cast, though!
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