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Late 2018 I found @fundies_undies on IG and I liked it - theyre Netherlandish, LGBTQ, inclusive and green (and the products are really fun!). So as I did with Cacete Company, I slid into their DMs introducing myself and asking if they`d like some drawings. They offered me a deal, and this is what I came up with:

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I always think of making things that don’t take forever to finish and also would look good on print, even if it’s a shitty printer - cue clean silhouettes in black&white lineart. I don’t fancy myself as a digital painter, after all. When it comes to selling ideas and stuff, I mostly stick to what I’m better at, wich is drawing.

Fundies is all about the LGBTQ community, so they asked me to draw a trans man. Since it was a deal (exchange of goods and services) and also a first (haven’t had a specific request like this) I came up with a plan and some options - I combined two pictures of myself that didn’t make the cut and stylied it with a underwear that is avaliable at their store.

Fundies has a lot of quirky and colorful items, but I chose these plain B/W briefs because they are recognizable and they come with and without the packer pouch. It’s all about the options, so I could draw and ask for input as I go, and end with multiple illustrations before arriving in what they like best. Here are some variations on the drawing:

Since it was made for Instagram, it wouldn’t be just a drawing - it’s best for it to be also content. Then there’s a design part: I thought about doing stuff that would look good on the feed and in the stories. After I finished the edits and Fundies picked what they liked, I fixed them a static version and matching gif of two separate illustrations:

The eyes are remixes of the Instagram sticker from Carra Skyes @carraskyes. It exists only on Instagram and it is really familiar, but the non LGBTQ folk may not clock the trans flag colors in the iris. It’s part of the queer pride sticker family, and it ties everything together. Here are the separate designs that make the gif: