Inspired by the work of Rob Draper on paper cups, plates, and napkins, I made my Inktober 2017 drawings on paper plates. I wanted to pay tribute to the drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as I have been watching that every season that it has been produced for television.

I used the most inexpensive paper plates I could find at the store. I like the way the fluted edges photographed. Granted, the images here were shot by me quickly, using my iPhone 5, late at night as I finished a drawing.