Posts tagged: art
My thesis project, Dom & Sub, a.k.a. why I’ve been such a bad tumblr-er/bad friend/etc. My artist statement:
Dom & Sub is a body of illustrative work in digital media that attempts to humanize practitioners of BDSM and offer a representation of kinky sex that not only refutes negative stereotypes but informs the audience that sadomasochistic play is done best between happy, healthy, and consenting adults. I portrayed the couple in the work not only engaging in S&M play but also building a “scene” together and nurturing one another after the play has concluded; these are moments often left unconsidered or completely ignored in visual representations of S&M. I believe it’s important to see how kinky scenes are crafted with care, commitment to safety and enthusiastic consent in order to limit those times when sadomasochistic play is used to abuse or dehumanize other human beings. It is my hope that my audience will learn from the illustrations that sadomasochistic play is not always dark or scary, and that fellow ‘kinksters’ can enjoy tender representations of S&M that do not ridicule or pathologize them. I’ve designed the work to engage sadomasochistic imagery, material and theory with an ethical conscience.
LOVE. THESE. REDESIGNS. Kinda want the Catwoman hoodie.
STUNNING! These “practical” superheroine redesigns by Meredith McClaren are just to die for. I love how fashionable they are, how much they take into consideration the real world, there’s a practicality and function that is nevertheless completely badass. They’re also so far away from “basic catsuit” type stuff that it all feels so damn new and fresh!I mean…Look at that freaking Zatanna! I’ve never seen anything like that!
AND, you’ll be able to buy the original line art for some of these as she releases rewards this week for her AWESOME KICKSTARTER…although you guys are going to have to fight me for that Catwoman.
These are so amazing guys!
Meredith is beyond talented.
If you haven’t already you should go support her Kickstarter.
1 I have been doing art since I could hold a crayon. I became aware of “art” rather than just coloring books, somewhere between 4-7 I think. I tried to draw my own version of the Mona Lisa. I still have the picture in a shoebox up at my parents’. I then did a lot of portraits until age 11 or 12 when I became self-conscious and thought I was awful at them. Everyone’s head-shape was oval, with all the features squished in the middle. In 6th or 7th grade, I met a friend who taught me how to actually draw facial features.
This is from the early 2000’s, I don’t know what year specifically.
4 Semi-realism with residual manga influence from when I actually started teaching myself how to draw in middle school. Usually has visible outlines.
5 I used to own a ton of how to draw books, so I tried whatever style was included in that. I bought a cartooning book in middle school but don’t think I even made it to practicing. My main thing was doing manga in middle school and high school, before it became super popular. This means the art books I had were actually for teaching the style rather than a quick cash-in by untalented people who drew everything with big eyes, spiky hair, and pointy chins because people would be anything that said “manga/anime.” My high school teacher hated me doing that style, so eventually I stopped due to pressure and her accusing me of copying someone else (who incidentally had copied a Final Fantasy character for an assignment) even though I had never met him or seen his art prior to the accusation and her pointing to the image on the back wall. I learned realism in college. I occasionally try to copy artists I admire, like Audrey Kawasaki, Erik Jones, or whoever’s art I have as a computer wallpaper at the time.
16 I mainly draw original art. I spent most of a month doing fanart last year, February, and some earlier this year in attempts to get more pageviews (and because I like the characters obviously) but it didn’t really work. It’s a range of tv shows, comics, and movie I like.
22 Erik Jones, Audrey Kawasaki, Jace Wallace, Jason Chan
25 She asked for something specific and bizarre, so that is not getting uploaded.
hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
You are informed about a book’s perceived quality through a number of ways. Probably the biggest is the cover.
And the simple fact of the matter is, if you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. Because it’s “girly,” which is somehow inherently different and easier on the palate. A man and a woman can write books about the same subject matter, at the same level of quality, and that woman is simple more likely to get the soft-sell cover with the warm glow and the feeling of smooth jazz blowing off of it.
This idea that there are “girl books” and “boy books” and “chick lit” and “whatever is the guy equivalent of chick lit”* gives credit to absolutely no one, especially not the boys who will happily read stories by women, about women. As a lover of books and someone who supports readers and writers of both sexes, I would love a world in which books are freed from some of these constraints. Click here to read more about the perceived differences between ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ books.
This is a pretty interesting experiment from author Maureen Johnson.
I read this earlier today. Really, really worth looking at and thinking about. There’s a whole gallery of them.
oh my goooooooooooooooooood OAO
Star Wars meets Peter Pan<3