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Blog is very NSFW, Currently drawing lots of digital works using Sai and Photoshop.Also works traditionally with watercolours and inks.




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zzzeal:

Shoutout to all the artists on Tumblr who work on something for weeks and only get 4 notes

Shoutout to all the artists on Youtube who do amazing speedpaints and, if they’re lucky, will get 500 views

Shoutout to all underappreciated artists who do amazing work and receive no recognition

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hellamyblake:

dobraeva:

*puts my ipod on shuffle and skips every song until i get one i was hoping for*

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lierdumoa:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

Okay, as the author of the above deconstruction, there are some things I need to clarify. 
First off, I am an sjw, so if you’re going to reblog my post as “proof” that sjws “overreact to everything” like please go fuck yourself.
Secondly, when I said these dance forms are all treated equally, I meant that in the sense that they’re all being equally exploited by western capitalism. It’s not that I don’t think this music video is culturally appropriative. It’s just that I don’t think it’s culturally appropriative specifically in a way that denigrates women.
Because this music video is essentially constructed on the premise that “culture belongs to everyone!” which is in turn constructed on an “I don’t see race/people are people” mentality. That mentality is problematic and racist. The only people who don’t see race are the people who are not oppressed/exploited because of their race. The only people who think culture belongs to everyone are colonizers.
The fact is, twerking belongs to poor black people. Break dancing belongs to poor black people. They come from poor black American culture. And while I don’t necessarily think this video portrays any dance form as lesser than another, I do think this video tries to divorce dance forms from their cultural roots, by presenting them all without context, in the same gray room, and I do think that is a kind of cultural appropriation, and that it’s problematic.
I wrote the above post because I think a lot of people look at women twerking, particularly black women, automatically judge them without even realizing it. I think if people call these women “faceless accessories” it is not because the video refuses to show their faces, or because the video accessorizes them, but rather, because patriarchal media has trained and conditioned us, as viewers, to automatically objectify and dismiss WoC the moment their scantily clad, twitching butts come into frame.
A black man tweeted that the only black women in this music video were twerking. That’s terrifying. That’s the power of patriarchy.  One sexually titillating shot of a black woman’s ass and he became blind to every other portrayal of black women in the video. This is what white patriarchal media has trained us to do. We’ve internalized the habit of objectifying and dismissing black women, to the point that music videos don’t even have to objectify black women — the viewers will do it for them.
And we need to unpack that. We need to work on that. Because having internalized misogyny hobbles us in fighting externalized misogyny. Because having internalized racism hobbles us in fighting externalized racism.  

lierdumoa:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

Okay, as the author of the above deconstruction, there are some things I need to clarify. 

First off, I am an sjw, so if you’re going to reblog my post as “proof” that sjws “overreact to everything” like please go fuck yourself.

Secondly, when I said these dance forms are all treated equally, I meant that in the sense that they’re all being equally exploited by western capitalism. It’s not that I don’t think this music video is culturally appropriative. It’s just that I don’t think it’s culturally appropriative specifically in a way that denigrates women.

Because this music video is essentially constructed on the premise that “culture belongs to everyone!” which is in turn constructed on an “I don’t see race/people are people” mentality. That mentality is problematic and racist. The only people who don’t see race are the people who are not oppressed/exploited because of their race. The only people who think culture belongs to everyone are colonizers.

The fact is, twerking belongs to poor black people. Break dancing belongs to poor black people. They come from poor black American culture. And while I don’t necessarily think this video portrays any dance form as lesser than another, I do think this video tries to divorce dance forms from their cultural roots, by presenting them all without context, in the same gray room, and I do think that is a kind of cultural appropriation, and that it’s problematic.

I wrote the above post because I think a lot of people look at women twerking, particularly black women, automatically judge them without even realizing it. I think if people call these women “faceless accessories” it is not because the video refuses to show their faces, or because the video accessorizes them, but rather, because patriarchal media has trained and conditioned us, as viewers, to automatically objectify and dismiss WoC the moment their scantily clad, twitching butts come into frame.

A black man tweeted that the only black women in this music video were twerking. That’s terrifying. That’s the power of patriarchy.  One sexually titillating shot of a black woman’s ass and he became blind to every other portrayal of black women in the video. This is what white patriarchal media has trained us to do. We’ve internalized the habit of objectifying and dismissing black women, to the point that music videos don’t even have to objectify black women — the viewers will do it for them.

And we need to unpack that. We need to work on that. Because having internalized misogyny hobbles us in fighting externalized misogyny. Because having internalized racism hobbles us in fighting externalized racism.  

betalars:

friend-zoning guys is horrible. it is disgusting. funzone them instead. send them to a small childs park so they can cry with the other babies when they dont get what they want.

Anonymous

"$100 is a lot of money for a single page."

fauxboy:

how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5? 

At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.

but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?

Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.

at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.

That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.

You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.

I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.

You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.

jamaligle:

postcardsfromspace:

mooncalfe:

himteckerjam:

katyfarina:

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I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.

Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.

A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.

/rant

(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)

$100 is pretty cheap for a page.

Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.

And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.

Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.

I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.

abraesive:

When she’s babbling on about something. When you’re arguing. When you see her. When you’re with her. When you’re with your friends. When she cries. When shes happy. When she does something you love. After you ask her out. After she says she loves you. After you just kissed her. Before you leave. My point is, whenever you get the chance to kiss her, kiss her. It makes her feel loved. 

if you kiss me when we’re arguing i will punch you straight in the fucking jaw

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Fancy ramen is the best lunch thing for lunch :D

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eatingcroutons:

* One vodka shot = 30mL of 40% ABV vodka

* One (Imperial) pint = 568mL of 5% ABV beer
(A US pint is less, 473mL)

1] “Tipsy” defined as 0.05 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). This is the legal limit for driving in many countries. At this level of intoxication most people would experience a sense of well-being, some lowering of inhibitions and impairment of reasoning, but no obvious speech or movement impairment.

2] “Drunk” defined as 0.15 BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). At this level of intoxication most people would experience major impairment of mental and physical functions including blurred vision, impaired speech, severe lack of judgement and difficulty standing or walking.

Theoretically Steve Rogers should still be able to get drunk — but I can understand why he thought he couldn’t.

For full details of calculations and assumptions behind these data, see here.


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teamrocketing:

i was looking up chicken noises to annoy my sister and now i can’t breathe

IM CRYINGG

I STARTED PLAYING THIS IN THE CAR AND MY ENTIRE FAMILY TOLD ME TO “TURN IT OFF HAILEY” WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT

ITS 2 AM AND I AM DYING

EVERYTHING HURTS

this is literally what i’ve set up as my alarm for school

How can I teach my chickens to sing???