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the-dalm replied to your post: I have a new sketchbook and I’m half w…

cool shading!!!!

Thanks! I got a gray tinted sketchbook so I could futz around with white charcoal :D

posted on 10/21/2014, with 1 notereblog

roboticdreams:

some cute GLaDOS quotes because i can think of nothing more important

posted on 10/21/2014, with 16,660 notes (source: roboticdreams) — reblog
I have a new sketchbook and I’m half working on this because my actual assignment due tomorrow is sooooo boring. :/
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I have a new sketchbook and I’m half working on this because my actual assignment due tomorrow is sooooo boring. :/

posted on 10/21/2014, with 4 notesreblog

Sameface Part 2: Revenge of the gender dimorphism

coelasquid:

turbomun:

A while ago, I wrote a long-ass article about a certain animated movie’s less-than-stellar treatment of its female character designs. It was not the first, last, or most popular post on the subject, but it did get over 19,000 notes, which is about 18,900 notes more than I thought it would get. By now, everyone is sick to death of hearing about Frozen, and especially about how all the women look the same. So rest assured that I’m not here today to talk about Frozen again.

Instead, I’m here to talk about The Book of Life.

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People seem to be getting pretty hyped about this movie, and why shouldn’t they? It’s a film about Mexican culture with an actual Mexican director, and the visual style is certainly a far cry from anything that Disney has ever done. But upon my first viewing of the trailer, I couldn’t help but notice something.

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Once again, all of the female characters have the Exact Same Face.

Okay, when I say the Exact Same Face, I don’t mean that their faces are literally exactly the same. What I do mean that if the only difference between their faces is that one has slightly more curved eyes on the top, or one has their nose and mouth placed four millimeters lower, than we have a problem…especially when the male characters look like this:

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Last time, we examined why Sameface Syndrome occurs (hint: it’s not about laziness!) and I explained that it’s much more common for it to happen to women than men, since it’s tied to female beauty standards. But what exactly are those beauty standards, and why does the ubiquitous Exact Same Face appear across films and studios in a similar form every time?

Friends, welcome to the wonderful world of gender dimorphism.

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I still really want to see Book of Life, but the women in this movie are so homogenous it’s confusing. Every time I’ve seen La Muerte in the promotional materials my brain immediately registered her as Maria with a painted face.

I bolded that last sentence up there because I didn’t even realize they were supposed to be different characters.

posted on 10/20/2014, with 1,714 notes (source: turbomun) — reblog

scruffyqueer:

why get jealous of your best friend for being ridiculously talented when you can just secondhand brag about them instead???

posted on 10/19/2014, with 20,102 notes (source: scruffyqueer) — reblog
mochakimono:

[Queer version]
[Pan version]
[Bi version]

mochakimono:

[Queer version]

[Pan version]

[Bi version]

posted on 10/18/2014, with 7,332 notes (source: mochakimono) — reblog

steveholtvstheuniverse:

erlenwald:

131-di:

buttmst3k:

designing and animating a diverse cast of women is hard

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translation: we’re afraid to make women look different and “ugly” by giving them emotions that aren’t cutesy and cuddly because that would give people the idea that they’re human and not dolls to sell for Disney profit

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this post is back and 10x better

posted on 10/18/2014, with 80,382 notes (source: buttmst3k) — reblog
I’m going to a baby shower for my uncles this weekend, and their kid’s room is owl themed, so this is the cover of the card I drew for them.

I’m going to a baby shower for my uncles this weekend, and their kid’s room is owl themed, so this is the cover of the card I drew for them.

posted on 10/17/2014, with 5 notesreblog

before and after makeup!?!?! i have nO IDEA HOW to put this shit on. but it’s still kinda fun

posted on 10/16/2014, with 18 notesreblog

coelasquid:

shiitake-tissues replied to your post: I keep convincing myself not to buy sk…

why are you finding things I want but can’t pull off

The secret to pulling off bold fashion choices is to just wear weird things until you forget they aren’t totally normal garments that everyone has in their closet and shed that nervous self-consciousness that comes with wearing a thing you know is attention-grabbing.

Eventually people are more confused and bewildered when you AREN’T dressed all chains and metal plates and leather and neon ahoy.

posted on 10/15/2014, with 165 notes (source: coelasquid) — reblog