Ello! ¡Y hola!
'Tis here is my art blog in which you can see many works of mine and my progress as time goes by. Hope you enjoy it and if you're interested, you can check out my personal fan blog here where I'll also be posting my art there too: boricuagirl08
Well Veny said I haven’t posted anything for a while (which is true and I am so sorry) so here is an illustration I’m doing as a cover for my Uni notebook: The Sandman, Dream, Morpheus, Kai’ckul, etc, etc, my newly realized crush.
I’ll soon have it finished, don’t worry, and I hope you like it. =)
"From Afghanistan to Iraq, Kosovo and Nigeria, from Minnesota to Milan, girls and women suffer aggressions and exclusions fueled by an onslaught of exaggerated and victimized images of women perpetuated by Hollywood’s testosterone soaked sensibilities. The Geena Davis Institute has published studies identifying that when woman create media, more female characters appear onscreen and stereotyping is radically reduced. Women directors often cast females in roles that had been written for men; tone down hyper-sexualized wardrobe, gratuitous nudity and on-screen violence; and populate background talent with equal genders."
This is a great campaign, but the reliance on a means-to-an-end argument worries me. We should want more women participating, creating and directing in the film industry asa matter of principle – as well asbigger, better, more varied and more central representations of women in media. We should be demanding both in their own right: not A merely as a means to B.
The premise seems to be that the people and power structures who do not care about the shocking lack of women directors are suddenly going to care if we talk about imbalances and stereotyping in gender representation in the movies instead. Is this credible? And the first sentence – which blames diverse real-world conflicts and cultural/societal abuses of women worldwide (including in places where violent patriarchal opposition to the rights of girls is aligned with strongly anti-Western beliefs) on ‘Hollywood’s testosterone soaked sensibilities’ is very naïve…
So rent is coming up, and I am still diligently job hunting. However job hunting doesn’t exactly pay… anything, so I’m asking or help. I would be more than happy to do paid art commissions, and here are some pictures to show that I’m not entirely without talent, haha…
Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.
Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.
A quick little thingy before I go back to my hovel:
Weirdly enough, this topic is a bit controversial. Weird…I know…but, yeah, controversial. If anyone reads this and becomes enraged by what’s being said OR my words regarding the topic discussed below, PLEASE be nice, respectful and pleasant. We’re all adults here and I refuse to answer to disrespectful messages. With that said, I will gladly carry on.
Not sure if anyone has heard about this, but I’ve been shamelessly promoting this Kickstarter and thought that I’d share it here…just in case if anyone else is interested.
A sketch done (beside another at the top) of Dream from The Sandman comic. Based on an illustration of the Endless that I found, I felt like making Dream appear sad with the stars falling from his eyes…