So as you are all probably aware of by now, I have an unhealthy obsession with wings, which leads to a lot of art studies centered around them. This isn’t my first wing tutorial, and I doubt it will be the last.
Model Sheet from Beauty and the Beast by Glen Keane
that would make the funniest fucking story ever. Due to a mix up at the factory, the template for incantations that was supposed to a publishing company of dark art books is sent to a feminine products factory. Girl then accidentally summons Satan with period blood. Satan gets confused because its “dead blood” and when he shows up he realizes the sacrifice was done incorrectly so he cannot take the girl’s soul but now is bound to do her bidding because oops his bad, he showed up anyway.
"…I think there’s been a mistake."
I did not, in fact, expect Satan, Lord and Master of the Dark Pits of Hell to be so….so….
He is. He’s handsome in a way that unnerves me, especially with the way he’s looking at me right now. It’s intense, the sort of look that doesn’t just ‘look’ at you. It’s not like in the stories, either. He’s not ‘reading me’.
This is not, I promise you, a segment of 50 Shades of Fucking Hell Fire.
It’s like he’s charmingly perusing the rolodex that’s my soul, taking note of everything I’ve ever done, good or bad, measuring up to the standard.
And from the charming little furrow that’s starting to form between his brows(they’re black, and over a pair of eyes that are equally the color of pitch, a black so deep that you can actually sort of feel them starting to swallow your soul. This is the Abyss you’ve been warned about. This is the Abyss that stares back.), what he sees implies that there’s a lot to be desired on that rolodex.
"What I want to know," he suddenly says out of nowhere, to the point that it startles me, "is what fucking idiot thought putting any kind of sigil on a fucking MAXI PAD was a good idea?”
Okay, you know how artists (almost everyone I know at least) are usually shy to put fanart, nsfw and homo-stuff in their portfolios? I think I don’t even need to tell you, it’s like a rule: YOU SLOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR YAOI and nude boys, and porn, and basicly everything you drew for yourself or friends or fun, and portfolios should be all about SERIOUS ART and stuff.
Well, THIS GUY, grown up man btw and a great artist as anyone can see, has a lot of nsfw art and fanart in his portfolio. Most of the nsfw are nude pretty girls in different poses, also girlXgirl pics. Hell, he has a bestiality fanart of Alice in Wonderland here! Think again - bestiality and gay art in a portfolio!
It made me wonder, if this kind of thing is okay, why nude dudes and slashy fanarts in a portfolio are bad? Do we restrict ourselves subconsciously or is it simply some kind of double standarts?
He wrote a long post about it once, i belive you can find it on his VK page. It’s not about that one thing is bad and another is not, it’s about being ashamed that your potential customer might find this unappropriated and won’t buy from you because of it. Well, he simply says “fuck it i do what i want”, and instead of hiding his works that he clearly enjoys from every person who may or may not become his customer, he leaves it for everybody to see and searches for normal people who aren’t dumb enough to shame an artist for things they draw on their free time. And that part in which you should put different types of work into your portfolio so your potential customers could see that you can draw more than ont thing.
On the other hand, from my own experience - people usually take female nudity more easily, than male. Like it’s a normal thing to like for men and woooo hot babes everywhere, while women liking slash is still viewed as a “fetish” thing, aka hide it and don’t tell anyone about it, it’s dirty, sick and unprofessional.
A few more photos I’ve found of my Optimus Prime cosplay at Adelaide Oz Comic-Con 2014. Thank you to everyone who stopped for a photo.
Some other Optimus photos from the day can be found here
And for more of my work you can head over to Facebook - Old Trenchy’s GookSuit
Photos courtesy of R. Yip, The Carly Ryan Foundation, A Kelly, A Leonard, Super Podcast, The Campaigner, K Barker
Optimus using an ATM is the best XD
My point, aside from remarking that both Tolkien and Le Guin are arguing that escape means hope, and hope is one of the great virtues of fantasy, is what Tolkien says at the end of the passage: they are confusing, not always by sincere error, the Escape of the Prisoner with the Flight of the Deserter. Because I think that’s exactly it. The denigration of “escapism” comes from an implicit belief that it is brave and necessary and heroic to face “reality,” where “reality” is grim and dark and nihilistic (“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short,” as that tremendous pessimist Thomas Hobbes puts it), and that if you turn away from that “reality,” you are a deserter and therefore a coward.
oh, I like this - thank you for sharing.
“And that, I think, is where hope comes in. If we understand “escapism” as the Escape of the Prisoner rather than the Flight of the Deserter, then surely what motivates it, more than anything else, is hope. The hope that the prison is not eternal. The hope of communicating with other prisoners. The hope that if you keep chipping away at the bars long enough, one of them will fall out. And I refuse utterly to classify that hope as weak or foolish.”
okay, i redid the art and and did the final gameplay screens and sent all the art off to my client.
i’m really hoping that’s everything for that and that he gets the art done for my game by, well, tonight (it is Wednesday right now, even if it is the wee hours of the morning), so i can put my presentation for it together for thursday.
i’ll be spending tomorrow on my solo project and film at any rate.