A commission I finished up yesterday for @Benjamin-Rickkard at dA
Old promo art for work
Your reign on the top… never quote him I ain’t know him
If you ain’t kissed his mama how the fuck you ride for him?
Here is a short list of a few of the hundreds of examples of the media intentionally manipulating the public to support Israel’s recent offensive against Palestinians
July 24, 2014
- CNN journalist re-assigned from the region after tweeting that Israelis celebrating the death of civilians were scum.
- NBC journalist re-assigned after reporting too honestly on the situation on-the-ground.
- FOX News putting images of Gaza reduced to rubble with captions indicating (falsely) that it is damage done to Israel inflicted by Palestinian rockets. (image attached)
- The New York Times changing the headline about four children playing on the beach being killed by Israel to something that is intentionally vague/ambiguous.
- Diane Sawyer misidentifying photos of Palestinians in the conflict, claiming they are Israelis.
- MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal calling out the network bias toward Israel and then having her TV appearances canceled as repercussion.
- Unfair coverage from the BBC which was protested widely in England.Please reblog or message with additions as you see/think of them and I will edit with the additions. I am sure we can create quite a large list of examples.There’s also this instance in the Washington Post where the headline is worded in such a way that one might think that the 330 deaths are Israeli, not Palestinian, and caused by Hamas and not Israel. Also, in the majority of news stories (not all, but many), the word “killed” is used when the victim is Israeli, and “dead” when the victim is Palestinian. It’s like they’re trying to give the impression that no blame can be assigned for a Palestinian death because they weren’t “killed,” they are just “dead” somehow…
Wow yep, great example. And disgusting! Also, even if it were crystal clear that the 330 killed were Palestinian, why is the headline still that 2 invading soldiers were killed rather than the hundreds of civilians? So infuriating!
Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.
This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.
and while this is hella important, herpes is getting complex to the point there is no cure or no way to work with it.
I really need both of these to go viral.
!!!! THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT !!!!
Some paragraphs I wrote about sketchiness in art:
The way I look at it the issue with sketchy artwork isn’t so much personal aesthetic and as it the draftsmanship underneath the aesthetic. If the underlying drawing displays a solid understanding of artistic principles (anatomy, layout, etc.), then any amount of sketchiness can work.
I’ll use legendary British cartoonist Ronald Searle as an example:
Two key elements to Searle’s ouevre were the loose linework and (seemingly) messy finishes to each piece. While on the surface the art seems frantic and grotesque, there’s a solid utilization of artistic principles like perspective, human anatomy, effective composition, caricature, and dynamic action. Since Searle had a solid draftsman ability as a foundation, he was able to create effective artworks that varied in how loosely done they were.
Here’s the original inspiration for this piece:
I’m still running this blog! Just busy with life. If only I could be paid to run this blog. *le sigh*
Anyway, what gender is a part of your identity. It’s about the social groups you naturally are drawn to, or aren’t drawn to. And it’s more complicated then that because there are women who, because of their identity, are drawn to hanging out with men.
Basically, gender breaks down like this:
Sex is a physiological factor spread throughout your body. Over time, as trans people transition, your “sex” becomes mixed as you develop secondary sexual characteristics of the sex you were supposed to have.
Gender is what is in your head. It’s a part of your identity, and as such it’s attached to your mind. It’s stored within the grey bit between your ears, in your mind, and whether or not there are differences in the grey bits that show you are or not is still very much a scientific hot potato. There is plenty of evidence on both sides and both sides are biased from the start usually so it’s hard to find conclusive studies.
Gender Roles are the roles that are forced on you from society. Women are supposed to like pink and be frail (and straight and cis) and men are supposed to like blue and be strong (and straight and cis) and these are things, usually, that need to be shattered with a sledge hammer.
The Gender Binary is the concept that gender exists as a dichotomy, with only two choices. This is, again, something that should be smashed with a sledgehammer. There are gender neutral people, people who’s gender is complicated because, let’s face it, we’re humans and we’re complicated little shits, and even people who don’t have gender as part of their identity at all.
Gender Identity is, well, self defining in my opinion. But in case I’m being thick and just thinking it’s easy to get, it’s the gender you identify as. Someone who identifies as a woman could have been born and stamped “woman” by the doctor, or they could have been stamped “guy,” it doesn’t matter. Anyone who identifies as a woman is a woman.
Your Gender Presentation is how you are presenting at the moment. It’s not necessarily how you identify because it’s not always safe to have your gender presentation line up with your identity. There’s a reason it’s not uncommon for trans people to move when we transition.
I hope that helps!
This definitely helps answer some questions I’ve had about sex vs gender when it comes to trans people.
I’ve decided to try my hand at commissions again. If you want to commission me for some character drawings, then just go on ahead to this link over here.
here have a panorama i made