View the fullsize tutorial on DA | The most handy hair structure tutorials are this video by Proko and thisblog post.These are useful for thinking about the direction hair locks flow with different styles: 1 2 3 4 5 | Painting Realistic Hair | Shading with gradients: 1 2 | Tutorials by me including: Gimp Brush Dynamics, Coloring Eyes and Coloring Method.
All example characters are fromThe Silver Eye webcomic!
"So these are what you call "dropped-spindle-shaped" eyebrows!" (´▽ ` )ﾉ
"The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/ Spirit/God/dess/Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator. But most importantly: they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is “symbolic action with intent" — “action" being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphosis. They are magical women, and they, quite literally, change the world."
Yes you are. That’s your role in life. She throws trash, and it summons you. This is how she’ll find you even when you’re married. She’ll throw some trash, and your trash can head will appear to catch it. “Right, Mamo-chan, now that I’ve found you, do the laundry”. It will be like that.
This was pretty repetitive of last episode, so I won’t cap the whole thing. Seriously Crystal, you don’t have to have her say “WHY IS MY HEART POUNDING” every time they meet. WE GOT IT THE FIRST TIME. WE KNOW WHY.
Anyway, the point is Mamoru notices Usagi has a talking cat because he is the only person who pays attention in this town, and also thought a cram school might seriously hold the Silver Crystal because it had Crystal in it’s name. Next he’ll see a DVD for this anime and be like IT SAYS CRYSTAL. CRYSTAL? WHERE? while ripping it apart.
someone will say “it’s crystal clear” and he’ll attack them.
Homestuck Volume 9
“Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”” —
The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)
Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8
This makes me laugh every time I see it.
In what must be a first for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming, players in Final Fantasy XVI have held an LGBTI Pixel Pride March.
Members of the LGBTI inclusive Rough Trade Gaming Community dressed their characters in the colors of the gay pride flag and marched in color formations through the virtual world of Eorzea on 19 July.
The event was held to celebrate the June announcement that players will be able to have same-sex relationships and marry characters of the same-sex in the reboot of the game Final Fantasy XVI: A Realm Reborn.
The event was also held to commemorate the life of Canadian Rough Trade Gaming Community member Lawrence Hong who died in April following a mass stabbing incident in Calgary.
He had been on the verge of graduating from the University of Calgary in a degree in Urban Studies.
ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
No white girls?
Why? You do t think white girls should be told they’re beautiful?
The amount of white whine in the notes…it’s ridiculous.
Every time we ask for the inclusion of young girls and women of color in pieces similar to this, where everyone is white, we’re told
"If you want representation then make it yourself and shut up about this!"“Let the artist make whatever they want and include whoever they want! Freedom of expression!”
"If you need to see someone who looks like you in order to feel included then you are the real racist."
Yet all I see in the notes are:
"If you want equality you have to include EVERYONE including white girls and guys!"
“it’s pathetic that the only way you can feel good about yourself is by excluding others.”
No doubt they feel some type of way with their own bodies but what is dedicating a piece such as this to women who fall no where near the Eurocentric standards of beauty taking away from white women when they have so much representations and campaigns centered around them.~Eon
Kind of feels like some faery-ish follow on to Fools Gold? I don’t know! Lots of fun anyway c:
This is available as a hand signed and numbered, limited edition print run in my Etsy shop; https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/170534416/tithe-limited-edition-fine-art-print
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