You may have noticed by now that I love shooting during the blue hour. This photograph, of a top-floor room in Unit 2 of Mont Alto Sanatorium, is lit not only by the deep blue light of nautical twilight, but by all the various lighting sources that surround the building. Unit 2 is an abandoned building, formerly a children’s preventorium, on a sanatorium campus that is still mostly in use, as a geriatric facility. So light from other buildings, streetlights, and so on bleed into the room through the dormer windows.
So I could have done something completely different with Tamika, but I actually really love thinking of her in her quieter moments, actually enjoying the books she loves so much. (But I still had to put slingshots in there somewhere, haha). My favourite Tamika drawing is Liz’s here from ages ago so I really plagiarised drew a lot of inspiration from that!
This took…so long and I’m SO SORRY to my friends and folks on twitter for posting 800 WIPs for this, but. This gave me hell and I’m NOT happy with it, but whatever. I’m pushing myself artistically and it FEELS SO GOOD AND TERRIFYING.
draws some old characters again for old times’ sake
top character is Vivian Montag, or simply Montag, a super soldier from a scifi setting that I don’t really intend to do much of anything with, so she’s a remain of that.
bottom character is Zhenya Ermine, hir gender identity is ambiguous but it doesn’t stop people from assuming things about hir. ze is from a steampunk setting that took place in the old west as inspired by rp groups on tegaki back in the day (it sure was a mess, an elitistic steampunk rp group treating its players like trash which prompted the creation of two other rp groups with a similar focus. I apped with one character for each and Ermine was to be the glue between them but I never got far asffg). ANYWAY. Ermine is an eccentric inventor who works with clockwork technology and has created a number of practical things in that steampunk fashion. ze is also, unfortunately, highly paranoid and reclusive and doesn’t like people much at all, so hir secluded workshop is armed with all kinds of insidious booby traps ze created hirself.
Last night I found the "Fursona Generator" thanks to some Tumblr friends. I clicked through a few times and was laughing with tears streaming down my face.
My sense of humor is a bit warped. Here are a few of the ones I got right away. Just super quick sketches— I needed to do something fun. I need to go back and hit it again for more inspiration later on.
nam i love you so much
Haha this thing produces the kind of surreality that demands to be drawn! Great art!
Questions you should ask yourself about your Strong Female Character. From this excellent article: http://t.co/efkvvUqsum
Spot on! This gets to the heart of what’s wrong with a lot of how a lot of actually decent female characters are treated in many narratives. Even when the character herself is decent, she often ends up sidelined and diminished by things like the above.