I’m excited about my hair right now so I drew myself as a witch. I wish I actually was a witch so I could cast happy, protection spells on everyone I love because this is a hard time of year and everybody is stressed.
Hey please ignore the millions of compositional problems in this drawing of my new characters Rat Girl and Jupiter! They’re space bandits. I’m gonna do some comics about them probably??????
Illustrator, cartoonist, sculpter, creative person
Hey I have an art page where I post a lot of neato burrito stuff and sell prints and junk. Maybe you wanna look at that?????
So for an assignment we had to imagine what the world look like in 20,000 years. Personally I think humankind will probably be wiped out but that was kind of boring, so instead I imagined that the gay gene gets identified in a few thousand years and then when humans start colonizing the other planets they force all the queer people to stay on earth. So everyone left behind starts these little colonies in whatever is left of the cities.
So yeah that’s what this is, idk, I might turn this into a short story/comic.
I think it was valid critique of that one project but I wish anon had chosen to have a discussion instead of just attacking me. It seems they have a preconception of who I am though and I doubt they were going to change their mind either way.
I know this doesn’t necessarily redeem me for doing a project where I drew exclusively white, cis, thin women but for your consideration here’s a sketch from a comic book I’m currently working on.
It’s about a group of young femme queers. I tried to include a variety of body shapes. Two of the characters, including the protagonist, are gender non-conforming. There’s only one white character. It’s called Chapstixx and hopefully I’ll be finished writing soon.
Again, I know this doesn’t delegitimize the critique about my last piece but I’m asking you to please not make a judgement about me as an artist and a person based on one project. I care about representation and diversity and I encourage feedback and discussion. Challenge me on my art but don’t attack me if you’re not willing to have a conversation. Thanks.
oh fuck oh shit I didn’t even notice that
Okay clearly you’re not trying to have a conversation. Sorry that my artistic choices offended you. I will try to include more body diversity in the future. Have a good day.
I feel like you said didn’t say this as legit critique or to start a discussion but instead to try to take me down a peg or two. Anyway, here is why I chose to portray thin, cis, white women and men.
I was using porn as reference for one thing, which lacks much body diversity. I sifted through a lot of pornography to get my reference pictures and it’s actually pretty difficult to find porn stars that fall outside of being thin, cis and white in mainstream porn.
I am trying to make this look as fake and plastic and fetishizing as possible. I’m not portraying real life, I’m portraying an ideal. Clearly it is not being read that way.
I am literally fetishizing Rococo art. I was not comfortable including body types that are already fetishized in this piece. I highly doubt that you’re going to buy my art or support me in any way whatsoever, but if you would like to have an actual discussion about this I’m open to that. I understand why you might feel more comfortable sending this message anonymously but understand that this feels more like an attack than actual critique.