Quick sketch for AMItotic of her moonshop character.
so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.
a) This is such a fantastic story that I wouldn’t care if it were made up, except that
(( I dunno I actually had a dream about Iron Man so I wrote a thing. ))
There was very little to recover of Obidiah Stein. Easier, really, to retrieve the burned and melted components that had been the War Monger suit than it was to find the remains of the man who had stood in like a father to him once.
He hadn’t even tried to ask to see he remains. He wasn’t sure it wouldn’t be worse than the memory of him standing over him, gloating over his frozen self, watching him die in inches so that Obadiah could claim the arc reactor
It was a hard to swallow that bit of treachery. It burned going down, more than the whiskey he was drinking to try and drown it out, and had sharp edges that kept poking and ripping at him inside, no matter how much he drank to try and soften it out.
He tilted the glass back, and blinked in slow surprise when nothing but ice struck his lips, tasting only faintly of alchohol.
He crinkled his nose at the empty glass for daring to be empty, and poured more into his glass, holding the decanter in his off hand as he took another swallow, drinking the strong alchohol as though it didn’t burn all the way down and burn in a warm glow that was not warm enough or comforting enough to reach the cold spot pressed close to his heart, glowing blue.
One last Golden Egg.
One more glass to forget with.
Hver as played by Shaz, drawn listening to “lean me right” from the Brave soundtrack. It’s a very Hver song.
i drew a bunch of elves of color!!
This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.
I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.
They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.
In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.
Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
this also reminds me of the people in 1995 on newsgroups questioning the existence of a black Vulcan. An entire race of alien beings who look JUST LIKE HUMANS with pointy ears was plausible, but a pointy-eared black man “didn’t make sense”
Seriously, I saw entire threads “debating” whether evolution on two different planets could produce black people.
The world needs more amazing racially diverse sci-fi/fantasy artwork. These are great! And there’s no reason other than lazy internalized racism to make everyone a white person or set all fantasy settings in a European Medieval period.
Ah, I can’t get over how pretty these drawings are. <3
Apparently there are bronies out there that are angry that girls/women like My Little Pony. Because they think they are faking their interest in it/don’t love it as much as them.
They’re applying the “fake gamer/geek girl” stereotype onto the audience the show was intended for.
And if you don’t think that’s the most hilarious shit idk if we can be friends.