Some time between 5th grade and 7th grade, I dreamed of being on a beach, chasing a flounder along the surf. I looked up and saw everyone I ever knew walking away over the water and out to the sea. I knew that they were going somewhere wonderful, and I didn’t want to be left behind, so I walked out to be with them. A few feet out, I fell through the top skin of the ocean, pulled under by the heavy dress I was wearing. I fought for the surface and woke up just before drowning.
It was never a scary dream though, just this kind of profound emptiness from being left behind.
…there’s not really a point to this. Just a 5am remembrance.
Inspired by some amputee photo shoots, I decided to try my hand at some cyborg-themed pinup sketches with Kim, a sort of celebration of the female form and taking agency over one’s body.
The marvelous thing about people with prostheses is that they get to show their story on the outside, and are afforded an opportunity to take command over their own body in a unique way. Kim is an amputee who is often in a state of discomfort or worse due to her condition (sometimes being wheelchair bound), but at the same time she builds upon what she’s replaced, moving beyond simply replacing limbs and enhancing her mind and body. This would have likely never happened had she not been “disabled” in the first place; the trauma she experienced was horrible, but it opened a door to a new story in her life. She couldn’t control what she was given, but she can control what she does with it.
I like to think that the visibility and evolution of Kim’s prostheses is a way to show how her past scars don’t define or limit her, but instead only offer new opportunities for growth. She’s 60% prosthetic at this point, but she’s no less human, only more.
These are soooo good! And they remind me of a painting I did in highschool. Makes me wanna redo it
Made an Everblue music video for the comic http://everblue-comic.com using a cover by Erutan. : ) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmbgCBZ86z4 )
The song and lyrics seemed to fit so well that this was rattling around in my head a long time before I finally sat down and plotted it all out. BlueTen, the artist, was wonderful and sent me a lot of high res clean images of the comic to make this, and I’m really happy with how it came out. I’ve never had any real instruction on video editing, so if I committed any noobie faux pas, I am all for taking constructive tips. : )
If you haven’t read Everblue yet, check it out, it’s beautiful, in pretty much every way. Story, art, characters— I love the dynamic between the two protagonists. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing where it will go next!
Look at what Threnodi made! *___* I’m so happy that it’s on Tumblr and rebloggable now :D
Holycrap that’s good fan art o.O
Makin’ sum jewelries, you guys.
With Christmas coming up fast, I thought I’d crank out some earrings for the holidays.
Made with stone, glass, gold/silver plate, some swarovski crystals, and memory wire.
They’re between 12.00 and 15.00 usd including shipping.
Message me if you’re interested. [ US only, please. ]
I don’t remember how to draw
It’s self-portrait Sunday! After several months of not existing.
I described myself as a hermit-crab style introvert, and my friend demanded I draw it.
Today, if nothing else, be thankful that I woke up so early and spent so much time googling harpy eagles to make this meme.
just. for. you.
a haiku about tablet pens
where the fuck are you
you were just sitting right here
jesus not again