kanthara:

This is definitely inspired by the Cosplay ≠ Consent campaign (or more exactly, CONsent) and by an older but new to me story on The Mary Sue about a Black Cat cosplayer who had enough of this crap and told them so. It also started as just stick figures to fit today’s April Drawing Challenge, but got more defined as I kept at it. And there’s also the difference between “sexy” and “sexualisation” at play here, from today’s post in Less Tits n’ Ass. It’s a melting pot of many things, and I’m happy with how it turned out, although my original mind image definitely had a Kate Beaton+Adventure Time style, which I could not emulate without references. 
Keeping the characters as simplified as possible means I can get away with gender-identifying the actors; I deliberately made the last character androgynous so there’s no real assignment of meaning other than standing up to the douchebags no matter who you are. 
Hope you like!

kanthara:

This is definitely inspired by the Cosplay ≠ Consent campaign (or more exactly, CONsent) and by an older but new to me story on The Mary Sue about a Black Cat cosplayer who had enough of this crap and told them so. It also started as just stick figures to fit today’s April Drawing Challenge, but got more defined as I kept at it. And there’s also the difference between “sexy” and “sexualisation” at play here, from today’s post in Less Tits n’ Ass. It’s a melting pot of many things, and I’m happy with how it turned out, although my original mind image definitely had a Kate Beaton+Adventure Time style, which I could not emulate without references. 

Keeping the characters as simplified as possible means I can get away with gender-identifying the actors; I deliberately made the last character androgynous so there’s no real assignment of meaning other than standing up to the douchebags no matter who you are. 

Hope you like!

lesstitsnass:

It’s a two-fer! Courtesy of @dcwomenkickingass, and specifically this post, I had to do an edit of these, while my storyboards wait. 

I’m not going to go into long explanations here, I hope the drawings do speak for themselves. In the first case, it’s a Land being Land, although I do have to say that he did give a butt to Silk, as opposed to his usual ablation of hips and gluteus maximi. However, he unfortunately did it wrong. 

Artistic anatomy is all about drawing structure, from the inside out. Your muscles by themselves can’t look right if they aren’t placed on top of a properly proportioned skeleton.  Boobs won’t look right if they aren’t drawn as following the curve of the ribcage, its center line, or the movement of the arms which either pull or push on the pectorals on which the breasts hang. The arms back mean the shoulders are lowered, and the angle of the hands will be different since there’s a 3/4 turn on the torso. It shows that Land is drawing by guessed shapes, copied contours and practiced repeated motions. There’s no real structure underneath his shapes.

And if we look at the legs, I can only picture Kitty Pride phasing out of a wall: the legs look like they got mangled up to look like stumps. But even structure-wise, there is no thought put into whether the pose actually works, which is why it looks so clumsy. The legs should be reversed due to the line of action that’s in the torso but not followed through into the pelvis and legs. And I’ve been using the coil technique a lot in order to make my volumes work - it should be obvious by the roughs above - which help me figure out things like foreshortening. 

Silk too was a problem of lack of structure, proportions all over the place, and lack of weight and purpose, but it felt moreso than Spiderwoman. I used the same pose Land did but worked out the skeleton first, using rotation arcs in order to properly proportion the length of the various limbs. I don’t know these characters and I might not have used these poses, but Silk here definitely looks like she’s dancing.

The variant cover by Manara looks like a pose right out of porn, pelvis up and cheeks spread, costume looking like body paint, and it makes me very uncomfortable. She doesn’t look like a superhero about to strike, she looks like she’s about to get… well, it’s a porn pose. This is sexualisation. It also reminds me of the Dog Bone sexy shape. 

So I turned the pose sideways to figure it out, and to see what would work better. The sideways pose as is, as you can see, is angled to do quite the opposite of ass-kicking. Were she to try to leap from that pose, she’d fall flat on her face. The second pose is the “coiled like a spring”, but in the camera angle of the cover, it’s an ugly, ugly pose. So I tried to do something in-between, and just by making the pelvis horizontal and lifting the torso off the ground, I’ve managed to move the center of gravity so her weight is on her feet instead of her knees, she can use her arms to maneuver in most directions, and you still get an interesting body shape to look at. I think this works better, and much more ready to spring into motion.

Wanted also to say thanks for all the reblogs, likes and recent follows! I appreciate each one of them, and it’s because you’re still sharing and commenting that I came back to do this. However I’m still really busy! I won’t be posting a lot, but I do plan on posting more than I have. Back to storyboards for me! 

mayakern:

cute underwear is the best cure all for low self esteem

Post b y the original artist!  Please check out her work.  http://mayakern.com/

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

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iamthedavrezi:

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On friday, I went to school in my Grell cosplay. On friday, I wanted to celebrate a fun day with some friends I met at a convention who are attempting to put on a nearly impossible show. On friday, I went to school expecting a few strange looks, confused questions, rude comments, and maybe even a few laughs.

What I didn’t expect was that I would be attacked by someone that I had never even seen before.

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autumnsappetite:

As I’ve said before, even when I was 250+ pounds, I’ve always been the girl with excessive amounts of confidence and an I-don’t-care-what-you-think attitude. I was going to use an old bikini to take “during” pictures in, but ended up going in a different direction with them. This is me today, I weighed in on the scales this morning at 179 pounds. I rocked all of those bikinis, plus the gobs of others still in my dresser, at 250-some odd pounds. And I didn’t give a fuuuu. AT ALL. As I was standing there looking at myself in the mirror trying these on, I thought, “Holy. COW. I had some BALLS. Super unhealthy balls, but huge balls nonetheless.” I hadn’t given a thought in the world as to what someone may have thought about me. As I’ve lost weight, gotten healthier, and changed my lifestyle that mindset has changed a little. I’m a bit more sensitive about my body and appearance since I do put so much work into my health (and also obviously my body’s appearance) that it sometimes offends me when i hear negativity. ANYWAY, the moral of this post:As long as you’re comfortable with your body, WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT! Try to put less value into other’s opinions. Because at the end of the day, truly, the only one whose opinion matters of you is YOU. Love yourself, love your body, treat it well. <3

autumnsappetite:

As I’ve said before, even when I was 250+ pounds, I’ve always been the girl with excessive amounts of confidence and an I-don’t-care-what-you-think attitude. I was going to use an old bikini to take “during” pictures in, but ended up going in a different direction with them. This is me today, I weighed in on the scales this morning at 179 pounds. I rocked all of those bikinis, plus the gobs of others still in my dresser, at 250-some odd pounds. And I didn’t give a fuuuu. AT ALL. As I was standing there looking at myself in the mirror trying these on, I thought, “Holy. COW. I had some BALLS. Super unhealthy balls, but huge balls nonetheless.” I hadn’t given a thought in the world as to what someone may have thought about me. As I’ve lost weight, gotten healthier, and changed my lifestyle that mindset has changed a little. I’m a bit more sensitive about my body and appearance since I do put so much work into my health (and also obviously my body’s appearance) that it sometimes offends me when i hear negativity.
ANYWAY, the moral of this post:
As long as you’re comfortable with your body, WEAR WHATEVER YOU WANT! Try to put less value into other’s opinions. Because at the end of the day, truly, the only one whose opinion matters of you is YOU. Love yourself, love your body, treat it well. <3

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mikemaihack:

A young Medusa in the morning.

mikemaihack:

A young Medusa in the morning.

nebularva:

colored the ponies from last night real quick!

i really love my pony headcanons :^) [the less bronies like them, the better! hah]

cautiously compare them to my old rendition

enjoy hehe

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morganagod said: Hello there. I made an image of Suzie McBride, and I was really happy with how it turned out. I was thinking of submitting it to an illustrator's annual, but for pieces like that they need the express permission of the copyright holder. So I wanted to check with you and ask for your permission. May I submit my Suzie McBride picture?

Please do! =)  I saw the pic and really liked it.  Thanks much for asking.  Please include information regarding my comic’s name and website.