prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

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.


Reblog forever prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

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.


Reblog forever prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

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.


Reblog forever

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

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.

Reblog forever

(via hyperbali)

typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:













ALWAYS reblog

typette:

naiadestricolor:

reftastic:

swegener:

Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies. 

How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?

This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D

These images are from a book by Howard Schatz of various Olympic athletes, which was titled “Athlete.”  You can buy the book [here].  Also, have some more photos from it:

ALWAYS reblog

Can’t stop, getting sillier

kirillbarybin:

Having a lot of fun with this kind of style lately. Super simple. Going in with white (no pen pressure) and deleting it out with the brush of your liking (with pen pressure). This creates a smooth gradient and oftentimes amazing happy accidents, where you create forms, that you didn´t have in mind in the first place. Not depending on lines and creating your design on the fly, feels very natural to me.


Delicious. kirillbarybin:

Having a lot of fun with this kind of style lately. Super simple. Going in with white (no pen pressure) and deleting it out with the brush of your liking (with pen pressure). This creates a smooth gradient and oftentimes amazing happy accidents, where you create forms, that you didn´t have in mind in the first place. Not depending on lines and creating your design on the fly, feels very natural to me.


Delicious.

kirillbarybin:

Having a lot of fun with this kind of style lately. Super simple.

Going in with white (no pen pressure) and deleting it out with the brush of your liking (with pen pressure). This creates a smooth gradient and oftentimes amazing happy accidents, where you create forms, that you didn´t have in mind in the first place.
Not depending on lines and creating your design on the fly, feels very natural to me.

Delicious.

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Brom studies because where have you been all my life

ungaming:

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okay I guess I’m writing about the whole current terrible, shameful saga that is the huge piles abuse thrown towards a Woman Who Made A Videogame again. I wrote my views on the ‘conflict of interest’ question around games journalism yesterday and you can read that here, but I’ve found…

Mark Illing needs your help!

Hey guys!

My friend Mark Illing was planning to bike to San Francisco to jump-start being an artist full-time, when his bike was stolen. He’s started an IndieGoGo page to help replace the cost of the bike, on top of his original plan. Mark is the reason I have the job I do now and is one of the kindest people I know. He’s also a KILLER artist. All of the reward tiers for the IndieGoGo get you some of Mark’s amazing art, and it is all a freaking steal. Go get yourself some and help out a really sweet artist! 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/replace-my-stolen-bike-build-a-career-launch-pad/x/8460731

(Here’s a video of Mark talking about his work, go watch it and BE CHARMED: http://hotartwetcity.com/mark-illing/)

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