This year, I resolved to buff up my portfolio with more character design pieces in my ongoing quest to get a job as an in-house concept designer. One of the things that got my into art in the first place was drawing out the scenes and characters from the books my mother would read us as children, so it felt natural to me to design a set of literary characters to be translated to comic page or screen. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn was an instant choice. Playing with fantasy-asia, gender roles and magic dragons? sign me up! plus i get to do research on ancient chinese fashion and weaponry? can it get any better?
so this is the titular character; Eon aka Eona. She’s basically Mulan with a magic dragon. errr…a bigger magical dragon. instead of the army, she cross-dresses her way into the imperial court, bluffing her age, gender and magical prowess. She’s a 16 year old with a badly healed broken hip who is masquerading as a twelve year old boy eunuch. i’m not quite happy with her design yet, i’m not sure she looks chinese enough.
in the story, she struggles constantly with suppressing her femininity and being off balance (both magically and physically) due to it. to represent this visually, I’ve tried to include crescent curves and ying-yang shapes into her design. she’s also the ‘mirror dragoneye’ so ovals are included as sort of a ‘spice color’ shape. wherever i can, i try to make curves, but because she’s always struggling to become complete, the oval to crescent ratio is small. at some point in the story, she does become self-actualized and restores balance within herself, conveniently coinciding with a costume change. at that point, i plan to include more ovals and symmetry to represent her coming to completeness.
the hairstyle is mildly important in the story, as it is indicated that the special “double loop queue” hairstyle is reserved only for those of Dragoneye (read; mage) status. im still trying to figure out what ‘double loop queue’ means. so thats why there are so many hair style exploration sketches lol. the hair studies with only a braid or a bun are for when she’s still a peasant boy.
she gets 3 major costume changes in the book: her apprentice candidate training outfit (bottom left), her imperial palace ‘story robe’ (bottom right) and her self-actualization battle clothes (bottom, third from the left). in addition, she gets a pair of curved swords from her ancestress. personally, i’m leaning toward a pair of dao or those sort of half-circle kukuri (?) blades in the middle row.
im struggling a little bit with how historical to make it. on one hand, i want to be careful with playing with cultural garb from not my native culture; however the book itself isnt too fussy about historical details. they have weather-changing DRAGONS for chrissake. So im hoping that my current plan for a loose fantasy interpretation blending the han and the qing dynasties with a little heian era japan sprinkled in isnt too much of a stretch from the tone of the original.
all of these were drawn by hand at work lol. so sorry for the crap scan quality, some of them are on the back of canceled receipts :P
ive got more coming, i just wanted to share where i was so far
Dancers Photography by Ludovic Florent
” Poussière d’étoiles” is a series realized by French photographer Ludovic Florent. He gives pride of place to dancers full of grace by adding flour. Sand grains highlight the majestic movement effect of their dance. More photos in the next part of the article.
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“I want to make you smile and I want to make you cum.
— (trm) Desire (via fuckinq)
I want to hold your hand and I want to hold your hips down while you’re writhing.
I want to make your eyes light up and I want to make them roll in the back of your head.
I want to be your reason to wake up and your reason to stay in bed.
I want to kiss your wounds and I want you to leave them on my back.
I want to play with your hair while you sleep and I want to feel it between my fingers while you are on top of me.
I want to memorize the repetition of your breathing and I want to memorize the sporadics of your moaning.
I want to see the arch in your grin and I want to feel the arch in your back before you collapse.
I want to go out to dinner with you and I want to go down on you.
I want to to feel you in my heart and I want to feel you inside me.
I want to make you laugh and I want to make you scream.
I want to still be able to taste you in the morning.
I want you in every form.”
Two of our strongest female writers teamed up to reinvent weak men.
If you have spent time on the Internet, you’re probably tired of hearing how we need more Strong Female Characters. For some reason, people don’t seem to realize that sexism no longer exists today and both sexes are treated with complete equality, especially in the entertainment industry. If anything, men are the ones being discriminated against. … It’s time to stop this woman-centric hand-wringing on how to make female characters better and focus on helping the real victims of Hollywood sexism by asking: How can we make male characters worse?
HAPPY LATE VALENTINSDAY
Thank you for supporting me and having so much patience with me.
Thanks for all the watchs and comments !
Thank you for everything ! You guys are the best !
I´m sorry that this picture comes to late but they shuted down our internet and since valentines day is already over I decided to upload them as what they are now. I put them in good resolution on a photoshop file so you guys can print them out and making your own cards with them to make a person happy for no matter reason what.
Feel free to use them for your website, signature Icon, Wallpaper, facebook.
- GIVE ME CREDIT IF YOU DELETE THE SIGNATURE ON THEM.
- YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELL THEM OR MAKING PROFIT OUT OF IT.
Sorry it’s really wordy, but I wanted to make sure i wasn’t being too vague, but at the same time I also feel like i was not thorough enough with some of these topics. Either way, this is just all from my standpoint so feel free to correct me if i got something wrong. or if you have any questions feel free to ask, but just keep in mind i am only one person, and not an all-knowing encyclopedia so i may not always have answers for everyone and some things are better left answered by other people.
Hello Ang, I’m Jester.
Before I begin I’m going to state that I’m a pretty dark skinned Puerto Rican guy who lives on the cusp of poverty and has dealt with homelessness, losing parents to drugs and jail, and a shit ton of racism through my life. I’m doing this cause I’m tired of being accused by people of being some white guy/girl just for having a different opinion than them.
1: “Do people on tumblr hate white/cis/straight people?” Really? You think this is not something that happens? You somehow speak for everybody? Cause I’ve seen some genuine hate directed towards all three groups, as well as suicide encouragement. And amongst my own kind I’ve seen whites get bullied and physically beaten just for being white.
2: Posts being made on a personal blog does not matter when people tag their posts so that others find it. When posts get thousands of notes, its obviously not something thats private.
For me, how often I deal with discrimination? A lot. Not for being straight or cis (and obviously not for being white) but I’ve dealt with racism and descrimination for being what I am. I’ve had relationships ended because of white parents not wanting me to date their white daughters. I had a cop pull me out of class because her dad read his daughters diary and found out I been at their house while he wasn’t there and was going to have me arrested for trespassing if I continued my relationship with her.
So some people would think I’d be justified if I started venting hate against white people, correct? Well some people would obviously need to grow up because I’m also aware enough that not all white people are racists and there are many times where me and my mother would have gone hungry or been unable to pay bills if not for the help of one of her white friends. It was the protection of a white teacher that made middle school bearable after I was bullied horribly for being one of the few Puerto Ricans at a predominantly black school.
There is nothing wrong with venting, but thats what read mores and not tagging your posts are. And you can at least try to be self aware enough not to use hateful language that would harm people who have not or would not do harm to you.
3: Hate can be justified, but blind hate against people who aren’t/haven’t actively harming/harmed you is not. And as somebody who is underprivileged in a lot of ways, I can understand what oppression and unfair treatment is. I was angry at white people but being expected to use specific and none general language so that I don’t hurt or alienate the white people who have done nothing but be kind to me is not the same thing as bottling up my emotions.
I live in a country that is pretty racist in its treatment of people like me and I fucking rant and vent about the system and the struggles my people face. I don’t bottle any emotion. I can raise awareness, I can fight against oppression, without being a gigantic asshole to people.
4: How the hell do you assume that if somebodies feelings are hurt that it most obviously be because of something they did? If somebody accuses me of racism when I’m not, I’m going to be mad and I’m going to defend myself. Just because a minority of any kind makes an accusation does not mean that they are automatically right and the accused is automatically wrong. I hate this process where by the oppressed are put on a pedestal where they can do no wrong. No matter what you say or do, you are somehow always the hero and that’s bullshit.
5: If you are constantly a dick to people, why the hell would they want to give you rights? Yes you deserve rights but we live in an unequal world and if you constantly dehumanize the so called oppresors and act like a whiney, angry, petulant asshole regardless of what people do, all you are doing is making it hard for people to sympathise with you. I’ve seen people who would otherwise be predisposed to helping the causes be violently turned away for being who they were.
6: Nobody should expect you to be an educator but there are a lot of people with blogs dedicated to an issue who still refuse to educate the uninitiated, often in very violent ways. And no not every answer is just a google thing away because every social issue has varying groups with varying answers.
Maybe somebody wants to learn about feminism. They go to a blog who speaks predominantly about feminist issues to learn and are turned away. Said person goes elsewhere and ends up being taken in by TERFs and ends up either becoming a trans hating feminist or is turned away from feminism in general because they ended up dipping into a particularly toxic side of it.
7: Most people do question what they do when they actually engage in civil conversation with others on issues. You’re dismissive and outright hateful attitude to those you deem oppressors just puts them on the defensive and less likely to want to hear what you have to say. And you should maybe take your own advice and figure whether or not your own actions are themselves problematic.
8: Bullying does occur. Not just against cis/straight/white people but with those who don’t tow the line on the general opinion. People are harrassed for benign ignorance, encouraged to kill themselves, or are misgendered because just cause somebody is straight and white does not mean they are trans. You can have people who are cis/queer, cis/straight/non-white.
I’ve spent my whole life dealing with bullies and bigots and your post has done nothing but defend the actions of people who engage in bullying and bigotry.
reblogging for jester’s commentary, especially the parts addressing the attitude “if youre feeling offended you must have done something wrong”