I DEDICATE THIS TO officialmercer BECAUSE DAMN.
Also, the art sucks, I know, but it’s just for fun. :’D
And I am fully aware of the fact that he looks nothing like Mercer. This was the first time I’ve ever drawn him
I might redraw it one day, and try to do it “properly”. Oh well.
You’re much stronger than you think you are
I’m never gonna pass off the chance to reblog this because hell, sometimes knowing that some one fictional will be there in times like there really does help.
This makes me love Superman even more.
I prefer Michael Straczynski take on a similar scene
Superman: A being capable of moving the heavens and Earth itself, will always take the time to let you just how important you really are
I’ve seen a lot of stuff about racially diverse fairy tales lately and it got me thinking. I decided to try and illustrate one idea I got: Japanese Snow White. I chose Japan because the “Hair as black as ebony, skin as white as snow” reminded me a lot of ancient Japanese concepts of beauty. I did change the apple to a peach though, since peaches are more intrinsic in many Japanese stories and culture. I suck at realism but I tried. It’s kind of a mix of realism and some of the wood block prints I looked at for references. Tough part was the 12 layer kimono (Junihitoe, traditionally worn by court ladies in ancient Japan). It was originally larger, but I couldn’t get the many layers right and decided to crop it. Pose is referenced from a photo of “Snow White” floating around the internet, and the patterns from origami paper and other sources. If anyone feels there is a problem with it, let me know. I want to do this with respect and do it correctly, so i welcome the chance to be educated (so long as it is with civility).
I might try to do more some day if I get more ideas. If anyone has suggestions for fairytales as represented by a different culture than say Disney or event heir country of origin, go ahead and let me know. I love any excuse.
According to a 2008 survey, the models in the New York Fashion Week were: 6% Black, 6% Asian, 1% Latina, 87% White.
The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines blatant racism in the fashion industry. Apparently, from the industry’s perspective, the black girls who are featured need to look exactly like white girls only that they are painted black.
Who’s Renee Thompson?
Renee Thompson is a 24 year old model trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She’s got the looks, the walk and the drive. She has been modeling for 10 years around the world and has experienced some degree of success but her dream is to hit the NY Fashion Week runway and become the next big thing. A dream that seems almost impossible at times as door after door gets slammed in her face, all because she’s black
Renee feels that she is constantly under scrutiny over something she can do nothing about. What’s even worse is the fact that clients expect the black models to be literally flawless– a higher standard than what is set for white models.(x)
let’s talk about how six years later, the representation of models of color has not significantly improved that much at all despite several call-out’s from prominent models like iman and naomi campbell
let’s talk about how “white-girl features” are still being coded as desirable, beautiful and “elegant” while woc features (we diverse as fuck btw) are still othered and degraded. let’s talk about how models of color are still being told “we already have a black model for the show. we don’t need anymore”. let’s talk about this
This was a fantastic documentary. Fantastic eye opener.
Priscilla Ono by Vijat Mohindra for Slink Magazine #9 - Health Issue
CREDITS : Photographer: Vijat Mohindra - Makeup/Model : Priscilla Ono - Hair Colorist : Teresa Cliff - Hair Stylist : Benton Lee - Wardrobe : The Kids - Manicure : Stephanie Stone