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For some unknown reason, this ended up being my most popular piece even though it has over a milion flaws that could be corrected. It seems Luna's character suddenly became more popular. Well, anyhow... Thank you for the wonderful feedback, loves!
Although, I've seen better Luna art. Trust me. Have a look. These artists need more appreciation: HERE
For every deviant who watches me, I your best work & add it to its own collection. It's still currently ''in progress'' but I'm getting there. Whenever I get near to finishing, I will feature everyone's work in a journal!
I don't exactly stan for this destructive pairing but they were pretty cute as kids.
Conceptual Sketcher | Amateur Photographer | Writer-in-Progress | Genderqueer | Asexual (well, I'm still a little confused/questioning in a way) | Asperger's & OCD (diagnosed by Dr. Barbara Parry, Ph.D) | Racially Human
You're welcome in return!
“There is only one race, and that is the human race. You can’t cure stupid, but you can change ignorance.” --Jane Elliott
Artist: chotpot, Source: theinbetweennightmare.tumblr.c… Because Society is an Ass when it comes to Gender not fitting in ''neat little constructed boxes''; however Gender is much more complex than what we normally give it credit for. Sex is what we're assigned at birth given the appearance of our genitalia and/or medically tested chromosomes, etc. (fuck those shitty doctors). According to Society only two boxes exist: Male and Female - biologically and by reproductive means, yes I suppose (and Intersex is almost always ''corrected'' without the consent of the child, seriously fucked up beyond fucked). We're then expected to act in a socially constructed way based on these two labels - Man/Boy, Woman/Girl - that will follow us for the rest of our lives unless we make full surgical transitions that hardly anyone has the money for and not everybody wants (because truth be told Transphobia and other phobias do exist in the medical field so these doctors aren't always willing to make your new bottom parts pretty). Gender is separate from Sex; it is an Identity within the brain and is totally accurate regardless of Sex. And Sexual Orientation is also different; it can be whatever it wants to be regardless of Gender Identity. Though regardless of whatever labels out there exist (there's too many to count), we're all just People no matter what. Our whole Society is based around who-is-what and what-is-this but this little cute comic really goes to show any of this is not that big of a deal and Sex shouldn't be used as a tool to judge the Human Race. But sadly, it persists.
''JK Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.'' --Stephen King THIS DESERVES TO BE PRINTED OUT, FRAMED, AND DECORATED WITH BRILLIANT GOLD STARS.
Not that I claim to be any good, but I'd still appreciate if the greatest respect was given for my work. PLEASE DO NOT: Trace, recolour, or claim my ''ugly'' images as your own work (they're not even marketable). Must I mention references? I half-hope trolls don't find my crap *that* attractive enough to go that far. (Remember: You may steal the scan/photo and place your own name on it, but I will always have the original.)
I only give points to close friends who deserve it and for good causes (i.e. groups that support the fight against abuse, rape, cancer, passive racism and sexism, hate crimes against the LGBTQ community, etc.), sorry.
Awesome Causes/Groups I Support:
"You don't have to be gay to be a supporter -- you just have to be human." --Daniel Radcliffe
“Don’t deny differences. Accept them, appreciate them, recognise them, and cherish them. They are extremely important.”
“Because we are still conditioning people in this country and, indeed, all over the globe to the myth of white superiority. We are constantly being told that we don’t have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white. White people think it isn’t happening because it isn’t happening to them.''
“I’m sorry, but…I cannot shed tears for a young white female in this exercise who knows that this is an exercise, who knows that this is temporary, who knows that she is getting one hour of college credit for being here. I’m sorry, but I have to save my sympathy and empathy for those who have to go through something much worse than this every single day.” --Jane Elliott
"In this country, ‘American’ means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate." --Toni Morrison
Current Residence: Across the Unnamed River Lies Two Sides of the Moon Where Reality & Fantasy is Blurred, Otherwise the In-Between Nightmare Favourite genre of music: Celtic, Movie/Video Game Soundtracks + Movie Trailer Soundtracks, Indie Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Soul Rock, some Musicals, 60s 70s 80s Classics, just about anything unique Favourite photographer: Steve McCurry, Elena Kalis, Nadia Moro, Sally Mann, Bill Henson Favourite style of art: Digital Art (including some Photo Manipulation), Photography, Traditional Art, Conceptual, Graphic Design, Artisan Crafts, Designs & Interfaces, Literature, Film, Animation, Music, Surrealism, Other Favourite deviant Artists:Queen-Asante, Sarahfina-Rose, Shariyat, Dark-Crescent-Moon, Felt-heart, ZawArt, rensuchan Favourite Fictional Character(s): The Outcasts, the Misunderstood, the Flawed, the Rebels, the Calculating, the Snarky, the Survivors, the Tragic - Jean Valjean (The Boss), Agrin (Turtles Can Fly), Severus Snape, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Rue, Lisbeth Salander, Lisa Rowe, Eric (Phantom of the Opera), Elphaba Thropp (Gregory Maguire's book, not the crap musical), Heathcliff, Jane Eyre, Carrie White, Frankenstein's Monster (or ''Adam,'' Mary Shelley's book - not the movies), Atticus Finch, Mr. Darcy, Cassie Ainsworth, Franky Fitzgerald, Princess Nausicaa (Hayao Miyazaki), Eeyore, George Lundgren (formerly Nordgren), Ivy Walker, Gabriel Velvet Moss (OC created by MrsDecepticonQueen & Dark-Crescent-Moon, respectively), Briony Tallis, Hanna Heller (Joe Wright's Hanna), Sansa & Arya Stark, Unique Adams, Hushpuppy (Beasts of the Southern Wild), India Stoker, Helga Pataki, Mojo Jojo, HIM, Marla Singer (Fight Club), Mathilda (Léon) Favourite Film (All Time):Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Inspirational Person(s) (Fictional, Legend, Dead or Alive):beckie0, Marina Golbahari, Joan of Arc, Hua Mulan, JK Rowling, Bahman Ghobadi, Nelofer Pazira, Sacheen Littlefeather (she was extremely brave what she did), Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro, Brandon Teena, David Reimer, Jane Elliott (''blue eyes/brown eyes'' exercise), Deepa Mehta Personal Quote:''The creative adult is the child who survived.''
Favorite visual artistLori Earley, Yoshitaka Amano, Mab Graves, Ruben Toledo, Danny Antonucci, Hayao Miyazaki, Michal Karcz, Victoria Frances, Tim Cantor, Luis Royo, Narumi Kakinouchi, Makoto Shinkai, Tim Burton, Chris Van Allsberg, Dave McKean, John R. Dilworth, Satoshi KonFavorite moviesTurtles Can Fly, Studio Ghibli, some Disney, Andrea Arnold, Terrence Malick, Tim Burton, Bahman Ghobadi, period/costume dramas, Brit dramas, foreign films, shorts, documentaries, gangster films, neo-noir, anything ''different''Favorite TV showsDownton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed Edd n Eddy, Arthur (the aardvark, Marc Brown), Hey Arnold!, The Twilight Zone, Malcolm in the MiddleFavorite bands / musical artistsJanis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik, Enya, Kokia, Within Temptation, Cocteau Twins, Elizabeth Fraser, Lisa Gerrard, Celtic Woman, Nick Cave, Alexandre Desplat, The Piano Guys, Hans Zimmer, Peter Gabriel, Laura Nyro, Joan JettFavorite booksShades of Grey (Jasper Fforde), Les Miserables, Harry Potter, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Frankenstein, Misery, The Body, Hearts in Atlantis, Girl Interrupted, Wuthering Heights, Dorian Gray, Wicked, POTO, Never Let Me Go, The Giver, Angela's AshesFavorite writersStephen King, Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, Steven Sater, JK Rolwing, Frank Wedekind, Victor Hugo, Anne Frank, Nietzsche, Bronte Sisters, Suzanne Collins, Lois Lowry, a lotTools of the TradePencil, Chalk (Pastel), Pen and Ink, Other media, Originality, and of course ImaginationOther InterestsObviously apart from Art: (other arts) Literature, Film, Theatre, Music, Human & Animal Rights, Social Issues, Gothic Culture, Psychology, World & Modern History, the Supernatural, Extra-Terrestrials, Vintage, Red Hair
I promised a critique and here it is. I will try and not make this as long as the last one.
First off, the detail to Randall's scales is insane. The colouring here is very nicely done.
You definitely are getting better at colouring/shading hair as well. Compared to past pieces of Danielle, this is probably the best hair you've done.
Overall, the character designs are strong and aren't washed out by the background; the characters are the centre of the image and that's where viewers' focus should be.
However, the background is probably the weakest point of this piece. While it doesn't have to overpower the drawing and the simplicity of the idea works, I feel you could have paid more attention to detail in, say the sheets on the bed given how much time you spent on character detail. The shading on the pillow is a little dull too. Although the structure of the blinds look just fine.
It's a shame too that you had to censor this piece. While the censoring is clean, Danielle's anatomy is so beautifully done I feel that it really adds so much to the atmosphere.
All in all, minus some minor improvements both pieces look good enough.
(Sad to see how very little comments this received. ) I hope it's alright if I did the critique in this critique creator. It just helps me out a bit with evaluating. Also, Che's background in the description adds a lot to the overall judgment of how her design is supposed to look, so yes this really helps.
First off, her anatomy is fantastic. I can precisely tell she's part human and part monster before reading her character history. Her pose too is both sexy, intimidating (yes, you got it perfectly here! ), and maybe even a bit vulnerable given the position of her arms compared to her dominating, wide stance (which tells us a lot about her). Her sly grin is equally sinister and also carries a bit of sex appeal, as if she's giving the viewer a ''come here'' suggestion. I don't think her grin would need to be wider; doing so may make her seem clownish and that may not be your intention so the size it is now is just fine because it's also uniquely feminine.
Her overall design is pretty decent from the colour choice to her assorted spots down to her adorned jewelery and her individual pose fits her personality. The values in the colouring is also nicely done but the colouring strokes could be a little smoother, especially with the highlights. Also, you could be a little more creative with her hairdo but I do like the colour and the length; I just feel it doesn't stand out as much as, say her anatomy.
And while there's nothing particularly ''wrong'' with the base colour chosen for the background, it's a bit dull compared to how vibrant the character is. It could contrast with the foreground by a level or two. It seems like it's just kind of ''there'' and should seem apart of the overall composition.
Overall, the character of Che is very fascinating and I'd love to see more of her whenever you can. Keep up the great work, dear!
(I hope I got everything. If I missed anything that you're dying to know about, just let me know.)
What you did here is you brought a very unique touch to a well-known fandom character. Drawn in your own, refreshing style it is a whole new look at the May Kanker we recognise and hopefully adore just as well. The colour choice suits the character to a tee and precisely emphasises the core of her personality, exactly what the viewers are looking for. The energy she engagingly delivers to her audience is nothing short of appealing! Also, the amount of detail you went out of your way to express the essence of May is indeed impressive! From her expressive eyes to the flush in her complexion down to the careful placement of her freckles – perfect! And her gaze suggests a lot to us – who she is and what she wants us to know about her!
Of course, for being such an excellently crafted drawing, it has its share of flaws. For instance, while the crosshatching technique is done very skillfully in the areas viewers tend to notice first, there are other areas where it could have been done differently. Particularly near the breast area. The folds in her shirt beneath her breasts seem a little off. For next time, I would suggest using a quality crosshatching reference to better master this technique. Also, while I love the way you drew her hair I feel it could use more texture (like highlights) as well as more than just two values to allow this feature to pop out more, even though this is generally a simple style. When I look at the way you did Nazz’s hair for instance, it blows me away! May’s is still skillfully drawn but overall a little boring by comparison. I also feel the range of tones and the amount of contrast in her eyes could use more variety. They seem a bit flat, though it’s a fairly a nice shade.
Other than that, this is one of my favourite pieces from you, it’ll never fail to impress me. Keep up the excellent work, Asante!
NOTE: This is not a silly post. This is an analysis on an implied prison rape that appeared in a cartoon.
Like most who have grown up in the generation of 90s cartoons, there were many adult references—either explicitly or subtly—placed within these seemingly innocent, child-geared universes. These references were unmistakably included intentionally by the creators, specifically for the adult viewers who may be watching the shows with their children and therefore would totally get them. Of course, I doubt many of these adult in-jokes would have scarred such younger viewers since they would have been too young to understand (myself included).
The Powerpuff Girls was hardly an exception to the mix of child and adult themes, and actually, the early incarnation of the show created by Craig McCracken began as a short titled Whoopass Stew (unlike the final product, the title, look and tone was precisely more adult-orientated).
Although, when the name of the series was changed, was given a different feel and was decidedly marketed towards a wider audience (young and old) while still maintaining the violent aspects, this didn’t entirely stop the creators from not minding the younger viewers and throwing in some popular adult references.
It’s amazing to reminiscence on the kind of material that could get past the censors back in the day, except most of these references and innuendos would have done very little to no harm and their inclusion was not uncommon. I know when I was watching The Powerpuff Girls at 5 and 6 years old (that is, when I used to watch it; I outgrew it pretty quickly), everything that was explicitly or passively adult-themed completely went over my head and never traumatised me.
Re-watching the series now, I find that at times, these references can actually be quite humorous (in an idiotic sort of way; this show and its characters can really be obnoxious and irritating so it’s no wonder why I didn’t stick with it for long).
However, there are just certain things about this world, crap that exists within this society that should absolutely NOT be joked about. While there are plenty of sexual and phallic in-jokes within the PPG that I notice more now that I’m older and don’t bother me in the least, not everything can get a pass in my book. And because of a certain inclusion of one of these forbidden forms of comedy, even though it went way over my head as a kid, I really have mixed feelings about PPG now—if not for the show as a whole, then definitely towards these individual scenes that should have been left out.
What exactly is this precise inclusion?
There’s a specific instance that happens at the end of the episode ‘’Cootie Gras’’ where Mojo Jojo is imprisoned for the umpteenth time (like he always is) yet what’s particularly unsettling about this instance is the freakishly creepy suggestion made by his prison inmate (pictured above). If you can handle it, the short scene can be viewed here (it’s not restricted material, but the implication is slightly sickening):
I noticed especially on the message boards of IMDb, some people were citing this reference as a gay joke. Except, it really has nothing to do with exposing queer sexuality on Mojo or the cellmate’s behalf. My friends, it is hardly of the sort.
IT IS AN UNNECESSARY AND DISGUSTING PRISON RAPE JOKE THAT IS NOT FUNNY IN THE SLIGHTEST SENSE.
WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND, WHOEVER WORKED IN THE CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS, THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE FUNNY?!
The reference is not graphic, but it’s there and its triggering nature really pisses me off. Yes, I am totally aware that PPG is not a real universe, it’s fabricated and Mojo is not a real, deeply flawed yet pathetic antagonist but an animated chimpanzee (an ape, not a monkey like the show suggests) that has issues and needs to form realistic life goals. Yet is our media, however fictionalised, not a reflection of the society we live in? Do we not, as viewers, interpret and internalise everything we absorb from the media?
When a real rape takes place in our society, doesn’t it usually disgust us and outrage us (at least, that’s what the normal reaction should be)? Then why would a fictionalised assault, even if it is an implied animated one, be excused and used as a comic device? In what other context would this be acceptable? And what I noticed most when it comes to tropes and rape being used as comedy in fictionalised settings is that it is normally used not only as a device of comedy but as a device of punishment for characters. Like, why? What does this accomplish?
So, are what the creators trying to say is that Mojo will be violated as punishment for his actions, and that this is the gist of the humour? Or is the humourous intention playing on the rape of men, poking fun at the false notion that real men, by nature, cannot be raped? I’m sorry, but I may vomit.
Mojo is no angel. He may be a highly intelligent though an equally dumb self-proclaimed ‘evil villain’ when it comes to common sense, but why should he deserve something like this? Apparently, I don’t given two shits if he’s animated or a ‘villain.’
(Although, it may be worth mentioning that Mojo is a character constantly plagued by undeserved treatment. He is no glowing saint or a tragic villain that we should cradle and feel sorry for in a fan girlish manner since 99% of all his misery is due to his poor decisions, but throughout the series I notice that even when he occasionally does nothing drastically wrong, he is severely blamed, punished and has the living shit beaten out of him for actions he either has little to no control over or for virtually nothing. For instance, in ‘’Candy is Dandy,’’ he has his ass brutalised over, you guessed it, candy. It was the Powerpuff Girls that were in the wrong for using him to gain more of the source of their addiction, not Mojo, who took their addiction away as if that’s so unlawful. So much for the show distilling decent values of justice in our young generation when there’s so much character blaming going around, yet I won’t get into that.)
What’s worse is that this particular prison rape reference doesn’t happen once, but at least for two more times:
At the end of the episode ‘’Monkey See, Doggy Two,’’ Mojo is transformed into a dog and sent to the pound where he has a similar suggestive encounter with a large bulldog (at 13:39).
In the first half of the series finale ‘’The Powerpuff Girls Rule!’’ (can we can all agree that this is the shittiest, weirdest, most fast-paced random episode ever created in the world of animation?), after Mojo finishes singing (yes, singing) his number ‘’Rule All of the World,’’ a prison mate’s arm extends into frame, wraps it around Mojo, and remarks in a sultry voice, ‘’Beautiful…’’ Mojo, of course, looks speechlessly shocked (well, terrified is a better word). A very hideous implication. I can only imagine what happens off-screen.
In the light of rape, including prison rape, and how it should and should not be used for laughs has seen an intense and heated debate on the Internet and the media in general for quite some time now. When it comes to analysing rape jokes in our media such as TV and film, including animated forms, people may not take you completely seriously or may think you’re overreacting (because duh, why should animation matter to the way we construct our social order?).
One side will argue that offensive humour is used all the time (child abuse, death, suicide, sexism, racism) and rape is no different. And because it’s being used for harmless comedy and is not directly maiming a targeted individual, it should be okay. People who cannot see the comic relief have no sense of humour. Like this idiot:
They'll say: ‘’You can't joke about rape! Rape’s not funny!’’ I say, ‘’Fuck you! I think it’s hilarious, how do you like that?’’ —George Carlin
Others will make it clear that it is never funny because it is just too damn degrading and triggering. It is a reflection of rape culture, where rape is the accepted and expected norm. It also encourages rape myths and discredits the experiences of survivors. I personally agree with the latter side.
I say: Fuck you, Carlin. And fuck you Cartoon Network for allowing such a joke to be included in an otherwise decent show.