I don’t get much time to draw for myself these days, so instead of going to bed last night I stayed up and had wine and drew poses from Sia’s Chandelier video. The video’s dancer is amazing. I wish I could have captured her energy better. Also I need to draw hands and feet more, I’m pretty rusty.
I met Saskia online about 7 years ago. She was just a young student, primarily painting. Blown away by her work, I commissioned her to collaborate on several pieces together. She has since grown into an unthinkable creature of illustrious beauty and grace. Humbling, elegant and frighteningly good all at once. She remains one of my favorite artists, as I hope we can work together again in the future. Ladies and gents: Saskia Gutekunst. http://www.saskiagutekunst.com
comment left on the Racialious blog post “Sustainable Food & Privilege: Why is Green always White (and Male and Upper-Class)” (via sister-bell)
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” – I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on. So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
Adventure Time #26
If we didn’t answer your call today it’s because we were too busy with the newly released Adventure Time #26 comic from BOOM! Studios. Ryan North’s the writer, and Jim Rugg’s the illustrator. Cover artists include work from Hannah Bischak, Craig Arndt, Vicky Barker, and, above, Emily Hu.