1. burning-dm:

You really look... nice now. I like you.



    You really look... nice now. I like you.


  2. nati-art:

    I did the line-art of this weeks ago! I should start watercoloring it, now :)

  3. donteversayrocknroll:


    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)


  4. merryweatherblue:

    I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

    So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

    Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

    So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

  5. leseanthomas:

    Well, I think we also have to talk about the narrative, and making sure we’re starting at the beginning. You will find that the people doing the oppressing often want to start the narrative at a convenient point. They always want to start the story in the middle. Let’s start with a kid getting shot & killed…and left in the street for 4 hours. I’ve never seen a white body left in the street for 4 hours in the sweltering heat…the cop doesn’t call in the shooting…the body isn’t put in an ambulance, it’s shuttered away in some shady, unmarked SUV. There’s a lot of bizarre behavior going on, and THAT is the story. That is where we need journalism. That is where we need that element of our society to kick into gear, and not keep playing a loop of what a kid did apparently in a convenience store. We need journalism to kick in and start telling the story from the begiining, this is about finding justice for a kid that was shot, an 18 year old that was shot, period. And this idea that he stole a handful of cheap cigars, what’s that, $5 bucks from a convenience store? I’ve lived in white suburbs of this country for a long time. I’ve known plenty of white kids who steal stuff from a convenience store. This idea that every time a black person does something, they automatically become a thug worthy of their own death…we don’t own drug crimes. We’re not the only ones that sell and do drugs all the time, we’re not the only ones that steal, we’re not the only ones that talk crazy to cops. You know there’s a complete double standard, a completely different experience that a certain element of this country has a privilege of, of being treated like human beings…and the rest of us are not treated like human beings…Period. And that needs to be discussed. That is the story” - Jesse Williams 

  6. morrismirelesstuff:

Mother & Daughter, Aburi, Ghana, 2014.


    Mother & Daughter, Aburi, Ghana, 2014.

  7. jpolgar1:

    Around April of last year my friend, Jamie Vickers, encouraged Ben Li and I to apply to animate on Masaaki Yuasa’s “Space Dandy” episode.  Yuasa-san was apparently looking for international animators and posted about it on his Facebook wall.  We turned in our reels and promptly got the gig.

    I decided to only take on four shots just to feel it out and to make sure I got it all in on time. 

    The Carpaccio animation and shadow passes weren’t used in the final cut, but I decided to include them for this post to show what was turned in and approved.  The rest of the drawings I did came through though!  Very exciting to see the final animation all cleaned up, colored and cut together.

    Yuasa-san was very open to us using Flash to animate our shots.  The production took the final keys (genga’s), printed them out, retraced onto paper and inbetweened those drawings.  It’s a pretty wild pipeline, but it totally worked.  I am grateful to have experienced working under one of my most favorite directors, Masaaki Yuasa-san.  

    If granted the opportunity I would like to do more animations for Yuasa-san and other overseas productions in the future.  For now I will continue working on my personal project that I aim to get done before the end of the year. 

    Space Dandy

    Ep 3 Season 2

    "Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby!"