Abby Wambach for the ESPN Body Issue.
I love these photos. I love these photos because it’s the first time I can think of when I haven’t had to see a female athlete be overly sexualized and objectified. She’s naked, yes that’s the point of the issue (and the men are just as nude), but she’s powerful. She’s athletic and strong in both of these photos.
They just make me happy, okay?
This is like, Classical Greek Olympian style. Less, “Hurrrrr, she’s nekkid” and more “HOLY SHIT LOOK AT HOW AWESOMELY BADASS HER BODY IS GODDAMN”.
I like it.
I had to have a closer look to realize the photos were of a female athlete, because of how non-sexual they are.
Had to bold that comment because holy shit.
Much like my leaf tutorial this is another crazy simple guide but it might help a few of you! I love to get a lot of thumbnail type ideas down first before I settle on something final so I like to use this quick method as a way of exploration, basic research into what I’m trying to achieve and a means of creating variety in my work (I hope!) On the flip-side I know a lot of people struggle with creating environments in general, this could be a good way to ease yourself into drawing them without getting too bogged down in details and technicalities, just blasting your ideas down onto a canvas!
i needed this
That last sketch is amazing! Sorry to bother you, but what kind of pen or marker do you use for inking?
Thank you!! I used a Pentel Pocket Brush pen (black) and a Pentel Colour Brush Pen (grey) and a blue col-erase pencil
confession time: i draw too much Hyouka when i should be paying attention to class
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Wow! This is actually really great, and most of these classes seem to have sets of videotaped lectures for the classes!
now that is something
Third narrative piece for thesis-
This story is from Russia and it is called “The Firebird and the Horse of Power.” I realized the firebird is a recurring element in much of Russian folklore, the most famous being Ivan and the Firebird.
This story however revolves around the Tsar’s servant/ personal archer discovering a firebird feather in the forest, leading to an epic adventure. Although the horse of power warns that great strife will come from retrieving the feather, the man does not listen. Although he experiences great strife to get there, he eventually becomes the new Tsar and is married to a magical princess from the edge of the earth!
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