Updated digital commission post!
Have a gander if you'd like an OC drawn, or one of your favourite characters (I'd love to do some Star Trek commissions, but have yet to do examples. So expect me to spam this once more)
Ones with backgrounds (like these) - $65 / £50
Full Figures - $45 / £35
Busts - $33 / £25
More of my work here :
#mastoart #commission #commissions #creativetoot #art #illustration #digitalart
Hi! I'm a self-employed illustrator
I enjoy discussing/learning about/posting:
Star Trek - I love all the series so far (DS9 is my fave)
Non-Eurocentricity and genuine representation of it in the arts.
Also, Language - which I suck at. But its so interesting!
Current obsessive art / worldbuilding / poetry project: https://www.instagram.com/oh_hai_ku/
And If you want to support me:
British person ranting about US coverage of UK politics
I just (for some ill-chosen reason) watched The Daily Show bit on Boris Johnson. It hammers in all the stuff that made Boris Johnson a cult of personality, nice and succinctly for an US/international audience. Also opts to include a couple more light-hearted of his quotes in favour of more racist remarks, and a homophobic remark. That he is a homophobe is not mentioned at all.
And it celebrates calling him "Boris".
What a shitty piece.
@frostotron I agree. I don't need to see a series of ship being crushed with people suffering, Instead, a solemn scene where they look at the causalities lists are equally powerful.
Thoughts after rewatching Batman Begins, CW spoilers (5)
I do find Batman Begins and Dark Knight Returns kinda weird films. I think they both suffer from over-crowding/mismatched stories etc.
But it is fun! One thing I thought had aged well were the special effects for the scarecrow parts. They're done sparingly, and well.
Even though it inspired a bunch of gritty/realism-heavy superhero (and other) films that I hate, I like the Dark Knight the best of Nolan's.
Thoughts after rewatching Batman Begins CW spoilers/brutality (4)
I get that his skewed ethics in this regard becomes something that's explored more in the other films, but it's only rushed up on later in the film (watching the news footage of the batmobile police chase, Alfred bemoans that he could have killed police like that)
Also glorified is him beating up Bhutanese prisoners.
These aspects are shitty, and work better as a metaphor for the "white guy goes to Asia to find himself" phenomenon
Thoughts after rewatching Batman Begins CW spoilers (3)
b) He learns loadsa skills at a secret Tibetan school, but refuses to sign up because part of their small print is that he has to kill a criminal. He refuses to do this, because killing people is wrong. Instead, he burns the entire school down, leaving everyone inside left for dead. But! He DOES save the one white guy.
He shows/mentions no remorse for this. The villager he leaves Liam Neeson with says "I'll tell him you saved him"
Thoughts after rewatching Batman Begins CW spoilers (2)
But yeah, I get that it's tough trying to justify a billionaire who beats up criminals, and I think Batman is always going to face that challenge as a character. Which is why I personally love the original 60's rendition the most, which is one of the most beautifully tongue-in-cheek programs I've seen.
(here's a nice clip of the producer of that series figuring out how to approach that)
Thoughts after rewatching Batman Begins CW spoilers (1)
a) Spoonfeeding of his chivalrous lineage is unintentionally hilarious:
(CW death later in video)
(CW civil war/slavery)
(2:37 - 2:50)
Boiled down: "His family were non-racist, philanthropic, humble, billionaire doctors."
He's not shown responding to these, they're inserted efficiently and jarringly as possible. Thus, presented as 'in his blood' more than stuff he's learned.
Today may be the hottest day Europe has ever recorded 🔥 Please stay safe!
💚 Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
💚 Shower in cool water when needed and/or wash your hands and face
💚 The UV index is high. If you go outside, try to wear a sun hat and keep to the shade
💚 Avoid unnecessary strenuous activity
💚 Carry a fan if you have one, and don't be afraid to use it
💚 Hide inside supermarkets or shopping malls if you need to. Especially if they have fridges you can stand next to awhile.
UK politics / toot for white people
Boris Johnson is our prime minister now. It's more important than ever to challenge bigoted ideas as they appear around you, and we will be seeing more of it.
If you're white and living a comfortable life in the UK right now it isn't enough to ride on that privilege anymore. You (we) need to be putting ourselves into difficult situations to push back on this, we owe it to our country and to our communities
quick toot on my gut reactions to Picard/Lower Decks (2)
[sulks] We already did *Lower Decks*. It was called *Red Dwarf.* [scowls]
quick toot on my gut reactions to Picard/Lower Decks (2)
I think amidst the current era of Stuff Being Consumed*, I'm definitely more inclined to stuff where writers, designers and directors are able to build their own thing a little more. I don't doubt that they'll be able to do a hell of a lot of that in Picard, but they are also working with these already developed characters with cult followings.
*Disney Reboots, TheMarvelChurn
quick toot on my gut reactions to Picard/Lower Decks (1?)
Picard looks cool, but I'm honestly way more excited about Lower Decks.
(that said, a third of the characters seem to be white guys, which is a lil' disappointing, but eh. I'm sure the racist/sexist Star Trek fans will still be pissed off, which I'll settle for)
It's a simple/obvious premise, but a welcome one in my opinion, and I love that it's a cartoon.
📢 Ten Forward Announcement 📢
I am very delighted to announce that Ten Forward has new instant art, this includes a mascot image along with a hero and server thumbnail.
The art was done by the very talented @sajan !
You can view the mascot and the hero image here:
132% funded now, with 5 hours to go! I noticed my last post didn't seem to link correctly, so in lieu of a more imaginative promotional iamge, here's an old school Raichu and Pikachu sitting atop my worldbuilding project.
#mastoart #creativetoot #kickstarter
'nother little resource for learning about indigenous peoples of north america.
most maps that show where indigenous groups lived pre-contact are painfully incomplete, if not inaccurate, but this one is pretty damn good! i've seen few maps which show even one of my tribes, much less both!
Welcome to Ten Forward, a Star Trek themed Mastodon instance! For more information on what Ten Forward is in the Star Trek universe, please read this page on Memory-Alpha. The instance is not restricted to Star Trek role-play or characters. More general purpose use is welcome.