Leave that town without my things,
leave that static on my skin,
put my money in my shoes,
jump that ship, and sail out.
Brandon O'Brien is a writer and poet from Trinidad. This is his other brain.
Caution: May contain intense critical analysis, long rants, and uncomfortable (but necessary) subject matter.
Richard Wright - Untitled (2014)
i drew a bunch of elves of color!!
This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.
I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.
They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.
In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.
Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
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Margarita Kareva is an artist photographer from Ekaterinburg (Russia). He specializes in fantasy art photography and creates beautiful pictures inspired by fantasy books and fairy tales
I will make photographs for free of any interesting ideas or people in any country for the accommodation and flight tickets :)
Check out her 500px account.
Art by Sachin Teng. Check out more of his amazing work http://sachinteng.tumblr.com/
(oil and wax on canvas)
Artist on Tumblr
- Redox, 2014
- Alibi, 2014
- Adjustment 2014
- I Was There, On This Photograph, 2013
- Ribbon, 2013
- Curtain 2013
- Morning, 2013
- From Vegas To Nowhere, 2014
- Window Cloud, 2013
- Misplaced, 2014
Oleg Oprisco, an inspirational 26-year-old photographer from Lviv, Ukraine, has developed a beautiful unique style of surreal photographs with astonishing girls in dramatic landscapes. What is perhaps most surprising about his work is that the artist doesn’t use any fancy cameras and lenses – just good the old Kiev 6C and Kiev 88 film cameras.The photographer likes film photography because it makes one appreciate the importance of every single frame and it makes seeing the final result all the more magical.© All images courtesy of the artist
Paramnesia by Astrid Alszik
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