Thursday, August 29, 2013
Revolutionary Girl Utena.
I don’t think I would have survived my adolescence without this series; and it’s not the most popular thing out there so it’s okay if you've never heard of it. It’s 50/50 - you either absolutely love it or completely loathe it. The show constantly tests the audience and covers a wide range of topics/themes from gender roles, sexuality, that awkward transition between childhood to adulthood, loss of innocence,
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
When I first read Mockingjay, part 3 of the Hunger Games, and came across the part of Katniss's mockingjay armor... I'll be honest. In my mind I thought it was the dumbest thing. Ever. Don't get me wrong, I love Katniss and the concept of it all but my mind couldn't get over the lil description.
'It had well placed body armor,' 'totally utilitarian' and 'the swoop of the helmet' 'the curve of the breastplate' blah blah blah. The thing only came to the elbows, and had loose fabric to show off white stripes under the arms that was reminiscent of the namesake bird.
I just imagined some horrific cosplay gone wrong.
So when I did an image search for her armor, I was genuinely surprised to find barely anyone had done a take on it. Also not a single one had the helmet described (that I found, anyhow). So I decided to sketch up not only what was roughly detailed in the book, but also something that I didn't find too silly looking and would enjoy.
This was a stupidly difficult task.