I don’t usually post the work of others here- but these are too good. One of my hobbies is using my (limited) Japanese language skills to follow some Japanese NBA fans on twitter- and that’s where I found the work of Ayako Tateno.
She’s so good at capturing people’s likenesses in a simple way it really blew me away- this is deceptively difficult to do (i.e. I suck at it).
Check out her website to see many more incredible examples.
(I asked her for permission to post about her and she graciously said go for it)
I need more adorable Free-Throw Bonner in my life
What if sleeping beauty became a knight instead?
A mini project I’ve been thinking about for awhile. You can find a backstory comic [here].
When I was playing Mystique in X-Men, I remember thinking, If I’m going to be naked in paint in front of the entire world, I’m going to look like a woman. I’m going to have curves and have boobs and have a butt. Because girls are going to look at that, and if I look like a scarecrow, they are going to think, Oh, that’s normal. It’s not normal. I’m just so sick of these young girls with diets. I remember when I was 13 and it was cool to pretend to have an eating disorder because there were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were anorexic. I thought it was crazy. I went home and told my mom, “Nobody’s eating bread, I just had to finish everyone’s burgers”. I think it’s really important for girls to have people to look up to and feel good about themselves.