Of thee I sing.
Some test cover art for my upcoming doujin (can I call it that???) about American History and my thoughts about it. Inspired by my very wonderful APUSH class, and hoping to get it done asap! It’s a subject very dear to my heart, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! :D
Took a break from doodling the usual testosterone-high, boisterous bickering empire-chasers and decided to draw some Hetalia girls! Experimenting again with different face shapes and with making the Asians actually look Asian. Top-Down, Left right: Hungary, Ukraine, A lot of Belarus, Belgium, Vietnam, Taiwan.
Remember these gals?
They look so serious
I don’t really like the conception that the Confederacy is the evil twin/evil split personality of America…
I mean, yes, the South embodied slavery, and that was a despicable part of the Southern society, but that’s not the only reason why the South was fighting
(not to mention the abolitionists were the ones making all of the south out to be evil despicable cruel monsters when not all Southerners were evil. Remember, it was John Brown who led a massacre and killed many people, including women). There were some really good men that fought for the South, not to mention the Southern army had the better generals and officers - Robert E. Lee, anyone??The North had a few good men in office (like Chamberlain) but a lot of them only had the position due to political favors. Of course, Grant and Sherman were the exceptions.
Honestly, if not for the death of General Jackson, the South may have had a better chance of winning…
So… it’s kind of disrespectful to the many good Southern Generals to make the Confederacy side of America an evil or insane twin or personality in Hetalia… Just saying.
You tell, em! Yeah it just seems like it’s human nature to compartmentalize sides into GOOD/EVIL dichotomies when it comes to war and similar conflicts… this happens all the time (Revolutionary war? Britain=MONARCHISTS! BAD! Colonies=DEMOCRACY!GOOD!) when it’s actually super complex and multifaceted. The North/Good, South/Bad dichotomy is faulty especially since SEVERAL NORTHERNERS ACTIVELY SUPPORTED AND PROFITED FROM SLAVERY. All the textile factories were in the North, and the clothes they made fortunes off were woven out of slave-grown cotton from the south. (That’s why there were so many Democrats, then the “South Party,” in New York and other northern states.) N and S had a very complex relationship that, unfortunately, depended on slavery, and when you look at the American Civil War in that context it makes everything even more crazy and complicated…such is life.
Not to mention SHERMAN’S MARCH GUYS. North≠Good, South≠Bad.
Cold War Card Designs
I was too lazy to design every single card but this was a basic little illustration self-assignment I did…I had a lot of fun especially with designing the card back, and with coming up with the different suite symbols.
Someday this would be a cool fan thing to produce for real, but I need to finish my US History zine before the end of the school year first (as well as hw stuff). Once I figure out Illustrator, I’ll be able to make it look even more refined.
Yeah but if you read the Silmarillion you’ll see just how brutal, selfish, quarrelsome, frightening, powerful, and very much nightmarish the Tolkien Elves can be as well. Especially the Noldor, and of the Noldor especially the Féanorions. Heck, they’re not called the “Kinslayers” for nothing. They burned and pillaged, burned and pillaged, went to war and caused division amongst their own people– And for what? THREE SHINY JEWELS.
|Me:||Whew! I put a lot of time planning and slaving over this picture! I'm so happy and proud of it! I hope people like it!|
|Me:||Hm...that could have gone better, but oh well! I guess it's time to post that silly fan art doodle on the back of my math quiz that's been sitting in my notebook for the past two weeks.|
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|Me:||Whew! I spent sooo much time on this and I'm so happy and proud of it! I hope people like it!|
Taylor Leong (2013), Mixed Media, 11”x15”
“ He must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about…like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.”
dionysus and apollo have quickly become two of my favourite greek gods
so I looked them up and I found my new favourite picture
look at their faces
look at how fucking drunk dionysus is
look at apollo
look at his face
i love it
Oh, I didn’t even know there was a Nick Cage movie about Greek gods