Okay so I know this is kinda taboo but anyways.
Frida Kahlo: Not too easy on the eyes. I mean she’s got the lady-mo and the monobrow thing going on. She didn’t know where to put her blush or what shade lipstick would obviously suit her skin tone. Really, she’s a bit of a wreck. So this got me to thinking. What would have happened if her girlfriends had done the right thing and taken her to a beautician, (which clearly needed to happen)? I did a subtle re-paint over the top of her original self-portrait to “conceptualize” what it would have looked like if she had been whisked off to Beauty Works or the likes….I didn’t want to alter the integrity of the original painting too much. What do you reckon?
Did you really just skin-lighten a Frida Kahlo self portait
and remove her facial hair
and call her “a wreck”
and then say she couldn’t choose a fucking lipstick to suit her skin tone
after you changed her skin tone
how can one person be everything that is wrong with the world at once
I don’t think she changed her skin tone but still.. ! What the fuck are you doing? Who cares about making her beautiful by western beauty industry standards. You’re going against everything that makes her really beautiful. Frida had a bunch of fucked up shit happen to her, unibrow and all. And she wore her facial hair with pride. It’s part of who she was and what made her a strong, proud, awesome woman and symbol of feminism. The fact that you consider her friends not taking her to a salon to ‘fix’ her ‘flaws’, wrong. Only serves to show how shallow you really are. You don’t have to buy in to the shit they sell you to be beautiful. And fuck you, photoshop pictures of yourself next time.
I beg to differ.
Removing the lowlights and expanding the midtones and highlights to cover previously dark areas in order to “even out” the skintone counts as “lightening”.
Here’s a half-and-half comparison to better see what was done here:
This is basically what most hydroquinone skin-bleaching creams are touted to do.
if you think that standard western beauty is the only issue here, you’re also wrong.
many many layers of stupid and colonizer mentality here.
I looked at 1 page of the op’s blog. many drawings, not 1 poc
op conceptualized a tan white woman is what he did.
and beauty is the only issue here? nope.
This is also just not isolated to the OP.
There has been a ridiculous and worrying trend (existing since forever, but intensifying as of late) in White-oriented fashion, art and beauty media of “beautifying” Frida Kahlo. This usually means casting white models to portray her and giving them a flower wreath.
But, it isn’t limited to that, like in this repulsive photoshoot that cast the palest-of-the-pale and then captured her looking submissive and sad.
Frida wasn’t conventionally beautiful and she knew it. She was an iconoclast and a revolutionary. She was a woman who suffered pain daily and who transformed Mexican art forever. Beautiful is the most timid and weak compliment among all the things Frida Kahlo was.
OH MY GOD THIS MAKES ME UNBELIEVABLY MAD
HOW COULD ANYONE THINK THIS THING WAS A GOOD IDEA. HOW. THE FUCK.
“What would have happened if her girlfriends had done the right thing and taken her to a beautician, (which clearly needed to happen)?”
this trainwreck is what I’m referring to with my previous post.
could they have missed the point any harder
what is going on here
~Yeah, I’m not switching schools. All my friends are at Gotham North.
~You’re going or you give up your extracurriculars.
~Mom, don’t make threats you can’t enforce.
~Artemis, this is a chance to better your life! A chance I never had.
~Okay, Mom. I’ll go for you.
Wow, I’m never buying anything Tony Harris does again. Disgusting.
(Ex Machina, Starman artist: his wikipedia page. Click the image to be taken to the Facebook thread where he posted this.)
So after a lovely weekend of seeing women (including myself) argue with Dirk Manning on why posting this meme was a problem, now we have another comic creator lashing out at women who dare to go near the world of comics and geekdom but don’t pass their snuff test.
You know what?
FUCK THE SNUFF TEST.
Fuck the dudes who want to think they can judge women by what they wear.
Fuck the dudes who think that they are the gatekeepers for comics based on their opinion of what is genuine or not.
Fuck the dudes who think that if a woman wears sexy clothing she’s a whore or a slut.
Fuck the dudes who think women “prey on men” because they smile at them.
And fuck the dudes who feel they can ascribe motives to women based on what is clearly a, um, skewed vision of a gender.
Oh and to the folks who support these dudes with “oh boy he’s really a nice guy, really super super nice.” Get a clue, they are really nice person who says or posts shitty, misogynistic stuff.
SPOILER REQUEST. NO COMMENT.
“In which Mothers costume has no pants… and Father is in his underwear… And I am scarred for life”
// A contrast on both parents dealing with a dead child.
And one of them is disturbing. :|
The Big Bird vs. Romney by Isaac J. Litman
Big Bird is the hero Sesame Street deserves. Isaac arted a brilliant response to the recent Presidential Debacle, adding: “Mitt Romney and his people understand the cost of everything, but not the value”.
This may officially be the most helpful post I’ve seen on Tumblr.
HOW DON’T PEOPLE KNOW THIS
I was looking at the graveyard scene between Paula Crock and Wally, and here’s a reminder that Artemis’s family isn’t the only one being torn apart by the mission.
Remember Kaldur’s parents? His mother and the man who raised him as a father?
They don’t know that this is all an act. As far as Sha’lain’a and Calvin Durham know, Kaldur abandoned them and betrayed their people for Black Manta, a murderer with a vendetta against Atlanteans, against people like his own mother. They think he hates them.
And now they’re going to hear about the horrible things he’s done since he betrayed the King—wiping out Kroloteans, leading assaults on million/billion dollar space projects, kidnapping one of their own to be experimented on, killing a member of his own former team, and now kidnappingchildren.
It’s like no one in Young Justice is allowed to have a happy family.
Good luck, Raquel.
Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti are coming for you’re next.
omg what a good dad tho
wow that is so cute
also best dad award goes to this guy
at first I was like poor baby then I was like AWWWWWW and then i was like hHhahHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!
dude.. you aint gettin out of that bed… if you didn’t expect to sleep there you shouldn’t have gotten in.
daaawww that was just.. awwww lol
//SO Adorable! CUTE!
Headcanon: Lawrence Crock had to do his to get baby Jade and baby Artemis to sleep.