i want to hunt like david.
i want to kill me a giant man.
i want to slay my demons.
but i’ve got lots of them, i’ve got lots of them.
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
New X-Men #28 by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost, art by Paco Medina
so my thesis laid me up on finishing this for a long time, but here you go: a full set of Rosie’s ref sheets + design notes!
if any of the info on her tattoos is incorrect, all I can do is apologize. along with the sources cited on the last page, I trawled a bunch more in English and Russian both, and this kind of research is almost always out-of-date to civilians. on the other hand, it gave her an awesome backstory, and made me want to watch Eastern Promises even more.
i’m not sure it was a good idea for Volition to give me this universe to play with.
tumblr alt culture might tend towards the self-important and it’s cathartic to make fun of it every once and a while, but ultimately it’s a harmless, if not outright positive, force. it’s giving a bunch of weird teens emotional support, community, and an outlet for their weird teen bullshit at a time in their lives when they need all three
like, every so often some fool tween knee-deep in “uwu” soft-grunge shibboleth puts a trigger warning on a picture of Pikachu because it’s looking straight at the viewer. that’s patently absurd, it’s funny. but it’s an act motivated by sensitivity and an (extremely misplaced) sense of social responsibility. those are fundamentally good things. hopefully that kid is gonna grow up and use that energy in a more sensible, helpful way. this is a callous world, and we need all the empathy we can get.
from what i’ve seen, the cultures that harp on this sort of behavior or treat it like a genuine threat (read: 4chan) follow up with a contempt for women/minorities that they don’t even bother trying to hide any more. if you think a bunch of excitable kids drawing POC Original Characters with undercuts and heterochromia for comics they’re never going to make are a negative presence in this world (or even in your life), you’ve really got to reevaluate your priorities
so godspeed you little weirdos (former little weirdo, now large weirdo, speaking). i hope you have fulfilling lives and never stop looking out for your fellow human being, even if i never want to see another post about Sailor Moon again
god bless the tumblr teens, honestly and truly
Circe the Enchantress by Edmund Dulac (L’Illustration magazine, 1911)
The Mako is back in the next Mass Effect. I can taste the crashes already, even though Gamble says “it’s a more agile Mako”
MAKO IS BACK!!! EVERYONE!!!! MAKO IS FUCKING BACK!
Another concept of Rayhe’s clothes
The only thing I regret here, is the way I did his face - I did it waaaay better in my sketchbook, but on the real drawing it turned out worse. And I couldn’t fix it, because I used the ballpoint pen. Eh, the small everyday life tragedies…
Based on Su’s metalbending.
also my job is getting seriously stressful and sucking the energy out of me and i don’t know how much longer i can do it for
dear god i don’t want to relapse