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“A glimpse of what I see”
medium: charcoal
5”x5”
The true definition of a friend. I drew her before, but I feel like this one is more of my style. I am trying to learn digital, but I kinda like getting my hands really messy and touching an actual surface. The physicality of the process adds a personality to the work…well in my opinion anyway :)

looks awesome!

shizodread:

“A glimpse of what I see”

medium: charcoal

5”x5”

The true definition of a friend. I drew her before, but I feel like this one is more of my style. I am trying to learn digital, but I kinda like getting my hands really messy and touching an actual surface. The physicality of the process adds a personality to the work…well in my opinion anyway :)

looks awesome!


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jakegibs617:

BAU Colab Show, 3/15/2011
I did this piece with Sarah Sabino

nice job guys!

jakegibs617:

BAU Colab Show, 3/15/2011

I did this piece with Sarah Sabino

nice job guys!


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Every day you’re alive, you change the world.
Jon Foreman (via quote-book)

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blackacrylic:

23.01.11

I had a really interesting discussion about identity, self hate, cultural capital etc with my BFF today and it got me thinking of Margaret Bowland’s selection of paintings of young black girls in white face. When asked to comment on ‘Portrait of Kenyetta and Brianna’ Bowland said that ‘It is a commentary on how women still have to jump through all these hoops to be desirable. These girls are still visible beneath all those layers of crap … they’re still looking back at you.’ I think that a lot of black girls looking at Bowland’s paintings would say that the metaphor transcends beyond the art world. For many black girls Bowland’s paintings are a life metaphor - reflecting a reality where black girls are often marginalised by European standards of beauty. I agree with Cherise Kramarae when she states that ‘For women of color who are viewers, trying to achieve idealised femininity entails not only adjusting or refining one’s body, but also rejecting one’s identity and certain characteristics altogether. To resist this artificial standard is to stand apart from beauty as defined by society’. The frustrating thing for me is that even if you put the fact that there is very little aesthetic diversity across all media platforms to the side, in the black community we impose European standards of beauty on each other with a vengeance. It’s black men that make fun of Alek Wek and it’s black girls arguing about natural hair v relaxer/weave war (e.g ‘These little nappy headed hoes need a terminator’ - Nicki Minaj) etc. It’s this infighting that is the real tragedy. Somebody told a lie and we believed it.

(Source: blackacrylic)


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ifeelyouinmyboness:

jayarrghh:

snowstorminjuly:
this is wicked cool, and actually original.

Dorchesta baby!!

ifeelyouinmyboness:

jayarrghh:

snowstorminjuly:

this is wicked cool, and actually original.

Dorchesta baby!!


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apparently i’m unstoppable.

sabeedee (via sabeedee)

WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE


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My lovely Tati.-Sabeedee 

BAU Member!!!

sabeedee:

My lovely Tati.
-Sabeedee 

BAU Member!!!


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guario:

Passing Ships
Aka the quinceañera that Nataly and Erika never had.
Here’s what peeps missed out. Click the photo to see the whole set.

this was a beautiful show, but of course

guario:

Passing Ships

Aka the quinceañera that Nataly and Erika never had.

Here’s what peeps missed out. Click the photo to see the whole set.

this was a beautiful show, but of course