medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back. I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”. They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
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medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back. I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”. They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
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medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back. I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).
We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.
When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”. They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.
In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.
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medievalpoc:

prokopetz:

cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
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grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
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grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
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grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
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grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
Zoom Info
grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
Zoom Info
grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
Zoom Info
grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres powergirl (karen starr) → nicki minajzatanna (zatanna zatara) → lucy liu black canary (dinah lance) → beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.


PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.
Zoom Info

grassleaves:

journalisticjoe:

nikkisshadetree:

starline:

introducingemy:

frankcoffee:

tumblr’s favourites as some of dc’s finest. 

wonder woman (diana prince) → gina torres 
powergirl (karen starr) 
→ nicki minaj
zatanna (zatanna zatara) 
→ lucy liu 
black canary (dinah lance) 
→ beyoncé

someone said gina torres for diana and i stood up and shrieked and needed to immediately do a revised dreamcast. it was just Too Good.

I’m crying I want this so bad omg  Can you imagine Beyoncé doing the Black Canary cry tho? CAN YOU? AUGH

YES PLEASE.

PLEASE!

Nicki as Power Girl would be AWESOME!!!!

Lucy Liu…Zatanna…I’m in heaven.

laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
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laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
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laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.
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laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.