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nilaffle:

People really seem to like that mermaid drawing I did awhile ago! Sooooo I did a follow-up…

nilaffle:

People really seem to like that mermaid drawing I did awhile ago! Sooooo I did a follow-up…

(via carnelianflames)

sounds-simple-right:

beivolti:

kwowru:

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.

HOLYSHIT

That sounds really cool. How did they find competing versions of the oral stories other than the Grimms’ tales?

Also, I kind of like the idea of Belle and the Beast just cuddling in bed, not doing anything more than kissing.

I’ve seen this post pass my dash before — “Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys” seems worth a look, but does it support the claim that the Grimm Brothers belonged to “a small fanatical sect of Catholicism”? Everything I’ve read has stated that the Grimm Brothers were some flavor of Calivinist, which is a Protestant religion. 

Moreover, I recently read "Clever Maids: The Secret History of Grimm’s Fairy Tales," which argues that the Grimm brothers’ sources were on the whole middle-class, educated women. The Grimm brothers misrepresented them as ‘simple peasant folk,’ but the book does delve into the tales they shared, and how they could express female daily life and female anxieties. I’d suggest reading it alongside “Bad Girls and Bold Boys,” though not instead of it! 

Something my sources have always agreed on, though, is that tales are shaped by the person telling them — including the folklorist who records, edits, and compiles them. I’m 100% certain that the Grimm Brothers pushed their own ideas and agendas on their collections. What I’m not 100% of is that there was a body of “original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories” we can compare them with. We can and definitely should compare them with other records and retellings! But they’d be just that. Competing versions of stories. If the Grimm Brothers did something wrong, it wasn’t in corrupting a purer “original,” but in a choice they made to tell the story one way and not another. 

(via redhandedjennys)

bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

(via djevojka)

itsmicolmota:

awesome graphic novel: Habibi by Craig Thompson

(via odificus)

Julie Dillon

"My name is Julie Dillon and I’m the creator of Imagined Realms: Book 1, which is the first in a series of annual art books that I am illustrating and self-publishing. Each book contains 10 all-new illustrations made exclusively for each book!

I got into art because I love to create, to see the world in new ways, and to stir the imagination of others. I have long wanted to start putting together my own books and work on more personal projects. “Imagined Realms” gives me the opportunity to spend more time creating my own illustrations and projects, and also gives me the chance to create more illustrations that feature positive and diverse representations of women.

Each book will have it’s own theme. The art in Book 1 is all fantasy themed, and Book 2 (which is currently in development) will be science fiction themed.

I am launching this Kickstarter to pay for the cost of getting the books printed. It will also give me the ability to create the content for Book 2. Currently, the print book will be available exclusively through kickstarter.”

- Julie Dillon

Imagined Realms: Book 1 - New Fantasy Art by Julie Dillon

(via fantasyofcolor)

charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

(via emilyenrose)

notemily:

pugletto:

[If Disney Were Human]

I’m a character design artist. This is the kind of stuff I tell people I specialize in (though it’s not the only thing I do, since… well, you need to be fluid in the business.) It’s one of the things I feel comes most naturally to me, though.

Anyway, redrawn characters from The Lion King as humans. You can find the high-res over on DeviantArt, as well.

Please do not remove my artist comments/watermarks. Thanks.

This is amazing. I highly recommend viewing the high-res version.

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

50shadesofcastiel:

sometimessassystoner:

transgirltumbling:

s-uicida-ll:

satanstruemistress:

grimmzai:

un-original-fan:

peppermint3y3candy:

oh hell no

fucking nope.

FUCK THAT.

I think this movie traumatized a generation.

*goosebumps* just..no

I’m not playing …

One Christmas when I was 7 my parents bought this for me and my little sister. On my mom’s first move she got ‘kidnapped by monkeys’ and she went to the bathroom and started screaming and then my dad told me and my younger sister to run away or they’d get us too.
They found us half way down the block with our jackets on upside down and laughed at our tears.

This movie is the reason that half of our generation has anxiety

50shadesofcastiel:

sometimessassystoner:

transgirltumbling:

s-uicida-ll:

satanstruemistress:

grimmzai:

un-original-fan:

peppermint3y3candy:

oh hell no

fucking nope.

FUCK THAT.

I think this movie traumatized a generation.

*goosebumps* just..no

I’m not playing …

One Christmas when I was 7 my parents bought this for me and my little sister. On my mom’s first move she got ‘kidnapped by monkeys’ and she went to the bathroom and started screaming and then my dad told me and my younger sister to run away or they’d get us too.

They found us half way down the block with our jackets on upside down and laughed at our tears.

This movie is the reason that half of our generation has anxiety

(Source: cartoon-motion-life, via in-mutual-weirdness)

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 

(via roselalernde)

haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

(via fifth-dimensional)

pissabled:

neurowonderful:

tinybrush:

Some disabled mermaids~
(click for big)
Clownfish inspired mermaid is an amputee. She lost her arm rescuing her tropical fish friends from nasty nets. Her favourite way to spend the evening is singing her heart out and seducing sailors. She’s gotten really good at doing her hair one handed!
The mermaid with blonde hair has an anxiety disorder. That is her service eel— he supports her and calms her down when she has panic attacks, and he wraps himself around her to make her feel safe and give her space in crowds. She likes to pet him while she talks to people.
Seahorse mermaids are born without arms so they use their tails to pick up/manipulate things. The pink mermaid has arthritis in their tail though, so they use a kind of telekinetic magic to do stuff instead! They has gotten so good at it that their fine motor control is awesome, and other mermaids come from far and wide to have them do their piercings.
The last mermaid is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Her best friend is a beluga who has learned to understand her signing and lets her know if other mermaids or whales are trying to get her attention. They like to do water ballet together!

Someone on my dash said something about wanting disabled mermaids a while ago, but I can’t remember who! silversarcasm? chronicpainwarrior? It could have been anybody. But whoever said that, just know that you inspired me!

OMG &lt;3333 it might have been me bc ive definitely made a few posts about disabled mermaids!

pissabled:

neurowonderful:

tinybrush:

Some disabled mermaids~

(click for big)

Clownfish inspired mermaid is an amputee. She lost her arm rescuing her tropical fish friends from nasty nets. Her favourite way to spend the evening is singing her heart out and seducing sailors. She’s gotten really good at doing her hair one handed!

The mermaid with blonde hair has an anxiety disorder. That is her service eel— he supports her and calms her down when she has panic attacks, and he wraps himself around her to make her feel safe and give her space in crowds. She likes to pet him while she talks to people.

Seahorse mermaids are born without arms so they use their tails to pick up/manipulate things. The pink mermaid has arthritis in their tail though, so they use a kind of telekinetic magic to do stuff instead! They has gotten so good at it that their fine motor control is awesome, and other mermaids come from far and wide to have them do their piercings.

The last mermaid is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Her best friend is a beluga who has learned to understand her signing and lets her know if other mermaids or whales are trying to get her attention. They like to do water ballet together!

Someone on my dash said something about wanting disabled mermaids a while ago, but I can’t remember who! silversarcasmchronicpainwarrior? It could have been anybody. But whoever said that, just know that you inspired me!

OMG <3333 it might have been me bc ive definitely made a few posts about disabled mermaids!

(via daekie)

sahara947:

By Laura Tolton

sahara947:

By Laura Tolton

(via elucubrare)

nerdfaceangst:

adventuresinconcepting:

Started working on a mini comic project that is basically a back story filler for the main project that these ladies (and the one dude not shown) will be taking part in. It’s kind of a huge excuse to develop Nadia and Cerene’s romance cause I friggin need to do it. I just. I need to do it. Also it’s weird drawing Nadia with long hair. She’s had short hair for pretty much the entirety that I’ve had her in my repertoire. 

IT’S MY FRIEND’S BABIES LOOK AT THEM AND LOVE THEM.

nilaffle:

People really seem to like that mermaid drawing I did awhile ago! Sooooo I did a follow-up…

nilaffle:

People really seem to like that mermaid drawing I did awhile ago! Sooooo I did a follow-up…

(via carnelianflames)

sounds-simple-right:

beivolti:

kwowru:

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.

HOLYSHIT

That sounds really cool. How did they find competing versions of the oral stories other than the Grimms’ tales?

Also, I kind of like the idea of Belle and the Beast just cuddling in bed, not doing anything more than kissing.

I’ve seen this post pass my dash before — “Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys” seems worth a look, but does it support the claim that the Grimm Brothers belonged to “a small fanatical sect of Catholicism”? Everything I’ve read has stated that the Grimm Brothers were some flavor of Calivinist, which is a Protestant religion. 

Moreover, I recently read "Clever Maids: The Secret History of Grimm’s Fairy Tales," which argues that the Grimm brothers’ sources were on the whole middle-class, educated women. The Grimm brothers misrepresented them as ‘simple peasant folk,’ but the book does delve into the tales they shared, and how they could express female daily life and female anxieties. I’d suggest reading it alongside “Bad Girls and Bold Boys,” though not instead of it! 

Something my sources have always agreed on, though, is that tales are shaped by the person telling them — including the folklorist who records, edits, and compiles them. I’m 100% certain that the Grimm Brothers pushed their own ideas and agendas on their collections. What I’m not 100% of is that there was a body of “original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories” we can compare them with. We can and definitely should compare them with other records and retellings! But they’d be just that. Competing versions of stories. If the Grimm Brothers did something wrong, it wasn’t in corrupting a purer “original,” but in a choice they made to tell the story one way and not another. 

(via redhandedjennys)

bifanoland:

Was digging through my old work folder and came across these roughs from last summer. They were originally going to be shown at a theme-park gallery run by a company that rhymes with “Bisney”. Needless to say, there was some weirdness with contract stuff and the project fell through. Thought it would be fun to share these anyhow!

(via djevojka)

itsmicolmota:

awesome graphic novel: Habibi by Craig Thompson

(via odificus)

Julie Dillon

"My name is Julie Dillon and I’m the creator of Imagined Realms: Book 1, which is the first in a series of annual art books that I am illustrating and self-publishing. Each book contains 10 all-new illustrations made exclusively for each book!

I got into art because I love to create, to see the world in new ways, and to stir the imagination of others. I have long wanted to start putting together my own books and work on more personal projects. “Imagined Realms” gives me the opportunity to spend more time creating my own illustrations and projects, and also gives me the chance to create more illustrations that feature positive and diverse representations of women.

Each book will have it’s own theme. The art in Book 1 is all fantasy themed, and Book 2 (which is currently in development) will be science fiction themed.

I am launching this Kickstarter to pay for the cost of getting the books printed. It will also give me the ability to create the content for Book 2. Currently, the print book will be available exclusively through kickstarter.”

- Julie Dillon

Imagined Realms: Book 1 - New Fantasy Art by Julie Dillon

(via fantasyofcolor)

charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

(via emilyenrose)

notemily:

pugletto:

[If Disney Were Human]

I’m a character design artist. This is the kind of stuff I tell people I specialize in (though it’s not the only thing I do, since… well, you need to be fluid in the business.) It’s one of the things I feel comes most naturally to me, though.

Anyway, redrawn characters from The Lion King as humans. You can find the high-res over on DeviantArt, as well.

Please do not remove my artist comments/watermarks. Thanks.

This is amazing. I highly recommend viewing the high-res version.

(via lifeislikeabadrpg)

50shadesofcastiel:

sometimessassystoner:

transgirltumbling:

s-uicida-ll:

satanstruemistress:

grimmzai:

un-original-fan:

peppermint3y3candy:

oh hell no

fucking nope.

FUCK THAT.

I think this movie traumatized a generation.

*goosebumps* just..no

I’m not playing …

One Christmas when I was 7 my parents bought this for me and my little sister. On my mom’s first move she got ‘kidnapped by monkeys’ and she went to the bathroom and started screaming and then my dad told me and my younger sister to run away or they’d get us too.
They found us half way down the block with our jackets on upside down and laughed at our tears.

This movie is the reason that half of our generation has anxiety

50shadesofcastiel:

sometimessassystoner:

transgirltumbling:

s-uicida-ll:

satanstruemistress:

grimmzai:

un-original-fan:

peppermint3y3candy:

oh hell no

fucking nope.

FUCK THAT.

I think this movie traumatized a generation.

*goosebumps* just..no

I’m not playing …

One Christmas when I was 7 my parents bought this for me and my little sister. On my mom’s first move she got ‘kidnapped by monkeys’ and she went to the bathroom and started screaming and then my dad told me and my younger sister to run away or they’d get us too.

They found us half way down the block with our jackets on upside down and laughed at our tears.

This movie is the reason that half of our generation has anxiety

(Source: cartoon-motion-life, via in-mutual-weirdness)

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here! 

(via roselalernde)

haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

haridraws:

Galadriel for this challenge.

They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold… but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory.

(via fifth-dimensional)

pissabled:

neurowonderful:

tinybrush:

Some disabled mermaids~
(click for big)
Clownfish inspired mermaid is an amputee. She lost her arm rescuing her tropical fish friends from nasty nets. Her favourite way to spend the evening is singing her heart out and seducing sailors. She’s gotten really good at doing her hair one handed!
The mermaid with blonde hair has an anxiety disorder. That is her service eel— he supports her and calms her down when she has panic attacks, and he wraps himself around her to make her feel safe and give her space in crowds. She likes to pet him while she talks to people.
Seahorse mermaids are born without arms so they use their tails to pick up/manipulate things. The pink mermaid has arthritis in their tail though, so they use a kind of telekinetic magic to do stuff instead! They has gotten so good at it that their fine motor control is awesome, and other mermaids come from far and wide to have them do their piercings.
The last mermaid is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Her best friend is a beluga who has learned to understand her signing and lets her know if other mermaids or whales are trying to get her attention. They like to do water ballet together!

Someone on my dash said something about wanting disabled mermaids a while ago, but I can’t remember who! silversarcasm? chronicpainwarrior? It could have been anybody. But whoever said that, just know that you inspired me!

OMG &lt;3333 it might have been me bc ive definitely made a few posts about disabled mermaids!

pissabled:

neurowonderful:

tinybrush:

Some disabled mermaids~

(click for big)

Clownfish inspired mermaid is an amputee. She lost her arm rescuing her tropical fish friends from nasty nets. Her favourite way to spend the evening is singing her heart out and seducing sailors. She’s gotten really good at doing her hair one handed!

The mermaid with blonde hair has an anxiety disorder. That is her service eel— he supports her and calms her down when she has panic attacks, and he wraps himself around her to make her feel safe and give her space in crowds. She likes to pet him while she talks to people.

Seahorse mermaids are born without arms so they use their tails to pick up/manipulate things. The pink mermaid has arthritis in their tail though, so they use a kind of telekinetic magic to do stuff instead! They has gotten so good at it that their fine motor control is awesome, and other mermaids come from far and wide to have them do their piercings.

The last mermaid is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. Her best friend is a beluga who has learned to understand her signing and lets her know if other mermaids or whales are trying to get her attention. They like to do water ballet together!

Someone on my dash said something about wanting disabled mermaids a while ago, but I can’t remember who! silversarcasmchronicpainwarrior? It could have been anybody. But whoever said that, just know that you inspired me!

OMG <3333 it might have been me bc ive definitely made a few posts about disabled mermaids!

(via daekie)

sahara947:

By Laura Tolton

sahara947:

By Laura Tolton

(via elucubrare)

nerdfaceangst:

adventuresinconcepting:

Started working on a mini comic project that is basically a back story filler for the main project that these ladies (and the one dude not shown) will be taking part in. It’s kind of a huge excuse to develop Nadia and Cerene’s romance cause I friggin need to do it. I just. I need to do it. Also it’s weird drawing Nadia with long hair. She’s had short hair for pretty much the entirety that I’ve had her in my repertoire. 

IT’S MY FRIEND’S BABIES LOOK AT THEM AND LOVE THEM.

About:

by rukafais by acrossthefloors

  1. about me

  2. all this beauty

  3. all this love

  4. awesome mix vol. 1
  5. (guardians of the galaxy)
  6. be granted glory
  7. (princess tutu)
  8. burn my dread
  9. (persona 3)
  10. catch you catch me
  11. (cardcaptor sakura)
  12. curiouser and curiouser
  13. (alice's adventures in wonderland, alice through the looking-glass)
  14. darling

  15. dear my future
  16. (mawaru penguindrum)
  17. delicious

  18. draconic

  19. dress-up

  20. facing my true self
  21. (persona 4)
  22. fearfully and wonderfully made
  23. (orphan black)
  24. find me in the drift
  25. (pacific rim)
  26. great personalities
  27. (light grey art lab's great personality)
  28. grim fandango

  29. heads or tails
  30. (bioshock infinite)
  31. have a cup

  32. holy grail war
  33. (fate/zero, fate/stay night)
  34. idiot teenagers with a death wish
  35. (animorphs)
  36. kings and queens and jokers
  37. (baccano!)
  38. legend of mana

  39. make it a good story
  40. (dragon age 2)
  41. no one is alone
  42. (stephen sondheim's into the woods)
  43. o happy dagger

  44. odds never in our favor
  45. (the hunger games)
  46. once upon a time

  47. okami

  48. orphic

  49. pathologic
  50. (Мор. Утопия, pathologic)
  51. puella magi
  52. (puella magi madoka magica, mahou shoujo madoka magica)
  53. revolutionary girl
  54. (shoujo kakumei utena, revolutionary girl utena)
  55. rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead

  56. see you space cowboy
  57. (cowboy bebop)
  58. set sail

  59. something eldritch

  60. take me away

  61. the brothers karamazov

  62. the facts were these
  63. (pushing daisies)
  64. tokimeki state
  65. (tokimeki memorial girl's side)
  66. transient son
  67. (hourou musuko, wandering son, transient son)
  68. unique in all the world
  69. (le petit prince, the little prince)
  70. welcome to night vale

  71. what a piece of work is man
  72. (hamlet)
  73. who saw the dreams and knew the names
  74. (Тургор, turgor, the void)
  75. wind him up and watch him go
  76. (hannibal)
  77. words words words

  78. words words words and music

  79. you can create the future
  80. (super dangan ronpa 2)
  81. you must not lose hope
  82. (dangan ronpa)
  83. young bride's story
  84. (otoyomegatari, young bride's story, a bride's story)

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