As requested I did another step by step tutorial on how to start from a sketch to colored version for frontal view : ) I have also provided the
lineart so feel free to practice with it ! this time I did 3
light/shadow variation for both the male and female heads in case you
guys want to try something different !
Buying illegal wild animals in Kuwait is, as one local puts it, “as easy as acquiring a cupcake.” Pets have long been used as status symbols the world over, but citizens of the Gulf take the prize when it comes to keeping the most exotic, controversial species—most commonly, “big cat” cubs.
International law governing Kuwait and other Gulf states forbids the import and sale of wild animals, yet the sight of supercars being driven around with a cheetah in the front seat is starting to become commonplace on Arab Instagram feeds.
Although there are legal ways to bring an animal into Kuwait, paying people off along the way is easier. Lion, cheetah, and tiger cubs are in the highest demand, fetching up to $15,000 each through black market agents. More often than not, the owners have little idea how to care for these creatures, which have no history of domestication and quickly become unmanageable—even lethal—once they’re fully grown.
In Big Cats of the Gulf, VICE investigates the area’s flourishing trade in animal trafficking and how it impacts the depleting wildcat populations of Central and East Africa. We gain exclusive access to Kuwait’s biggest Instagram star of the big cat phenomenon and hear first-hand of the deadly consequences of the business—both for the animals and their owners.
It’s LGBT Health Awareness Week! In honor of an important week, my good friend and YouTube partner in crime Brian Murphy created this important video on HIV awareness and prevention, more specifically the huge potential of the HIV prevention drug PrEP. Stuff you should know.
"It was a bit hard for me at the beginning coming up and being a part of a different place, a different scene. It wasn’t just a neutral zone, it was THEIR zone." ~ (The Hidden) Eddie Vedder
"He was really coming from a different place that I didn’t fully understand. And I felt like he’s good and once I met him and saw how personable he was, and excited, and not fucked up…we sent him music and literally like 2 weeks later we had music back and it wasn’t Mother Love Bone. That was big." ~ Stone Gossard