RuPaul has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
“Drag has always served a purpose. The purpose is to remind people to not take themselves too seriously. We mock identity. A lot of people get angry… Identity is not to be taken seriously. We show people we’re shape-shifters. We are God in drag. That’s our role — is to remind people of that.”
Here’s something new I’ve created for all of you, I hope the format is helpful. Feedback and Questions are always welcome, please tell me what you think.
Acting and Body Language tend to go hand in hand, as such I will be working to explain and elaborate on some useful tips and tricks of the trade that should be vey helpful in your in person deductions.
TIME has officially released its 2017 list of the 100 Most Influential People across the globe. This year’s honorees include 20 Black individuals who range from pioneers to icons to titans. Also cause for celebration: Actress Viola Davis and artist John Legend, who appear on the list, have landed two of the five covers for the issue.
I'd like to ask, what we're some of your biggest influences when you were developing your art/style?
Cartoons! When I was little, I loved animated movies with animals - The Lion King and The Land Before Time were my favorites. (I used to draw a lot of cats, dogs and dinosaurs as a kid.) Then around the time I was about 5, my brother and I stumbled upon the glorious golden mine of Cartoon Network. It was still a relatively new and growing channel and I got to witness and grow up on what you’d call its golden era now, I guess. I loved Genndy Tartakovsky and Craig McCracken shows so much! When I was around 13, I found the art of Jamie Hewlett through the freshly launched Gorillaz. I was hooked on the music too but the art really sold it for me. I’d say out of all the influences ever his was the strongest. Now that we have the internet I’m kind of at an overload of inspiration and amazement. My style is constantly influenced by my friends’ art and the themes that interest me have centered around videogames and sci-fi literature since I was a tween. (You should see my 13-year-old diary. One day it’s gushing about Half-Life, the other it’s Gorillaz. It’s like a rollercoaster of fangirling.)
I know the way I draw resembles a bunch of styles I haven’t mentioned here but that’s probably because the people I’ve been influenced by were inspired those styles. It’s all a global telephone game of styles, I guess :D
The way you treat your wife or children or parents or siblings may influence generations to come. What legacy do you want to leave your posterity? One of harshness, vengeance, anger, fear, or isolation? Or one of love, humility, forgiveness, compassion, spiritual growth, and unity?