i love the contrasting colour schemes of these two, i think thats one of the reasons i love them as a couple so much doing big coloured/lined pieces is so difficult in a single day! but im loving the challenge
A brief and badly written tutorial on how I do low poly work as promised Ow<)/
//I’m very sorry to those just learning 3D, as half of this probably won’t make any sense. But if 3D was easy we’d see a hell of a lot more of it than we do, so never give up! It’s a tough area but you can make amazing things once you get your head round it, and there’s a huge array of tutorials already out there that can help you get started.//
The worst part of the Coldplay video isn’t Beyonce’s outfit (costume), or the underuse of Sonam (I mean come on), it’s the part where the band are getting lovingly showered in colourful dust by a group of laughing brown kids.
It made my skin crawl. It’s like ‘a white man gets off on how ‘exotic’ India is’. Look how much fun the little brown kids are having! Ha ha ha! Bless them! So colourful and exotic! See how they fawn over us, the white tourists! See how they adore and embrace us with their quirky culture!!!
It could not be any clearer that these poor kids were decoration. Or that Coldplay/the makers of this video think of India as this super cool colourful quirky exotic place where everyone dances in the street chucking colourful dust over white tourists. Like they have nothing better to do.
And then the fact that the dude was in the cinema watching a film and instead of watching Sonam Kapoor, actual Bollywood actress on the big screen, the focus is instead on Beyonce dressed up as a desi woman, and all these Indian people are sitting in the cinema supposedly lapping it up! Just the way it is directed with everyone looking up at her with wonder makes my stomach turn. If that scene had had Coldplay dude staring up in admiration at Sonam doing what she does best it would have been okay, but apparently even in India you can’t have an actual Indian star on the screen?
People will argue that it’s appreciation and not appropriation, but I disagree. If it was appreciation, you would have Beyonce and Coldplay dude APPRECIATING India, not trying to be the centre of attention, having brown kids fawning over them, not having Beyonce apparently being stared at in awe by actual Indian people as she appropriates another culture.
And I LOVE Beyonce, but this is the first time in my life that seeing her in a music video has made me feel ill.
So yeah, as someone who is desi, this video does feel pretty uncomfortable for me, but it’s actually less Beyonce and her ‘costume’ but the premise of the video itself which seems to use India as a prop, as decoration, while pushing aside actual Indian people.