We were sitting in line for Record Store Day at Amoeba in LA since about 4:45 am this morning. I sketched some stuffs and annoyed the hell out of my boyfriend with my babbling :3

Had a great day! We got everything on his list, and even ran into brainfarto and internetwhiteknight! I was able to score a sweet Goldfrapp vinyl for them– #22 of a limited pressing :)

Aww yeah :D

Equestrian Art Sunday

Mighty by Laura Usero
I saw this piece and instantly loved it. Visit one of her sites, you won’t be disappointed.

http://lullaby-equine-art.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lullaby-Equine-Art-Laura-Usero https://instagram.com/lullaby_equine_art/ Portraits on request – email lullabyequineart@hotmail.com

Artists who are trying to draw diverse characters outside of their comfort zone in order to better accommodate for representation should be guided, loved, and assisted into constant improvement. 

Slamming them with anon hate over their “____ shaming” simply due to their exploration in drawing something new does not create an environment of growth for the artist. Instead, it makes artists afraid to keep drawing in that realm of diversity which leads to more stagnant character body types. 

Please don’t assume that an artist’s portrayal of a character that minimizes diversity is malicious. Giving support and encouragement and offering advice is a much better alternative, from an artist’s perspective, I think.