The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world which covers parts of India and Bangladesh by NASA
my greatest fears are misunderstanding others and also being misunderstood, myself, and I think that’s part of what terrifies me so much about making art. I can’t know if something I believe to be clearly interpreted one way might be interpreted some other way by a spectator. most importantly, I might even hurt someone with something I say or draw and won’t even notice until it’s too late. it’s a risk you have to take but it’s absolutely terrifying to me, having the possibility of hurting someone else unwittingly like that.
how do I talk about the problems I percieve that I have making art without being incredibly self-centered?
this is really vague but I guess I just feel really weird and guilty about a lot of things
the easiest thing for me to say is that I regret so much right now, but that doesn’t specify much
I don’t know, I’m just extremely afraid to produce anything and I know many reasons for it but I’m also afraid to talk about them
it’s been so long since I do anything coherent with this blog that I kind of want to restructure my prescence on the internet completely, make new blogs specifically for art and personal matters, and mostly just start over in general, at least in principle
buuuut the whole thing feels like a hassle and temporarily inconvenient, which isn’t a big deal but has been keeping me from doing anything about this
threw some color on these torterras for fun!
chances are if you see a cute animal gif on tumblr.com the animal is actually in distress because the people in the gif with the animal are harmfully anthropomorphizing a reaction of the animal to something that doesnt bother people
one of the most common things people get mixed up on is when dogs make a human-like smile (lips pulled back, eyes squinting), which is actually a fear grimace.
Also watch out for “cute”pics where in order to get them the welfare of the animal was sacrificed. See: anything involving Tiger Temple, white big cats, hybrids (like ligers), stuff like owl cafes (where non-domesticated animals are put under stress from constant attention and close proximity), Seaworld and the like, circus animals, snake charming, etc. Basically anything where wild animals are put in unnatural situations for entertainment, or bred irresponsibly for looks.
A selection of incredible portraits from photographer Charles Fréger’s collection and book Wilder Mann, documenting the ancient pagan rites still being practiced throughout Europe today.
From the New York Times Lens blog:
About 10,000 years ago, humans began domesticating wild animals for both food and companionship. Over the course of centuries, animal species were bred for traits that made them docile and more useful to their masters. But as humans changed and fenced in animals, they were also domesticating themselves. The skills needed to survive in the wild were different than those needed to succeed in more complex social arrangements.
Mr Fréger was intrigued by the transformations of human being to beast that he witnessed in 18 European countries. They were, he said, celebrations of fertility, life and death and symbolized the complicated relationship between mankind and nature.
Saw this series in the last issue of National Geographic. It is awesome.
I think I’m gonna do more mini-comics! I need to figure out how to lay them out on tumblr so that they’ll look nice in a post, though.
I forgot to post this in tumblr! Here’s Porky Minch, my contribution to Jaimonster's Smash Collab!