johnandwolf:

Anza-Borrego Desert, CA / February 2014Looking out over the badlands towards the Salton Sea from Font’s Point.

johnandwolf:

Anza-Borrego Desert, CA / February 2014

Looking out over the badlands towards the Salton Sea from Font’s Point.

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

nauticalacronym:

damnlayoffthebleach:

IMAGE HEAVY
For the past 3 years I’ve been compelled to save certain fanart that comes I come across that is whitewashed. I guess I wanted to make a large post about how wrong it is and how they should be ashamed and all that, but this blog is much better so I’m utilizing it.
This came across my dash earlier, and it’s what finally made me snap.
“Portal the Movie” by blacklab94 on DA
Okay, so…
CHELL ISN’T WHITE 
AND SHE MOST DEFINITELY IS NOT NATALIE PORTMAN
Chell’s face model is based off of Alesia Glidewell, who is Brazilian and Japanese. As in NOT WHITE. And even then, you can look at Chell and tell that she isn’t a white girl. This is Chell:

This isn’t:

“Portal 2” by eponagirl on DA
or this

“Assassin’s Portal” by MikeDimayuga on DA
or this

“What if Chell and Gordon Met” by Lintufriikki on DA
(ffs she’s the same colour as Gordon the redhead)
and she’s not this either

“Chell” by LukeDenby on DA
Fanart of the real Chell is being drowned out by this sea of white girl “Chells”. Come on, fandom. Chell is such an awesome character, we should at least draw her right. Don’t whitewash her.
SoLDN: SMH!

I don’t want to be a jerk and I really don’t believe in fandom policing, but I really agree with this post.
It would be the same as drawing Mulan as a caucasian girl- it’s kind of offensive and really not something that anyone can claim as being “their own style/taste”.
It’s rare to find a strong female character in video games, one that isn’t white even more so.
I think as an artist you should celebrate her diversity rather than try and cover it up.

The thing is, people may not even be doing it on purpose. I speak from experience. When making my first piece of Portal art, I very consciously tried to make her skin tone dark, because I know she’s not white. But looking back on it, in that drawing she’s very… very white. Embarrassingly so. I don’t know how I managed to mess that up, but the point is that not everyone looks at Chell and says “You know, she’d definitely look better as a white person.”
Just my two cents. *shrug*

unfortunately, meg, that’s part of the problem. even if artists don’t do it “on purpose” (which, probably, most of them aren’t), it’s still contributing to whitewashing of the fandom and, as an extension of that, the media we consume. i guess i’m trying to say that as artists, we should be extra careful to be aware of how our own subconscious can gloss over things like this. we need to be purposeful in our art, and that includes actively keeping ourselves from accidentally white-washing our favorite characters.
i love natalie portman, but she is very much not an appropriate actress for chell.

toughtink:

nooby-banana:

nauticalacronym:

damnlayoffthebleach:

IMAGE HEAVY


For the past 3 years I’ve been compelled to save certain fanart that comes I come across that is whitewashed. I guess I wanted to make a large post about how wrong it is and how they should be ashamed and all that, but this blog is much better so I’m utilizing it.

This came across my dash earlier, and it’s what finally made me snap.

“Portal the Movie” by blacklab94 on DA


Okay, so…

CHELL ISN’T WHITE 

AND SHE MOST DEFINITELY IS NOT NATALIE PORTMAN

Chell’s face model is based off of Alesia Glidewell, who is Brazilian and Japanese. As in NOT WHITE. And even then, you can look at Chell and tell that she isn’t a white girl. This is Chell:

image

This isn’t:

image

“Portal 2” by eponagirl on DA

or this

image

“Assassin’s Portal” by MikeDimayuga on DA

or this

image

“What if Chell and Gordon Met” by Lintufriikki on DA

(ffs she’s the same colour as Gordon the redhead)

and she’s not this either

image

“Chell” by LukeDenby on DA

Fanart of the real Chell is being drowned out by this sea of white girl “Chells”. Come on, fandom. Chell is such an awesome character, we should at least draw her right. Don’t whitewash her.

SoLDN: SMH!

I don’t want to be a jerk and I really don’t believe in fandom policing, but I really agree with this post.

It would be the same as drawing Mulan as a caucasian girl- it’s kind of offensive and really not something that anyone can claim as being “their own style/taste”.

It’s rare to find a strong female character in video games, one that isn’t white even more so.

I think as an artist you should celebrate her diversity rather than try and cover it up.

The thing is, people may not even be doing it on purpose. I speak from experience. When making my first piece of Portal art, I very consciously tried to make her skin tone dark, because I know she’s not white. But looking back on it, in that drawing she’s very… very white. Embarrassingly so. I don’t know how I managed to mess that up, but the point is that not everyone looks at Chell and says “You know, she’d definitely look better as a white person.”

Just my two cents. *shrug*

unfortunately, meg, that’s part of the problem. even if artists don’t do it “on purpose” (which, probably, most of them aren’t), it’s still contributing to whitewashing of the fandom and, as an extension of that, the media we consume. i guess i’m trying to say that as artists, we should be extra careful to be aware of how our own subconscious can gloss over things like this. we need to be purposeful in our art, and that includes actively keeping ourselves from accidentally white-washing our favorite characters.

i love natalie portman, but she is very much not an appropriate actress for chell.

tentacandy:

Finally. I’m home.

tentacandy:

Finally. I’m home.

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“where’s the dirty magazine”
— neil druckmann (via menstruacion) —
skaterparadise:

lesbian-en-skate:

Kristen

shes so gay holy shit

skaterparadise:

lesbian-en-skate:

Kristen

shes so gay holy shit

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