I was going through some comic archives and came across this. Thought instantly of this blog :)
I choked on my drink. Perfection.
*sigh* Kids these days. They care more about being warm and protected than about REAL VALUES.
Princeless is a great, fairly new comic book series aimed at kids. The protagonist is Princess Adrienne, who has decided to rescue herself. There are plenty of moments that mock standard comic book conventions. Here’s one about ladies’ armor.
Oh, good one!
I remember the subverted pin-up cover of this comic that was featured on Escher Girls that one time.
Considering it’s a kids comic, not young adult one, I’m starting to think that all those clever references in Princeless may fly over the heads of target audience.
001. Toxic | Melanie Martinez
I took a sip from a devil’s cup
It’s taking over me
I want to do so much witchcraft to this
when the chorus hits tho
Playing with one of my favourite bits - costume-design! Here, variations and details in the outfits Zelda would wear during this imaginary game of mine.
Retreading some old paths, what with the water mail and the fire armour, but I tried playing a little bit with them.
The Hylian Knight uniform is the basic outfit for Zelda - much like Link’s traditional green tunic. And like the traditional tunic, it would be worn throughout most of the game.
The Water Mail is used primarily in the water temple, obviously, where breathing under water and swimming well are both key to getting through the puzzles. I played with scales and flowing sleeves/skirt-thing to make it reminiscent of a fish.
The Desert Gear is used as a disguise to pass for a Gerudo (though Zelda would have to do something about that hair colour of hers) and is otherwise very similar to the Knight’s uniform - the Desert Gear is lighter, though, which would keep Zelda from sinking into the deep sand of the desert, and also make her faster and more nimble.
The Fire Armour is the heaviest of all the outfits, which slows Zelda down while she’s wearing it. It amplifies her strength to make up for it, though - enabling her to lift and move very heavy things - and it is fireproof, which lets her solve the puzzles in the fire temple without, you know, burning herself alive.
Down at the bottom are a few details in the outfits - the scaled headgear for the Water Mail, which is what enables Zelda to breathe under water: the lantern she uses to solve puzzles in the desert temple, and a closer look at the powerful gauntlets of the Fire Armour.
… I am having so much fun with this redesign thing, I can’t even tell you. Updates might slow down a bit, though, since I’ve got my own, non-fanart stuff to do as well - and Stockholm’s International Comics Festival is coming up next weekend, so I am going to be all booked.
So my friends and I decided to re-enact comic book poses at our holiday party….
I love my friends.
I don’t even know your friends and I love them too.
I’m a fan.
Have I ever mentioned how much I loved Tamora Pierce’s books when I was younger? No? I’m mentioning it now. Thanks to the illustrators for making reasonable and gorgeous drawings of young women! Also thanks, Tamora Pierce, for literally making me the person I am today.
PS: You apparently visited my college the year before I started there and I’m heartbroken. Ah, well. Mastiff was beautiful.
Hello, dear friends. It certainly has been a while. I haven’t had a lot of time lately to be angry about costume things. But today, I found the time to get very mad about how terribly misunderstood boobs are, and how misrepresented the relationship between boobs and the people who have them is, especially by people who would design characters with boobs for video games.
So here is my attempt at explaining a few facets of the relationship between a person, their boobs, and clothes. Because like with any external, protruding organ (AHEM), barring some rare circumstances and exceptions (like red carpet events), you’d rather not spend day constantly aware of its presence.
(Reblogging again for the updated version!) -Satya
I’m guessing that boobs didn’t work like that in Ancient Egypt
Maybe they gave helium breast enlargements
Eh, I’d give the ancient Egyptians a break. They had engineering and astronomy down pat, but bless their souls if they didn’t understand perspective, let alone anatomy.
FINALLY, A CHANCE TO USE MY ART HISTORY CLASSES *EYES SPARKLE*
Egyptians actually knew anatomy very well, their style came about because they wanted to represent the human form in the most straightforward way visually possible. They wanted to show each part of human anatomy in a way that it could be visually understood immediately. For example, they always draw faces to the side because then you can see and understand that the nose sticks out— something you cannot really ‘get’ when the face is drawn from the front without a lot of shading. This is why the shoulders are from the front, but legs and, in this case, breasts, are to the side.
The reason they did that, by the way, was because they believed that otherwise the spirit of the person depicted would be left without that body part, or not remember that they had that body part. Pretty unfortunate when the afterlife was supposed to be like an entirely new life.
What’s really interesting is that this rigid representation was only used for people who mattered. If you look at how they drew slaves, you will see much more fluidity of the form, and they look much more natural.
The art minor in me had to make sure you guys saw this, cause look, art history!
this why i love tumblr. I took art history classes and all they talked about was white people
AND, as an additional point, the boobs portrayed above are technically NOT Egyptian, they are Greek. The ballistic missile boob did not appear in Egyptian art until the later dynasties. ‘Classic’ portrayals of boobs are far more subtle and elegant - for reference, please examine any tomb or temple art created prior to the 20th dynasty. Much more subtle, and much sexier.
Also very interesting! Thanks for letting us know!