So I couldn’t decide if I should do a Harry Potter theme for Inktober, or food, so I’m just going to do both. Each day in October I’ll be doing a new inked illustration, and hopefully when I’m done I’ll put together a cool book with recipes!
So, to kick it off, I’m just starting right off with Harry Potter himself! Inked on Bristol with a Pentel Fude Touch Pen.
I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.
Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful.
Sugar skull represents the deceased, in a joyful manner. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico.
It is not offensive to turn this into a costume or an accessory because it already is, so if you want to dress up like sugar skulls on Halloween, do so, but atleast know it’s value.
Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.
This post is about that eradicating guilt trip and blaming, and turn it into self awareness
I gotta admit, I am hugely inspired by the Day of the Dead, and imagery from it turned up a lot in my art, and tumblr made me stop referencing it for quite some time.
Now I can go back to drawing La Catrina to my heart’s content
I’m Not a Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela and the World. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause!
For every T-Shirt you buy, one dollar will be donated to the campaign
trigger warning for the link - a few of the shirts in the shop depict a bruised and bloodied man with the implication he was a victim of a hate crime
k I didn’t even know we had a national voter registration day but apparently we do and since I just registered to vote last week for the first time I will pass on the advice I learned to all my newly-eligible followers in the US
some of you may want to register “Independent.” As in, not affiliated with any party. If you would like to do this, do NOT register for the American Independent Party! They are a far-right more-conservative-than-your-average-Republican third party that claims to be the “fastest growing party in America”- only because most of the people who register as AIP are unknowing new voters who don’t realize the difference between Independent Party and Independent. They picked their name to intentionally confuse people like that (as they’re also the first party listed alphabetically). They’re overall a scummy group of people and I don’t want anybody going through the headache of registering for a party they have no intention on voting for
If you want to register as independent, just select that you do not wish to declare a party affiliation!