Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grab your sled.

On Friday, history was made in America- marriage equality was ruled the law of the land by the Supreme Court of the United States. Finally, any two people, no matter their sex or gender, could have their marriage legally recognized by all fifty states in the union. The single most important Supreme Court ruling since Roe V. Wade was something to celebrate.

Unless of course you're a big stick-in-the-mud conservative. Look guys, the fight is over. If you're not gay and don't think that gay people should have same rights as everyone else, you lost. On the plus side, your life will be wholly unaffected by gay people getting married, so at least you have that small consolation. 

No, the playing field still isn't completely level. Yes, there's still a lot of work to be done before all people are truly equal, not just in the eyes of the law but in the eyes of humanity. But this is a huge step in the right direction. And if we can make a step this large, I have to believe that we as a society are doing something right. 

And if I hear one more "slippery moral slope!" argument, I might tear my hair out.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Digital drawing exercises: flamelady

Quick sketch based on a pose I saw that I liked. Started the sketch of flamelady on paper, photographed and finished in Photoshop. I’m feeling a lot more confident about my digital drawing!