Drawing People of Color

Submit   I made this blog because I believe the discussion of race representation in art should not be dominated by
  • white people
  • people who do not draw

This is a dumping ground for me to post images and articles that I find interesting and worth learning from and discussing.

Some of the images posted here might be offensive.

sbuzzard:

teenboyfantasy:

Nathan Stewart-JarrettWax Pencil 6” x 9”

Look at those colors…Those lovely, lovely colors.

sbuzzard:

teenboyfantasy:

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Wax Pencil 
6” x 9”

Look at those colors…Those lovely, lovely colors.

(Source: cristianfowlie, via sketchlock)

— 1 year ago with 7546 notes

sbosma:

Space Paladin and limited color version for the woman warriors zine Abby, Julia, and Roxie are putting together for MoCCA. From the work I’ve seen for it, looks like the zine’s gonna be bonkers. Might do a limited print run of that top one. Inspired by Andrea’s space babes and Sailor Moon backgrounds.

— 1 year ago with 8437 notes
garibage:

Just wrote my last exam…#Noclass

garibage:

Just wrote my last exam…#Noclass

— 1 year ago with 105 notes
#garibage  #nsfw 
garibage:

@kendricklamar A Comic I made  #Artofpeerpressure

garibage:

@kendricklamar A Comic I made  #Artofpeerpressure

— 1 year ago with 362 notes
#garibage 
sadprince:

what i wear vs what i want to wear!!! idea from vii 9w9

sadprince:

what i wear vs what i want to wear!!! idea from vii 9w9

(Source: giantwaste)

— 1 year ago with 339 notes
#sadprince 
garibage:

#drawing extras for my film that’ll be on screen for a fraction of a second here’s A fly no nonsense working woman and a creeper based on my friend ✌#photoshop #filmwork

garibage:

#drawing extras for my film that’ll be on screen for a fraction of a second here’s A fly no nonsense working woman and a creeper based on my friend ✌#photoshop #filmwork

— 1 year ago with 46 notes
#garibage 
double consciousness/invisible comparison

ryuxethehuman:

when people say black people have:

  • broad noses
  • full lips
  • coarse hair
  • dark skin
  • thicker bodies

I wonder, in comparison to whom? And why is the other half of this comparison never spoken outright in this comparison? 

Because my nose is only considered broad, my lips are only thought of as full, my hair is only seen as coarse, my skin is only viewed as dark when compared to (what is understood to be) white features, but note how white features aren’t spoken about as a comparison, so much so that if you try to describe the physical attributes of a white person, watch many of them get mad. They aren’t used to that. They get to see themselves as individuals when it comes to race.

I can’t imagine thinking of myself without this double consciousness, not seeing myself through the eyes of how someone else sees me. I didn’t grow up that way, seeing myself normalized, with my hair as “just hair” my skin as not a particular shade but as “normal” skin, even though my skin is “normal.” What is normal? Normal is a wide spectrum.

It’s weird… I’m not saying I don’t want to be dark, broad nosed, thick, with full lips, I’m just thinking about how this is all built into our language.

(And when you exist outside of this categorization, you are invisible in different ways because people think it’s weird that you even exist.)

So when someone says that whiteness isn’t normalized and/or they are “race-blind”… I avoid them like hell. My entire life has told me that whiteness is normal.

(via ryuxethehuman-deactivated201309)

— 1 year ago with 2307 notes
#words