We Can Do It!
I did it! I managed to complete this drawing! :D
I really had no motivation to continue on this piece yesterday night when I was sketching on it. The colours kept mixing into this huge lump of messyness and I just felt like giving up. Thankfully I had Oishi telling me to finish it and that it didn’t actually look all that bad.
Today I gave up on trying to be someone I’m not when colouring (I had earlier been trying out different colouring techniques but nothing seemed to work for me) and at last I just did it on my own way, which felt a lot more comfortable for me and it was going very smoothly too - and soon I had something that I could look upon and feel the pride of “yes, this is my doing, and I like it.”
Okay anyways, here’s a “quick” description of what this is supposed to be:
In the beginning of 2013, Denise gave me the great idea of making at least one drawing (or more) each month in order to not procrastinate from drawing - aka keeping my drawing skills active.
February is a very short month and so I felt very stressed to think of something to draw. Valentines day passed before I even remembered that I still had not drawn something for February. That’s when it hit me, February might be the shortest month of the year, but it is still a very important month. It’s Black History Month! It’s nothing that we celebrate here in Sweden, but I think it is still important to remember the ones that are often excluded from History books, etc. Unfortunately, even if PoC are remembered, it is rarely ever any women, so I felt like drawing something that would include a WoC. I used the “We Can Do It” propaganda poster as my reference and then I simply just race-bent the whole thing. And before anyone of you ask; no I am not an African American woman, but I am a WoC, and to me, solidarity is very important, so I guess this is my way to show that I stand with you in the fight against inequality. :)
I still have a lot to learn about this god damn confusing program.. Teach me, pls? T_T