I miss you. I wish I could see you smile again.

*****Work in Progress***** Pencil drawing I’ve worked on recently, this isnt the whole page there is a lot of white space around and near right hand corner is written: “I miss you, I wish I could see you smille again.” I really like this one so far. Not sure yet whether or not I’ll add any more to this one or not, it does just look quite nice as it is though. (click image of pencil drawing to “view”.)

I hope that wherever you are that you are happy, well, and smiling like this, like my drawing. 🙂 ❤

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I miss you. I wish I could see you smile again.

The Stories of Heroes

why is it always in stories that the guy always saves the girl & pretty much never the other way around? girls very very rarely get to be heroes in fictional stories.

to be clear I don’t really have that much of a problem with a guy saving a girl in a story if she’s in danger but fiction’s always seemed terribly terribly unbalanced, unfair and unequal.

I grew up reading stories about heroes who were always guys and they always saved the girl but it ended up being a pattern where the girl was always *just* a character that existed to be saved and there was no more to her character than that. I’d like to see more stories where the characters are more equal in nature and females get to be heroes just as much as males.

I always grew up reading the stories of the tales of the hero, the hero was always male, of course this never bothered me too much because I see male and female as equal so it did not bother me to imagine myself as that character despite being a girl, however I also got angry and annoyed because it seemed clear roles were being taught to both males and females, men are strong, women are weak, I feel like this issue has still not been resolved. Characters of both genders need more depth and reality to their personalities and stereotypes need to be eradicated if people are to have the freedom to be themselves without being told they can’t be a certain way. This can be a painful thing for any person, to be told they can’t be a certain way because of stereotypes and old mindsets, stereotypes have always been a big hate since I was very little, they are demeaning and it is silly to say everyone is like this or that, everyone is different. Obviously there are certain exceptions but this is rare even today it seems and it is the other that predominates.

One day perhaps I would like to see a day where males and females are seen as equal and in fiction that females get to be *as much* of a hero as the males, in both fiction and reality.

The Stories of Heroes

Dream Sequence

A drawing I’m working on at the moment which features heavy rainfall and a wooden chair faced away from the viewer. I call this drawing/idea dream sequence because it is based around a dream I had last December which looked very odd, yet very striking and poignant visually to my mind as well. I suppose it could also simply be called ‘Rain’. I liked the idea of trying to draw raindrops too. I tried experimenting trying to draw some rain, first with just pencils, then I tried to add pens. I also left a lot of the raindrop pencil marks without pens. What I’ve been attempting to do is make it so that there seems some sense of depth by firstly *size*, not making all the drops the same size, some tiny little drops, some much larger. Secondly I have been trying to make the tones more varied in the drawing by using a variety of tines and heaviness for the drops, incorporating pencils (HB, 5H), a light-dark grey thin fineliner, a black thin fineliner as well as a lot of black biro pen. I hoped to achieve more tonal variation with using several different shades, so that the heavy rain looks more varied, dappled in tones and light. It is all worthwhile experimenting anyways and I am enjoying drawing and trying to learn things along the way.

The drawing as it looks so far.
Dream Sequence