womenaresociety:

5 Ways You Can Help Ferguson, Its Protesters, and Mike Brown’s Family
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been more or less glued to your computer or tablet device over the last nine days, trying to keep on top of what’s going down in Ferguson, Missouri. Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the city has descended into a cycle of upheaval. So what can you do to support Ferguson?
The unfolding situation has led to a deep sense of helplessness for many people — sympathetic observers of the plight of the Ferguson protesters, unsure what they can do to help. And indeed, it’s hard to know exactly how to lend your support — is there some place to donate? Some cause to get behind? A hashtag to Tweet? 
At the end of the day, if the St. Louis-area forces descending on Ferguson aren’t proactive in addressing the outcry for justice, tensions are likely to remain high. Luckily, there are some things you can lend your name to, or some ways to contribute a little cash that can make a difference. Here are a handful of examples.
The Change.org Petition on Police Misconduct
This has been swirling around since pretty early in the Ferguson fracas, launched by Los Angeles-based Shaun King, who’s been a tireless presence on social media throughout the protests. It currently has over 200,000 signatures, which is a healthy total, but far short of its goal of one million. 
While it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether the petition’s call is worth supporting, I’ll say this much: The ideas contained make a lot of sense to me, and I think it’s worth the consideration of anyone concerned with police violence and misconduct, especially against minority populations. Its provisions are stated as follows:
1. The shooting and killing of an unarmed citizen who does not have an outstanding warrant for a violent crime should be a federal offense.
2. Choke holds and chest compressions by police (what the coroner lists as the official cause of death for Eric Garner) should be federally banned.
3. All police officers must wear forward-facing body cameras while on duty. They cost just $99 and are having a significant, positive impact in several cities around the United States and the world.
4. Suspensions for violations of any of the above offenses should be UNPAID.
5. Convictions for the above offenses should have their own set of mandatory minimum penalties. The men who killed Diallo, Bell, Grant, Carter, Garner, and others all walk free while over 1,000,000 non violent offenders are currently incarcerated in American prisons.
Not too bad, huh?
 Feeding the Children of Ferguson
The children of Ferguson haven’t been shielded from the destabilizing impacts of the protests and police response. That was laid especially bare on Sunday, by images of a teargas-stricken child that lit up social media — in his post-curfew press conference, Capt. Ron Johnson wholly sidestepped a question on underage teargas victims.
While you may not be able to help as much as you’d like, there’s one easy way to make your dollars felt — donate to help keep the kids fed. As the effort’s creator Julianna Mendelsohn explains, the upheaval has resulted in public school cancellations, which leaves those kids who rely on their school lunches high and dry.
When I found out school had been canceled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry. ALL OF THIS MONEY WILL GO TO FEED KIDS IN FERGUSON. … Regardless of your opinion on the civil unrest in Ferguson, there is no need for innocent children to go hungry because of it.
The campaign has generated greater than $50,000 in donations to the Greater St. Louis Area Food Bank so far.
Donate Directly to the Brown Family
You can also decide to give some dollars directly to the grieving family that Michael Brown left behind. A GoFundMe page has been launched by the family’s legal representation, from the office of attorney Benjamin Crump, whose name you may recognize — he also represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year. What will the money go towards?
The funds collected here will be used by the Brown family to cover funeral and burial expenses, travel and living expenses of the parents as they seek justice for their son, Michael Brown, Jr. 
Becoming embroiled in a full-time, high-profile controversial incident like this isn’t easy on its own, much less when you’ve also had your son taken from you. The page has already netted greater than $67,000 for the Brown family in just four days, rapidly approaching its total goal of $80,000.
 Support On-The-Ground Legal Observers
The folks with the National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG) have been maintaining a presence on the ground, offering legal support and oversight, but such a job is neither safe nor free — they’re accepting donations to keep a presence in Ferguson. 
Having legal observers on the ground is pretty important in the interests of justice, as chaotic as the nights in Ferguson have routinely become. Any violations of protesters’ rights could easily go overlooked if there aren’t dedicated people following the action.
Support Independent Media Reporting
Some news junkies across the country have been dubious, to say the least, of some of the reporting coming out of the Ferguson area. This is understandable, given the tack the police have taken with journalists and protesters, and the manner in which they released troubling surveillance footage of Brown while withholding almost all information about his actual shooting.
Supporting independent media is a worthy cause in this regard, if you have any concerns about establishment bias in reporting from major outlets. You may not, to be fair, but many people (myself included, in the interests of full disclosure) do. 
Berkeley-based independent black media outlet This Week in Blackness is a prominent example — founder Elon James White and company reported from Ferguson late last week, and the situation has remained so severe that they’re headed back out there Monday. 
*This article was published last month. Please reblog with tips and updates.

womenaresociety:

5 Ways You Can Help Ferguson, Its Protesters, and Mike Brown’s Family

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been more or less glued to your computer or tablet device over the last nine days, trying to keep on top of what’s going down in Ferguson, Missouri. Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the city has descended into a cycle of upheaval. So what can you do to support Ferguson?

The unfolding situation has led to a deep sense of helplessness for many people — sympathetic observers of the plight of the Ferguson protesters, unsure what they can do to help. And indeed, it’s hard to know exactly how to lend your support — is there some place to donate? Some cause to get behind? A hashtag to Tweet? 

At the end of the day, if the St. Louis-area forces descending on Ferguson aren’t proactive in addressing the outcry for justice, tensions are likely to remain high. Luckily, there are some things you can lend your name to, or some ways to contribute a little cash that can make a difference. Here are a handful of examples.

The Change.org Petition on Police Misconduct

This has been swirling around since pretty early in the Ferguson fracas, launched by Los Angeles-based Shaun King, who’s been a tireless presence on social media throughout the protests. It currently has over 200,000 signatures, which is a healthy total, but far short of its goal of one million. 

While it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether the petition’s call is worth supporting, I’ll say this much: The ideas contained make a lot of sense to me, and I think it’s worth the consideration of anyone concerned with police violence and misconduct, especially against minority populations. Its provisions are stated as follows:

1. The shooting and killing of an unarmed citizen who does not have an outstanding warrant for a violent crime should be a federal offense.

2. Choke holds and chest compressions by police (what the coroner lists as the official cause of death for Eric Garner) should be federally banned.

3. All police officers must wear forward-facing body cameras while on duty. They cost just $99 and are having a significant, positive impact in several cities around the United States and the world.

4. Suspensions for violations of any of the above offenses should be UNPAID.

5. Convictions for the above offenses should have their own set of mandatory minimum penalties. The men who killed Diallo, Bell, Grant, Carter, Garner, and others all walk free while over 1,000,000 non violent offenders are currently incarcerated in American prisons.

Not too bad, huh?

 Feeding the Children of Ferguson

The children of Ferguson haven’t been shielded from the destabilizing impacts of the protests and police response. That was laid especially bare on Sunday, by images of a teargas-stricken child that lit up social media — in his post-curfew press conference, Capt. Ron Johnson wholly sidestepped a question on underage teargas victims.

While you may not be able to help as much as you’d like, there’s one easy way to make your dollars felt — donate to help keep the kids fed. As the effort’s creator Julianna Mendelsohn explains, the upheaval has resulted in public school cancellations, which leaves those kids who rely on their school lunches high and dry.

When I found out school had been canceled for several days as a result of the civil unrest, I immediately became worried for the students in households with food instability. Many children in the US eat their only meals of the day, breakfast and lunch, at school. With school out, kids are undoubtedly going hungry. ALL OF THIS MONEY WILL GO TO FEED KIDS IN FERGUSON. … Regardless of your opinion on the civil unrest in Ferguson, there is no need for innocent children to go hungry because of it.

The campaign has generated greater than $50,000 in donations to the Greater St. Louis Area Food Bank so far.

Donate Directly to the Brown Family

You can also decide to give some dollars directly to the grieving family that Michael Brown left behind. A GoFundMe page has been launched by the family’s legal representation, from the office of attorney Benjamin Crump, whose name you may recognize — he also represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year. What will the money go towards?

The funds collected here will be used by the Brown family to cover funeral and burial expenses, travel and living expenses of the parents as they seek justice for their son, Michael Brown, Jr. 

Becoming embroiled in a full-time, high-profile controversial incident like this isn’t easy on its own, much less when you’ve also had your son taken from you. The page has already netted greater than $67,000 for the Brown family in just four days, rapidly approaching its total goal of $80,000.

 Support On-The-Ground Legal Observers

The folks with the National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG) have been maintaining a presence on the ground, offering legal support and oversight, but such a job is neither safe nor free — they’re accepting donations to keep a presence in Ferguson. 

Having legal observers on the ground is pretty important in the interests of justice, as chaotic as the nights in Ferguson have routinely become. Any violations of protesters’ rights could easily go overlooked if there aren’t dedicated people following the action.

Support Independent Media Reporting

Some news junkies across the country have been dubious, to say the least, of some of the reporting coming out of the Ferguson area. This is understandable, given the tack the police have taken with journalists and protesters, and the manner in which they released troubling surveillance footage of Brown while withholding almost all information about his actual shooting.

Supporting independent media is a worthy cause in this regard, if you have any concerns about establishment bias in reporting from major outlets. You may not, to be fair, but many people (myself included, in the interests of full disclosure) do. 

Berkeley-based independent black media outlet This Week in Blackness is a prominent example — founder Elon James White and company reported from Ferguson late last week, and the situation has remained so severe that they’re headed back out there Monday. 

*This article was published last month. Please reblog with tips and updates.

princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

(Source: peechingtonmariejust)

migleaf:

I was drawing simplistic mspaint doodles of my adorable current villagers but then ANOTHER piece of shit jock moved in last minute (as a village reject of Jade’s town njsdfjngsdfg) and i just………………….NO.

migleaf:

I was drawing simplistic mspaint doodles of my adorable current villagers but then ANOTHER piece of shit jock moved in last minute (as a village reject of Jade’s town njsdfjngsdfg) and i just………………….
NO.

sunkisstown:

Drew my fav male villagers! Huzzah! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

sunkisstown:

Drew my fav male villagers! Huzzah! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

inktrashing:

Welcome to our town! Please enjoy your stay — forever! 

A return to Yandere Crossing with gijinkas of some villagers I’m very fond of. (Non-yandere/creepy versions are here: first four, second four.)

Made a Calliope figure out of sculpey and painted it.

She looks like she is flipping off the world, but I assure you that she is just lifting her wand thing! XD

I think she turned out pretty gosh darn well! Super happy with her! °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

(also I will take better pictures when I can but yea!)

A silly animated gif I made of teeny Calliope (๑′ᴗ‵๑)

                                

Finally caught up to the recent chapters and omigosh so much stuff!!!! (;/゜A゜)/
Calliope is my fav and seeing her again made me so sad… poor dear. Q__Q
you can see the larger ver. here

Finally caught up to the recent chapters and omigosh so much stuff!!!! (;/゜A゜)/

Calliope is my fav and seeing her again made me so sad… poor dear. Q__Q

you can see the larger ver. here

s0ffia:


I decided to make an art (mainly digital art) masterpost with all my bookmarks since they were starting to become a huge mess. It has some other stuff too… I’m doing this for me but maybe someone finds this stuff useful too:-) xx

Art blogs
fyeahartisthelp
Animation blogs 
DisneyAnimation
WannaBeAnimator
storyboardresources 
drawingforsuckas
ArteyAnimacion (this one is in spanish)
Animation & CGI
The Animator’s Survival kit (link to buy the dvds)
Color 
ColorCollective (palettes)
Great Pinterest Color board
Skin Tone Swatches 1 (PS)
Skin Tone Swatches 2 (PS)
Digital Art blogs 
alicexz
barryjohnson77 (he works for disney since 1990)
comicartcorrections
deliciousboards
digitalartserved.com
michellicopter
noctilin
onceuponasketch
samanthadoodles
sketchinfun
Digital Drawing Tutorials
“For the Rose Brid” Step-by-step (not really a tutorial but it’s good to watch other’s painting process)
A redraw with some tips
Adding details to skin
Blending tutorial
Blending Tutorial 2 (video)
Concept Cookie (site full of tutorials)
Coloring skin
Hair Palette Chart
How to draw Butts  ◕ω◕✿
How to draw Clouds
How to draw Bubbles
How to draw Eyes & Lashes
How to draw Grass
How to draw a portrait in photoshop
How to Fake Different Art Styles
Lighting (advanced / video)
Perfecting LineArt and Texture (more like a speed-painting, but the artist tells you what tools he used during the video )
Simple Underwater Tutorial
Digital Drawing brushes 
6 Brush-sets from great artits (read the description for the other 5)
Brush Sampler 1 | Brush Sampler 1 (SAI)
Copic Brushes
Skin brushes (PS 7 and up)
Great Brush-set
Traditional Art Drawing Tutorials
Composition Tips by Bill Peet
Color-zones of the face
How to draw eyes (really basic)
How to draw heels (really basic)
Lessons & Tips for Self-taught artists
Proportions of the Human Head (really basic)
Drawing Reference
Anatomy Reference blog
AnatomiaCalArt
Artists-Help
Expressions
Figure, face & expression, animals, hands & feets
LearningAnatomy
PoseManiacs (Reference for poses)
PoseManiacs Hands Viewer (For some reason the first 3 aren’t hands idk why)
Sitting poses
Understanding Anatomy part 1  (the description has the links for the part 2-7)
Youtube accounts with tutorials & speed-painting
FZDSchool
PortraitDrawing  (Speedpainting)
Sharpie2319 (Speedpainting)
TylersArtShack (Traditional Art tutorials & tips)
Zyra333 (Traditional Art Tutorials for Fashion Illustration)
Pinterest is great for inspiration! (awesome art boards)
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s0ffia:

I decided to make an art (mainly digital art) masterpost with all my bookmarks since they were starting to become a huge mess. It has some other stuff too… I’m doing this for me but maybe someone finds this stuff useful too:-) xx

Art blogs

Animation blogs 

Color 

Digital Art blogs 

Digital Drawing Tutorials

Digital Drawing brushes 

Traditional Art Drawing Tutorials

Drawing Reference

Youtube accounts with tutorials & speed-painting

Pinterest is great for inspiration! (awesome art boards)

Film Posters Re-Imagined With Black Superheroes

cjthearchitect:

Apart from being a very cool project this raises a few thoughts…

What IF Clark Kent looked African American? How would he deal with being an alien and seeing people who look like him being persecuted simply for the color of their skin? What if Steve Rogers was an African American soldier, fighting against the blond-haired blue eyed Aryan ideal? And what if Peter Parker was a smart African American kid, fighting for the common man?