Last minute portrait I did of my best friend’s brother who was recently murdered by police officers. Rest in peace Tommy, you’re still a hella cool guy

Last minute portrait I did of my best friend’s brother who was recently murdered by police officers. Rest in peace Tommy, you’re still a hella cool guy

skillzyo:

I don’t know why, but this made me really excited

skillzyo:

I don’t know why, but this made me really excited

(Source: skullzyo, via dadrielle)

nayyonaise:

Hey! A lovely woman from The Escapist did a little article on some of my Xena art. Super neat! 

cumberdoom informed me that it’s also on the Mary Sue!!

http://www.themarysue.com/disney-xena/

Hey! A lovely woman from The Escapist did a little article on some of my Xena art. Super neat! 

Happy Birthday to my momma! Some art from a little birthday card I made her

Happy Birthday to my momma! Some art from a little birthday card I made her

Xena’s favorite battling bard, Gabrielle! Concept I whipped out to pair with this Xena. And again, style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus 

Xena’s favorite battling bard, Gabrielle! Concept I whipped out to pair with this Xena. And again, style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus 

Animation isn’t really my strong suit, but I’ve been thinking about something like this for quite a while. Style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules ((what else would be more appropriate)) with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
I’ll probably draw Gabrielle like this at some point soon maybe ((EDIT: Here it is!))
but like, could you imagine



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Animation isn’t really my strong suit, but I’ve been thinking about something like this for quite a while. Style taken mostly from Disney’s Hercules ((what else would be more appropriate)) with some elements from the wonderful horror that is Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus

I’ll probably draw Gabrielle like this at some point soon maybe ((EDIT: Here it is!))

but like, could you imagine

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Warlord!Xena bc holy wow this outfit is even more painstaking to draw than her general armor. Dig the cape tho

Warlord!Xena bc holy wow this outfit is even more painstaking to draw than her general armor. Dig the cape tho

Anonymous said: why do you draw xena's skin so dark

Thanks for your vaguely racist ask! I get this question every once and a while and it’s about time I finally answer: for various reasons

  • Xena is from ancient Greece. Believe it or not, the ancient Greeks (and modern day Greeks) were(are) not the super pale people that your history books written by white guys would lead you to believe (crazy I know). Grecian skin was (is) generally olive tone (not white), though many people in Greek territories ranged from fair to pretty darn brown, buddy.
  • Xena is a warrior who spends most all of her life outside, where the sun is!
  • Lucy Lawless may have portrayed Xena in the TV series, but she is not actually the character Xena. Shes an actress. In the beginning of the show her skin was much darker than it was as the show progressed. Could be because that’s just her and she just got less sun, or because, you know- Hollywood.
  • Although is Xena drawn differently by every artist who has ever drawn her, most comic artists (and artists like me who just like to draw Xena for funsies) give her a tanned olive complexion.
  • I am a person of color! My skin tone is around the same tone I make hers. Guess it’s “so dark” of me, but I, along with many other people of color, really really dig when our heroes look more like us! Representation is important anon, it’s the 21st century and whitewashing is gross. In fact, the upcoming Hercules (probably the most famous of Greek heroes) movie is staring a man of color! (love you, D.J.) It’s gonna be the most realistic portrayal of Hercules to date. Go see it! I know I am
Havent drawn Xena in forEVER. and no this isn’t posted on the wrong blog. I wanted another Xena drawing to put on my wall in my new room.

Havent drawn Xena in forEVER. and no this isn’t posted on the wrong blog. I wanted another Xena drawing to put on my wall in my new room.