Love pictures like this.
Black Adder is sassy as fuck
In spirit of Halloween coming soon, I will draw anyone who reblogs this as a monster based on their blog!
Better than the first set of sketches, I think. Trying for a sort of mix of classic comic style Doc Ock face and Alfred Molina’s portrayal. Aaand I have to work again this weekend so not sure when more art is forthcoming. Took me all week just to finish the last full-body sketch there.
Alright lovely peoples, let me tell you about my buddy’s small business - it’s Adkins Woodworks and Here is their well-stocked Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks
They sell fanciful whirligigs and pull-toys and vintage signs and other handmade delights, in lovely bright colors. And they have DRAGONS.
The top green dragon has been out in my garden for a year, in all sorts of weather. Look what good shape it’s in! Those cute little wings just buzz around in the breeze and it’s super fun.
What are those other dragons? Why, they are CUSTOM - one just stained (and I added a rhinestone eye on there because I will always be a Pern fangirl) and one unpainted that I’m going to turn into my own art project.
So here’s the kicker - this is my friend’s family’s only source of income. Yep, this is how they pay the bills. As you can imagine, they need all the publicity they can get - it’s mighty hard to get your handmade and finely-crafted artwork out there and get it noticed among all the mass-produced stuff you can pick up at the Big Box Store. But we’re determined to fight the good fight, here.
The holiday season is coming up and these make great gifts. They’re not made in a factory. They can be CUSTOM-MADE for you. You can buy them unpainted and give them, along with some paints, to a kid for a paint-your-own kit! Super fun! Also, they’re pretty darn inexpensive. Hundreds of dollars? Nah! Tens of dollars? That’s more like it! These crafted critters have SOUL.
Here’s the link again! http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdkinsWoodworks Don’t want to buy but still want to help? Think these are cool? Wanna support small businesses trying to make it in the world on their artistic talent alone? Please reblog!
Constantine: Futures End #1
∟ art by, Juan Ferreyra
Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.
Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.
Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.
Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!
At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.
Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.
In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.
Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights
This is a relevant post, especially since a lot of big companies can’t resist the allure of money. Now they want to put a bill on public water sources?