Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Odalisque: Now with Extra Color Boost!

So after taking a look and thinking about "odalisque" for a second, the colors looked really faded to me from the original scan and version. I decided to take it into ye olde Photoshop and tweak it a bit. Here are the fruits of my five minutes of labor.




It has abruptly realized to me that tomorrow is Xmas Eve and Friday's Xmas. Where the hell did December go? Time for family hangin' and presents. Hope everyone has a good holiday, whatever it is you're doing. At least it's a day off or two from work!

Feliz Xmas and a Merry Winter's Solstice!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Remainder of Terminology Illustrations

female slave


There you have it. Those are the ones I liked from the project... there's one more but I still need to work on the lineart for it; didn't finish in time for posting for class. With my first semester of grad school behind me, I embrace the month+ break! There will be updates on my comic and the first chapter will be released February 1, 2010, so keep checking back. I promise it won't suck. At least not too much.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I have not forsaken thou!

I am just in the throes of finals. And speaking of which... here are a few of the illustrations that I created for my final project for Crossing Borders. We had to choose terminology and then illustrate/visually depict their meaning. Here are a few of the ones I drew which turned out... okay? Better than expected?

derived from Latin term "alteritas" meaning "the state of being other or different; diversity; otherness"
in post-colonial theory, alterity is used interchangeably with otherness and difference


Often concerned with the ways and extent to which representation and language are crucial to identity formation and to the construction of subjectivity


a theory of the distinctiveness of African personality and culture developed by African francophone writers such as Leopold Sedar Senghor and Birago Diop, and West Indian colleagues such as Aime Cesaire in Paris in the period immediately before and after the Second World War
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The negritudinist critics insisted that African cultures and the literatures they produced had aesthetic and critical standards of their own, and needed to be judged in the light of their differences and their specific concerns rather than as a mere offspring of the parental European cultures
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The concept of negritude implied that all people of negro descent shared certain inalienable essential characteristics--both essentialist and nativist
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What made the negritude movement distinct was its attempt to extend perceptions of the negro as possessing a distinctive "personality" into all spheres of life: intellectual, emotional, and physical

All information on terminology is taken from the book "Post Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts" by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin