Female Athletes by Howard Schatz
I posted this yesterday, and when I woke up, it had been reblogged by two porn blogs. I was frustrated immediately. Not because “omg porn” but because of the context and content of these photos.
I found these when I was researching women athletes for a Samus zbrush sculpt I’m intending to start here soon. When I found this, I was excited for multiple reasons. One, I found the kind of build I was looking for. (Samus was originally 6’3, 190lbs, and this is what I’m aiming for) The second was because it was such a wonderful collection of all the different shapes and sizes people come in, and as an artist that loves drawing people, its perfect for looking for diversity! I was also excited by the showcase of what women can be. A personal frustration of mine, and fuck tons of other people, is that representation of women in media. So, as a dude working towards a career in games, it’s a great opportunity to say “Hey, check out all the things we can do with the female form, and female characters, instead of just making them white and busty, or white and not busty but athletic.”
But instead, it ended up on porn blogs first. I won’t argue there’s sex appeal here, and I guess that’s good for you if you find some in it. If this gets re-blogged on some other porn blogs, so be it, but at least I took the time to say I think that’s fucking ridiculous, and you should just fuck off a little bit this time, because this is to celebrate people, not masturbate over because there’s a bit of skin.
With multiple layers of stacked glass and wooden slices, Duffy London has built ‘the abyss table’, replicating the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean. the design creates a geological cross-section of the sea, completing the table as a 3-dimensional model of a geological map.
‘I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – the same way the sea does as it deepens.’ designer christopher duffy describes ‘I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament.‘ traditional to the design studio’s aesthetic, the furniture piece acts as both a conversation piece as much as it does a functional one.