Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Same Love

If you haven't heard the song "Same Love" By Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, you should probably listen to it. I have been all sorts of busy since I got into the swing of things at work and there is a hefty amount of work on my plate previously and hence forth.

But I hope to post as frequently as I can, with little musings as I always do.

So I drew this, after watching that video. This painting is a technical nightmare, but it's what came to mind (without drawing real people.)

What really brought this up, was the realization that I am the only woman in the development team in a supervisor role. I don't know why that bugged me so much - but it's been eating at me for a few days now. But feminism in gaming is a big can of worms I don't want to open on this blog. But it's vaguely correlated to this, because it is a human rights issue - realizing that you're swimming in a sea of y chromosomes and you have to tuck your bottom two prongs in to make your X look more like a Y. What? Sorry that got strange fast.

It sort of degraded into this, after listening to Same Love on loop to the point of my (somewhat hypocritical) neighbours asking me to turn it down. As far as the painting goes, I tried to keep it simple - and  I didn't go for hyperrealism or any...technical boundaries. I just said, paint it and be happy with whatever comes of it.

Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for reading.

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