In my lovely hometown of Burlington, Arts Riot (an institution I initially resented for replacing my favorite market/bakery, which had cream puffs the size of my outstretched hand, but have come around to see is exactly the kind of thing I get behind (and my more cynical friends hate)) has started doing monthly poetry slams. I am charmed as hell to know both this month’s featured poet, and the next, and Ms. October is right above you. This is my friend Kalsang, and if you’re up in Burlington, you should go to the poetry slam at Arts Riot and see her perform. Gonna be a rad time.
I’ve been so excited about this piece! So, here’s the final unveiling. I tried to be a lot more detailed with this one, and I used cel shading instead of soft. (Except the eyes and the hair rooty bit, obviously.) And I finally figured out eyelashes! There’s a bunch of process stuff over on the Radio Trees Tumblr, which you should look at.
Some Day They’ll Make Sculptures of the Idols We Created in Our Bedrooms with Webcams and Makeup Palettes
“Is it a nurse?”
“What? No, it’s a sky whale, it’s, like, a god.”
“Oh. I thought, ’cause, the– those things look like slings, and then the– crown? Looks like a nurse cap. So.”
“Yes, Julie, it’s the medical whale. It flies around and it has the Red Cross symbol on its stomach, so, like, you’re having an emergency and you look up into the sky and you go, ‘oh, the medical whale’s here!’ It’s a modern alternative to an ambulance.” (And here there was a scathing look.)