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werewolfau:

REPRESENT!: Celebrating Diversity in the Media
Everyone loves spending time celebrating their fandom favorites. Celebrating across fandoms is on the of the best ways of doing this, so let’s try this for a change: a month dedicated to celebrating diversity in the media we all know and love! There are a lot of fandoms in which characters of color don’t get nearly as much love as we’d love for them to get.
We’d like to take this opportunity to change that, at least for a month. In the tradition of things like big bangs and femslash feb, why don’t we all spend a month focusing on our favorite characters of color in fandom?
Whether they are characters with less screen time or whether you’re stanning for a main character, spend May celebrating characters of color!

How to join in:
Make sure everybody knows about the RepFest! Reblog this post, share it with friends, encourage your friends and followers to participate. The more of us create and promote, the more there will be for all of us to enjoy!

What qualifies (types of work):
If it’s a fanwork that you can share with us, it counts! Fanfic, playlists, reclists, graphics, meta, videos- it’s all good! 
What qualifies (characters): 
 The point of this is to shed spotlight on existing canon characters- for this reason, we ask that you choose characters that are canonically characters of color. Characters in which there is a debate/the majority of the fandom considers them white characters can become murky, and can also dominate a fest like this.

A note about shipping:
There is no problem with writing a ship about a relationship in which there are white partners. However, because the point is to focus on the characters of color, we’re saying that if the character of color isn’t the focus of the story, it doesn’t qualify. For example, a Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson fic could qualify, but if the story is actually about Steve while Sam is the love interest, that’s not what this fest is about.
In the end, though, it’s all about us having fun and celebrating characters of color for a little while. We obviously can’t police the tags, nor do we want to (in the end, that would just draw focus away from the characters we’re here to appreciate). Just make sure to tag your stuff REPFEST or REPRESENT FEST, promote, and keep looking for more info as we get closer to May!
(graphic by osbombing) 

werewolfau:

REPRESENT!: Celebrating Diversity in the Media

Everyone loves spending time celebrating their fandom favorites. Celebrating across fandoms is on the of the best ways of doing this, so let’s try this for a change: a month dedicated to celebrating diversity in the media we all know and love! There are a lot of fandoms in which characters of color don’t get nearly as much love as we’d love for them to get.

We’d like to take this opportunity to change that, at least for a month. In the tradition of things like big bangs and femslash feb, why don’t we all spend a month focusing on our favorite characters of color in fandom?

Whether they are characters with less screen time or whether you’re stanning for a main character, spend May celebrating characters of color!

How to join in:

Make sure everybody knows about the RepFest! Reblog this post, share it with friends, encourage your friends and followers to participate. The more of us create and promote, the more there will be for all of us to enjoy!

What qualifies (types of work):

If it’s a fanwork that you can share with us, it counts! Fanfic, playlists, reclists, graphics, meta, videos- it’s all good!

What qualifies (characters):

The point of this is to shed spotlight on existing canon characters- for this reason, we ask that you choose characters that are canonically characters of color. Characters in which there is a debate/the majority of the fandom considers them white characters can become murky, and can also dominate a fest like this.

A note about shipping:

There is no problem with writing a ship about a relationship in which there are white partners. However, because the point is to focus on the characters of color, we’re saying that if the character of color isn’t the focus of the story, it doesn’t qualify. For example, a Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson fic could qualify, but if the story is actually about Steve while Sam is the love interest, that’s not what this fest is about.

In the end, though, it’s all about us having fun and celebrating characters of color for a little while. We obviously can’t police the tags, nor do we want to (in the end, that would just draw focus away from the characters we’re here to appreciate). Just make sure to tag your stuff REPFEST or REPRESENT FEST, promote, and keep looking for more info as we get closer to May!

(graphic by osbombing

— 1 week ago with 1484 notes
#repfest  #represent fest  #representation  #diversity  #fandoms 
Very overdue #Medusa for @Sketch_Dailies, but was a lot of fun to draw. Enjoy! :D

Very overdue for , but was a lot of fun to draw. Enjoy! :D

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#sketch_dailies  #medusa  #art  #illustration  #sketch 
Inspector Lestrade from the fantastic anime series Sherlock Hound for ‪#‎MiyazakiCollab‬!:D

Inspector Lestrade from the fantastic anime series Sherlock Hound for ‪#‎MiyazakiCollab‬!:D

— 1 month ago with 14 notes
#miyazakicollab  #collab  #sherlock hound  #lestrade  #inspector lestrade  #art  #illustration 
middleearthhighartcollab:

Dwarf Bifur knows a lot about metal(s)! ;)  By Wendy Self!@wendysketches

Aw Yeah! My entry for the #MiddleEarthHigh art collab. I had a blast with this!
Check out more middle earth art by some fabulously talented folks here!

middleearthhighartcollab:

Dwarf Bifur knows a lot about metal(s)! ;)  By Wendy Self!

@wendysketches

Aw Yeah! My entry for the #MiddleEarthHigh art collab. I had a blast with this!

Check out more middle earth art by some fabulously talented folks here!

— 1 month ago with 13 notes
#middleearthhigh  #middleearthhighartcollab  #collab  #bifur  #bifur the dwarf  #the hobbit  #art  #illustration 
New entry for Sketch Dailies, ‪#‎Jem‬ of Jem and the Holograms! So much PIIIIIINK!

New entry for Sketch Dailies, ‪#‎Jem‬ of Jem and the Holograms! So much PIIIIIINK!

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#sketch_dailies  #jem  #jem and the holograms  #art  #illustration  #sketch 
My #mermaid, inspired by the glaucus atlanticus for @Sketch_Dailies. Enjoy!

My , inspired by the glaucus atlanticus for . Enjoy!

— 2 months ago
#sketch_dailies  #mermaid  #art  #illustration  #sketch 
UPDATE!

Hey guys! Just to let you know I’ll be playing with this blog for a while, changing the theme and possibly removing and reposting my previous posts to make the blog more streamlined and presentable and generally bring it up to date :)

Please bear with me and I’ll have it back up and running as soon as possible!

Stay frosty!

— 2 months ago
#update  #wendy-self 
Durham BID mascot unveiled!

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Press from my current character design project for Durham BID.

Character and Artwork Copyright (c) Wendy Self and Durham BID, 2013.

— 7 months ago
#post  #news  #press  #article  #durham BID  #mascot  #character  #design  #logo  #durham  #commission  #2013  #wendy self