I see the glorious return of gap teeth in this one, also. <3
Also I would love to know where Remus buys all his sweaters, they never fail. Also, I'm usually not a fan of long-haired Sirius... but the way you drew the strands kind of separating and falling here.
And I love the stark composition, and the kind of visual synecdoche (I don't know if that's precisely the term I'm looking for, but does that make sense?) is totally lovely, and makes everything seem more pressing, makes the loneliness seem more concrete.
~dustmouth and I are heading a 'gappy teeth' revolution. I now promise to have gappy teeth in my work whenever I can. XDD
About Moony's jumpers, this article convinces me that he steals them. Haha. Look at that boy in the picture! I think he's my ideal Moony. XD I like drawing Sirius with long hair because it gives me space to play with the strands and such.
Visual synecdoche sounds good, actually! Better than pretentious crap, which is what I would have gone for. XDD
Lol well if anyone has to worry about the label "pretentious crap," it's probably me, because looking at it now, you can't get much more pretentious than the phrase "visual synecdoche" wow.
Also I was totally gonna make a joke, re: the kid with the stolen sweater, about how at least Moony probably learned to read before he was 16, but then I read the rest of the article and just felt bad.
If I ever drew teeth I would join you in your revolution, but alas I cannot without making whomever I'm drawing look like some kind of crazy hillbilly vampire.
Is it bad that I don't really feel any sympathy for him? I'm just going to defend myself and say that I come from the working class of a 3rd world country: I have no patience for people who get dole or government subsidised flats, because we don't have that. In my experience, if you don't have a job, you starve, unless you're willing to live off your parents even though you're of age and should be taking care of yourself. The dole this kid receives a week is more than I get at work, and I usually work 12 hours a day. So no. I don't really have much patience for these London rioters, and I'm sorry that I'm being a bitch.
If I ever drew teeth I would join you in your revolution,
I never used to draw teeth either! I think I draw these extreme mouth close ups so I'll have a reason to get to draw gappy teeth. XD You defo should try it!
Yeah, I guess from my position, I feel privilege guilt. Like, I know I've had everything pretty easy in life, so I'm not going to try to judge anyone who's had it rougher, cos I don't know what the hell I would do in those circumstances. I have huge middle class American guilt issues. Ha.
I can see how that would be endlessly frustrating though, seeing someone who's not doing anything get more than you do when you're spending fully half of your time working. And I don't think you're being a bitch; I think your position is totally understandable. It's just a position that I feel like I don't have the right to have. xD if that makes sense.
As to the teeth issue, maybe I should work on being able to draw close-ups, first. XD Nooooot exactly my specialty. I like to draw everything extra-small to cover up my incompetence.
It's just a position that I feel like I don't have the right to have. xD if that makes sense.
It does! I try not to make snap judgments about people, though, because probably in my country (even if I'm overworked and underpaid, even if I'm not earning enough to even get a credit card) I'm one of the privileged ones. I have a job, my family isn't exactly poor, we don't sleep in the streets etc. Everyone has their own roles to play in life, and I try not to think of it as 'he has it better' or 'she has it worse' than me. Just different. So don't feel guilty! Homeless people might scoff at the problems of the working class, but that doesn't make the problems of the working class any easier to bear.(I wouldn't want to end up as this bitter character who looks at other people's suffering with indifference because I'm poor and from a 3rd world country which makes me full of spite! Haha.)
Lol, you draw extra small, I cover everything up with textures. XD