The Cycle of Abuse Illustrated Through Single Photos and Multiple Models
Statistics show that 70% of people who are abused as children will grow up into adults who will in turn abuse children. A recent awareness ad campaign by Mexican organization Save the Children shared this fact in single photographs that are both creative and difficult to stomach.
The advertisements were originally published back in May 2012, and were created by Mexican agency Y&R and photographer Ale Burset.
Each one uses five models showing one individual at different stages of life. In the foreground, the individual is experiencing abuse as a child. Older versions of the abused child grow up as they walk across the background of the frame, and turn into the original abuser by the time they walk a full circle.
“70% of abused children turn into abusive adults. Donate at savethechildren.mx,” the advertisements say.
This is… /terrifyingly/ well-done.
Finished commission for bengges who allowed me to experiment a little. So I tried my hand on painting and shadows, and actually I am happy with the result so far ^___^
I never even knew this and I’ve fed bread to ducks multiple times! D: Definitely reblog this so everyone knows!
POOR DUCKS OMG.
I PROMISE TO NEVER EVER FEED YOU BREAD EVER.
I lot of people don’t know that so I reblog
I keep telling this to people when I see them feeding ducks with bread but usually I only get snide remarks or no reply at all :/
“Der tut nix. Der will nur spielen.”
Another little illustration with LittleGreyCloud and companions. This time around it’s a collaboration with my buddy Tascun, who provided the sketch, while I coloured. The snaily center was ridiculously much fun to do! :D
The title btw. would translate something like: “He means no harm. He just wants to play.” That typical “Oh, he’s friendly”like phrase dog owners like to use. ^__^
Also these must be the loooooongest walkies in history…. 8x
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The first bloodhound line up you see here is from 2006. It shows the five main breeds sorted by size as I imagined (remembered) them back then. The main (or any “pure”) Bloodhound breeds, for that matter, are shaped and hence named after their habitat, so the “main” breeds are (from left to right): Mountains, Desert, Plains, Jungle, Marshes.
Somewhen during the last year though I felt… not necessarily a discontent with them, but a desire to change, to evolve. I had developed the wish to create a unique design for them, something that would alter their shape to a recognizable silhouette. I think one of the reasons for this was the wish to create a design for Bloodi that would prevent him from earning comments such as “What a lovely wolf!” While still being a compliment it was always somewhat painful to read a remark like this. It made me feel incapable as an artist for some reason. I desperately wanted to move away from merely colourful canines with three toes and a fancy facial painting… On the other hand I was very scared of this task. Not only because of the designing challenges lying ahead of me, but also because of the more or less drastic changes that would come over a character that people have been identifying me with for over a decade…
I have been working on these since November last year. I am still not entirely satisfied, but this is due to my… let’s call it, lack of skills and knowledge of anatomy. At this point in time I cannot do better… but this doesn’t mean I never will! So this is definitely not the final state of them, but - nonetheless - I love where this has been going. Granted, I am not fully satisfied with their proportions, but I DO love the shapes of their heads, their knuckles, their tails, their general appearance… it just feels… right.
I wanted to create a design that is recognizable and repeats itself like a common thread, a visual leitmotif that still allows variations (according to habitat and mutation). I wanted them to be recognizable as members of the Bloodhound family, no matter where they came from and still wanted that their main habitat shows more in their design, not only in the colour or the length of the fur.
The biggest, and most obvious change, are the “tentacles”. They aren’t really tentacles as they lack strength to really grasp something. They are part of the sensory system of the Hounds. At the base of each “tentacle” is a gland that excretes hormones and at the tip of each “tentacle” is a sensory organ that picks up on chemical, physical and other impressions.
More about that at a later date though as this is already tl;dr…
The new (upright) line ups include the three most common sub breeds: Cave Hounds, Lagoonies and Unseeing (who do qualifiy as their own breed). I will give all of those digital flats to capture certain impressions of colour palettes. There you will get a slightly better look at them as well, in case tumblr doesn’t allow to zoom into them enough.