Survival of the Fittest by gailsouthworth

My most recent work, a fanart for Pacific Rim. Will make more sense if you’ve seen the movie!

Survival of the Fittest by gailsouthworth

My most recent work, a fanart for Pacific Rim. Will make more sense if you’ve seen the movie!

Depression is often misunderstood as either temporary feeling like sadness or something that makes people go crazy and start killing people. It’s neither, it’s an illness that essentially causes one to slowly self-destruct. It’s beyond one’s range of conscious control and it makes us behave in ways we’re not really aware of. Essentially, I want to do my bit to demystify the disease. If it’s better understood, it’s a lot easier to help people that suffer from it.
Read the rest of the interview with Clay from Depression Comix at http://persephonemagazine.com/2013/05/31/interview-with-the-artist-clay-depression-comix/
Photo prints are now available on deviantArt! They’re more affordable than the giclee prints, for those of you who don’t need archival prints.
And the same goes here- all proceeds will be donated to the National Autism Association. :)
Prisoner to My Own Mind by *gailsouthworth

Photo prints are now available on deviantArt! They’re more affordable than the giclee prints, for those of you who don’t need archival prints.

And the same goes here- all proceeds will be donated to the National Autism Association. :)

Prisoner to My Own Mind by *gailsouthworth

Today I posted a very special print. It’s one that’s been in the makings for several months, and is very dear to me. It’s titled ‘Prisoner to My Own Mind’ and is a piece in honor of my friend Jo, showing her struggle with asperger syndrome. This is also a special print because all proceeds will be donated to the National Autism Association.

Jo came to me when she saw a previous work of mine. She wanted to share her own story, and contacted me. From there, I listened to her explain her struggles, and together we came up with a concept that we feel mirrors that struggle.

To fully understand the piece, here’s Jo’s own words:

“I live every day, sometimes feeling like I am a prisoner in my own mind. But I have a lot of comfort given to me by knowing that many of these flaws in my personality aren’t because I’m a terrible person. It’s because I am a person with a disorder that I have to work to overcome. It’s something that means I can stop beating myself up about not being able to change some of these things… but maybe I can learn how to work around them. […]

It means you are special.

You have more to overcome than the average person, you have talents for things that other people don’t.

You might not be able to look them in the eye, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love someone just as deeply as they can love you, if not deeper and with a loyalty so fierce it overlooks flaws.”

Months later, the artwork is finished, and today it premieres on Society6. 

Once a month I will be sending a donation to the National Autism Association in honor of everyone who bought prints, as well as Jo. I will be posting receipts on my Facebook Page so that you can all keep me accountable. See below for details on cost of production versus proceeds so you can get an idea of how much of each print will be donated, and how much will go towards printing costs.

A huge ‘thank you’ to Jo, and to everyone for buying prints or spreading the word.

dynamicafrica:

Works by South African artist Loyiso Mkize

Autism/Aspergers Charities
I’m looking for a good autism/aspergers non-profit (NOT including Autism Speaks.) So far I was recommended http://autisticadvocacy.org/. Any others anyone can recommend, or anyone want to second this recommendation?

I’m going to be donating the proceeds from an art print to an org, but need to decide on which to donate to.
(via Bird (Sketch) Dump)
I’ll admit to having been in a rut for a while. I did artwork for work, and that was about it. The few projects I had on my own were slow going. But to my surprise I was up at 3 in the morning sketching when I couldn’t sleep. I called out to my to get some inspiration from fellow ‘night owls’… and just ended up drawing an owl and other birds.
These actually mean a lot to me. I’ve been unable to sketch for a while, and I hope this becomes a pattern. I experimented a bit with brushes for these, and tried not going from any direct references (so wildlife experts, do not expect accuracy.)

(via Bird (Sketch) Dump)

I’ll admit to having been in a rut for a while. I did artwork for work, and that was about it. The few projects I had on my own were slow going. But to my surprise I was up at 3 in the morning sketching when I couldn’t sleep. I called out to my to get some inspiration from fellow ‘night owls’… and just ended up drawing an owl and other birds.

These actually mean a lot to me. I’ve been unable to sketch for a while, and I hope this becomes a pattern. I experimented a bit with brushes for these, and tried not going from any direct references (so wildlife experts, do not expect accuracy.)

Yet another piece of artwork that was never finished! I really need to get off my ass and finish some things. It’s piling up =P

Yet another piece of artwork that was never finished! I really need to get off my ass and finish some things. It’s piling up =P

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