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My thesis project, Dom & Sub, a.k.a. why I’ve been such a bad tumblr-er/bad friend/etc. My artist statement:

Dom & Sub is a body of illustrative work in digital media that attempts to humanize practitioners of BDSM and offer a representation of kinky sex that not only refutes negative stereotypes but informs the audience that sadomasochistic play is done best between happy, healthy, and consenting adults. I portrayed the couple in the work not only engaging in S&M play but also building a “scene” together and nurturing one another after the play has concluded; these are moments often left unconsidered or completely ignored in visual representations of S&M. I believe it’s important to see how kinky scenes are crafted with care, commitment to safety and enthusiastic consent in order to limit those times when sadomasochistic play is used to abuse or dehumanize other human beings. It is my hope that my audience will learn from the illustrations that sadomasochistic play is not always dark or scary, and that fellow ‘kinksters’ can enjoy tender representations of S&M that do not ridicule or pathologize them. I’ve designed the work to engage sadomasochistic imagery, material and theory with an ethical conscience.

This work now for sale at Society6.

Trying to come up with a for realz final title for my thesis paper…

…and I can’t do any better than pun-y bullshit, it seems:

Polarizing feminist discourse and sadomasochism: Both a pain in the ass

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carolineogrady:

Another work in progress for my first illustration, which is actually piece number two in the series. I’d wager this is one is aboot 76% done.

Theeeesiisss

carolineogrady:

Another work in progress for my first illustration, which is actually piece number two in the series. I’d wager this is one is aboot 76% done.

Theeeesiisss

she-hero:

The first post! I have gender bent the Driver from Drive, who I just realized doesn’t actually have a name. Intriguing. Anyway, love this movie, love the stylized action and soundtrack. Enjoy.

I did it, everyone! Finally started my weekly blog project! Still behind though. Clearly this whole ‘weekly’ thing is gonna be tricky for me.

she-hero:

The first post! I have gender bent the Driver from Drive, who I just realized doesn’t actually have a name. Intriguing. Anyway, love this movie, love the stylized action and soundtrack. Enjoy.

I did it, everyone! Finally started my weekly blog project! Still behind though. Clearly this whole ‘weekly’ thing is gonna be tricky for me.

posted 1 year ago with 8 notes
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Assignment for a class - jewelry illustration, yo

Assignment for a class - jewelry illustration, yo

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Lackadaisy Fool aka Albino Fetishization

Lackadaisy Fool aka Albino Fetishization

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Drawin’ and comparing food for my ethics class. 

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Shameless self-promotion.

Shameless self-promotion.

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Heartsick
Updated from version one. Read the book!

Heartsick

Updated from version one. Read the book!

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A book cover for my faaaaaav serial killer book series Heartsick. Keepin’ mah pink and pulpy aesthetic strong.

A book cover for my faaaaaav serial killer book series Heartsick. Keepin’ mah pink and pulpy aesthetic strong.

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So gung-ho about things that aren’t thesis, rite nou. So here is a sloppy WIP.

So gung-ho about things that aren’t thesis, rite nou. So here is a sloppy WIP.

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Like all da cool kidz, I have made a blog chronicling my journey through the thesis process at PNCA.

As it stands currently, some of the writing may not be as smooth and sweet-sounding as I should like, and some of the links are sorta empty. Because I am tired, drunk-ish and running on Red Bull and tater tots.

ART SCHOOL, guiz.

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Pisces by Myself. An Update of the original work.

Pisces by Myself. An Update of the original work.

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Pisces by Moi. Icon project for Portland Design Week 2012.
Updated: See the update here

Pisces by Moi. Icon project for Portland Design Week 2012.

Updated: See the update here

posted 2 years ago with 94 notes
pncaillustration:

Caroline O‘Grady / 2013

pncaillustration:

Caroline O‘Grady / 2013