The Moon Base
For some reason I really, really loved this quote and it inspired me to draw again.
It’s unfortunate that most people would probably say that he is a monster based completely on looks. I drew him with the intention of making something ugly, because in my mind a monster can’t be a monster without being ugly.
But that thing could be the sweetest, most caring and generous being on the planet, who always puts the happiness of others ahead of his own despite the way he looks, in which case he isn’t a monster at all.
I noticed afterwards that I used a lot of asymmetry, which makes sense considering the obsession with beauty objectifies symmetry and perfection.

I think a completely symmetrical version might be more scary or intimidating than ugly.

For some reason I really, really loved this quote and it inspired me to draw again.

It’s unfortunate that most people would probably say that he is a monster based completely on looks. I drew him with the intention of making something ugly, because in my mind a monster can’t be a monster without being ugly.

But that thing could be the sweetest, most caring and generous being on the planet, who always puts the happiness of others ahead of his own despite the way he looks, in which case he isn’t a monster at all.

I noticed afterwards that I used a lot of asymmetry, which makes sense considering the obsession with beauty objectifies symmetry and perfection. I think a completely symmetrical version might be more scary or intimidating than ugly.

February 11th, 2014 , 8 notes

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