This blog is dedicated to equal representation in Night Vale
Just a couple Cecils I’ve doodled over the summer and somehow never uploaded? Tacky flower prints and jelly bracelets are the way to go, and one day I will learn how to do tinted glasses right. Also a Carlos, because the color references came as a pair (also a crappy color attempt at my Carlos’ Lichtenberg scar).
Something I’ve been noticing with fanart of Janice is that she’s always in a hospital wheelchair and, quite frankly, I really think that’s not okay. I wanted to share an article that I read once that opened my eyes to how poorly people in wheelchairs are represented in art, and why it’s important to portray them accurately. The article is:
In it, the author details why it’s problematic to automatically default to a hospital wheelchair for a person with disabilities rather than put in the time and effort to learn to draw a wheelchair that they would use to get around in their everyday life. There are also examples given of what wheelchairs should look like.
I think it’s important to portray it accurately in art because I don’t believe you’re truly representing a person with disabilities if you’re not drawing their equipment properly.
This fandom is so interested in representation and the reaction to Janice being a person with disabilities was so positive that I really think we should give her the kind of complete and accurate representation that her character deserves.
-casually tosses this into the void-
idk, I’m making a playlist tomorrow and needed artwork and suddenly it’s really hard to draw Cecil’s hair for some reason? so I have mixed feelings but it’ll do
second picture because Carlos looks way better without the goggles (lab safety be darned)
i’m still learning how to do art lmao that’s why his expression is weak