Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”
Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.
Hi, I've asked you about animating before, but now I wanted to ask you something different. So, how long were you taking art classes for? I'm in my fourth year of art in high school, I was wondering how many years you took before you got your career. I mean, I know I want to do something with art but I'm always second guessing. It seems like I've been doing art forever, not saying that's a bad thing. Anyway, please try to answer this when you can! Quizzically yours, - Etch
Let’s see… well, I actually didn’t get the chance to take art classes in highschool until my senior year because I was taking band class instead, but I’d been drawing on my own for as long as I could hold a crayon. I also squeezed 4 years worth of art school in to 3.5 years during college. I got my first freelance art gig within a year of graduating, and my first studio gig after about a year.
Here’s my advice, and it’s advice you (general you) have probably seen floating around on tumblr a lot from artists, so I apologize if it’s repetitive, but: