How did the SOPA/PIPA protest do on Tumblr?
Two days ago, you guys stepped up once again to show the world just how much we care about protecting the Internet. Together, we generated more than 140,000 calls to Senators, spent more than 4,200 hours on the phone with their staffers, and blacked out 650,000 of our blogs to make our point and inspire others to get involved. And what’s more, this was on top of the 90,000 calls we sent to members of the House of Representatives a month ago. Incredible.
It’s now becoming clear just how much impact our action is having. On January 18th, only 31 members of Congress opposed these bills. Just one day later, 101 members of Congress publicly stood with us in opposition. We are being heard.
And as of today, it looks like both the Senate PIPA and House SOPA bills have been shelved, for the moment. It seems pretty likely that the bills won’t pass as written—a big first win. We now hope that Internet companies, the creative community and the content industry join together to innovate and devise new partnerships to combat online piracy. We’re confident there are effective ways to do this without damaging the Internet or diminishing our freedoms.
You’ve made a big difference in keeping the Internet a safe and open place for creators. Thank you again.
I was in a car accident and still in recovery. I hope to be back and in full effect next week I hope. Cheers to a great weekend!!!
Ian Reynold is a Chicago-based painter. Working with oil on linen, Reynold creates emotive paintings that are influenced by photorealism yet simultaneously retain a painterly touch. Regardless of whether you like his subject matter or not, I think you’ll agree that Reynold possesses technical chops. At just 23 years old (fucking crazy, right?), he spends between 100 and 400 hours on each painting he creates, and it shows. While it may be a tad hard to tell from the small image above, the 32” x 20” painting is exquisite in how detail laden it is. Reynold’s ability to paint textiles and his mastery of capturing light source is impressive. Do take note of how he has painted the creases in the undershirt in the foreground, and the feathering technique he has used to achieve depth of field in the comforter in the background. Additionally- if you’ve ever painted skin before- you know how hard it is to paint it accurately. Given that skin has a degree of translucence where veins and arteries influence coloration from within the multiple layers of ectodermal tissue, it is beyond hard to replicate skin’s inherent iridescence with paint. However, Reynold is able to masterfully paint skin which is a feat in and of itself- really take note how he has painted the legs in the image above. Lastly, check out how he has painted tattoos, specifically how he has captured how black tattoo ink ‘greens’ over time, and how tissue cells age over time resulting in tattoos that feature faded pigments and line work that tends to ‘blow out’ (visible in the ‘suited man’ tattoo). Reynold reached out to us, and we were blown away- it is one of the most jaw-dropping email submissions we have ever received. If Reynold keeps it up and matures his subject matter then we may have the next John Currin on our hands. We’re not blowing smoke up this kid’s ass- he could very well reach the upper echelon of modern American painting. Follow Reynold on Tumblr here.
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Today, I was told by a close friend that I had four things against me 1. I am a woman. 2. I am a bisexual female. 3. Multi-racial female. 4. Obese based on America’s standards. I can only change one of them which is the latter one. I still will be an outsider, so I am going to be me and that’s all there is to it.