Posts tagged with "Badass"

Brian Taborda x Artwork

My name is Brian Taborda. I am a 24-year-old with an affinity for putting pen to paper and creating magic. Ever since I was a child I’ve always found myself drawn to drawing. As the years went by, I narrowed my artistic focus and began honing my skills as a cartoonist. Growing up, I always admired the artwork when I would watch my favorite cartoons on T.V. I chose to pursue this style because I was attracted to the freedom that this genre of art offered. Cartoons tend to be funny and ironic. Cartoons are one of the oldest forms of animated entertainment and, despite technological advancement, cartoons have maintained the classic and simplistic design elements that have set the style apart from other forms of artistic expression. These last few years, the political and economical climate in my home country of Venezuela has worsened tremendously. The present situation has motivated me to further develop my illustration skills. I know that if I improve, I will be able to achieve whatever I set my mind to. Choosing to focus on my art means working for commission so that I can earn enough money to escape this socialist dictatorship in Venezuela. I’ve been able to work towards fulfilling my dreams because of the the support that I receive from my family, my girlfriend and my friends. I specialize a style of cartoon illustration that was popular in the 1930’s, however, I like to add a bit of an “underground” or “urban” vibe to the final products. I work primarily using Adobe Illustrator. I typically use the brush and pen tools and draw with the mouse. I hope to one day illustrate using more modern tools but, since the economy of my country is so bad, I can’t afford the proper equipment so I have to use what I have. Fans of my art can look forward to seeing my name agin in the future future as I hope to, one day, release my own clothing line, with stickers, skateboards, etc. that will have my illustrations on them. Of course, I would keep on doing commissions of my drawing for clients who ware interested. My goal is to get more people to start loving and appreciating cartoons, especially the older ones that were the pioneers of this timeless genre. They are the base of everything we have now animation wise.

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Did you catch that? Keanu Reeves surfed a motorcycle during the Big Game

If you watched the Big Game, you probably saw that Squarespace ran its fifth consecutive Super Bowl ad. This time around, we tapped actor Keanu Reeves: action star and motorcycle enthusiast who has been running his motorcycle company through Squarespace since 2015.

The ad, which features Keanu performing a badass motorcycle-surfing stunt in the middle of a desert, encourages viewers to go out and “make it happen.” And yes, he really performed the stunt himself.

Revenge Body Season 2

E! SHOWS THE PASSION, POWER AND DEDICATION

IT TAKES TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE WHEN

“REVENGE BODY WITH KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN”

RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO ON SUNDAY, January 7th AT 10pm ET/PT

Notable Appearance from Entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West

E!’s inspirational transformation series Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian returns for season two on Sunday, January 7th at 10 pm ET/PT.   With the help of model and TV personality Khloé Kardashian, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Strong Looks Better Naked,” and her team of fitness, style and beauty experts, participants get the individualized help and encouragement to transform into the person they always dreamed of becoming inside and out.

During this eight-episode season, famous celebs stop by to provide advice and tough love, including pop-culture icon Kim Kardashian West. For a full list of the participants, before photos, and what has inspired them to make a change, please visit http://eonli.ne/2xyk7hC, and for a sneak peek of the series visit: http://eonli.ne/2y9ueKG. This original unscripted series is produced by Khlomoney Entertainment, Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate and Ryan Seacrest Productions.  Eli Frankel, Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Ryan Seacrest and Larissa Matsson serve as executive producers.

This season, 17 men and women commit to a physically and emotionally challenging journey to prove to themselves and those who have been negative forces in their lives that they’re worthy of love and respect. People from all walks of life confront their past, present, and future and reveal what has brought them to this pivotal point in their lives. Whether these men and women have experienced bullying, are trying to mend relationships, or facing any other tough challenges, Khloé – who has overcome her own body issues – is there to help and will meet and check in with the participants throughout their entire process.

Khloé personally gets to know them, finds out what has broken them down, and gives them the tools they need to build themselves back up. From an honorably discharged military veteran struggling with the loss of his identity to newlyweds who want to get healthy before starting a family, each episode will feature everyday people tackling what’s holding them back from being the best they can be. However, even with the best intentions, not every journey is smooth, and not everyone makes it across the finish line.

Hilary Knight x The Red Bulletin

(Article Courtesy of The Red Bulletin)

Hilary Knight is leading the charge for equitable pay for U.S. women’s hockey. The fiery forward explains the importance of fighting battles for future generations.

Outside in Tampa it’s 98 degrees with nearly 100 percent humidity, but inside the Florida Hospital Center Ice hockey arena, it’s an alternate dimension. The air is crisp, with enough bite that tiny plumes of vapor appear with every exhale of breath. The entire rink reverberates as Hilary Knight slams puck after puck against the wall. You can tell she’s a pro.

At 28, Knight is arguably the best forward on the U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey team — a team that captures the hearts of the country every four years during the Winter Olympics. But beyond her determination to score goals and earn medals, Knight has become a powerful advocate for promoting gender equality and a strong female body image.

Earlier this year, Knight made waves across the sports world when she and her fellow teammates threatened to boycott the World Championships over inequitable pay. After a funding agreement was reached with USA Hockey and the boycott was lifted, Knight scored the winning goal in overtime against bitter rivals Canada in the World Championship finals. It was a huge victory for women’s hockey, but Knight says there’s still a lot of work to be done.

Read the full article at The Red Bulletin

Brave by Rose McGowan

HarperOne is thrilled to present BRAVE by Rose McGowan, on sale January 30, 2018. It is unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.

“Hello fellow human, pleased to meet you. My name is Rose McGowan and

I am BRAVE. I want you to be too.”


BRAVE
is McGowan’s raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.

 

“My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another, the biggest cult of all: Hollywood. BRAVE is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same.”

 

Rose McGowan is a writer, director, music artist, former actress, entrepreneur, founder of #ROSEARMY and feminist whistle-blowing badass activist who held lead roles in films such as The Doom Generation, Scream, Jawbreaker, and Planet Terror. She starred on the hit series Charmed from 2001 to 2006. Her directorial debut, Dawn, was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Her album, skincare line and documentary will all be released in 2018.

 

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