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Elisto Dragonwings
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
All of my line art in the folder "lineart" is now available to be colored. However, if you color it, you must:
-Give credit (to me and anyone else it's appropriate to give credit to.)
-Link back to the line art
-Let me know

I'll feature a thumbnail of your version below the lineart (unless you ask me not to)

Sonic sites to go check out:
Saturday Morning Sonic: because we're awesome /biased
FUS Sea3on comic: because they're awesome /biased

Greg Universe is not weak. Greg is emotionally supportive, caring, making personal and financial sacrifices to support his son. He is poor, yet he does manage to sustain a small business. All the money he makes goes to Steven’s care, he doesn’t live with Steven even though he wants to because it’s in Steven’s best interest, he’ll drop whatever he’s doing whenever Steven needs help or advice, he is involved in Steven’s life and knows Steven’s friends and their families. These are strong, positive traits, not weaknesses.


They are strong traits associated with the traditional role of “mother.” Greg fills the stereotypical role of a single mother doing her best to support her child. He is not a stereotypical father. When people object to Greg’s characterization, they are not actually objecting to a “weak male character” but to the blurring of their own gendered expectations and values. Greg is not part of some feminist plot to portray men as weak because it’s not feminism that says his traits are weak or even specifically “feminine.” It’s not feminism that says men have to be financially successful, physically strong, assertive, dominant, stoic, or stereotypically “masculine” to be strong. Feminism points out how we conceptualize and gender those ideas and values, but it didn’t create them and certainly doesn’t endorse them. If you believe in equality yet think those “feminine” traits express weakness when a man embodies them while being strengths when applied to women, consider what that says about what you (perhaps subconsciously) think of women and equality. Consider who’s really looking down on caring, nurturing, supposedly less “masculine” men if you’re seeing characters like Greg as weak.

Men aren’t weak for sharing traits with women. Supposedly “feminine” traits aren’t weak. It’s sexism that boxes people into those roles and makes that value claim. That’s the whole point his existence challenges.

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Eshettar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Perhaps this comes hopelessly out-of-date but thank you for adding me to your watch, Elisto! I really must browse your gallery sometime in the near future! You always create fantastic stuff and it's been too long since I enjoyed them!
Elisto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hahaha, thanks! ^_^;;
illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Your Double Standard picture is so cool! And raises a vital point!
Elisto Featured By Owner May 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's an issue that's always bothered me, made worse by the comics in recent recent years.
illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I know, right? You should totally make more of these!
Elisto Featured By Owner May 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
I would love to, I just don't have any more ideas XD
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DigimonRescueGurl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw the satam version PERFECTLY! How do you do it! It`s amazing!
Elisto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
^_^;;  I don't know about perfect, but thanks. I guess it was just a lot of practice and using a lot of references from both the show and Art Mawhiney's pencils for the comics (he did SatAM's storyboards as well as the early comics, so there are similarities between his style and SatAM). I always had a preference for his art, so he influenced my Sonic style a lot since I was little.
kaikaku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm late! Happy Birthday! <3
Elisto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
haha, thanks!
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