theblissfulchaos replied to your post “REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEI. it must be Christmas.”
lmao Yes. Super old news. Also, I am supposed to be doing stuff right now, but you’re online and I’m making the most of it.
Took me a damn minute but I found the reply button! WTF is Activity and why does it exist? lol, I feel like my annoyance with new parts of tumblr would be less had I not dropped off the face of the planet…
I have to have a shower now and do normal ppl things too BUT I’LL COME BACK! Promise. I’m done with all the illness blah stuff. Ready for normal life xoxox
HELLO BEAUTIFUL MIRA!!! I remembered a site I used in my youth called Tumblr and had to see if it was still around ;P
Lol it has been Winter here in Australia, ok?!
I highly doubt it was meant to be exploitative but all I can say is the designs are beautiful and I get why Nike used them. I can also understand the Samoan people not wanting their culture appropriated. You’ve got to be aware. These days it’s hard to just plead ignorance. As Nike learned, be prepared to get called out because someone probably will.
I wanted a pair :(REIMUNDO! We just had a conversation about cultural appropriation. Prime example right here.
Why do I never get your tags?! These are uglier than I thought they’d be.
Also, these designs literally make no sense. Your lines about family are the same as ours, and they’re in the middle of lines about life then patterns that aren’t from any Island I recognize. Whose half cousin sold out for this shit?
Sure! So I used Photoshop and Sai. I paint ultra-realistic images IRL, which is why I struggled with cartoonish kinda images (more traditional fan art). I always have to have a reference so this is an example of an image I did from my “model”:
That was 90% sai with some tweaks in Photoshop at the end. No manip-ing involved.
That being said, for the comic book stuff I did a mix of real and fake to give it a unique look. So for this picture, I drew Mercedes (as you can tell from whatever I did to those eyebrows) and put an airport bg in from google:
I used textures for clothes and for a few things, like the airport pic, I took RL pics and outlined them like in a comic.
Basically I cheated at both. For my manips I drew what I needed, for my comic art I’d use manip’d images. Hope that helps!
Best thing to open my inbox to you beautiful human bald eagle hybrid
At my Brit bound session and we stopped midway for a beer break. Typical lol love it! These awesome Australians I just met suggested this cider! #strongbow #canadianinlondon
Strongbow Sweet is so good, and I just came back on tumblr for the first time in months to stalk your blog and see how London life is treating you. Looks like you’re having the best time, just as predicted :D. Ok, back to going through your posts.
I feel like I haven’t thanked you enough, gorgeous. THANK YOU.
You so have! And I only accept thanks in the form of ice-cream, anyway so it’s out of your hands now.