This image is one of my favorites! It’s taken by my sister’s professional camera, and the angle made me look so beautiful. When looking at this photo I imagined a scene where a person is wandering the woods to then find me coming out from behind a tree and introducing myself. I added the different colored eyes and arm effects because it makes me look more mythical and alluring (I already look alluring in the original photo). Also, I absolutely LOVE how well shaped my hair was in that shot. In my opinion, afro-hair should be styled like what it is, instead of being brushed with styling tools made for straight hair. It kind of annoys me to see someone with their hair parted smack dab in the middle of their scalp with the hairs moving to the sides. It looks like they’re trying to style their fro the way straight hair is styled. But I don’t tell them anything because I understand that their reasoning for doing so may not necessarily be because they wished their hair functioned like straight hair. Anyway, I also love the shirt I have on, because it has a pattern that most men’s shirts don’t have, and I appreciate that (You’ll see more of the shirt as i make more edits with the photos I have). Also, it has side zippers that can unzip to make it look like the shirt has side slits.
This is my digital art piece for today. It’s a poster advertisement (like the one you’d see in an airport or subway station) for a fictional company my professor assigned me and 4 others called Cloud 9 Airlines. Every Tuesday we as the marketing department must come up with ways to rival our competitors (in our case, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines). We pour the TEA on what goes on in those other companies, while giving our “CEO” advertisement ideas. This coming Tuesday is the same process, except this time I decided to be extra and make an entire advertisement about our new airliner, the Airbus a350. I made this based on the issues described by the professor. Our aircraft had uncomfortable seating, and didn’t appeal to family travelers and business people. Using my knowledge on aircraft and a unanimous decision with my classmates, we decided the a350 was the ideal choice for an upgrade. Because it was a pretend company, I decided to pretend that we’re in a scenario where our orders for our new jets were made. This poster was made to let potential travelers know that our upgraded fleet will arrive soon. I took a template from postermywall, took away irrelevant aspects of it, added the new jet as the main image along with our company’s logo (also made by me), and added the necessary captioning.
This is my favorite outfit out of everything I’ve ever worn in my entire wardrobe. It’s also the most recent, most improved version as well. The original outfit had a cerulean blue button up shirt, cosmic patterned heels, lighter jeans, and a jean short jacket under the button up. My updated outfit sports a jean button up shirt, dark blue jeans, dark blue heels with stripe patterns, and a black sports bra (as seen in the last photo) with a pattern I see as futuristic. The only aspect that hasn’t changed about my outfit is the waist belt-waist cape combination (which I made by cutting a full skirt in half and getting rid of the non transparent parts), and the shape it gives me ;3 I plan to get this outfit in other colors too, because the same belt I used for my outfit comes in different colors. The reason this outfit is my absolute favorite of them all is because it’s the outfit that has the most balance between masculine and feminine. It also has a dash of heroic in it, especially when I strike a pose as the wind blows my waist cape. My androgynous style came into existence when I was in my experimental age during high school. When I hit my sophomore year of college, I created the first near perfect balance of masculine and feminine in my outfit. To this day it remained my signature style. I consider my outfit signature not because of how often I wore it (because I wear this on occasions), but because it made the most impact on my self-esteem so far. It became the symbol of my confidence, solidified my ideas on what I like and disliked, and I never lost interest in it because it can be modified and updated without having to change its original make up. I intend to keep my wardrobe as my signature outfit for the rest of my life. That’s why I call my outfit the Wardrobe of Ages, it is a look that can be modified to fit my current tastes and inspirations, while maintaining the inclusion of transparent and lightweight fabrics that flow in the wind.
Fantasea is inspired by the song Fantasea by Azalea Banks. It’s semi aquatic theme with it’s high pitched background vocal made me imagine the photo you see in this post, and an underwater club scene. Also, I was ready to take my braids off until I wondered, “What’s a good way to part ways with this hurr?”. Then I figured that a semi-submerged photo shoot was the best way, resulting in this image. I tinted my eyes Blue and Silver to represent my femininity and masculinity, and added pupils to them. I also added a “tattoo” of my personal symbol, because if I were to get one, that’s what it would look like.
I made this with my cockiness in mind. While I do feel confident in myself, on rare occasions I become so confident that it gets the best of me, giving off the impression that I’m arrogant and hard to work with. I forget the repercussions momentarily and boast my ability (usually through my actions) until I “trip and fall”. It throws me off my game, embarrases me, and forces my cockiness to revert back to reasonable confidence after I get over the embarrassment. I represent myself being overly confident by making a colossal version of myself with raging, out of control flames that light my surroundings ablaze. The regular sized version of me represents my sense of reason trying to find a way to knock down my ego trip. The water and my signature trident further emphasizes the “regular” me since I’m well known for making art that’s primarily aquatic. This photo is similar to (and mildly inspired by) the encounter between the X-Men and Dark Phoenix. The song Ritual by SHARDEM, PULSE, and SOJHI came to mind when making this because its bassy instrumental make up sounds like a vs. battle to me, and the dark tone gives it a serious, apocalyptic vibe.
I made this edit to personify my confidence. To me, the fire element can represent bravery, fierceness and influence. To match the flames, I put on a cold shoulder top (I know, ironic) I found in fashion nova. I rarely wear this top because it’s pretty difficult to put on and take off. I have to be real careful to avoid tearing it. Anyway, this is the first part of an arc I want to do. I currently have two parts, and will begin working on part 3 after this piece. I put a decent amount of flames in this photo to show that I’m in my early stages of confidence. My fire is strong, but balanced. It ignited after going through a spiritual experience when I turned 15, and realizing a variety of things on how society works at 18. This allowed me to destroy my mental (and some social) barriers to become who I am today. As a result, I became fearless, and no one could contain the fire. The next part takes a slightly darker turn, so next Friday I’ll talk about how these flames can become too much for a person.
As much as I enjoy using aquatic and metallic elements in my art, I also enjoy using other elements. The grass type (I’m speaking pokemon language, so google if you don’t understand) is my choice of alternate elements for today, because it’s what I feel like posting. There is no deep meaning to this piece. I love how my pose came out, and decided to add leaves as my “power” because of how well it matches my kimono. I also added the pink light where my hands reach up to make it look like it’s the head of a flower, while the rest of me can be seen as the stem and leaves of it. I arranged the effects in a way that makes me look radiant and majestic, and even went so far as to change the hue of the photo a little to give the illusion of me radiating an off-green aura.