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I’ve seen a lot of stuff about racially diverse fairy tales lately and it got me thinking. I decided to try and illustrate one idea I got: Japanese Snow White. I chose Japan because the “Hair as black as ebony, skin as white as snow” reminded me a lot of ancient Japanese concepts of beauty. I did change the apple to a peach though, since peaches are more intrinsic in many Japanese stories and culture. I suck at realism but I tried. It’s kind of a mix of realism and some of the wood block prints I looked at for references. Tough part was the 12 layer kimono (Junihitoe, traditionally worn by court ladies in ancient Japan). It was originally larger, but I couldn’t get the many layers right and decided to crop it. Pose is referenced from a photo of “Snow White” floating around the internet, and the patterns from origami paper and other sources. If anyone feels there is a problem with it, let me know. I want to do this with respect and do it correctly, so i welcome the chance to be educated (so long as it is with civility).
I might try to do more some day if I get more ideas. If anyone has suggestions for fairytales as represented by a different culture than say Disney or event heir country of origin, go ahead and let me know. I love any excuse.
Flower of the Night Dress from Punk Rave! See more here »www.beserk.com.au/punk-rave
Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!
WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.
FLOATY FRIEND CABBAGES
you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it
The day you start agreeing with the parents in kids movies is the day it’s all over.
Three Ocarina of Time Greats Confirmed for Hyrule Warriors
As playable characters. I’m so happy I could dance!
Among the playable characters are the Goron Sage Darunia, Zora Sage Ruto, and Zelda’s alter-ego Sheik.
Sheik being confirmed will only bring up the age old debate over what gender he or she was supposed to appear as. Ruto will probably nag enemies to death and make them carry her about the level.
If Darunia’s dance moves don’t make an appearance, I will be heartbroken. [❤]
Buy: Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Necklace Set
An important part of cinematic history.
Her brOTHERS FACE THOUGH
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first things first i’m a princess
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