Stop Crying Girl | Natural Hair Comic

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So back in the day when the natural hair movement wasn't so saturated I remember girls becoming OBSESSED with natural hair beauty gurus. To the point that the fans thought it was their hair too. God forbid one of these natural hair gurus did a second big chop. Some of their fans would LOSE their minds like they got their hair cut off too. You'd see them in the Youtube comments mourning the dead hair...😭

That's when I came to realization that the natural hair community was  "lengthist". Everyone envied the big curly hair. Even I did, not appreciating the inbetween "ugly" phase. Basically don't live vicariously through your favorite naturalista. #hairgoals

Does anyone remember the old school natural hair beauty gurus of like 2007-2009? I miss ladies like Rustic Beauty. Hope she's doing well. 

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Hi Bich! | Natural Hair Comic

I've been thinking about this one for awhile. 

Hello fellow naturalistas👋 Let's talk about straightening our hair. THIS IS A PROCESS! First you have to pray🙏 to baby Jesus that He will allow your hair to revert back once you're ready to come back to the Curly Nation. Sometimes this is a 2-3 day process like UGGGGH😣 for the fear of HEAT 🔥 DAMAGE.

I spend HOURS washing and deep conditioning my hair. Then I have to blow out my hair to have the best results for straightening my hair. I have tight coils and they have to be stretched to the Gods before using a flat iron. AND I do not use that cold setting I need to get this process done ASAP! Also have to keep a fan on in the bathroom. Cannot have sweat dripping down while trying to get these locs silky straight. Spend another few HOURS to straight since you gotta take the rat tail comb and flat iron to mini sections. Straightening natural hair is so OBNOXIOUS and TEDIOUS! Maybe just keep the curls...

Then I get my hair the way I want just to take one step outside and HUMIDITY be like:

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Should You Join Patreon?

Joining Patreon

Hello there! Looking to support your favorite content creator or are you a content yourself? Consider joining Patreon.  Consider Patreon a ✨fan subscription✨ where you can get access to exclusive content. There different tiers of membership per content creator where you can receive different rewards. Participate in polls and discusses. Learn tips and tricks. And you can "edit" your pledge at any time.

 

I have Patreon page called Tawana Simone where I post printables and illustrations. I offer different tiers that gain pledgers access to different rewards. If you're into printable items like stickers and digital papers to natural hair art consider joining my Patreon.

Hello! My name is Tawana and I'm a pug momma.  You may know my work through my internet persona Adorkable Affiliation! Here you'll receive printables, comics, line art and illustrations. Patreon is my chance to create exclusive content just for YOU. I love creating art and sharing it with the world.  I mostly work in Adobe Illustrator. Here you'll get early access as well as content exclusive only to Patreon plus WIPs(works in progress). 

 

New illustrations every month and there are different tiers you can support. Every pledger will receive awesome rewards in return of their support. You can set how much you want to pledge each month. If you wish to change or remove your pledge, you can do so by clicking "Edit Pledge."

Once you pledge you are charged up front and at the beginning at each month thereafter. 

You can pledge as low as $2 to gain access to exclusive content. Rewards are delivered monthly. Certain Glamazon rewards are sent out via private message 2x a month. Once at the beginning of the month (10-15) and again at the end of the month (28-3). You must be a current pledger at the time the link(s) are sent out to gain access to download the zip file. If you miss the exclusive link at the beginning of the month you can get access to the next one at the end of the month. And vice versa.

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Natural Hair Girl Sipping Coffee Clipart

Sipping Coffee☕

Hello 👋 ! These are 12in x 12in clipart I made in Illustrator.  Available in (3) different skin-tones. You see those curls! Love them❤ Use these clipart(s) to enhance your designs and create unique items like wedding invitations, anniversary or birthday cards, decor party, scrap booking, handcrafted items gift wrapping, stickers, cases and some much more...

This clipart design contains :
• high quality 300 dpi JPG  and PNG files
• 12" x 12"

**PNG files have transparent backgrounds so you can have it be any color you want using your favorite editing software.

This is clipart is available in my Etsy shop and comes with a small business license. Check out my FAQ to review the license policy.

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Available here 👉 Natural Hair Girl Sipping Coffee 👈

 

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I’m Feeling Myself | Natural Hair Comic

I love fluffing my hair. Some days I be feelin' myself and start posing in front of the mirror. #goodhairday. I also love playing in my hair after a good blowout. The bigger the hair the harder they stare...

 

This little choppy animation was inspired by Beulah of creamycrackrehab

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Second Day Hair Is The Best Hair | Natural Hair Comic

Why is it that 2nd day or 3rd day hair is always the best!? If only I could achieve this on first day hair. I have tight coils so my shrinkage is like 50%. I absolutely HATE shrinkage. And please do not tell me it's something I just need to accept as a naturalista. Like no I don't. Its been 10 years and still do not eff with shrinkage. That being said wash n' gos are a no go.

My twist outs can happen on wet or dry hair depending on how I'm feeling Sunday (aka wash day). If I want to achieve something close to 2nd hair then I'll blow my hair out prior to twisting because diffusing does not giving the look I want. 

I don't necessary dislike 1st day hair because sometimes it be looking real cute. But watching my hair expand I'm just like get it girl! Second or third day hair the ish because your hair starts stretching and volume is escalating. We WANT BIG ASS HAIR. WE WANT THOSE STARES. I want my hair as big as it can get. Its funny because when I wear my 1st day to work I always get asked if I cut my hair...<insert eyeroll and laugh emoji> 

Do you prefer 2nd or 3rd day hair?

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Black. No Cream. No Sugar.

☕Black. No Cream. No Sugar.☕

Bored or stress. Print out this line art and color away! This PDF is 8.5 X 11". This coloring page is available >>here<<

As usual these printables are free for personal use, (check my FAQ if you haven’t previously.)  If you have been here before, you know the drill.

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Black. No Cream. No Sugar☕

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Casually Chic | OOTD 01

So back in the day I use to do outfit of the day illustrations. And lately I've been exploring Pinterest. I love taking an ootd (outfit of the day) layout and making it my own.

Outfit of the Day "Jae" | tawanasimone.com

Outfit of the Day "Ch'elle" | tawanasimone.com

The gig is that I illustrate my own interpretation of these outfit of the day layouts. I will not always stick with the color scheme. These are fun to do an get the creative juices going. I also use to get my Facebook fans involved. Might bring that back.

Adorkable Affiliation Etsy | tawanasimone.com

I'd like to start a series of OOTD of natural haired girls and such. It's the same character in (3) different outfits found on Pinterest. I'm in love with the middle one💕 

I created some new curly hair brushes in Illustrator to create her hair. In the first two illustrations her hair is a little more kinky and I love it. Need to draw more tighter curls.

Casually Chic | tawanasimone.com

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February 2017 Printable Calendar & Planner Stickers | Patreon Exclusive

February 2017 Calendar

💕Be Mine💕

Check out this adorkable February 2017 calendar.

Includes:

•Printable calendar

•Printable planner stickers

•Mobile version

 This is a patreon exclusive

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I love having these monthly mobile backgrounds. They come in handy during meetings or needing to glance at a calendar real quick. The calendar, mobile background and printable stickers are patreon exclusive. $5 Pledgers will receive all 3 items and $2 pledgers will receive the printable stickers only. 

 

I'm consistently turning my characters into printable planner sticker kits that are available on Patreon. Patreon is a great platform where you can support your favorite creators. On there I post my artwork and printables. Check it out.

 

Check out some adorkable printable freebies ☛ here ☚

❤Printable Planner Stickers❤

 

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