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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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A Keys No Filter

A Keys No Filter

Created this lineart aka coloring page for my patrons on Patreon. For a $2 pledge you can receive this printable coloring page and more! I also started coloring it and put the full verison on there too. Truly appreciate my patrons 🙂 Hope you enjoy 💕

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May 2016 Calendar

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Bring in the May flowers 🌼🌻🌹💐 cause I'm so over these April showers ☔

Check out this adorkable May 2016 Calendar.

Includes:

•Printable calendar

•Desktop version

•Mobile version

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🌼Screenshot of mobile wallpaper🌼

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I’m a Magical Unicorn

Some nights I'm just too lazy to twist up my hair or even put in a two buns. Just slap my silk bonnet on and jump into bed. Then when I wake up and walk into the bathroom to be greeted by my magical unicorn greatness. So majestic. I love it! Means I'll be wearing my hair in two French twists. Moral of the story is do your damn hair 🙂 -Tawana

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Which Mood Are You?

I'm intrigued by the new Facebook update. Now we have REACTION emojis in lieu of just giving posts a "like" 👍 As a Facebook business page owner, I am intrigued and slightly frighten by this update. I'm excited to see how folks rate my work but at the same time no one wants negativity. But then again that comes with the territory. I've been wanting to make my own emojis or sticker emojis. So I'll start with the new reaction emojis. I may do some more and post them on my Patreon page. 

Emotions:

Like👍••• Love❤

Haha😂 ••• WOW😮

Sad😢   ••• Angry😠

I think with the added reactions, page owners are definitely going to up their game in the content they offer. I know I plan to...or at least try to. Wonder if Instagram will over something similar to this update. Which mood are you?

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Is Your ‘Fro SEXY AF?

So I wanted to start re-creating some of my old artwork. I did a "'Fros Are Sexy" back in 2014. I thought it was the bomb dot com back then plus it got alot of shares. Looking at it now I'm like OMG I've come a long way with Illustrator. If you haven't noticed I love vector art and do 99% of my illustrations in Adobe Illustrator CS5. 

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When re-creating this illustration I wanted my character to look sexy and almost uninterested. The curls need not be defined and I'm really into mid rings right now. Guess because its the trend right now even though I do not wear them myself. Anyway...I did want to keep some elements from the original illustration such as the gold jewelry and black dress. At first I had given her a red lip but was like maybe it looks to harsh or intimidating. But really it's not; however these are the thoughts that go through my head in the finalizing stages as I look at the illustration from my computer and phone. Always walk away for a bit before deciding. Then I just decided why not post both. She looks good with a natural lip and a red one. Which do you prefer?

Not all of us have defined curls without product. I love seeing my fellow naturalistas rocking their fluffy twistouts or picked out 'fro. Our hair is beautiful whether defined or not. I have tight corkscrew curls or some may say I'm apart of the 4C hair club. I do love fluffing my hair to its fullest potential. Do you wear your hair in its natural state of an afro? Is your 'fro sexy AF? 

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