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

 This is a patreon exclusive. Files are in a zipped folder

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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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Happy National Wine Day!

So this illustration has been through it....All I can say is always remember to save your work. I accidentally hit Ctrl+W and wasn't paying attention when I selected "NO". All my work gone...sigh. And I debated about not attempting to redraw this but I did it anyway while drinking some Pink Moscato in my unicorn mug. The wine was pink at first to mimic what I'm drinking then I changed my mind and made it white.

Which is your favorite: white, pink or red wine🍷?

 

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I love white and dessert wines most. Don't let me get my hand on a pink Moscato, mimosa or sangria. Reds are too dry and smoky for me. The after taste is just blaaaah. I also used some new hair brushes for this illustration. I just love drawing curly kinky hair.

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This is an old beautiful illustration I did for Mimosa Monday. I recently tried it with cranberry juice and also grapefruit. Did not realize how good it would taste. I'm not a drink but when I do I want it to taste as fruity as possible.

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3 Wise Naturalistas

So this illustration is based off of the three wise monkeys. 👀 No Evil, 👂 No Evil, 👄 No Evil. It's a simple design with varying hairstyles and skin tones. Check out my Red Bubble to purchase this design on notebooks, cases, pouches and more! 

 

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Why Won’t My Flexirod Set Let Me Be Great!?

I am one lazy naturalista but it seems like every time I try something new with my hair it's a SUPER FAIL. Like why me!? Why can't I be great? I can watch a million and one Youtube tutorials and never figure it. <insert sad face> Whether it's a flexirod set or perm rod set. I mean I want and would love to achieve the perfect curly 'fro but I just don't think it's in the cards for me. I have no advice on this topic and just wanted to illustrate my frustration with my natural curly kinky hair. Will I continue to try and achieve this perfect curly 'fro...? Um, probably! I want to wear cute hair styles like the popular natural hair Youtubers too. So yes chile, I will be trying again on a rainy Sunday while I watch Netflix.

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Hair Poppin’ Selfie

I saw a picture of India from My Natural Sistas and was inspired to do this illustration. I just love curly hair and illustrating it. There should be more curly haired art. For this illustration I created a new curly hair brush. I may do a tutorial someday on how I make them in Illustrator. I've been following India and her sisters via social media for awhile. I'm always in awe of their hair. If I wasn't such a lazy naturalista I would try some of their styles. But I probably won't... ¯_(✿◠‿◠)_/¯

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