i wanted to draw sunny as an itty bitty school girl
lovechubbychan said: I don’t know what kind of lalaland you live in where white girls are safer or less judged than the rest of the civilized world. All articles taken into consideration, I will rock a kimono, a hanbok, a sari, a hula skirt, and hijab at some point in my life, public or private,…
As far as I’m concerned, white privilege is very, very real and exists in most corners of the civilized world. Being a girl definitely doesn’t make you safe, and certainly not safer than your white male, and I’m not saying all white girls are safe - but being white sure helps a lot. Thats the keyword here- white. Racism is real. White privilege is real. Both racism and white privilege, to some degree, ensures what white people are safer in pretty much every meaning of the word.
When was the last time you heard about a black cop getting away with murdering a white kid? Honestly, I’m not sure what to say to you, but as I’ve already mentioned, I’m not keen on starting a discussion, but uhh…
You rock that cultural appropriation, girl. You wear those tears of oppressed women and cultures with pride.
Honestly, I’m not going to answer more asks regarding this topic and I certainly do not wish to start a discussion on my blog. But honestly, to me, the question isn’t ”why shouldn’t a white person wear a kimono?”, its ”why should a white person wear a kimono?”
I’m not going to say any more than this, especially because I know people get super-duper-trooper fired up about this subject, but please have a look at these links and give it some though! ; 7 ; I had that ”why not” mentality once, too, but try asking yourself this question; whats more harmful? That the cultural values, objects, idols, fashions and symbols of a minority culture gets stolen, sexualised and mimiced by the privileged majority, despite having been oppressed by the privileged majority earlier for the exact same cultural values, objects, idols, fashions and symbols, VS that some white chick isn’t allowed to dress up because she wants to?
A white girl that wants to wear a kimono but doesn’t want to be subject of discrimination, racism and sexualization, and doesn’t have to be subject to it, either, because she can take it off at any given moment and go back to being a safe, white girl, VS a japanese girl who wears a kimono because it’s her culture and her traditions, but has to live her entire life being subject to discrimination, racism and sexualization, stereotyped as a passive and submissive woman who’s just there to look pretty. (good job on that katy perry)
So, yeah! I’m not going to answer or publish any more asks on this (so pretty please dont send any more) because I hate hate hate having text on my art blog and I’ll probably be deleting all the recent text posts very soon!
; _ ; o-oh my gosh you’re making me blush ahh i’m so, so happy you like my art ; A ; I’ve actually tried doing it several times but I never seem to come back to it! http://passerineart.tumblr.com/post/60379850594/this-is-not-going-to-become-a-real-deal-but-i this is from half a year ago when I gave it a go pff ; - ; But I might try to get started on it for real once! <3
commission for fetsu-chan! ; 7 ; it was such a lot of fun working with her and ahh I hope you’re satisfied ; - ; thank you so much for commisioning me! <3
When you find out your good friend’s OC likes experimenting on others and you have an OC that is persistently experimented on, time is killed in a fun fashion
oh my gOD OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD
OH MY GOD SWEET BABY JESUS JOSEPHINE YoU CRAZY NUN I LOVE THIS. I LOVE ITTT ; ___ ; ; <3 <3 <3 they make a good team oh my god I’m sure josephine wouldn’t mind another person for her… studies… ( :::: JOSIE
…. Wait, what? Piper is Japanese. A japanese girl wearing a traditional japanese garment. I’ve already said this several times before; I know I need to imprive (A LOT) when it comes to making diverse faces and make them more ethnically correct, because I currently suck at it. Is the problem that you thought this was a white girl wearing a kimono, though, or the fact that I’m a white girl designing a kimono? If it’s the latter, I get that, and I’m sorry. But this kimono was designed solely for Piper Ito, my 100% ethnically japanese character, not for white girls to wear. This would have been terribly inappropriate if Piper was, in fact, white, but shes not! Please mention where I’ve done so with other cultures as well, though? I’d really like to see where I’ve done so in order to not repeat it again, because I don’t want to be that ignorant white girl appropriating other cultures.
As for lack of ethnic diversity… What? Out of my 18 Magical Girls and their circle of friends, only 5 of them are white. Again, I get it if you think it seems otherwise because, I repeat, I really need to improve my faces. But believe me; Piper, Quinn, Liling and Virgia Sun are all asians, Diabelle and Lucia are eurasian, Samra is arabian and Angestia is mixed arabian x black, Minnie Dei, Encarna and Morgan are latin@, Achiam, Tiri (albino), Honoria and Memoria are black, four of them are transgender (Diabelle, Encarna, Achiam and Morgan), one of them are disabled (Diabelle,), two of them are disabled by sorts (not exactly sure how to define that but Nettine, half blind has a gaping, scarred eye socket and Chrisphie has similiar facial wounds to noma-scars making it hard to even eat) one of them is a muslimah (Samra), and all of them are queer, most of them are pansexual, some are bi, some are entirely lesbian, and one of them is asexual and agender (Achiam), one of them are aromantic (Encarna).
Again, I repeat myself; I need to improve at making more diverse bodytypes, faces, especially making the faces of the girls actually look like they’re their own ethnicity; but don’t you come here and call Diabelle, a transgender, queer, disabled woman of colour for a privileged white.
You’re erasing her struggles, you’re erasing their struggles, you’re erasing the purpose that they serve for queer women of colour; representation. Please, pretty please do your research.
oh my gosh o k so this is a itty bitty gift for Edward because she’s the best girlfriend ever (!!!!) and she’s been pestering me about Piper Ito in a kimono for ages so here she is in all her traditional glory
yes i was 100% inspired by kyary pamyu pamyus kimono no i have absolutely no clue how to draw kimonos yes it shames me ; __ ;
Ohh, thank you friend but please don’t feel bad! I’ve got itty bitty hips myself and an even smaller bust, I look quite a lot like a prepubescent boy too haha ; - ; you mustn’t let somebodys art bring you down that way, though. My art isn’t supposed to represent an ideal. I simply enjoy drawing bodies that way, even if my bodytype is quite different from most of my girls! Still, I’m practicing all the time in order to draw more diverse bodies! ; 7 ; I enjoy exaggerating proportions a bit - that doesn’t mean your body type is wrong, or something to be insecure about. Your body is BEAUTIFUL. Women with ”crazy wide hips” are often insecure, too, and it’s one of the traits I know a lot of women just… fear? So it’s important giving crazy wide hips some loving, too! <3
I know everyone wants to see their body type represented, but I’m still breaking my way out of my old habits when it comes to art, including making more diverse body types. I keep admitting this - I suck at it! But if you put Belurielle up against Angestia, well, I wouldn’t call Belurielles hips crazy wide!