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alicexz:

“The magician… takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary.” – The Prestige (2006)
A new painting for my cinema-inspired solo show, which opens this Friday, June 7th, at Bottleneck Gallery! Strictly limited edition giclée prints will be available at the show and online afterwards!

alicexz:

The magician… takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary.” – The Prestige (2006)

A new painting for my cinema-inspired solo show, which opens this Friday, June 7th, at Bottleneck Gallery! Strictly limited edition giclée prints will be available at the show and online afterwards!

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amoosebouche:

I realized I never really got in depth with my character designs and that left some people feeling a bit confused. This was a really fun project though, and I’m overwhelmed at the amount of positive feedback I got from it. Thank you! I hope this little explanation helps.

This is set in the Philippines during the Spanish Colonization era. I have no specific date, but it’d probably fall in the 1800s. I wanted to make it a point that they were all Christian so I made them wear scapulars. (despite how unchristian the step mother and step sisters act haha) 

The style of clothing is Maria Clara.The dress takes its name from one of the protagonists in Noli Me Tangere, one of the most important pieces of literature in Filipino History. Although not shown here, I drew Cinderella with glass bakya ( wooden slippers) To push the design more.

The step-mother and sisters were based on Doña Victorina, also from Noli Me Tangere, who was described as a social climber who would powder her face extremely white to make her look ‘mestiza’ or western. There was already that belief that being of Spanish or descent means you are wealthy. 

For the fairy godmother, I based her clothes on traditional Maguindanao clothing, although I did take a lot of liberties with it. Instead of a fairy, I turned her in to a diwata which is the closet I could think of to a Filipino version of a fairy.

Lastly, the Prince, I envisioned as someone who came from a sultanate, hence his middle eastern inspired clothing. Honestly, I just didn’t want her to end up with a Spanish prince. ( happy endings with your colonizer felt odd to me)

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kylefewell:

sachinteng:

30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy

I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.

This is great

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