INKTOBER 2016 • Tina/Terra Branford, Final Fantasy VI
Croquil pen nib | Kolinsky Brush | Higgins Black Magic | Higgins India Ink

FFVI is my favorite of the Final Fantasy series, and I needed to honor it yet again by doing an illustration of Tina. Shame I don’t do more… hehe.

Each piece is available for sale [unless specified otherwise~]
You can grab the original illustration on my Storenvy!
Also read the details about my INKTOBER 2016 process here!
[I will take requests up until the 20th and Commissions to the 31st]

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I think part of it is accepting that it’s so much beauty in being Black. And that’s the thing that I guess I get emotional about, because, I’ve always known that. I’ve always been proud to be Black. Never wanted to be nothing else. Loved everything about it, just…It’s such beauty in Black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allow to express that pride in being Black; and that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No! You just pro-Black. And that’s okay. The two don’t go together. Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that you don’t like white culture; or that you putting it down. It’s just taking pride. What’s irritating is when somebody says, you know, ‘They’re racist!’ 'That’s reverse racism!’ or 'They have a Black History Month, but we don’t have a White History Month!’

Well, all we’ve ever been taught is white history: so why are you mad at that? Why does that makes you angry? That is to suppress me and to make me not be proud.

—  Tina Lawson in ‘Interlude: Tina Taught Me– Solange Knowles’
Lorne Michaels: Tina Fey suggested Alec Baldwin to play SNL's Trump

SNL’s executive producer Lorne Michaels was talking to Fey (an alum of SNL) over the summer, and “She said, ‘You know who would be a great Trump is Alec!’ ” he recalls. “I talked to Alec, who was finishing a movie, he was getting ready to have a baby — it couldn’t have been worse timing. But, slowly, the idea grew on me. People on the show liked it, and I thought he’d be great with Kate” McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton.