Twitter is full of a lot of things; trolls, youtubers, dog memes, trump drawing things, alt right nazis, good comedic timing and celebs. But sometimes you can just happen chance on a really kick ass artist.
To keep it short and sweet, Akshay B. Varaham is a 19 year old Hindu/Muslim who is currently attending LCAD. Their art is bright, alluring and captivating. Akshay’s art makes me wonder why some major art studios don’t explore stories within cultures like in South East Asia. There’s some really beautiful folklore and religious tales that is clearly illustrated by Akshay that could not only make for better stories, but for more diverse representation.
The last illustration in this features is of their webcomic; PUU. It’s a romance involving two Muslim men who are gay, living in India. If you’re enamored with flowers, then you need to check it out asap.
Wow, it’s the first time that I have done with recolours after such a long time. These outfits are modern fashion from Pakistan, very popular with teenagers, young women and mothers. This link includes Shalwar (Pant), Kameez (Dress), Dupatta (Scarf) and Base Game’s Leggings. As for meshes,@aanhamdan93‘s Tumblr: LINK
Synopsis: Set in the fictional city called Simnicity (Sim + Ethnicity), the series follows the stories of local residents as they go about their daily lives in Willow Springs.
Please excuse my poor grammar, so I’m currently developing a storyline for these characters at the moment. The only 11 of these are major characters with big storylines focusing important issues such as racism, history, identity, crime and cultural difference. Hopefully, it will be 10-episode series with 15 minutes each. I’m working with a friend (currently, looking for a few more people) who is part of this story development to give a justice. Stay tuned!
List of Characters:
The Jackson Family (African American)
Tiana Jackson (Teenage Sister)
Darrell Jackson (Father)
Regina Jackson (Mother)
The Khan Family (Pakistani)
Juwairiyah Begum (Wife)
Alaaudeen Khan (Son)
Khairiya Khan (Daughter)
Saleemah Khan (Teenage Sister)
The Chozhangaraayar Family (Indian)
Dhanasree Chozhangaraayar (Mother)
Shmit Chozhangaraayar (Father)
Jiara Chozhangaraayar (Teenage Sister)
The Hernández Family (Mexican)
Sofía Hernández (Young Sister)
Juan Hernández (Teenage Brother)
Mariela Hernández (Mother)
The Svensson Family (Swedish)
Björn Svensson (Father)
Evelina Svensson (Step-Mother)
The O'Donoghue/O’ Brolchain Family (Irish-Scottish)