ethnic inspired

Woman Reading - Thailand 

The Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority group, the Kayan People, are native to Myanmar. During the 1980′s and early 1990′s, a number of tribes fled over the border to Norther Thailand to escape civil unrest. Among the groups that fled were the Kayan Lahwi, a group famous for wearing brass coils around their necks. The coils are almost never removed, usually only to replace with new coils. 

Girls start to wear the coils when they turn 5 years old. While the women are known as having “long necks”, it is actually an illusion. The weight of the brass weighs down on the womens collar bones, and compresses their rib cages. Therefore, their necks are not actually lengthened, it just appears so due to the deformation of their clavicle. 

mtcorona  asked:

Is there anything you can tell us about the TMI graphic novel? Will any of the character's designs or ethnicities take inspiration from the cast of the TV show? I love graphic novels so this has me very excited!

A valid question, but when I draw characters from books, I go by the descriptions in the books. I don’t go by the film or show adaptations.

Not that the cast isn’t utterly gorgeous and lovely, which they totally are. But I generally consider all movie/film/show adaptations of novels to be separate entities, their own, different things. 

Hausa–Fulani girl - Nigeria

The Hausa- Fulani people are on of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, a country with over 300 ethnic groups. The group is a fusion of the Hausa and Fulani people, whose cultures have become intertwined. 

Chin State- Myanmar

Chin State, in north-western Myanmar, is an incredibly mountainous region, with an average elevation of 5000 - 8000 feet. Its highest peak is Mt Victoria, which rises to 10,017 feet. The Chin people often do not have middle, or last names, but one name which may reflect the achievements of their grandparents, or the grandparents wishes for the childs future. The naming of children in this region is of great importance. 

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‘FK’ (a life of beauty & pain- fashionable homage to Mexico’s legendary artist Frida Kahlo) -model: Guinevere Van Seenus - photographer: Daniele Duella & Iango Henzi - fashion editor: Patti Wilson - hair: Luigi Murenu - make-up: Virginia Young - Vogue Germany June 2014 (pt 4 of 5)

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