The month of July is slow on news, and I’ve been keeping myself very busy with work, but I’ve done another watercolor of Yuzu, since I realized I hadn’t done many Chopin artworks. Yuzu’s costumes often use soft graidents which are captured most effectively by waterpaint, in my opinion. I’ve also added two partway photos I took as I was painting. 

Reference photo was from Getty Images. 

Today is the first ever #MuslimWomensDay! We’re flooding the Internet with real and diverse representation of Muslim women all day. Just like this photo from our partnership with Getty Images to make positive stock photos of Muslim women available online! Muslim women talk back, and we’re making sure that the Internet is listening.

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True Blood star Nelsan Ellis dies aged 39 of heart failure

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has died aged 39, his manager has confirmed.

The actor, best known for portraying Lafayette Reynolds in the popular HBO series, passed away after complications with heart failure.

 Actor Nelsan Ellis, famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on “True Blood”, died after complications from heart failure. Credit: Getty Images North America

His manager Emily Gerson Saines had earlier told US website The Hollywood Reporter: “Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure.

"He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.”

Ellis died from heart complications. Credit: WireImage

Ellis appeared in True Blood throughout its seven-series run after first appearing as the cook at Merlotte’s Grill in 2008.

He also had roles in The Help in 2011 and most recently appeared in CBS show Elementary.

Among those paying tribute to Ellis were his True Blood co-stars Aisha Hinds, Michael McMillian, Lauren Bowles and Kristin Bauer.

Nelsan Ellis appearing in Elementary. Credit: CBS ENTERTAINMENT

Bauer wrote on Instagram: “One of the sweetest most talented men I’ve ever met. A terrible loss for all of us. Rest In Peace Nelsan. You will be missed. I don’t know how else to put words to this terribly sad news…”

McMillan said he was “stunned, devastated by the terrible news” in a post on Twitter.

He added Ellis was a “genius and a beautiful soul”.


Avenged Sevenfold ~ Flower crown edition.

I did not take these photos. I just did the edits. Because I thought they looked cute.

Most of these came from Getty Images.

Second Matt pic is Rock Im Park 2014 ( Photo by Joerg Koch? Not 100% sure on this one.)

Second pic of Zack is from The Academy (Photo by Theo Wargo.)

I think the first Brian pic is from Rock on the Range 2009? Possibly Leeds fest 2008?

Second Brian pic is from Myrock, August 2013. (Photo by Francois Berthier)

Second Johnny pic is Rock on the Range. ( 2009 By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives)

Second pic of Jim is the MTV 2006 music awards (I THINK Mathew Imaging took the photo)

Tried my best to source as much as possible. I might be wrong on some sources. If you know the source, send me a message! :3