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Kowka
Tangent #8
Shot by: Emmanuel Giraud
Styling: Heather Cairns
Model: Anja Konstantinova

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Anja Konstantinova for Tangent Magazine

queridanoche  asked:

Your intrincate and detailed designs come out naturally or you have to make yourself do it that way? because if i just follow my "flow" every person i draw ends up wearing a white tshirt and jeans, and i gotta make a big effort to do anything slightly different or complex. Do you have any advice for clothing and garments design?

SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY I AM AWFUL

at this point, the detail in my designs come very naturally when drawing—though that did take quite a bit of practice to achieve. in the past, while my designs were detailed, i struggled with making them more unique. (lo behold 2009, it was a dark time) i had to constantly push myself to think beyond conventional boundaries w/ cloth placement and pattern motifs to achieve the same skill i have today

if you’re stuck perpetually at the t-shirt-and-jeans stage, i suggest looking into both historical and present day high fashion—both of which present interesting variations from the everyday convention and detail work as well. like i’ve emphasized innumerable times before: everything is influenced from history, so just look into all sorts of attire from the past, as that will provide the foundation for all future original designs you will make. 

study the costumes you research! redraw them at first, but later on, look at specific design elements that you like and then ‘frankenstein’ them together into your own outfit.

another easy way i make designs more fancy-looking specifically is by drawing out basic shapes/forms first and then adding simple things like more wrinkles and embroidery to give the illusion of actual detail.

hope this helps!! there’s always more info on my ‘caewaiisar advice’ tags

kowka said: UR BRO HAS A JAPANESE GF AND ITS IN JAPAN RN??? aaaaa how i envy him!!!!!! why do they look at him funny?

Well…She came here first then met in class…then got together…and now is in Japan with her.

Yeah Many folks do. I can see why, lotta people dream about going to Japan for one reason or another. Some folks just want an Asian GF (RICHARD!), but my bro was sort of like “Ok, sure.” I guess being a nerd of sorts I should be envious of him as well…but honestly I don’t wanna go to Japan.

As for your question: He’s a Foreigner, I mean he is in a more rural area so they are not used to people walking around looking something like this

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Though they did cut his hair…and he usually doesn’t have flowers in his hair…nor is in Black n White…but everything else is pretty much the same. So yeah it’s something very different.

THIS IS FOR KOWKA AND BOKUNODAFFY

YOU TWO NEED TO STOP WATCHING GAY SHIT AND HOMOSTUCK.

YOU KNOW WHY.

BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T WATCH HETERO SHIT YOU WILL FORGET HOW TO GET LAID.

AND I DON’T WANT YOU TO HAVE ONE AWKWARD MOMENT WITH A BF O SOMETHING.

YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS MSG IS ONLY FOR BOKUNODAFFY; KOWKA IS BISHIE ALREADY. NO JK. YOU TWO, WATCH PORN. 

I WANT YOU TO DRAW TITS AND VGSS.YOU KNOW WHAT, WATCH SOME LESBO SHIT. I WANT TO SEE VGGS NEXT TIME I OPEN TUMBLR.

LOVE,

YOUR ADOPTED OLDER SISTER FROM COLOMBIA.

queridanoche  asked:

You seem to have a great taste on music. ((Really!)) Is there any instrument you like to play?

((Thanks!))

“I’m afraid the extent of my musical abilities doesn’t reach beyond that of listening to it. I don’t play any instruments.”

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