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 PART I - Lorde’s lyrics inside artists frames

‘’(…) Only bad people live to see their likeness set in stone.’’ - Still Sane (Pure Heroine - Lorde).

Portraits of Vincent van Gogh - (1853–1890).


‘’And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold’’ - Flicker (Hunger Games - Lorde and Kanye West Rework)

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird - Frida Kahlo - (1940)

Me and My Parrots - Frida Kahlo (1941)

Hey RPC, you’re getting better, you really are, I’m proud and you should be proud too, but there’s still way too many Native fcs who don’t have proper resources so I, Natalie, with my Microsoft Word Graphic Making has decided to make you Part One (Part Two will be up tomorrow, Part Three Sunday) of a Masterlist of Female (Cis & Trans) Native North American (including Alaska and Greenland) and South American Faceclaims with resources equalling fewer than 100 gifs/gif icons/rp icons (part two is non binary, part three is cis and trans males) so that you can look here for some fcs to make resources of (this is even going to be used for personal reference for fcs I’ll be making resources of). Beside each person is their age (if known, if not known it says “unknown age”), their tribe(s) (I did not include anyone on here who is “tribe unspecified”), and what they’ve done, as well as any social media accounts that they may have. Not all faceclaims are 100% Native, and it is stated beside each if they are not (with what else they are). All faceclaims are aged 13 or older and living. Italicized are faceclaims who at least have some resources, bolded are faceclaims who don’t have any resources (and I’m sorry to say there are a ton more bolded than italicized). There are a total of #226 faceclaims under the cut, I’m sure I missed people, though, and I’m sorry for that. Note: these are only including resources I could find on tumblr, some may already have resources on places like livejournal or deviant-art that I’m unaware of.

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Solangelo Life is Strange AU- Episode 1 Chrysalis: Part 2 of 3

Au in which Will Solace is a rad time traveler, Nico is a punk misfit, and Ethan is a problematic rich kid.

Other Parts

Solangelo Portrait // EP 1: [ 1 ] -  [ 2 ]  - 3 // EP 2: ….

I pushed myself and honestly I am happy I was capable of drawing this. I’m super proud :’) (and it’s 5:30 in the morning). I hope to work on the last part of episode 1 before school starts I like how this is going.

If anyone has suggestions on which character would be which let me know and it would really help a lot ^^ (Lou Ellen is kinda Warren but any other characters totally suggest)

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Solangelo Life is Strange AU- Episode 1 Chrysalis: Part 1 of 3

Will Solace as the cool time traveler and Drew Tanaka as the ever so popular girl.

Will thought this day couldn’t get any weirder. After a weird dream in his art class of a freak storm destroying the town he later finds out that he has the power to rewind time after saving a boy in the bathroom from getting shot.

He gets the hang of it by testing his powers by rewinding time over small issues and that also includes placing a prank on Drew Tanaka just to show her up for being a tad bit rude.

Next: Episode 1 Chrysalis: Part 2 of 3 (soon)

When I drew this I didn’t think I would turn it into a mini comic (nor did I think I would draw Drew with short hair). The next part is actually gonna involve the bathroom scene so just slightly out of order. I plan to sum up each episode of Life is Strange into 3 parts or less (extra if needed).

If you guys have any character suggestions totally tell me (it would help a lot and I’d like to see what others come up with :’D)

ALSO! I’m almost up to 200 followers so here is an early thank you for liking my drawings ^^ It makes me really happy to draw again. I’ll celebrate this properly later.

Solangelo Portrait // EP 1: [1]- 2- 3 // EP 2: ….


A hero of mine once said of himself, “There is no old Adam Young, there is no new Adam Young, merely different colors and different brushstrokes over the same canvas.”

Adam Young, best known for his music project Owl City, wrote those words upon reaching a point in his career where he was creating music that was vastly different from what he had been previously known for, sonically, structurally, and lyrically. I feel his statement was important and relevant not only to artists, but any human being at all. An artist may transform, experiment, and expand their work all throughout their careers, just as a person changes, develops, and grows all throughout their lives.

With this piece, I thought of what it might mean not only to take Adam’s quote literally by means of a painting, but how I could portray the essence of the words. I considered how I respond emotionally to his body of work. When I hear music, I tend to associate different colors, forms, and scenes with what I hear, sometimes influenced by lyrics, but most often by melodies and sounds. I painted layers of colors associated with each phase of his work, using techniques to complement the phases; from fluid, bright colors for his experimental, surreal escapism, to simple, linear visuals and colors for his more polished, controlled, straightforward work.

The photo I worked from was one I took the first time I saw Owl City live; September 2012 at the 930 Club on the Midsummer Station world tour.  The fuzziness of the original photo that obscured Adam’s appearance was actually to my advantage for the painting, as it was not only easier to paint than an image with great detail, but, in my mind, went with the idea Adam expressed in his words, of not being rigidly defined by one thing or another.  Though a simple snapshot, the time of it holds personal significance.  I went to that concert in the beginning of a semester of college that would turn out to be an incredibly transforming and defining time in my life.  I happened to decide to take all art classes that semester, not being intentional at all about a theme, but trying to get requirements out of the way.  Having a full credit load of constant, hands on work started out extremely overwhelming and challenging.  It was this concert, though, that gave me a huge dose of inspiration for artwork, and motivation to rise to the occasion.  Though that semester did not cease to be challenging, the music of Adam Young definitely took the edge off the overwhelming nature of things by keeping me sane and happy, and providing me conceptual inspiration.  Though I didn’t know it at the beginning, I would find by the end of the semester that making art was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  Though there were other influences and events that brought me to that particular realization, I always credit Adam’s work with giving me the endurance to press on to the arrival of that realization.  Therefore, I consider this painting to be first and foremost about Adam Young, but also, a little bit about myself.

(Adam’s blog can be followed on Tumblr at adamyoungofficial)