Sorry for the long post, but I finally can share these pics from a photoshoot I did as Indian Princess Allura at the beautiful Shri Swaminaryan (Hindu) Temple in New Jersey! I was SO stoked with doing this after dreaming since last year to cosplay her representing more or less my ethnic culture. It was so much fun and hella nerve-wracking ‘cause though you can’t tell here, there were ALOT of people there who, of course, stared the eff outta me as if I came from an alien planet (which yah, makes sense with Allura). Some of them thought I was a statue from the temple! (makes sense too ‘cause I blended in really well). Overall it was a fantastic experience and I owe it to my wonderful photographer friend, Rhea Khan, for these fantastic pics. I think I’ll do more in the future ‘cause you know me and Indian Aus.
Allura cosplay/makeup: me // Photography: Rhea Khan
Here’s my piece for MOONLIGHT, a non-profit Shiro Zine called “I Only Wanted To Fly.” Shiro sees his young self in the astral plane and thinks about how he had once innocently wanted to be a pilot and go to space - until shit happened of course. This was super fun to do and I can’t wait to see the other pieces in the zine!!
Here’s some progress and detail shots of a little project I’m working on. I feel like I’m beginning to fall in love with art again and starting to learn how to draw things that I like instead of things I think I should draw and two thing’s I love are emaciated figures, gnarled hands and shiny objects. This particular project was inspired my a particular person, though I won’t reveal who it is until I’m finished with it. Can anyone guess who it is I wonder?