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A Modern Take on Power Rangers by chestnuthare A Modern Take on Power Rangers :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 0 2 Never Had a Friend Like Me by chestnuthare Never Had a Friend Like Me :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 23 4 Jamil and Rani by chestnuthare Jamil and Rani :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 8 4 Two Regal Sisters by chestnuthare Two Regal Sisters :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 24 6 Acting koi by chestnuthare Acting koi :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 10 2 What's up little one? by chestnuthare What's up little one? :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 3 0 Sheep Thrills by chestnuthare Sheep Thrills :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 2 0 Indian Peacock 2 by chestnuthare Indian Peacock 2 :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 3 2 Indian Peacock by chestnuthare Indian Peacock :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 3 4 Naruto in Acrylics by chestnuthare Naruto in Acrylics :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 5 6 A Simple Village Girl by chestnuthare A Simple Village Girl :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 3 2 Sun Conure by chestnuthare Sun Conure :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 9 0 Ariel by chestnuthare Ariel :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 17 0 cute monster by chestnuthare cute monster :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 1 11 world dolls by chestnuthare world dolls :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 0 0 world dolls: rwanda by chestnuthare world dolls: rwanda :iconchestnuthare:chestnuthare 0 0


scales by snownymphs scales :iconsnownymphs:snownymphs 534 21 Tenderly by Cat-On-The-Moon Tenderly :iconcat-on-the-moon:Cat-On-The-Moon 267 17 Art Nouveau Costume Designs IV by Hannah-Alexander Art Nouveau Costume Designs IV :iconhannah-alexander:Hannah-Alexander 7,861 131 Disney Haut Couture - Tiana by selinmarsou Disney Haut Couture - Tiana :iconselinmarsou:selinmarsou 430 66 Disney Haut Couture - Belle by selinmarsou Disney Haut Couture - Belle :iconselinmarsou:selinmarsou 544 85 Classy by fra-gai Classy :iconfra-gai:fra-gai 175 6 Storm by ayhotte Storm :iconayhotte:ayhotte 354 11 Blue diamond by isawic Blue diamond :iconisawic:isawic 232 29 characters cuatro by Noe-Leyva characters cuatro :iconnoe-leyva:Noe-Leyva 27 4 3D Creature Design Tree Hopper Inspired by Noe-Leyva 3D Creature Design Tree Hopper Inspired :iconnoe-leyva:Noe-Leyva 6 8 It Feels Kinda Wrong! by BrunoRust It Feels Kinda Wrong! :iconbrunorust:BrunoRust 64 33 Blow by RedPear Blow :iconredpear:RedPear 2,169 61 Commission - Disney monorail + contest by Precia-T Commission - Disney monorail + contest :iconprecia-t:Precia-T 1,527 65 Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks by Ryoko-demon Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks :iconryoko-demon:Ryoko-demon 1,380 84 - Ramphastos vitellinus - by Losenko - Ramphastos vitellinus - :iconlosenko:Losenko 277 23 Albino Mermaid by cennie Albino Mermaid :iconcennie:cennie 213 8


A Modern Take on Power Rangers
So.... I was watching an episode of power rangers, and I noticed that all incarnations of the team had very basic character types, like the smart kid, and girly girl, yadda yadda. And I was thinking, what if the power rangers were based on the subcultures, fashion, and ideals of this generation. So their Power Ranger form is knights.

And so, my characters for that type of power rangers incarnation was born. From the left:

Green Ranger: Alexa; alt girl. Really into alt rock and punk rock. Her fashion sense may be intimidating, but she's very easy to get along with and usually offers sarcastic remarks. Lots of piercings, and other modifications, wears a lot of black, ripped stockings, and punk band shirts. Bisexual. Vietnamese American. Transforms into the Emerald Edler. 
Yellow Ranger: Amber; Hard worker. Raised by a single mother who's a nurse. Never had too much money, and really values hard work. Constantly working herself to the bone to take care of herself and her family. Shy, and dresses femininely, with lots of skirts. Black American. Transforms into the Citrine Swordsman.
Red Ranger: Parineeti (Rini); Bollywood nerd/diva. Trying hard to break away from her labels and stereotypes. Very smart in STEM fields and secretly very much into Bollywood movies and Hindi music, but doesn't want to play into stereotypes. Quite a confident leader when not afraid to show her true colors. Wears loose, Indian design inspired tops. Indian American. Transforms into the Crimson Crusader.
Blue Ranger: Unnamed for now; Liberal hipster. Very invested in social justice, and quite active in speaking out about injustice. Doesn't focus on the problems facing his own life. Lots of skinny jeans, henleys, beanies, and plaid. In a bromance with Pink. White American (Irish). Transforms into Azure Archer.
Pink Ranger: Unnamed for now; Workout bro. Very into fitness and health. Still quite knowledgeable on other subjects. Sees himself as a protector of the group. Very secure in his masculinity. Often wears workout gear. In a bromance with Blue. White American (German). Transforms into Cerise Chevalier. 

Also the colors: I never liked the colors they chose for Power Rangers teams, they never went together too well. So I have the classic red, blue, yellow, and I wanted to add another warm color and another cool color, so pink and a lime green. That way the colors appear balanced. I also wanted to change up the very heteronormative gender roles the colors play normally, so green is a girl, and pink is a masculine guy
Never Had a Friend Like Me
There is a lot of brown people in my gallery now, haha, oh well
Here is the companion piece: Male Jasmine and Rajah

So this is Genie and Aliyah, a female Genie and Aladdin from, well... Aladdin. Genie's name stays the same, because it's just the name of the creature. Anyway, I had previously done a male Jasmine and Rajah, and someone requested a female Aladdin, which I originally wasn't going to do, but I started getting a good idea, so why not. I was having trouble thinking of how Aliyah would be dressed, which is why I didn't want to draw her yet. But, my "good idea" was giving her the blouse piece that is worn with Indian lehengas, and saris. It has a slight faded design on it, but it's very loose fitting because she is a malnourished street rat. Her pants are very similar to Aladdin's, but I made them Turkish trousers, which are pretty much Harem pants that are very puffy and close in around the ankles. Again, it's a mix of Middle Eastern (specifically Ottoman, the pants and fez were also worn in the Balkan states) and Indian designs, as the original was. I used these photos as references.
Also, just thinking, maybe female Genie would be voiced by a famous female comedienne, I was thinking Joan Rivers. I mean if this aired instead of original Aladdin it would be Joan Rivers that is; I know she is no longer alive. 
Jamil and Rani
Genderbent Jasmine and Rajah!
Here is the companion piece: genderbent Aladdin and Genie

So it's been another over two and a half months since my last submission, so sorry about that. I was taking an intensive winter course over January and school started again this February, so I haven't had too much time to myself. But I was able to set aside some time these past few days to work on this.

Anywho, I think I've had the design for a male Jasmine for probably over a year and a half now, back when my hair was long and I parted it in the middle, which reminded me of a male version of Princess Jasmine's hair. I came back to the idea a few weeks ago when my hair got long again.

I've been watching a lot of art videos on YouTube, and one came out about how to draw the proportions of the head, and I decided to use that to model his head. I needed to make his nose longer to be similar to Jasmine's, and so he looked Middle Eastern as well. I think figuring out how to incorporate Jasmine's headband was the toughest part, but this drawing gave me the idea of making it a keffiyeh, which is the headdress he's wearing. Normally the hair is covered with it, but to match it to Jasmine, I had to at least include the bangs. You can't see it too well, but his pants are a dhoti, which is an Indian garment worn by men that sort of flares out like harem pants. It has a gold accent. He's wearing a tiny vest like Aladdin, which are sometimes worn over Indian kurtas. And he's slightly hairy; I refuse to believe that Aladdin had no body hair as a Middle Eastern man. So, Jamil, has a bit of a happy trail and light chest and forearm hair. Oh yeah, and Jamil is a name that means beautiful in Arabic. Raja(h) means king in Hindi, so I switched it to be Rani, which means queen in Hindi. I hope adding her makes the drawing more dynamic because it feels so static otherwise. Also, sorry I suck at male anatomy. I didn't want to make him buff, but like somewhat toned. 

Also, I realize a lot of the clothing I gave him are Indian based, but Aladdin wasn't really historically accurate... The sultan's(which is a Turkish head of state) palace is based on the Taj Mahal (in India), yet the characters are meant to be Arab (the opening song is "Arabian Nights"), so I took some liberties with an ensemble that was a mix of South Asian and Middle Eastern. 
Two Regal Sisters
It's been a while since my last upload hasn't it?
Well, here we go, last image of the year, and it's MLP fanart: Princesses Celestia and Luna. So this idea for this came really suddenly and out of nowhere. I was in my survey of film college course and while my teacher was lecturing, I was drawing in the margins of my notes, and I drew an Indian girl with a transparent scarf/dupatta. And I'm pretty sure Equestria Girls was on earlier that weekend, and I thought that the human versions of the ponies weren't very good, especially the princesses. So as I was drawing my girl, it hit me, the best way to convey Princess Luna's hair, which has transparent wisps surrounding it, is by making her wear a veil/dupatta like Indian dancers. 
I think I'll be doing more MLP fanart soon, as I'm not super happy with my originals. So this time around, their coat colors have a more definitive role in their skin tones. Because Luna's coat is so dark, I decided to make her darker skinned. That of course creates problems for siblings, as Celestia's coat is super light and I couldn't make her super pale as they are sisters. Siblings can often have differing skin tones, I myself am a lot lighter than my brother, so I thought, If Luna has dark skin, I can give Celestia a light tan, but what race could they be? I settled on making them Middle-Eastern-ish, as skin tones can go from pale to quite dark in that region. But their skin tones still needed to be close enough so it still makes sense that they are sisters. I also gave them a similar nose to make them seem more related. If there was a kingdom stretching from India to Turkey, to Saudi Arabia, they would be from that area. I tried to make both of their dresses Middle-Eastern-ish. Celestia is wearing a Kaftan-esque dress, with a translucent mauve veil, and golden accents, including a gold tiara. Luna's dress is more Indian inspired; it is closer to an Anarkali, but the top has some Arab influence, with silver accents and a silver tiara, and most importantly, a light blue translucent veil, to mimic her pony mane. Luna is now the third brown woman with blue hair in my gallery after my Indian Peacock 1 and 2
Acting koi
That's 3 deviations in 3 weeks! I'm honestly super proud of myself.
I've really been in the mood to draw this summer, so behold this Koi mermaid. Because Kois are Asian, I made her Japanese. Originally she was going to have black/dark brown hair, but I thought it looked more fitting that it be red like her markings. I kinda wanted to add black highlights to match her tail but I wasn't sure how that would look. Also, sorry if her tail doesn't actually have a koi fish shape, which are kinda hard to do from the angle she's in. Speaking of her position, her hands are doing the same thing as my Indian Peacock 2 drawing so that feels weird, but I didn't know what to do with her hands. Hopefully y'all don't think I have a topless woman fetish; as I explained in my Zebra Centaur description, she is one creature, despite being a mix of two, so it would be weird if she were to follow the clothing habits of one of her halves. I feel like she wouldn't even consider herself half human, she just is one creature, so it'd be weird if she dressed one part of her body and not the other. She also reminds me a lot of my Ariel drawing, which I guess is because they're both redheaded mermaids :P 


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Current Residence: Nor Cal
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Print preference: well i have a color printer, so I would like the pics to be colored
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Favourite style of art: pretty much everything, although not a big fan of abstract
Shell of choice: conchs, the rainbow ones, sand dollars, we are talking about seashells right?
Wallpaper of choice: My parents want to keep the walls white
Skin of choice: as in what race i'd like to be?
Favourite cartoon character: Fluttershy (DONT JUDGE ME!)


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