Hola! tu arte es inspiracion para me a continuar dibujar. Mi encanta mucho tu dibujos quedo a imprimir unos para a tener en mi cuarto. Por mi pregunta es hay unos que quiero comprar mejor no mas no estan en tu tienda. Puedes vender los que yo quiero? Que no está bien no mas yo quiero saber. Also sorry for my poor spanish. I may be a know spanish but I was never taught how to write so now I'm trying.
Oh! Dime cuales quisieras comprar y los subo a society6. Hace mucho que no cambio o reviso eso.
I don't know if you've ben asked yet but are you going to watch the book of life , it's a really good movie and it explains the purpose of dia de Los muertos my mom took her college students to see it and they loved it
i literally just watched it a few minutes ago.
AND I LOVED IT, it is so well done, i recommend for those who haven’t watched it to do so!
I scrolling on tumblr when I suddenly found you, more specifically your recent Gravity Falls art, and I must say it is outstandingly beautiful. I just can't get over how amazing it is, so I started following right away. All of your art is great, and I can't wait to see more.
Aaaahhh!!! Thank you!
You have no idea how much i appreciate this, thank you so much!
Wow seu estilo é tão único! É maravilhoso!!! (posso ou não estar te stalkendo agora) Só queria dizer que eu amo a sua arte e que você é uma pessoa MUITO talentosa! Beijos do Brasil! (espero que entiendas Portugués! Un beso!)
No sé portugués, pero creo que entendí todo!
Muchas gracias! Eres un amors
OMG! Tumblr necesitaba el post del Día de Muertos, concuerdo con todo lo que dice, y omg, esta super bonito! Que lástimas que mucha gente se lo tome mal, se cierran todas; y enserio muchas gracias por hacerlo y haber hecho investigación y poner que es La garbancera y luego se conviertió en La Catrina. Sigue así ;3;
Si la verdad, es una lástima pero bueno, muchas gracias!!
Just a few things about this ridiculous assumptions i did not make
-i’ve never said i was the spokeperson for all Mexicans (and obviously i’m not) so keep in mind this.
- I never compared Day of the dead to Halloween. People know or must know they have nothing to do with each other.
I just said that is okay if you use Halloween as an opportunity to appreciate the cultural elements of Day of the dead.
- When i say non Mexican i mean NON MEXICAN (ex, British, brazilian, chinese, indian etc.,) If you assume i meant white people that is your opinion, not mine.
- Before doing this post i asked everyone i knew, about this topic (yes, Mexicans) and they told me it was okay.
- HOWEVER i’m not saying this is a justification, but is not only my opinion.
- Yes, i did my homework before doing the post. Yes, i have celebrated day of the dead.
Sugar skulls are
4. Represent the deceased in the altar, although they’re not sacred, they were before the spanish conquest, now they are mostly decoration.
5. You cannot, compare this to the Native american headdress, because that is an actual piece of clothing and iconic representation of their culture (also a stereotype) They hold a way different value and a bigger significance.
What is the difference?
Sugar skulls do have value, however it is different, they’re also artcrafts, candy, decorations and costumes here in Mexico, heck, they are primarily decoration, you can use them to represent the deceased but it’s optional and not really anything sacred.
I’m not saying they don’t hold a significance, because they do, but the way we Mexican see it is not so serious, is just a part of the aesthetic for the day of the dead celebration.
1. Joke/political cartoon
2. Became related to the day of the dead because of the aesthetic elements.
Day of the dead is
1. Non religious
2. An open celebration, who is evolving and expanding, which means is open for others to celebrate or enjoy it’s cultural elements.
3. it’s a syncretic celebration. Which means thanks to OTHER cultures, day of the dead could exist.
4. Not all Mexicans celebrate it, there are some parts of Mexico who celebrate this and other who do not, or celebrate it in a bigger/lower intensity.
I wanted to thank you for your post, I'm half Mexican and have been wanting to dress up as a Sugar Skull for awhile now, either for Halloween or Día de Muertos to celebrate my recently deceased mother but I was scared too because I appear extremely white aside from my hair, eyes and nose (so I'm told) and whenever I tried to research if It was "okay" anddd it was usually unsuccessful and I only found things with tumblr's seemingly pro-segregation side. Aah, so thank you again;;
Then it’s part of your culture too.
So yes, in my opinion it’s okay, you appreciate it and want to celebrate it, so why not?
I truly love your post about sharing cultures. I celebrate Dia de los Muertos and I am not Mexican. when I discovered this holiday I felt an immense sense of peace that coincided with my personal views on death/the world, and I was SO HAPPY to see another culture was able to create that same kind of mindset, so far and so different from my own culture (which I never felt any connection with). I honestly believe that cultural sharing is extremely important and valid, we are a human family.
That is great dude!
Im glad you enjoy it and it helps you personally, this is a good example of how culture can be celebrated to other cultures.
(same anon feel free to combine these messages) The only way to understand each other, and come to a deeper understanding and level of respect for each others cultures and heritages is to share and educate others about them. Cloistering things away only makes people think they're "exotic" or taboo, which always ends in gross and terrible represntative of said things. We live in a global world, we all need to talk about these things openly to come to understandings.
I've traveled and been around a bit, and gotta say tumblr is the only "place" i have seen people, mostly white people actually, say/think that even respectfully exploring or even speaking the language of another culture is appropriation. Ex: Is wearing a native american headress appropriation and racist? Hell yes, that has extreme religous and spiritual meaning. Using the word kawaii? it means possessing a lovable cuteness. Its like to claim saying te amor instead of i love you is appropriative
I think many of the people that might disagree with your post live in areas that have a high concentration of white people! I don't know where you live, but the dynamic is different when you enter places like the USA. It becomes less appreciative, and more about how white people are able to wear sugar skull makeup without being reprimanded, and non-white people get discriminated against for the same thing because of the overwhelming racism in the USA. so it becomes mocking. :(
Yes i understand this, but privitize or closing up the doors because some people are ignorant seems unfair, what we should do is educate the people who don’t know the value, which is what i tried to do in my post.
I live in Tijuana, Mexico, i go to United States constantly, so i’ve seen a bit of these cases, sadly there are still ignorant people in the world, but some are not! What we could do its taking a initiative, which is: Instead of guilt tripping or blaming them, we could explain them why dressing up like this or that might be offensive and advice them to do some research first.
Aaaaand the angry people have rounded up on your post :/ be strong bby, there's nothing wrong about your post, or your point of view. If anything, these other people just have different opinions, and that's that, and they should not insult others because of it. <3
People tend to judge things in black and white, and never consider the grey area. In which this is.
But then again, i made a kinda controversial post? So obviously they’re going to attack me, every head is different and also this is tumblr *gulp*.
Thanks a lot for this comment! Helped me, you are really great!
I am Mexican, and I would say to the other anon: what is the purpose of getting the sugar skull tattoo? Is it something meaningful to her or is it something that just "looks cool"? Understand some people may be offended by it because there have been so many white people that make our culture into a joke even if it's something that isn't deeply religious. I would probably say, if you are in doubt, do not do it. But if it means something deeply to you then maybe it's ok.
Yes i agree, but even though it’s really important to you there will be SO many people who will find it racist. So we have to keep in mind this.
PERDÓN POR ANDAR DE METICHE. Pero acabo de encontrar tu blog y me enamoré de tu estilo. <3 Solo eso, ah, también quería preguntar si vendes stickers o cositas así. Estaría MUY interesado en comprarte algo. Stay cool!
Vendo stickers y pins, usualmente sólo los vendo cuando expongo en convenciónes y así, pero si gustas, por correo “email@example.com” Mándame tus datos y yo te puedo enviar mercancía y el pago sería por medio de banco o paypal si la tienes (:
Dentro de poco pondré una foto de la mercancía que tengo disponible por si te animas a pedirlas!
hola nadiezda....te he seguido por mucho tiempo y hasta ahora me anime a mandarte un ask, ojala puedas responder! la verdad me encanta el arte pero por un monton de razones no he podido mejorar tanto como quisiera aunque he estado dibujando por mucho tiempo, pero ahora si me he propuesto esforzarme mas y tomarme el arte ~en serio~~...mi pregunta es, que consideras que te ayudo a mejorar mas(aparte la practica)? o que me recomendarias aprender primero/practicar mas? gracias&saludosdesdeTamps:)
Hey muchas gracias!
Pues yo creo que lo que mas me ayudó a mejorar fue la inspiración en sí. Ya sea de otros artistas, cosas que veas en tu vida diaria, o inspiracion inclusive de tus mismas piezas y ganas de mejorar tu calidad o nivel sin rendirte a la primera.
Trata cosas diferentes (que te gusten) salte del comfort zone, prueba diferentes estilos, nuevos colores, nuevas expresiónes artísticas, eso ayuda enormemente, y si no te salen bien al principio, continua dibujando hasta que te gusten. TU PUEDES! Sólo agarra lo que mas te guste dibujar, trabajalo y estudialo apasionadamente.