this visual artist slays fairytale illustrations with race-bent edge

May 14, 2018
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A one-of-a-kind mix of illustrative styles, the work of fine artist Bela Tiyi is show-stopping and inspiring. Her sweet, vividly colored illustrations are things of storybooks, celebrating childlike playfulness with fanciful imagery and characters with a racially inclusive edge. With race bent takes on mythical figures and fictional characters like Ariel from ‘The Little Mermaid’, Merida from ‘Brave’, Princess Peach and others. The budding cartoon artist has a flair for attention to detail and the meticulous in her characters, like skin texture, vitiligo, and hair texture and it shows!

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