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dynastylnoire:

Another masterpiece by @artofnatiq

“Growth in Defiance of…”

81 x 30" mixed media on brown paper.

I started doing brown paper art a bit over 2 years ago as a statement of black beauty and resistance against a past and present that tries to convince us that we are ugly.

I don’t mind that there are others who are now using this concept in their own way. The more voices speaking on it, the better. Racism, colorism, and all of the other high key problematic issues that persist to this day need to be voiced and and they need to be voiced often and loudly, so that those covering their ears in the back can hear.

I don’t own the rights to the background music. The song is “Penthouse Cloud” by The Internet.

Posted 2 weeks ago

rihannaownsmyass:

theambassadorposts:

Yo get these guys off a subway & onto broadway cuz this is lit.

Holy shit 😨😨😨😨😨

Reposting so I can watch anytime I want.

Posted 4 weeks ago
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Posted 4 weeks ago

gayer-than-you:

madammuffins:

caffeinewitchcraft:

Relationships get so bananas when you start deciphering the other person’s love language.

Like I thought I was just acquaintances with this person because they never told me details about themselves and we just talked movies and writing . But then they made time to have coffee with me and they showed up out of breath because they ran. Like. RAN to be on time for coffee with me?

And I was like “i don’t mind waiting” cause I never want to run

But they said they wanted every minute they could get because I’m so busy usually

Which is when it clicked that I didn’t get how much they considered me a friend because I just straight away didn’t see MY signs of affection in them and went “cool! Casual buds it is.” But now that I’m seeing their signs of affection, I feel a little silly for dismissing them like that even though I felt like we could be best bros.

Anyway, some people show affection through time or intensity or commitment and not vocally. I really have to remember that!

Fyi- just in case you didn’t know.

TOUCH got a bro that likes to give high fives? Back slaps? Are they a hugger? Do they not blink an eye at cuddles?

QUALITY TIME this bro will (as op stated) sprint to spend every minute possible with you. Every second that you guys are together is a declaration of affection.

WORDS does your bro tell you how amazing and great and fantastic and wonderful you are all the time? Guess what…?

GIFTS do they buy you coffee? Snacks, energy drinks, spot you at the restaurant? Did that one key chain removed you of them? Ding ding!

ACTS are they always doing things for you? Ie: Nah bro, I got this, I can do that, need me to get anything for you, I can help with…?

PRO TIP - The way people show love is often how they receive love as well.

I reblogged this recently but it got better and ive been thinking and learning a lot abt love languages so

Posted 5 weeks ago
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Posted 5 weeks ago

homo-nerd-grizz:

zanabism:

peteseeger:

originalzipperalmondrebel:

tariqah:

Americans be like: My grandpa 😠😠😠 served in the Korean War 😠😠😠 and killed 9 people 😠😠😠 to fund his college degree in clownery 😠😠😠 Respect him or leave the country 😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬

That’s a super light story huh? My great grandfather got killed in action from a land mine to protect this country. If you don’t wanna respect the history or stand for a national anthem😁then leave to your peaceful home and fuck right off

How did your great grandpa stepping on a landmine protect this country

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Posted 9 weeks ago

ideupstairs:

treeloverfan:

Was this the intention

very tired cat writing a term paper

This cat looks like a Weasley.

Posted 9 weeks ago

dynastylnoire:

Village if the Hidden Hotep has killed me

Somebody called this nigga the Ashy Kage

I am.gonnnneeee🤣🤣🤣🤣

Bringing back the 90s no jutsu.

Posted 10 weeks ago

spider-luke:

mockwa:

mirror

This some extra dimensional lookin shit right here

This reminds me of therm-optic camouflage in Ghost in the Shell. They almost disappear at times in the video.

Posted 19 weeks ago

eriknutinthispoosy:

aislinnsilver:

reverseracism:

“Ghetto is nothing but creativity that hasn’t been stolen yet.”

- Writer, Nezarial Scott, on the hypocritical commercialization and commodification of Black American fashion, vernacular, slang, culture, and livelihood.

http://www.flare.com/beauty/issa-rae-interview-black-girl-magic/

DAMN. That hit me hard.

Posted 20 weeks ago

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The soundtrack of my day... message to a friend

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Just Life 

Good morning ( ^_^)/

You ever have a moment of profound clarity in the midst of a hard situation that makes you feel like things just might be ok?

Today started off pretty rough. You ever have one of those days where it seems like the universe itself is trying to make you late to work? A bunch of little things kept happening that took up moments of my time that I couldn’t seem to make up. Things like, the cup of water I set on the table is knocked over by my sister bumping the table as she ...


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Opening Night at the Shadow Lounge - 03/19/2010

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : Events 


I had my first exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks to everyone who came out to support!!!



Ben was a huge support. ^_^

 

 This picture is blurry. Jen has been a huge support, also.



Another blurry picture. Gretchen has been a powerhouse in my corner. So a huge Thank You to her. ^_^


 

My sister, Latoya, and my daughter, Nasim.



My brother, Thomas, and his son Tsion.



Thanks Sarai! You're really goofy sometimes, but I appreciate it.



Had lots of prints available.



I was painting live at the show.



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Like Raindrops On My Window - 12/02/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Retro blogs 
There are few things in this life as endearing to me as the sight of raindrops on my window. We are at that time of year where there are few rainfalls left. Warmth is leaving the air and a chill is invading the night. A different form of beauty is preparing to take the stage...

...though her touch is cold, she is not without her own charms.

Though the clouds will obscure my view of the moon, I can still watch with childlike wonder as snow falls to the earth. I can allow myself to be moved by th...
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... - 11/08/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Retro blogs 

It is starting to get cold again. And the darkness is coming a little earlier every night. However, the moon manages to remain beautiful everytime I see it, even though the nights are kinda lonely when it's not there. But there really isn't too much I can do about that.

I still haven't gotten my traditional art back. But I guess I'm starting to get used to it. My canvas is now a plasma screen and my brushes have been replaced with a Wacom pen tablet. Fair exchange is no robbery, I guess. Still...
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I miss painting like this... - 07/21/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Retro blogs 
There are few things so deeply personal as art to an artist or religion to a believer.

I really do believe that.
 
This is a painting I did a long time ago, called "Beautifully Broken, Sadly Perverse". I did this at one of the lowest points of my life. Finishing this painting meant so much to me and represented so many things.

I am still having trouble with my traditional art at the moment, but I have high hopes for the future. I will get my art back... I truly believe that now.

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Natiq...
 
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I must paint my way out of this Waking Dream - 05/27/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Retro blogs 

  It is now the first thing in the morning for me, and I really don't want to be awake right now, to be honest. But at the same time, I don't want to be asleep, either.

     I think that today is a day that I need to paint something. I don't know what it is, but I'm sure that if nothing else, something will get painted today. It has been forever since I've completed any traditional work, and honestly, I really don't feel quite like myself, lately. Don't get me wrong, digital work is great and ...


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Here's to new beginnings and long overdue endings. (Except) - 05/22/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Retro blogs 
***This was a long blog speaking about some of my personal feelings that were affecting my art at the time. I cut out all of the personal stuff and just left the art. The original post can be viewed here: 

All melancholia aside… here are some of my recent pieces. Feel free to comment on them, if you so please. You can comment on me also. There’s very little I haven’t heard yet. I can take it.

This is the Logo I designed for Darkholme’s Paradise:

DP-Full-Logo-web

This is Melancholy from Darkholme’s Para...
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Taking Myself Seriously - 08/02/2008

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Retro blogs 

I recently came to the morbid realization that from the moment of my birth, I began to die. Having that thought didn't really make me sad or anything, but it did put some things into perspective.

Thus armed with a new epiphany, I decided I was going to take myself a little more seriously... which basically means, I'm going to work harder on making my dream come true. In the end, I want to leave something behind so that the world knows that I was here... not that this fact is a big deal or anyt...


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