Hello and Peace!
I'm Nafisah, or Tyshea on deviantART
I'm a Queer Chinese American Muslim artist.
You can call me Ty, Naf, Dye, or anything along those lines
I post my art sometimes,
but most of it goes on dA

I post a lot of political/social stuff, so here's a [DISCLAIMER]

Blog also functions as an
art, fashion, & sexuality advice column,
so don't be shy!


I also have a blog for critiquing individual pictures, as well as storing my original tutorials

The Art of Self Care
On Gender Identity and
Sexual Orientation

I have met an angel and my life will never be the same

A buddy-cop film starring Michelle Rodriguez as the spunky newbie partnered with Idris Elba, the hardened, no-nonsense veteran.
With Lucy Liu as their grumpy and over-your-shit Police Chief.

Please give this movie to me.

posted 14 hours ago on 16/4/2014 with 153 notes
#me and my brother have interesting ideas while out on walks #bumblecub uncle


here’s the thing:

posted 20 hours ago on 16/4/2014 with 13544 notes
via doyayoda © thegestianpoet
#sex negative #sex critical #feminism


requested!! its just some stuff ive learned idk dont trust me too much, i had the parts for this laying around for days and was too lazy to put text on it i also added a collage of some chests ive done last minute

posted 21 hours ago on 16/4/2014 with 10474 notes
via bigfatbeckoningcat © raspbeary
#art help #anatomy






posted 21 hours ago on 16/4/2014 with 2949 notes
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#art #M-MECHS #i need a mech tag on my blog #MECHS
"Queer Muslim voices are instrumentalised for a ‘homophobia’ debate which largely takes place among whites. While some migrant and Muslim individuals have gained from the exceptionalist discourse, white gays have profited disproportionately from their aggressive (mis)representation of Muslim gays."
— "Gay Imperialism: Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the ‘War on Terror’" by Jin Haritaworn, with Tamsila Tauqir and Esra Erdem (via takhtee)

posted 2 days ago on 15/4/2014 with 68 notes
via takhtee
#queer muslims #LGBT Muslims #LGBTQ* Muslims #awareness #politics

Not Your Tragic Queer Muslim Story



[I]t did not occur to me that my Muslim-ness and my queerness were supposed to be at war with each other until I started performing these identities in semi-public ways. The exoticization, the Islamophobia, the disbelief at my existence – these are all manifestations of imagined narratives that are projected onto me and do not reflect an innate discordance of being. My queerness and my Muslim-ness do not need to be reconciled mostly because they cannot be disentangled from each other. I can’t remember ever not having been both.

Not Your Tragic Queer Muslim Story

I was just telling someone this.
I think the very concept of needing to “reconcile” with Islam is flawed. Being queer is not an inherent antithesis to Islam. They can— and do— coexist.

I spent far too long searching for validation in old, biased texts and outdated interpretations. Too much of my energy went into that, so now I “deal with my queerness” by simply existing as I am and devoting myself to what I believe is true.
Islam is too big of a religion, too grand of a belief, to be restricted by who I fell in love with.

posted 2 days ago on 14/4/2014 with 200 notes
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#queer muslims #gay muslims #LGBT Muslims #LGBTQ* Muslims #islam


I’ve been wanting to design each assassin’s mask for a while now, inspired by a mix of the wearable sculptures of Rein Vollenga and planetary symbols.
The symbols were actually the hardest part of the whole process and took me several months to solidify SOB. When I finally figured all of them out, I kinda went crazy with these bust shots.

In order:

Sun - Kajur, Mercury - Kye, Venus - Hiu, Moon - Chandra, Mars - Kou, Jupiter - Marduk, Saturn - Shani, Uranus - Yozu, Neptune - Sei’zin, Pluto - Yama.

Kajur doesn’t have a mask since she’s the head of the Solaris organization and doesn’t do assassinations. The rest are all in order of her favoritism.

More of this project can be found here
And you can also check this out on dA!

posted 2 days ago on 14/4/2014 with 988 notes
#solaris #my art #a:cts #sailor moon references are welcome #i see u all
twainkitty asked:
Wondered what your favourite artists style looks like :3


Ah this question kinda confused me, are you asking my favourite artist and their style?

Because it’s Tyshea from Deviantart



Now gerroff me //old man voice

posted 3 days ago on 13/4/2014 with 81 notes
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瓦其依合 - 不要怕 (彝语)

Waqi Yihe - Ap Jie Lop / Don’t be Afraid (Yi language)

posted 6 days ago on 10/4/2014 with 91 notes
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#Waqi Yihe #music #cpop


Bad news and good news: Bad news is my off-campus housing plans for this upcoming Fall fell through. Now I’m a bit scared about what that means because I really don’t want to live on campus again, but the good news is that if you live in Savannah and you have room for a swanky roommate, that swanky new roommate might be me! (Okay…that wasn’t as cool as I wanted it to sound)

I am currently also scouring my sources to find housing, but signal boosts are welcome. If you need more information, feel free to contact me through my inbox or my email at artoflanwang@gmail.com. 

Thanks in advance!

Yo signal boost for my buddy Lan, he’s a cool cool dude and REALLY TALENTED ARTIST like someday he’s gonna be famous and you can be all “yeah I helped him back in his college days o yea” YOU FEEL??

posted 1 week ago on 9/4/2014 with 240 notes
via rienlen
#signal boost #lan kouhai


Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

posted 1 week ago on 9/4/2014 with 28645 notes
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#photography #awareness #race #culture

posted 1 week ago on 9/4/2014 with 6194 notes
via queeringstyle © tattoos-and-modifications
#fashion #street style #tattoo


Kat Dennings for Zink Magazine

Kat Dennings is so pretty.

posted 1 week ago on 9/4/2014 with 16519 notes
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#fashion #scopophobia


We all know its coming, so why not?

Apple White as a Yeti and Raven Queen as a Tengu

i contemplated long and hard what monsters they should be, and i wanted to avoid the obvious (witch for raven, elf for apple etc) 

so for apple, I went with the “snow” part of snow white, and picked a yeti, because it was icy and the fur could go luxe and glamourous. its a little christmas-y too, but i think the touches of blue and the bright yellow green tights keep it more orchard than pine forest.

raven was easy, since she has clear motifs in birds and feathers, so a bird creature was a clear pick. then i went for a japanese myth, since i personally headcanon raven as japanese.

posted 1 week ago on 9/4/2014 with 244 notes
via sassmaster-arjay
#stop being so amazing twin #fuck #fambam #monster high #well technically its ever after high BUT CROSSOVERS HNG

But Bein Alone’s the Only Way to Be

So you think I’m alone?
But being alone’s the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity

This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for

"Cold War" by Janelle Monae

Now that these fuckers have a new universe for their story, I wanted to revisit a cartoony style I did for them back in the day. This time there’s a lot more movement.

From left to right: Ti Jinh, Atka, Rilu | Kye, Sika, Shii
The three characters on the left are Bee's, all natural-born, while my three are on the right are all artificial humans.

Hope you guys dig it! Cause I’m pretty proud of it!

You can find more of them here!

posted 1 week ago on 8/4/2014 with 390 notes
#Solaris #my art #a:cts