🤖🌐Futuristic Fashions for the Chinese Time-traveller🤖🌐
Day 27. Cyberpunk Qipao
Lots of references in this one so pull up a chair and grab a snack! I was inspired by 2 mythological creatures: the Qilin (uh. horse lion thing with horns) and Fenghuang (phoenix). Interestingly, both creatures' names are a combination of archaic words for "male" and "female".
Qilin (Qi = male, lin = female) are a typical chinese legendary creature in that it's a funky chimera of sorts and represents a moral ideal - dragon head, horse feet, fish scales, lion body, deer horn. Over time it was drawn more horse-like, and with 2 horns instead of 1. I chose to depict it with 1 horn in the hairbun holograms because I think it looks cooler (and saves time LOL).
Phoenix (feng = male, huang = female). Peacocks are considered an earthly manifestation of the phoenix. Chinese phoenix are different from the western - it is not reborn from ashes, it is just a good omen to see in the sky, and it is rainbow not just fire-y red.
WHEW. Next, she has robot legs!!! I love reinforced porcelain prosthetics, they look so good. She is on her way to hang out with Day 26 and Day 25 probably.
Finally, she is carrying a set of chopstick tasers. You can't go weaponless in the slums of the future. The panda on the takeout container bag is based on this weird little charm I stole from a restaurant when I was like 7 years old in China. I had no idea what it was at the time, I just thought it was cute. Turns out it's an ad for a rice wine company in Xinjiang called 伊力特 or "Elite" LOL
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What would you do if you had a basic income that could cover housing and food and basically living ?
I know a lot of us are afraid of the future. Because we live in a world where we need money just to survive, but we also know those jobs aren't the thing the world need right now.
So tell me, what kind of business/job/activity would you do if you didn't have to worry about money to survive ? Tell us everything. Go wild.
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