Tuesday, December 09, 2008

AFRO XIX, 13.5" x 9.5", Graphite/Charcoal, 2008 SOLD

This is number 19 in my current Afro series. My passion for graphite and charcoal some how takes over here, as I really try to express myself, and because it is not a commission, I feel a little bit on the free side. The emphasis of this series is the beauty of black natural hair and the model is a lovely little girl in my Sunday school class, she came just like this last Sunday.


20 comments:

Lucie Geffré said...

Beautiful portrait!

Adam Cope said...

sweet.

i'm linking to you, adebanji, as i think your sketches are good.

bonne courage.

adebanji said...

Cheers Adam! Thanks!

adebanji said...

Thanks Lucie!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

This is delightful! Very sensitively drawn.

adebanji said...

Thanks Katherine!

silvina said...

This is one of your best! What a beautiful little girl.

adebanji said...

Thanks Silvina! Should show her mum all these comments as she may not fully understand.

Casey Klahn said...

What a cutie! You have got her spot-on, and thanks for posting this.

swhiteart said...

Beautiful! I love your work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Swhiteart!
I really appreciate your comments!

adebanji said...

Thanks CK!

Nicole Caulfield said...

OMYgosh this is such a moving portrait. It captures the innocence and the vibrancy of childhood.

adebanji said...

Thanks Nicole! I don't always feel pleased after many pieces but this one just seemed to click right from the start, I didn't even start with a detailed drawing I just washed shapes of charcoal dust unto the paper, before I introduced the carbon pencil for the detailing after.

How I wish I could get this kind of feeling all the time, but alas there are only a few special moments to remembered and cherished!

dominique eichi said...

what a breath taking portrait you expressed perfectly her sweetness. This one really shines.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique!

dacoop said...

Stunning and sensitive!

adebanji said...

Thanks Dacoop!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Very special.
You have captured so much beauty in the little soul

adebanji said...

Thanks Robin!!!