African Headgear III, 16" x 20", Oil Base Pencil/Charcoal Dust

African Headgear AFRO HEADGEAR SERIES cartidge paper charcoal dust oil base pencil

This makes number 3 in my current Afro Headgear series.

The model here is my great friend Esta who I have used many times in my Afro Series too.

I have used Charcoal dust for the broad tones and Compressed Charcoal for the darker tones. Then I used Oil base pencils for the details and lines on Norfolk Cartridge paper.

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AFRO HEADGEAR II, 12" x 16", Mixed Media on Pastel Paper, 2009 (SOLD)

acrylic African Headgear AFRO HEADGEAR SERIES charcoal charcoal dust ink mixed media oil base pencil

This is makes number 2 in my current series of African Headgears.

I'm exploring this series from all angles and will use all forms of media to get my message across, even wax and possibly clay.

For this piece, I had as my model a lovely lady I met at a friends wedding. She naturally took this pose and that was it!

I have used charcoal dust, ink washes, acrylic washes, white ink and oil base pencil...

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AFRO HEADGEAR I, 10" x 8", oil sketch on canvas board, 2009

African Headgear AFRO HEADGEAR SERIES alla prima oil on canvas board oil sketch

This is a new series I am embarking upon. It is all about the beauty, elegance and variety of African Headgears. There are so many different types from different cultures and countries in the rich continent of Africa and I will be using the medium of drawing, painting and sculpture to get this series going.

My first series just takes me out of the blocks. The model is my cousins wife. On the day of...

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