Trying to caption love and sensuality in a artwork. Started in color and finished in black and white.
One of the many illustrations I enjoyed making. With everything I make, I always try to stay close to my roots. There for the earring the shape of Africa’s continent and the headscarf. The thing I enjoyed most was working and the details in the headscarf and earring.
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I would like to thank all my followers for all the likes and comments, and I would hereby also like to apologize for my lack of reactions from my side. Due to problems and bustle in my personal life, I have not been able to spend a lot of time on my blog. My apologies! For the time being I will unfortunately not be able to post new work. Once I have some new work you will be the first to see it.
I am not saying goodbye, just a little break to get my situation in order.
I also want to thank https://sabiscuit.wordpress.com/ for the time she spend on the post “My thoughts on Africa’s Image Problem” and the post “Congolesa”. I also like to thank Machine Gun and Meow’s remarks to the guest post.
Thank you all!
Machine Gun Meow guest posted on my remarks. She has some great points on the way Africa and africans are being viewed!
Guest post by mGm on Nadia Monsengo’s essay
My thoughts on Africa’s Image Problem
The way they feed on the negativity of Africa is disconcerting. The media only shows negative images of Africa … They take advantage of the negativity of Africa and take advantage of the positive light it shines on them for giving generously.
What an interesting and completely relatable post. Having lived in Australia for more than a decade, I am still surprised and stung by off the cuff remarks such as, “Oh, as an African, you must be used to the heat”; “Do you have tarmac roads?”; “Is your family safe from Ebola/ Al Shabab violence” and …
“But you can’t be African, you aren’t black?!”
Some of these are general ignorance mixed with polite concern. It is the ignorance that I…
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Portraits in Swirls of Paint / Chris Slabber – http://pinterest.com/pin/505951339364184187/?s=3&m=wordpress
Words can’t describe how much I luv (african) prints!! You could say that (African) prints is kind of in my blood. My mother used to wear very often Congolese traditional clothes called “pagne”. These clothes always contains various types of prints. Nowadays you see it a lot in Western clothing. I think they call it Ankara….
NATURAL HAIR ART – http://pinterest.com/pin/401664860488685526/?s=3&m=wordpress
This is soo BEAUTIFUL!! Found it on Pinterest😍
A piece of history about Congo/A
When I’m looking for inspiration, I often look at portraits. I do not know why, but I’m attracted to the facial expressions of people. You could say that the emotions people show on their face attracts me. I then wonder what that person is thinking or experiencing at that moment in his life. Maybe that’s the reason that I often used to draw faces when I was younger. Now I try to take a different direction. But I will allways continue making portraits/facial expression.