Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AFRO XX, 10" x 8", coloured pencil/sanguine dust, 2008

This is number 20 in my current Afro series.






The emphasis is all about the beauty of natural black hair.

I met a lovely lady, during the weekend and she had a nice looking Afro, not the kind you'll always see. I looked once and twice....then got the courage to ask if she'll like to be in my current series.....She agreed!

This was done with ghosting the sanguine dust on a self sanded watercolour paper. Then different tones of browns,reds and orange coloured pencils were used to bring out tones and details.

12 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey, first time commenting here.. Gosh you have some awesome talent.. I need to send you my picture so you can paint me too!:-)

Could I possibly use some of your paintings on my blog? I would ask for permission before doing so.

Also do you sell any of your paintings? If so, where can I get them?

Have a great day and keep drawing..

adebanji said...

Hi Remi, Thanks for your comments.

Yes I do take portrait commissions, my prices are very moderate and start from £50 it all depends on what you want.

ALL my paintings are for sale, or should I say most. Just ask for any you are interested in and I'll let you know by email.

Yes, you can use my images on your blog as far as you let me know the particular one you plan to use and remember to put a link/copyright to my blog/site.

God bless!

N.B. Also, if you have a particular article you want an illlustration for, just let me know by e-mail- I do that too.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Awesome.. .cool! Okay, I will have a look through your website and let you know the one I want... and think about the type of portrait I want..

Also would let you know post in advance too..

You are really good at what you do though - neat and fresh art.

Thanks.. have an awesome week.

adebanji said...

Thanks Remi!

silvina said...

Adebaji, just found out that ANYONE can order the Huston dvd for $20. I'm waiting to hear back if they'll send one to England for you.

p.s. 20th afro piece! Fantastic! You gotta do a show.

adebanji said...

GREAT!! That's brilliant! I would REALLY BE HAPPY TO GET ONE!

I know I need a show!

Hope to hear fom you!

Thanks!!!!!!!!

~Mimi~ said...

wow!! love this!! and you're in kent! :) noted :) and you do portrait commissions!! :)

adebanji said...

Thanks once again Mimi!

Pencil Sanity said...

Super work, just love it.

adebanji said...

Thanks Pencil Sanity!

Amanda Carder said...

This is wonderful. I enjoy looking at all your work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Amanda!