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Sunflowers...
Sunflowers...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Still Life...
Still Life...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soupy..
Soupy..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selioquey...
Selioquey...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Refugee...
Refugee...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cute Lil' Puppy
Cute Lil' Puppy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Procession
Procession
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Origin of The Species...
Origin of The Species...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Look What They've Done to My Lord..
Look What They've Done to My Lord..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massai Warrior..
Massai Warrior..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madonna and Child...
Madonna and Child...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homage..
Homage..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fossils...
Fossils...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Early Work...
My Early Work...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Drummer...
The Drummer...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matriarch
Matriarch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trafficant
Trafficant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dancer At Dusk
Dancer At Dusk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bassist...
The Bassist...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grazing...
Grazing...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Himba: 38x48, Soft Pastel: Click the link to view my process.
Himba: 38x48, Soft Pastel: Click the link to view my process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
Pencil Study for next piece...
'Gele Muse'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charcoal Study of Toni Morrison:In Progress
Charcoal Study of Toni Morrison:In Progress
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charcoal Study of Toni Morrison:Finished: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel
Charcoal Study of Toni Morrison:Finished: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Young Himba Girl: In Progress
Young Himba Girl: In Progress
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Young Himba Girl:Finished: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel
Young Himba Girl:Finished: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Himba Teen Girl...
Himba Teen Girl...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Himba Nude: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Himba Nude: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Himba Mother with Children: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Himba Mother with Children: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A work in progress: Himba Woman with Bowl
A work in progress: Himba Woman with Bowl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Himba Woman with Bowl: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: Himba Woman with Bowl: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfinished: Women by watering hole.
Unfinished: Women by watering hole.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfinished Geisha.
Unfinished Geisha.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Work: Unnamed as of yet.
Current Work: Unnamed as of yet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Update of Current Work.
Update of Current Work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: “Secret Window”: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: “Secret Window”: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Work: Wodaabe
Current Work: Wodaabe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Work: Updated...
Current Work: Updated...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Wodaabe: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: Wodaabe: Charcoal on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mié: Study of an online friend: 18"x24" on Newsprint
Mié: Study of an online friend: 18"x24" on Newsprint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhinni: Charcoal Study of Mié's Sister:24"x36" on Newsprint
Zhinni: Charcoal Study of Mié's Sister:24"x36" on Newsprint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work in progress: I took my inspiration from the 2006 film, Idlewild.
Work in progress: I took my inspiration from the 2006 film, Idlewild.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work in progress; tentatively named: "The Headliner."
Work in progress; tentatively named: "The Headliner."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work in progress; Updated
Work in progress; Updated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: The Headliner: Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: The Headliner: Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Piece tentatively titled: The Jazz Lounge
New Piece tentatively titled: The Jazz Lounge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Jazz Lounge: Updated
The Jazz Lounge: Updated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Jazz Lounge: So far...
The Jazz Lounge: So far...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: The Jazz Lounge: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: The Jazz Lounge: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a digital study for an upcoming Jazz piece. I sketched each figure out separately and then grouped them. I'll be rendering this on Strathmore's 500 Series Charcoal Paper.
This is a digital study for an upcoming Jazz piece. I sketched each figure out separately and then grouped them. I'll be rendering this on Strathmore's 500 Series Charcoal Paper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Thrice: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel on paper
Finished: Thrice: 18x24 Sepia Hard Pastel on paper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
Portrait for a friend; from start to finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Source: For this piece the subject wanted Dreads, instead of the wig she was wearing.
My Source: For this piece the subject wanted Dreads, instead of the wig she was wearing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Solo & Adija 10th Anniversary: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Finished: Solo & Adija 10th Anniversary: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adija: So far...
Adija: So far...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adija: So far...
Adija: So far...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adija: Updated
Adija: Updated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Source.
The Source.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adija in Profile: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
Adija in Profile: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint: 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Initial sketch for new jazz piece: For my son Michael.
Initial sketch for new jazz piece: For my son Michael.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revised sketch for new jazz piece entitled: Jazz Quintet. But I'm toying with the title: Jammin For Gibby.
Revised sketch for new jazz piece entitled: Jazz Quintet. But I'm toying with the title: Jammin For Gibby.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Progress on sketch: Refining the lines before transfer to clean paper.
Progress on sketch: Refining the lines before transfer to clean paper.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Added a few more elements to round the piece out.
Added a few more elements to round the piece out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’m a little slower with this one. My work is mood-controlled so to speak; but it’s coming along.
I’m a little slower with this one. My work is mood-controlled so to speak; but it’s coming along.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The figures on top were obviously too big to pull off the perspective, so I have to reduce their scale.
The figures on top were obviously too big to pull off the perspective, so I have to reduce their scale.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I decided to redo the backdrop and open up the space up a bit. Once I hone the shadows, I'll put the people in.
I decided to redo the backdrop and open up the space up a bit. Once I hone the shadows, I'll put the people in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: House Band: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint. 24"x36" For my Son Michael
Finished: House Band: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint. 24"x36" For my Son Michael
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Still have a way to go. No title as of yet. Part of ‘The Room’ series.
Still have a way to go. No title as of yet. Part of ‘The Room’ series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I needed more shapes in the foreground to give the picture scale. I wanted the ‘giant hall effect’ like the St. Peter’s Basilica, but I wanted to add my own touches.
I needed more shapes in the foreground to give the picture scale. I wanted the ‘giant hall effect’ like the St. Peter’s Basilica, but I wanted to add my own touches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I want the floor/room to go back forever; it kept bothering me so I changed it.
I want the floor/room to go back forever; it kept bothering me so I changed it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Made a slight alteration to the right side of the piece to open the room up a bit.
Made a slight alteration to the right side of the piece to open the room up a bit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Gathered In My Name: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint, 24"x36"
Finished: Gathered In My Name: Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint, 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Work: Portrait of my Granddaughter Breanna
Current Work: Portrait of my Granddaughter Breanna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Source: I plan to do three views of her. Love her round face.
My Source: I plan to do three views of her. Love her round face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May need to resize the profile by adjusting her features a bit, but there ya go.
May need to resize the profile by adjusting her features a bit, but there ya go.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I had to reposition the third head. I’m still debating whether to render her eyes or not.
I had to reposition the third head. I’m still debating whether to render her eyes or not.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
She wanted to fix her hair before she posed for me. I told her that I would take care of her hair.
She wanted to fix her hair before she posed for me. I told her that I would take care of her hair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My camera seems to be tinting the white pigment blue. Still have a long way to go.
My camera seems to be tinting the white pigment blue. Still have a long way to go.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I still have much to do on her image. Her facial proportions have been difficult to pin down.
I still have much to do on her image. Her facial proportions have been difficult to pin down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Updated..
Updated..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Made a few corrections...
Made a few corrections...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finished: Breanna; Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint, 24"x36"
Finished: Breanna; Sepia Hard Pastel on Newsprint, 24"x36"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Project: 13th century writer Madame Fujiwara-Tameie (Abutsu Ni)
New Project: 13th century writer Madame Fujiwara-Tameie (Abutsu Ni)