Himba Daughter

Title -
Himba Daughter, 2010
Medium -
Pastel drawing on Fabriano
Size -
89cm x 63.5cm (wxh)
Price -
Not for Sale
Valued at 4000.00 ZAR

This was the first time that I tried doing a portrait completely in colour. In drawing, the switch from black and white (pencil and charcoal) to colour can be quite a daunting one. But I enjoyed experimenting with the different tones of this girl’s skin. The oranges and yellows and browns created such a gorgeous warmth. Her hair proved to be quite a challenge as I really felt that I needed to capture the weight of it as it falls over and hides her face. She really needed to peer through her hair.

This art piece / drawing is currently on display at Arebbusch Travel Lodge.

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<span class='pictitle'>Himba Daughter, 2010</span> | Pastel drawing on Fabriano

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Drawing derived from photograph by Attila Szili

Himba Daughter, 2010 |