"Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff" Fred Babb

Friday, March 4, 2016

Feeling Kind of Tribal

I've been meaning to do some portrait pieces of different tribes.  So tonight I did a quick painting of a woman from the Karo tribe of Ethiopia.

This represents how they paint their faces with ochre and chalk.  The dots mimic the feather patterns from guinea fowl or from leopards.  They also take ochre and animal fat and wind their hair into little pellets that makes it appear that they're wearing a sort of hat.  I don't think I quite captured how that really looks, haha.  

This is acrylic on bristol board made into a postcard to be sent off to a new art friend in Singapore.

May she travel well...

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