Not an "art blog" I'm an artist and I happen to have a blog.
All work under the this tag Cargo Collective
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Open for commission and collaboration.
This illustration can be seen accompanying an article in TAC Magazine issue 2. A 3 hour piece that I am kind of proud of. Did something with the lighting I don’t normally do. Ventured out of my comfort zone. The title is a play on the title to Trinidad James, All Gold Everything.
She’s a disgraced princess you guys. Which would mean, she’s not a princess? Well here’s the story. She’s from a long line of african royalty that celebrates their rich heritage and embraces all walks of life. In their naivety they failed to realize the intentions of their new found friends. In the mix and mingle, the current queen was taken advantage of and the offspring failed bare resemblance to the rest of the family. She is now a novelty, beyond beautiful and universally accept, she will never know the true respect of her people and her family because her blood is diluted.
Essentially this story is pseudo commentary on the european influence on the african community. The un-welcomed divide of shade reaches down to the core of the black community in general. In a lot of cases she will be ideal against her siblings because she is closer in shade to the majority, it’s not alright and there are consequences. Unity is to be had and with racism an ever prevalent social issue, there should be something said to the way, we of a certain minority, should at least treat each other. Just something to think about.
A culmination of a lot of time and some experimentation. I am trying to meld my traditional art talent with my digital knowledge and this here is an example of that. It’s the beginning so i’m not super smitten with it, but for what it is, I am satisfied.
I don’t like this piece… but wanted to show my friends before I scrapped it #art #personal #friends #girl #smile #digital #paint #photoshop #ethnic #dislike #wip #blend #model #girl #defcise #eh #whatever (Taken with Instagram)