Damaya - Fictional Mythical portrait


Nigeria

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Size: 48 H x 21 W x 0.5 in

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Painting: Oil on Canvas and Wood.

This fictional portrait is inspired by stories of African heroine princesses. I called her 'Damaya', which is a beautiful name which also clearly is a name of a strong character.

I'm a big fan of painting in a realistic style, so even in this fictional and idealized beauty, I painted her for months (especially her face), to make sure she is fully believable and worth staring at for long periods of time. I used various figurative and fashion references to create an original beauty who exists only in this picture.

There's also a warm, light-pink skyline in the background, inspired by my Sci-Fi novel readings, which sometimes blend the futuristic and the rural. She's dressed in a traditional simple African wrapper, standing across a futuristic skyline. This painting blends my appreciation for the simple rural and the advanced and futuristic.

In this painting, I worked in my favorite palette, which include a lot of warm colors, yellows, pinks, and browns, and the absence of green, blue, purples and violets.

This painting is on canvas stretched across a plywood panel. It can stand on its own, but will need a frame to hang on a wall. It is 4 feet tall and 21 inches wide.

Keywords: Beautiful, Portrait, Pretty, Black, Woman, African, Youth, Fictional, Girl, Landscape

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Realism, Figurative, Conceptual, Fine Art

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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