This is a watercolor painting based on a 19th century B&W photograph from the book “O negro na fotografia brasileira do século XIX“. It’s an awesome book with plenty of information and images of the daily lives and work of the sadly enslaved africans brought to work in Brasil’s plantations.
I picked a few panels from pages of the project “La Saga d’Elin” (written by Fuat Erkol and Christian Simon) to paint with watercolors. It’s good to draw pages on 200g Canson paper, since it’s not too expensive, the texture is great and it’ll easily absorb a few – remember, keep it [...]
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