MY NEW ARTWORK : PENCIL DRAWING OF NNEKA ; TITLE - I AM BLACK

in art •  4 months ago

After working with pen for a couple of months, I decided to switch to to pencil drawing. With pencil, one can have free flow of strokes and correct errors when occoured. However, one needs to be careful to avoid the charcoal dust from staining the work which could desrupt the entire work. Just like drawing with pen, one can overlay more tones on shaded portions to get darker tones. I was inspired by this young lady's spotless black complexion to make a portrait of her of which I entitled "I AM BLACK"

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  • I am black
    If beauty doesn't stare at you in Black skin
    Then flew it's no beauty
    For black is the color that best describes what beauty is
    Black not just by skin color; by words, by
    thoughts, by every act of kindness
    I am the world's Diamond wrapped in Black skin

  • I am Black
    The perfection of humanity
    The Blessedness of mankind
    The hidden Treasures in the womb of the earth
    I birth the very strongest of men
    Through my breast, I nurture the wisest of men
    With my lips, I seduce the white-man's heart
    I am the world's virgin, everyone longs for a taste
    of me
    Though I was raped by the Colonial
    Yet their sperms couldn't bleach my Blackness
    Like the Morning dews
    Like the fruitful Vine in the thick forest
    Like the Wild animal on the mountain top
    I survive in hunger and famine, in natural and
    unnatural disasters

  • I am Black
    I am the world's tourist center
    The Omo River, Ethiopia
    The Massai Mars National Reserve, Kenya
    The Table Mountain, South Africa
    The Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    The Pyramid, Egypt
    Obudu Mountain Resort, Nigeria
    So, if beauty doesn't stare at you in Black skin
    Then flew for it's a no Beauty
    I am Black, I am not INFERIOR
    I AM THE BLACK PANTHER

Being black does not mean you are inferior, does not mean you can't achieve your feat. You are unique, you are you, and nobody can be you. Even though you are often depicted and perceived as - hopeless, poor and one in need, see yourself in a positive light, be innovative, be strong and fearless and most importantly, possess the potential to be creative.
You are black - Yes, you are, but you are not inferior.

See progress shots below

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Beautiful my dear friend. Just plain beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Thank you so much dear friend. Am glad you like it.

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I'm glad you do what you do. Always keep at it and stay encouraged. Look I wrote you a haiku.

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I'm glad you do what
You do. Always keep at it
And stay encouraged.

                 - johndoer123


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

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Haikubot detects beauty in this post as well!

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Lol... Do you really mean it?

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Yes! @haikubot is automated, and doesn't seem to detect 100% of eligible haikus, but it does add a little personality to the comment section, in my opinion. I had a little fun one night with the haikubot and its friends.

Cheers!

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Wow! Really? Thanks for explaining.

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Wish I knew how you did that.

Beauty comes in many colors. Splendid! Beautiful artwork, and poem.

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Absolutely....beauty comes in verities of colors and it is in the eyes of the beholder.

Thanks for the accolade...

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She’s so beautiful @maxijgcomm , I’ve been waiting for another beautiful portrait drawing from you. Your wonderful poetic words were so incredible. This is the last week for the “Steemit Art Centre” Dee’s going to drop it, lack of interest. Anyways friend, I posted a pencil portrait of my two children there when they where younger, I’d like for you to see it, and tell me what you think❣️Bless you

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Thank you for appreciating my work.

Gonna check them out.


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Thanks a lot for the support. Am grateful.

beautiful portrait ! a radiant smile and the step by step is also nicely done :)

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Thank you! The step by step shots is neccesary or else people will doubt it is açtually your work. Some might even say it is not an artwork, it a printing!

Amazing work, please post more often and you could get surprising payouts

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Thanks a lot and thanks for your suggestion. You are absolutely right but solid artworks do take days to be completed especially realistic pen drawing.

And of course what can you expert from the great @maxijgcomm

Brilliant...the sketch

The details

Loved it.

This is art

Dante is Here No fear

Cheers

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Thanks a lot dear friend. Still doing what we love doing and know how to do better.

Thanks for the accolade.

beautiful drawing and poem. also interesting to see the progression in the different steps.

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Yea the progreas shots were necessary as to prove it a drawing.

Thanks for appreciating my work.

very beautiful drawing !! :)

This is really beautiful @maxijgcomm! I love the writing with it too; and thank you for including your process :)

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The prograss shots were necessary as to prove it is not a photograph....

Thank you so much for appreciating my work. Am glad you stopped by.

The diamond, the spark, is inside of us all!

I like your shading work, I also see that you did very well with the hand, which many artists keep out of the portrait due to its difficulty! Well done!

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Yea you are absolutely right. I takes a grate deal of time to create the desired form and if you are not patient enough you might give up om the way. But when you have passioñ, you keep asking for more.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the appreciating my wor

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Passion! I'm glad you have found it, to continue, to keep asking for more!

I believe that we are waking up, globally now, and your your words and your art is an important part of that. Keep drawing, keep sharing, Steem on!

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Thank you so much!