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African by Blasterkid African by Blasterkid
One of my favorite comics of all time is an issue of Uncanny X-Men (#198) that Barry Windsor Smith drew with Storm as the featured character. He's done a lot of very nice looking comics but there was this sequences with these tribal people dancing and it was so awesome....


I think African culture is probably artistically speaking on the most interesting...this is coming from a white kid who grew up in Pacific Beach (San Diego) but I just find the design and simplicity of it incredibly cool.

This one tied in with the Samurai piece...because I did this one first and then tried to do the Samurai piece focusing on another culture....


I've had so many people tell me I should do comic covers this way...and I am. I just haven't showed them around yet because I wanted enough done to have a nice portfolio that felt well rounded and it wasn't just 3 or 4 pieces that could be called a fluke or a one trick pony kind of thing. There's a lot of different ways to layout this stuff...it doesn't all have to be floating heads etc/
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CJcool007 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist
Very cool
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CliffOG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Iconic art
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ART6996 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
amazing
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ilonainkeri Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
That's simply beautiful.
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auxeru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular! :clap:
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Purplestar31 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist
I LOVE THIS

" So proud of my African heratage "
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Optorylpulpus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it
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kimoshire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Love this piece alot. Thanks for appreciating our culture. I can tell you for sure that my great great grandmother looked just like that. Lol
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
hey cool no problem...I want to do more and I will.

I LOVE African art and it's culture.
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scariello Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Beautiful!
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brewsterart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
hey thank you.

:)
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brewsterart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
No problem
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Sucre-Noir Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
This is beautiful...
Makes my imagination travel faaar away back in Africa =)
Thank you.
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
hey cool thanks a lot...it's honestly one of my favorite things I've ever drawn...

that's the truth...it was so different for me...and just kind of a special moment.

:)
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PENSA Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great Work mann! Perfect graphick!
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
thanks a lot...I always like it when people discover this one.

:)
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shaunswart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
colour, that the only thing i could say bout the piece i love the vibrant colours that make up african culture, and the swahili have a love for the bright reds and yellows
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
well...I didn't do a color piece. I know what you are saying.

I've thought about doing a new series of African pieces and doing them painted..so it's not out of the question for something in the future.

:)
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shaunswart Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
:judge:
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jaberJaws Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
amazing so deatailed
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
hi!you're featured in my journal:)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
wow i think it's the one i like most of your amazing gallery!:clap:
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ratapimientoide Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
wow, this looks like sergio toppi, very cool!
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Betotron Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool!!
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JonasTrindade Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Best always Rich
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butchmapa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Wow-- jaw-dropping!Those lines are so smooth, yet precise.
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sneedd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awesome detail. . . wonderful texture
sneedd:batman:
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
One of your best artworks ever!
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nefar007 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
i want more of this kind! =D
luvin the details!
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
thanks man....I am sure I've got some more in me.

~
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Yourmung Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Is an awecome piece of art, so kind from you to share it.
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Blasterkid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
hey no problem./ It's more like, thank you for looking.

:)

ricH./
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