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Fulani girl - Nigeria

By Lianne-Issa
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Fulani girl - Nigeria

Oil on canvas

 Traditionally, People of the Fulani tribes of Africa have been cattle herders, through the centuries many settled down and turned to politics, successfully establishing a series of kingdoms between Senegal and Cameroon by the 19th century, and conquering the Hausa by about 1810. The Fulani held much of northern Nigeria in subjection until defeated (1900-1906) by the British. The religious beliefs of a large percentage of the cattle-herding Fulani are animalistic, although many of the politically oriented Fulani are Muslim.

Image size
1081x1489px 490.01 KB
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
44 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 12, 2014, 6:32:12 PM
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Awesome designs, Good Job Bro. I started a new course on Naira Media, please do stop by to check my work.

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Sublime magnifique :) (Smile) 
teggy7's avatar
STUNNING painting, so well done ...beautiful !!!
Thousandfaced's avatar
Using a photograph by someone else as inspiration is alright, but it's usually good form to say as much!
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I would be very happy to as I have in my other paintings and drawings on both da and my website but I can find no link to any original photographer despite looking very hard. if you know who the originator is please tell me so I can credit them appropriately.
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Lianne-Issa, I love your pictures!  Well done.  I am new to the world of painting and would dearly love to paint the picture of the Fulani girl Nigeria.  I have seen the original photo on the internet and wonder if I am allowed to paint it too.  Would I be breaking any laws by doing so?  Copyright etc.  if so, how do I go about getting permission to paint it?  I look forward to hearing from you.
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And I just saw you did so for the awesome Krobo girl portrait you did. Apologies if I came across as bitchy! :)
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Beautiful painting.
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Lovely absolutely lovely.
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Such stunning beauty and details!~
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Excellent work on the details.
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Absolutely gorgeous!
toziren's avatar
Thank you for doing your research history of my country
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A gorgeous girl a a wonderful portrait! :winner:
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This is absolutely gorgeous! I also appreciate the description! Spreading culture is always a great thing : )  (+ faves)
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Absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the detail on the hair and eyes.
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Wow. I'm utterly stunned by this. I mean look at it. Look at it, it's just amazing.
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