Himba maiden finished

Well, it took a while but I’m finally done with my latest scratchboard. You sure do see a lot when you draw someone or something. When you are forced to slow down and draw you pick up so much more than in normal life. Who was it who said they hadn’t truly seen something until they had drawn it? Someone will answer that one I’m sure.

Apart from the usual amazing look of the Himba tribe, the bits that drew me to this portrait were;

– her shoulderblade and the way it works with that look over her shoulder

– the diagonal of the rope/string across her back and the way it’s pulling into her skin

– the look in her eye

– the straw in her mouth.