im taking part in a group show, its gonna be part of black history event. The images I’ve decided to do our African leaders and revolutionaries.  I decided to draw Nelson Mandela when he was younger, to capture him in his physical prime, capturing the warrior in his traditional clothes.  The picture is about 90% complete. This is the 1st image in which I have used woodless graphite pencils for the majority of the work. I think I’ll stick with traditional graphite pencils in the future,  I found the woodless pencils to have waxy feel to them, plus the lines didnt feel as clean. But you live and you learn #workinprogress #art #graphite #illustration #drawing #tonderaiarts #blackart #africanart #sketch #nelsonmandela #nelsonmandelaart

im taking part in a group show, its gonna be part of black history event. The images I’ve decided to do our African leaders and revolutionaries. I decided to draw Nelson Mandela when he was younger, to capture him in his physical prime, capturing the warrior in his traditional clothes. The picture is about 90% complete. This is the 1st image in which I have used woodless graphite pencils for the majority of the work. I think I’ll stick with traditional graphite pencils in the future, I found the woodless pencils to have waxy feel to them, plus the lines didnt feel as clean. But you live and you learn #workinprogress #art #graphite #illustration #drawing #tonderaiarts #blackart #africanart #sketch #nelsonmandela #nelsonmandelaart

Mother And Child (Yemaya)
This piece represents the fwminine nurturing energy, in all of us nurtures the masculine energy with in us. We give birth to our inner self and this self is nurtured so one day we can raise and reclaim the “throne” and become the divine beings we are supossed to be. All kings are strong because of the Queen behind us

Mother And Child (Yemaya)
This piece represents the fwminine nurturing energy, in all of us nurtures the masculine energy with in us. We give birth to our inner self and this self is nurtured so one day we can raise and reclaim the “throne” and become the divine beings we are supossed to be. All kings are strong because of the Queen behind us

My latest work in progress for my next up coming show

My latest work in progress for my next up coming show

Here is the latest drawing I have done, it is for a greeting card design, Its not the final version of the card.

Here is the latest drawing I have done, it is for a greeting card design, Its not the final version of the card.

This was drawn live at the annual gele tea fashion show. The Gele reminds me of a beautiful rose, the are similar to drawing roses infact, the folds colours etc. Its a very distinctive type of head wrap, drawing the fashion show and seeing the various Gele designs was very inspiring,  tying a Gele head wrap is a art in its self

This was drawn live at the annual gele tea fashion show. The Gele reminds me of a beautiful rose, the are similar to drawing roses infact, the folds colours etc. Its a very distinctive type of head wrap, drawing the fashion show and seeing the various Gele designs was very inspiring, tying a Gele head wrap is a art in its self

You cant see the full image here but its on fb page. This piece has finally grown on me. Child Of Het Heru. Het Heru is not a #goddess in a western sense. Shes a representation of a particular energy. I feel this picture actually captures that energy.  In life its not what you see its about the underlining energy, because everything that is a physical is the result of energy. This is what people dont understand about #african #culture,  the stories the #art and #music, everything has meaning its all about the #energy. Africans studied energy, to the point you can fit anything in to 11 main categories.  So this energy manifests in our emotions as pleasure joy romance sex #creativity etc its our #imagination, because it deals with #attraction its represented as a young #beautiful woman. I can go on lol #illustration #tonderaiarts #naturalhair #blackwoman #nubian #oshun #venus #hetheru #braids #painting #oxun

You cant see the full image here but its on fb page. This piece has finally grown on me. Child Of Het Heru. Het Heru is not a #goddess in a western sense. Shes a representation of a particular energy. I feel this picture actually captures that energy. In life its not what you see its about the underlining energy, because everything that is a physical is the result of energy. This is what people dont understand about #african #culture, the stories the #art and #music, everything has meaning its all about the #energy. Africans studied energy, to the point you can fit anything in to 11 main categories. So this energy manifests in our emotions as pleasure joy romance sex #creativity etc its our #imagination, because it deals with #attraction its represented as a young #beautiful woman. I can go on lol #illustration #tonderaiarts #naturalhair #blackwoman #nubian #oshun #venus #hetheru #braids #painting #oxun

Latest piece #art #illustration #tonderaiarts #creative #creativity #drawing #painting #blackart

Latest piece #art #illustration #tonderaiarts #creative #creativity #drawing #painting #blackart

No picture is ever finished,   only abandoned,  im abandoning this one. #sketch #illustration #tonderaiarts #art #creative #creativity #Africanart #Africanfashion #naturalhair #natural #beauty #afrocentric #blackgirlsrock #afro #drawing #tonderai

No picture is ever finished, only abandoned, im abandoning this one. #sketch #illustration #tonderaiarts #art #creative #creativity #Africanart #Africanfashion #naturalhair #natural #beauty #afrocentric #blackgirlsrock #afro #drawing #tonderai

Model sketch #sketch #illustration #tonderaiarts #art #creative #creativity #Oshun #afrocentric #blackgirlsrock #Africanart #Africanfashion #naturalhair  #tonderai #illustration #fashion

Model sketch #sketch #illustration #tonderaiarts #art #creative #creativity #Oshun #afrocentric #blackgirlsrock #Africanart #Africanfashion #naturalhair #tonderai #illustration #fashion