Raheem Nelson

Morning Bird

I looked to renaissance and impressionist paintings for the inspiration to create this painting. It’s intentionally ambigous in the way of at first glance it could be an afro you’re looking at or perhaps a bush. It’s something about afros and natural hair that I gravitate to. That goes especially for illustration. I used the flat brush tool to have overlays from the rising sun into the blue sky. This was a simple painting on a technical level and it symbolizes quiet moments in the morning with the one you love.

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