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Swala Aretu

It's been a while I painted a portrait for The Wagadu Chronicles! This one depicts the Aretu culture that comes from Swala lineage. As always with Swalas, inspiration for attire comes from Kenyan ethnic groups (Turkana, Maasai, Pokot, Samburu), go to the bottom to see all the references I used for this image and step by step pic 🎨

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references & inspiration

references & inspiration