Monday, January 05, 2009

Literary Characters : Kunta Kinte

Kunta Kinte is the main character in the novel, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family." This was definitely one of the more challenging characters I decided to illustrate. I fiddled for about a week on another version of a sketch, but was not happy with it. I was trying to convey something, and it just wasn't coming across. It wasn't until I started over completely that I came up with something that I liked.

I hope to have some finishes of these pieces soon, but I'm trying to get a few sketches out of the way before I move to finishes.

This piece, as well as the Dracula I posted before, are for my show at the Chapter House in Philadelphia in July. (With Tim Durning)