Dewanda Wise

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Year:

2021

Available in 50x70, 70x100

A portrait of American actress Dewanda Wise, as she takes on the powerful role as Nola Darling, a struggling but up-and-coming artist in New York. The portrait consists of 10-15 layers, ranging from outline of figure, background and color-blocking of neck, face and headdress. Each block is specifically placed and drawn to highlight the light of that specific part of the character. The piece itself has taken roughly 25 hours to create, using the majority of the time capturing the details in Dewanda’s headdress.