Thursday, December 30, 2010

storyteller

The Storyteller is essential to this traditional type of tale, telling the story that has been passed on for generations. I used a photo reference of the professional storyteller who recorded on a tape that came with the published book. I picture her with children I imagined listening by firelight in a far-away African village. 
I actually used my own children as models for this pose. They are not of african descent, but happily understood that Momma just needs them as general models. This is a part of their unique childhood memory, Momma drawing them!

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