Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

In memory of one of the greatest political leaders of our time:

South African President Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. I drew this caricature of "Madiba" sometime around 1990 or 1991 as an early experiment with colored india ink.

The colors in the background are of the flag of the African National Congress (ANC); I don't recall whether the current South African national flag had been created at the time I drew this in my sketchbook. Either way, it's very unlikely that I would have had a picture of that flag handy before the 1992 Olympics.

No comments:

Post a Comment