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Portrait of W.E.B. Dubois.

This is one in part of a series of notable people who attended or taught at Central State and or Wilberforce University. An old friend offered an idea after seeing some of my work on FB and I have decided to take him up on it and work on a few pieces depicting these wonderful people who have had such and influence on HBCU’s, specifically the aforementioned.

This work follows my traditional palette on a charcoal paper layer in Procreate using the Charcoal Pro 3rd party brushes. I’m still working on it a bit, I may or may not work inside of the jacket and shirt some of the shadow details or leave it ambiguous.

In the end after I’ve worked up a few of these I might try a collage or grouping of some of them to see how it feels. They may be of the same poses if it fits the composition.

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