Saturday, November 2, 2013

Timbuktu Tea

I finally pushed myself again. The house was quiet, so I took a moment and said to myself: No judgement, just draw.

So I opened by box of photos from Mali for inspiration and found a man from Timbuktu pouring tea. 

Cultural side notes: 
1) Tamasheq (Tuareg) men cover their mouths as a sign of respect. 
(Women do not cover as a cultural requirement)
2) The Tamasheq people are also know as the Blue People due to their deep blue indigo garments tinting their skin.  
My rendition
Faber-Castel colored charcoal on paper

Original Photo
(Tea  ceremony)