African Drums are an essential part of any African Dance. They are African instruments that are handmade and crafted with utmost precision and care. There are various types of drums each suited for the production of different notes and sounds.

African Drums can be found being used all over Africa. Growing up in Nigeria exposed me to a lot of these drums being used especially during festive occasions like weddings, burials, parties or Traditional Ceremonies.

I completed an Oil Painting of African Drums after I fell in love with the drums which were used by an African Dance group during my Traditional Marriage ceremony in Nigeria. I was taken in by the beauty and versatility of the African Drums that I could not help but paint them.

I have written several blog posts in which I described how I went about creating the painting and the colours I used.

You can use the links below to see the various steps.

Daler Rowney : System 3 Acrylic : Introduction Set 10x22ml Tubes

Alternatively here is a list of the materials I used.

75ml The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver
  • Canvas Cloth
  • Gesso Primer
  • Painting Palette
  • Palette Knife
  • Acrylic Paint
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Ultramarine Blue
  • Oil Paint
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Titanium White
    • Burnt Umber
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Alizarin Crimson
  • Brushes
  • Brush Cleaner