Charcoal Drawing Of Kalahari San (Bushman) Dancer

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This is another drawing of a Kalahari (San) dancer...this time a child dancer. I have always been fascinated with the sight of these people.

Watching them perform is always a breathtaking experience even though majority of the dance comprises stamping of the feet hard on the ground.

They always dress in simple yet natural way. Oft wearing beads made from Ostrich eggs and clothes from animal hides.

To read more about these people see my earlier post on Kalahari (San) bushmen of Botswana.

I did this drawing with charcoal and ink on 160g Canson Mi-Teintes paper.  It is 8.25" x 11.75" (A4) and has been sprayed/covered with a protective layer of fixative to prevent smudging and is ready for framing.