African Drums: Oil Painting Demo Step 5

African Drums: Oil Painting Demo by Nkolika Anyabolu

Welcome to the Step 5 of the Oil Painting Demo of African Drums. These are 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 focused on the drums today. Adding more highlights and depth here and there to give it a more solid shape.

For some reason African Drums are secured with rubber ropes/strands (yet to understand why they do that!!!). To paint the ropes I used a mixture of Burnt Umber and Alizarin Crimson to put in the strands.

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