It had been forever since I had been sketching!

Today a friend of mine, H.L. Fatnassi , who holds the blog Azur’s Artistic Endeavors managed to get me out of the house in ‘the early day!’ (I won’t specify what time that actually was) We went to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, to check out the archeology and world cultures exhibit. I had never been to that part of the national collection, but I’m so happy  H.L. took me. I learned soooo much! It totally broadened my understanding of what art is and how to approach it. 
I was never really into African art. I had always somewhat perceived it as decorative , for some reason. ( I know, I feel bad.) None the less… When we walked into that room it was completely different. All these shapes and textures and patterns… I was completely blown away! Now… this is where it gets to the point where I have to confess my bias. The first thing that caught my eye in the exhibit was this gurunsi antelope mask from Burkina Faso in the early XXth century. … It looks just like a Deku Scrub from Zelda 64: Ocarina of time! I was in awe! Holy Sh*t! Zelda was based on african art! I’m sold. As of now…. I will try harder to see things for what they are, and not be blinded by my unfounded misconceptions of what things are supposed to be.
**level up!**

This is my sketch of the Mask!

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