In Dinka mythology (south Sudan), the first woman and an enemy of Deng, the sky god of rain and fertility. She is the patron goddess of women and gardens, associated with femininity and the moon. Her emblem is a little snake.
SOUTH SUDAN, Near Kaya. August 26, 2017. A
SPLA-IO (SPLA-In Opposition) rebel fighter before an offensive on the nearby town.
The country remains thrown by violence with President Salva Kiir’s ethnic Dinka troops fighting the Nuer rebels led by Riek Machar.
Hi everyone! A lot of people asked about my process so I thought I should answer everything on this post
I first get my inspiration from somewhere. Usually from movies or documentary. This time I revisited an old idea I did in school, an illustration inspired by Jonsi’s “Animal Arithmetic” taking reference from Dinka tribe from south Sudan mixed with some Klimt gold fanciness.
My very first sketch often looks super messy, loose and even abstract, trying to capture the mood I was going for.
I do a tighter sketch on top of the first rough. Here I try to place things differently(hopefully better) so that the whole composition looks more designed.
Using line of action for leading the eye and framing.
The stick and ox’s leg forming a triangle.
Separating the design elements. Rectangle-shaped cattle being dominant makes the boy with the round shapes stand out.
I do several more and value studies if the illustration is for some project but I will just jump into color for this one.
Please listen to some music while watching this or else you’ll get super bored haha. I will upload the final image in the morning.
This mini resource page should help everyone who wishes to enter @fyeahmythstwo week summer event. The event was molded after wikipedia’s mythology index (which is sorted by region) which can be found here. These are all very general so click on the mythology and it should take you to the myth’s wiki page!
And if you want to do a mythology of a certain country and don’t know which day it falls into (after looking through the links) just stick to what region it’s in and go from there. You can’t go wrong with that.
Manute Bol, a 7’7″ Dinka tribesman from the Sudan who was selected by the Washington Bullets 31st overall in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft, defends against the Boston Celtics in a game during his rookie season. (Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)