the dinka

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.

Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters


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.


Simple vowel sytems ranging from 3 to 8 vowels. It includes no front rounded vowels, no back unrounded vowels, and only symmetrical systems with little allophony. Examples of languages for each type:

  • 3 vowels [i, u, a] - modern standard Arabic, most australian aboriginal languages, Aleut, Inkutitut (Eskimo langs.), Greenlandic, Quechua, Aymará, Miskito (in Nicaragua), Centras Atlas Berber
  • 4 vowels [i, e, a, o~u] - Cree, Ojibew, Slavey, Dene, Navajo, Nahuatl, Malagasy
  • 5 vowels [i, u, e, o, a] - Spanish, Basque, Sardinian, Mayan languages, Czech, Slovak, Greek, Hebrew, Georgian, Lezgian, Fula, Hausa, Songhay, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Ganda, Turkana, Luvale, Mbundu, Nyanja, Chichewa, Shona, Ovambo, Xhosa, Zulu, Tsonga, Makua, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Kadazan Dusun, Japanese, Tok Pisin, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Brahui, Divehi, Maori, Fijian, Samoan, Tuvaluan, Kiribati, Hawaian, Nama-Khoe, Sandawe, Lakota, etc.
  • 6 vowels [i, ɨ, u, e, o, a] - Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Kashubian, Erzya, Guaraní, Mapuche, Garífuna
  • 6 vowels [i, u, e, o, æ, ɑ] - Persian, Pashto, Tajik, Uzbekh, Egyptian, Iraqi, Najdi, Tunisian and Levantine Arabic, Northern Sami, Nenets, Latvian, Orya, Sinhala.
  • 6 vowels [i, u, e, ə, o, a] - Itelmen, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Kanuri, Marathi, Nepali, Malay, Indonesian, Sundanese, Javanese, Moroccan and Algerian Arabic, Armenian, Cherokee.
  • 7 vowels [i, ɨ, u, e, ə, o, a] - Romanian, Komi, Udmurt, Hakka and Gan Chinese, Amami, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tigre, Malayalam.
  • 7 vowels [i, e, ɛ, u, o, ɔ, a] - Galician, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Corsican, Southern Catalan (Valencian), Tedaga, Dazaga, Zaghawa (in Chad), Yorubá, Igbo, Akan, Ewe, Fon, Lingala, Dinka, Nuer, Luo, Masai, Kikuyu, Tswana, Bengali, Haitian Creole.
  • 8 vowels [i, e, ɛ, ə, u, o, ɔ, a] - European Portuguese, Northern Catalan, Wolof, Slovenian, Burmese, Gujarati, Santali.
resource for summer myth event

This mini resource page should help everyone who wishes to enter @fyeahmyths two 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. 

REMEMBER the event starts JULY 17TH and runs through the 31st. 

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