These are my sketches for the Detour piece, colour studies will follow. Stephen has been telling me a lot about African history and there is some of the richest imagery in those stories, so I want to put those in this piece.
It's playing off of blaxploitation and taking power back from your oppressors. That's an idea I've been exploring for a few years. I like turning the tables, I love dressing like the female equivalent of the classic 70's pimp because I feel like I'm spitting in their faces.
I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the background, but it won't be a scene, it will be pattern or texture or flat colour.