Friendly Faces Challenge

I joined this challenge to brush up on my gouache skills. Not that I really need it but when I play with a material for a while, creative things happen. I use two different types of gouache and this one is chalky and you can reactivate it. It handles differently so I like to try pushing media to see what else I can make it do. And if all fails, I pull out the colored pencils and go over the top, lol.

Today’s prompt is “a culture different from my own.” I chose this photo from Sktchy however I suspect it is Chief Joseph so I don’t know who else to credit for this one.

Words cannot express how I feel about how badly the Indigenous peoples of North America and Hawaii were treated. And had badly they are still being treated.