This piece consists of various cool colors, lots of blues. To create a believable skin tone palette, I had to use different colors to emphasize different highlights. I used different shades of gray as well as dark browns and hints of blue to capture the realism of her skin. This piece exudes a very island tranquil feel. The woman in the piece gives off a very erotic yet mysterious look.
The theme and inspiration behind this piece is that I wanted to capture the essence and beauty of a black woman. This piece was heavily inspired by the models Grace Jones and Anok yai.