I have painted one red head before and a few portraits of Africans, but have not posted them anywhere I remember. So here is a sort of a debut.
An African Tribal beauty. Sort of takes me to Maiduguri, Nigeria, where I grew up.
A Fiery Beauty.
I love a cityscape with hustle and bustle of people. I was drawn by the red canopy of this cafe. (Ref Photo: Pinterest). A landscape and cityscape is very forgiving and one can focus more on value, intensity and edges rather than accuracy.
Grapes are interesting to paint, as they have a little bit of transmitted light that makes them glow. This is done from various reference photos (pinterest) and some imagination
Nothing beats an Indo-Pak bride when it comes to bridal attire. Here is a tribute to the Indo-Pak culture. (Ref: Pinterest)