Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Smile...


Been awhile since I could post anything, but here goes...
Portrait sketch done in GIMP

For those wondering why his mouth is stitched, it's a tradition for his people to sew the mouths of children shut who cry loudly and frequent. They believe that those who cry in this manner are strong and to keep their energy contained they sew their mouths so they no longer cry their energy out. While most remove them once they reach a certain age, he kept them as a reminder of where he once came..

2 comments:

Ciro W Romero said...

nice detail on the stitches

Storm McRae said...

fantastic work !!