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Yanomami girls by alexthegreater Yanomami girls by alexthegreater
Something I made for my Drawing Class last year. Taken from a life magazine photo of two Yanomami (Also spelled Ya̧nomamö) [link] girls in south America.

It looks like charcoal, but it's really Ink. Instead of using a pen, I used Erasers, my fingers, and even the ink pad itself, to stamp the ink onto the page.
This is the first (and maybe the last?) time I have ever tried something like this.

I took this photo with my cameraphone when I was still in class, Right now it's at home and Framed next to a painting I made. (I don't have a photo of that sorry :c ) I might take a new photo of both soon.
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
What are they wearing?
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Short skirts made out of red string. [link]
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
But in certain sites about the tribe I read that they counted as loincloths.

It just seems strange to call them skirts when they only cover the front half of the pubic region.
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Semantics.
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
What does that mean about the skirts/loincloths?
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's just a choice in words.
I have also heard it described as an Apron or a belt. I remember reading the exact term in there language they called it but I don't remember what it was, sorry.
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
Well here's the thing:

If I were to portray a Yanomami tribe in one of my stories, but censored their nudity by giving them bikinis (yes, there's a male variety), would it be wrong for me to be so inaccurate?
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well it depends. While I oppose censorship for censorship's sake, many native tribes, including the Yanomami do wear some western style clothes, Usualy shorts, t-shirts, speeos, jeans, and tank tops donated by missionaries, they wear them because it's a fancy new gift, at least untill they rot away from the constant mud and humidity.

It's kind of funny in my opinion trying to impose western standards of modesty on these tribes and then watching the clothing fall apart from the elements, because they can't make or repair them themselves.

But yes, if it takes place in modern times it's highly feasible. Another thing worth pointing out, that even tribes that have never been contacted by white people sometimes use metal tools, traded from other tribes who have been contacted.
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infinitesouls Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did this with ink wow I didnt know it could be manipulated like this. I love the lines and faces. Looks like something I would see in a museum of history or art
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DONGSDONGS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student General Artist
A+ would see again
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alexthegreater Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
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