Queen of Wakanda
by Odera Igbokwe
Each day of Black History Month, I have been posting a small original in my shop in honor of the past, present, and Afro-futurism. Today is a small portrait of Queen Ramonda from Black Panther (2018) as played by Angela Bassett.
This was created with Acryla Gouache on arches watercolor paper, mounted onto cradled wooden panel
6 x 8 inches
Odera is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design,
where they earned their BFA in Illustration.
At Brown University, Odera studied movement-theater
and west African dance with New Works/World Traditions.
As an illustrator, Odera loves to explore storytelling through character archetypes, afro-diasporic mythologies, and magical girl transformation sequences. In Odera's spare time, you can find them taking plenty of dance breaks , discussing the identity politics of RPG characters, and trying to combo break the internet.