“We gave you life, we gave you birth
We gave you God, we gave you Earth
We fem the future, don’t make it worse
You want the world? Well, what’s it worth?” – Django Jane by Janelle Monaé
A hand painted portrait study of Janelle Monaé from her video Django Jane.
Mixed media (Acrylic, Acryla Gouache, Gel pen, paint pen, colored pencil, gold paint marker, and the smooth grooves of dirty computer) on toned paper.
This image comes in an 8×10 matte with an image opening of 4.5×6.5
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.