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AKON: The R&B Star from Senegal

Subject, Inspiration:

Experimental mosaic portrait of Senegalese-American R&B singer-producer, Akon. I am not decided yet but I think that this technique could be called more African-American. Not only because of the stars, but also because I am trying to create more shiny portraits.


Pattern, Grid:

I am still experimenting with the African inspired patterns. This time I am trying to incorporate the Senegalese Flag in my composition.



The color set includes 5+3 spot colors. 3 are more saturated in order to represent the flag's colors.


Software, Technique:

Made with custom developed scripts and techniques in Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Apple QuickTime Pro.


Credits, Licenses:

This Acon's portrait is based on tthis CC licensed photo from Wikipedia user ESARASOOL.


Licensed under the Creative Commons License Scheme.

You can use this image for NON commercial projects, but you have to credit me.

Please, don't use it to express hate, racism or anything negative.


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Many thanks to all the friends and Flickr users sending feedback and information.


If you like this you can see more of my Africa inspired illustrations here.

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Taken on October 28, 2009