African Love Divinities (Digital Version)

African Love Divinities_Digital
These would be two female divinities of love and fertility from native African religion and mythology. On the left is the Egyptian Hathor, and on the right is the Yoruba Oshun (from what is now Nigeria). Sometimes I feel guilty for drawing so many more Egyptian or Kushite characters than characters from other regions of Africa, so I wanted to juxtapose an Egyptian with a West African person. Egypt was the first African civilization (as well the first ancient civilization from anywhere in the world) that I ever got into, but you can’t ignore the rest of the continent either.

Original colored-pencil version here.


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