Character Design ~ Wakayima

Wakayima in his Old Age, ancient Ugandan folk tale, oral tradition – I was imagining an older version of wakayima, a throw back to our very own “Once upon a time….” ~ I grew up listening to the folk tale of Wakayima and Wango, I keep replaying those stories in my mind and image what the characters would look like in their old age.


The shape of the character was inspired by a photo of a ripe banana I took one morning while having breakfast with my 2 kids. Below are the drawing and painting stages.


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  1. This is beautiful work Solo.
    I appreciate the return to roots.
    Keep it up!

  2. Nsubuga says:

    Very good

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