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How to paint an autumn river scene
Drawing from your mind conceptual painting tutorial MAGMA river
Tutorial 02 : How to draw an EYE (Part I)
Digital Painting Tutorial 03 : How to draw an EYE (part II)
Digital Painting Tutorial 05 : How to draw REALISTIC MOUTH
Digital Painting Tutorial 06 : How to draw REALISTIC EAR
Sketching a Face- Basic Proportions
Drawing a City Block in Perspective
How to Draw Eyes
Sketching a Face- Basic Proportions
Portrait Comparison - Male vs Female
Learn to Draw Portraits - Ep.6A Measuring
Tip of the Week Portrait Techniques
How To Draw The Most Amazing Portraits
Drawing Tip of the Week - Edges and Tone
Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana Drawing
Celine Dion Portait
How to draw face, head, woman illustration
How to draw woman comics style
How to Draw Cartoon Girls : Drawing the Face of a Cartoon Girl
Megan Fox SPEEDPAINTing drawing and painting woman
Painting tutorial
How to paint an autumn river scene
How to paint a forest scene
How to paint rocks
How to paint rocks part II
How to get paint to break when painting mountains
How To Paint A Sunset
Oil Painting Lesson - Wilson Bickford - Clouds
Oil Painting Lesson - Wilson Bickford - Dew Drops
Park West Gallery New Year's Eve Fine Art Collection [2010)
African Art
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African American art is a broad term describing the visual arts of the American black community (African Americans). Influenced by various cultural traditions, including those of Africa, Europe and the Americas, traditional African American art forms include the range of plastic arts, from basket weaving, pottery, and quilting to woodcarving and painting.


Antebellum and Civil War eras

From its early origins in slave communities, through the end of the 20th century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. During the period between the 17th century and the early 19th century art took the form of small drums, quilts, wrought-iron figures and ceramic vessels in the southern United States; these artifacts have similarities with comparable crafts in West and Central Africa. In contrast, black artisans like the New England–based engraver Scipio Moorhead and the Baltimore portrait painter Joshua Johnson created art that was conceived in a western European fashion for their local markets.

Many slaves arrived from Africa as skilled artisans, having worked in these or similar media in Africa. Others learned their trades or crafts as apprentices to African or white skilled workers. It was often the practice for slave owners to hire out skilled artisans. With the consent of their masters, some slave artisans also were able to keep wages earned in their free time and thereby save enough money to purchase their, and their families', freedom.

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