I am working on a project that requires period designs of six characters from the political and military life of ancient Yoruba culture. I found the Oba, Iyalode, Oluwo, Balogun, Eso and Ilari suitable for my purpose.
The pencil art has been ready over a year but I just had time to work on the painting.
I felt my first Iyalode design (below) was too modern. I decided to make her look more 'powerful' to reflect her political might (above).