Original painting by Rachel Dolezal. Gallery-wrapped 8×10″ canvas with painted sides for modern frameless display, or you can frame for more traditional display after purchase. Gloss varnish.
Process: canvases are toned in a customized turquoise shade with a variegated application. After drying, the portrait is sketched in charcoal to isolate the shadow areas. Lastly, the shadow shapes are painted in black and two mid-tones to render the face. No highlights are painted in the portrait rendering, just the shadows.
Muhammed Ali is an icon for his activism and legendary boxing. I pictured him as middle-aged, because he carried his wisdom and passion far beyond the peak years of his boxing career.