When I did this drawing, I really didn’t notice how much it might seem to look like the Shepard Fairey Obey Giant posters. This man does not really look like Andre the Giant, but the general large-ness of his face and his slightly downward cast expression do resemble the images in Fairey’s famous and pioneering street art campaign.
I love Bantu Knots. I seriously doubt that I could carry them off, but some brothers (and some sisters) look wonderful in that hairstyle. The man in this drawing has the cheekbones and a generally striking look that is perfect for the drama of a well-executed Bantu Knots coif. I just had to remember this brother in a drawing.
Art by Ajuan Mance