Stephen Donaldson-Ellison

Stephen Donaldson-Ellison

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Encres : Capoeira – 340 [ #capoeira #watercolor #illustration  ]  In 1500's the Portuguese arrived in Brazil . Soon they began to import slave labour from Africa. The widespread sugar and cotton plantations required vast amounts of manual labour .  The Africans first arrived by the hundreds and later by the thousands ( approximately four million in total ).

Capoeira in the Favela by Alexandre Guillaume I think it's really impressive how well this illustration technique portrays capoeira. It's such a hugely kinetic style of fighting and it really shows here.