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Nubian Village #1

L_Nubian Village

Nubian Village

Nubia is a region along the Nile river, which is located in northern Sudan and southern Egypt.

Created with compressed charcoal dust and a soft cotton cloth for application.

Later I had created a similar drawing using both charcoal and conte, which can be viewed here.

© 2009

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  1. Wow, how totally captivating this is. Excellent.

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  2. Thank you. I really enjoyed creating this, and am thinking of of doing a similar one.

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    I love your work. You are so good. I wish I knew how to draw like this.

    Lynn, aka L.L.(foundmyself)

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  4. Thanks Lynn, but I happen to know you are an excellent artist. 🙂

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  5. Yeah, I can slap paint on a canvas, but you have real artistic talent. I love all your stuff.

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  6. That’s right, you can paint on a canvas, which is why I have your link to your art gallery listed under artists. Outstanding work L.L.!
    I’m glad you like my artwork and thank you for saying so.

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  7. This is another drawing which set my imagination running! Very enigmatic, I’d like to learn a little more?

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  8. You have a very hungry mind, Keith. I like that; very healthy. I looked some history up for you and here is what I have found:

    Nubia is a region along the Nile, in northern Sudan and southern Egypt.

    There were a number of small Nubian kingdoms throughout the Middle Ages, the last of which collapsed in 1504, when Nubia became divided between Egypt and the Sennar sultanate resulting in the Arabization of much of the Nubian population. Nubia was again united within Ottoman Egypt in the 19th century, and within Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from 1899 to 1956.

    The name Nubia is derived from that of the Noba people, nomads who settled the area in the 4th century, with the collapse of the kingdom of Meroë. The Noba spoke a Nilo-Saharan language, ancestral to Old Nubian. Old Nubian was used in mostly religious texts dating from the 8th and 15th centuries AD. Before the 4th century, and throughout classical antiquity, Nubia was known as Kush, or, in Classical Greek usage, included under the name Ethiopia.

    Historically, the people of Nubia spoke at least two varieties of the Nubian language group, a subfamily which includes Nobiin (the descendant of Old Nibian), Kenuzi-Dongola, Midob and several related varieties in the northern part of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan. A variety (Birgid) was spoken (at least until 1970) north of Nyala in Darfur but is now extinct.
    At least this is what the WIKIPEDIA free encyclopedia says.
    And thank you for your comment, Richard. As I’ve said to you before, you are very encouraging.

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  9. Thank you Debbie, I’ve learnt something new! I’m also interested in the figure and her own story, you have a skill of suggesting something about to happen in your work. That’s a natural gift many of us wish we had.

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  10. Well, at the time I really was not sure what I wanted her to be doing so she just appears rather lost in the street to me. But after completing the drawing I had wish I had put her to work. So I had created another drawing in Conte with some charcoal called Nubian Village worker, a similar depiction and put her to work.
    In this one though, I am very pleased to know I have aroused the imagination of the viewer such as yourself.
    Is this what you wanted to know?

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  1. Nubian Village Worker « Debbie Adams Art

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