Just finished this commission. “A Tear For The Congo”, Ballpoint pen, markers, paints on board.
The Belgian client saw my recent drawing of Donald Trump (“A Crying Shame”) and wanted to have something similar done of his country’s king from the past – King Leopold 2nd.
The coloring of the tear I painted coming from King Leopold here is the national flag of the Congo. Leopold did some awful things in the Congo whilst trying to colonize it in the 1890s. It is thought that up to TEN million people died in the Congo under him and his regime. My Belgian client thought it proper to have something done of him that remembers these atrocities.