The following SZA drawing and artwork illustrate her as a queen in my royalty series. There is much symbolism in the artwork specific to this beauty.
The series is also inspired by the Art Nouveau era in art and the present day contemporary art forms. I found a deep love for the framing and use of floral elements, that were used back then in the art style.
SZA Drawing & Illustration by Kenal Louis
This Illustration of SZA can be purchased as a print on Canvas and framed on Fine Art America.
Sza's First Album on iTunes
I chose SZA as the queen for this piece because I became an instant fan of her talent after hearing her album Z.
I also found that she collaborated with some of the musicians I enjoy; artists like Willow Smith, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and a few others.
SZA is also the leading lady for TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment), the label responsible for the success of Kendrick Lamar, School Boy Q, Ab-Soul along with everyone else on the label.
SZA Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting
From the SZA drawing to the final painting, the illustration took roughly 18-20 hours to create. Each detail and element in the artwork were created within the artwork to represent SZA.
The SZA Drawing Art, Illustration and Digital Painting Process
The SZA Illustration Details
Below are some close-ups and other details I focused on, when I was creating the artwork of the beautiful star. The music notes we implemented in her armband because of her talent as a musician. Behind her I painted a wolf because of the power and musical force that she have supporting her in Top Dawg Entertainment. Other elements include her the butterfly, her birthstone and an exotic cannabis flower.