The Spirit of Pride Rock
Spirit, watch the heavens open
Spirit, can you hear it calling?
– Spirit from the Lion King Soundtrack (2019)
This is a sketch/color study painted in oils inspired by the color palettes and iconography of The Lion King.
Odera is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design,
where they earned their BFA in Illustration.
At Brown University, Odera studied movement-theater
and west African dance with New Works/World Traditions.
As an illustrator, Odera loves to explore storytelling through character archetypes, afro-diasporic mythologies, and magical girl transformation sequences. In Odera's spare time, you can find them taking plenty of dance breaks , discussing the identity politics of RPG characters, and trying to combo break the internet.