Coloring Illustrations from Ruth E. Carter

Image of Ruth E. Carter, 2019 Academy Award winner for Achievement in Costume Design for Marvel’s “BLACK PANTHER” making history as the first African-American to win in the category.
Academy Award–Winner

Ruth E. Carter

Carter wowed audiences and dazzled critics alike with her Black Panther costumes inspired by traditional African tribal wear merged with a contemporary look delivering fashion and function, incorporating technology, and creating such authenticity, ownership, and empowerment for the characters and viewers cementing her as one of the preeminent voices and experts on Afro-futurism. Her costumes tell stories so intriguing and memorable that they influence music, fashion, culture, and film-making and help us to understand ourselves better.

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“Ujamaa takes care of her business. She owns a successful business and this principle refers to uplifting your community. Ujamma means to build and maintain our own businesses and to profit from them together.”


"Nia likes to show her unique ability to gather all kinds of elements and turn them into wonderful purposeful items. She is very clever in her own person style as well. Nia means purpose."


“Kuji is a very self-determined boy. He speaks out for himself with his bold colors and unique style that he has created all on his own. Kujichagulia means self-determination, this principle refers to defining, creating, and speaking for oneself.”


“She has a vibrant personality and shares a smile with her bright attitude. Imani means Faith, to believe with all our heart in people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.”


"Umoja loves to create and host big events. She has an awesome personality that can get along with anyone. She loves hosting parties when people of all ages can come together harmoniously. Umoja - to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and culture."


“Combining the aesthetics from around the African continent from north to south. Celebration is a form of the creative spirit.” (UNREALIZED DRAWING)


“This is very much an African American princess. She takes her fashion very seriously. She is wildly eccentric and loves to wear beads and fabrics that represent her tribal ancestry.” (UNREALIZED DRAWING)


“Combining the aesthetics from around the African continent from north to south. Celebration is a form of the creative spirit. Imagined with pattern and color that indicted the origin.” (UNREALIZED DRAWING)