This is fan art for an illustrator I consider to be the very best in Africa, an artist who also happens to bear the surname I do! I borrowed from the adage "Blood is thicker than water" and shortened it with a twist that belies pop culture colloqialism in describing awing pieces of art <-- i.e. "This is sick dude!"
My choice for depicting these words was red shoe laces as opposed to the usual blood analogies. I'm not a big fan of the obvious.
In case you haven't guessed it yet, his name is Sindiso Nyoni and you can find his work here.