Lebani “Rasta” Sirenje has been getting on Mzansi nerves with his paintings. He continues to paint celebs, alive and dead, and it doesn't always look accurate. In fact, it never does. The tables were recently turned when people started drawing the artist - they nailed his 'style!'
Lebani Sirenje, better known as the controversial artist Rasta, recently got to feel what it's like to be painted in his unique 'style.'
Mzansi decided they had enough of the painter doing injustice to their local heroes and favourite celebs, so they gave him some of his own medicine.
They took to social media to share their drawings of Rasta, done very inaccurately, to show the artist what it's like to be on the receiving end of art like that.
It all started when a woman shared a photo of her brother drawing Rasta. Social media user @LastLetta_Ziie captioned the hilarious snap: "My brother says he's tired of Rasta so he decided to draw his portrait as well ayeye #Rasta."
Social media users found @LastLetta_Ziie's post hilarious and some even dubbed her brother a hero.
And so the #DrawRastaChallenge was born.
Rasta said the negative attention and criticism is affecting his income; people distrust his talent now.
I paint for a living. When people criticise me my clients doubt my work. I have to explain to my clients that drawing in a crowded place is different from drawing in a quiet, private area.
We feel for him, and hope his business will pick up again soon.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za gathered some of the funniest drawing attempts:
According to a report by The Sun, Rasta is not offended by the drawings.
I see potential. Many of these people can a pursue a career in art.
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