- A woman, Julie Wessels, captured South Africans' hearts with her art
- Wessels showed off a realistic drawing of Siya Kolisi
- The beautiful lady gushed about the inspiring Springbok captain and why she drew him
Siya Kolisi became a national hero when he led the Springboks into victory at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and one social media user, Julie Wessels, paid tribute to him in the most amazing way.
Wessels drew a portrait of the Bok captain and shared it on the #ImStaying Facebook group.
The post read:
"As a South African citizen and artist, I often seek inspiration from South Africa's most visionary leaders of any kind - those that lead in bringing our nation together, and closer."
"Siya Kolisi is number one on my list, leading the best rugby team to victory at the recent Japan Rugby World Cup 2019. The Springboks certainly brought us as a nation closer together, giving us just yet again another reason to be proud of our country and for why #ImStaying."
Her drawing won over South Africans who were in awe of Wessels' talent.
Bronwyn Claesson commented:
"This is incredible Wow, every detail. Amazing, you are very talented."
Ditshego Selomo added:
"God given talent. Super!"
Anthea van den Berg wrote:
"This is almost unbelievable. You really are very talented!"
Yvonne Tabu-Klaas said:
"This is Siya Kolisi, in detail. You are a professional artist."
Briefly.co.za took a closer look at the talented artist and found that she herself has an amazing story to share.
Wessels is a transgender woman who is living her truth and inspiring South Africans along the way.
In one of her Instagram posts, Wessels opens up about her phenomenal journey to becoming a woman.
She wrote in the post:
"I haven't really realized how challenging but phenomenally beautiful it can become, being a woman - until I started living full-time as one. We don't acknowledge how important women are to the growth of people around us, especially our fellow sisters we see and work with on a daily basis."
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