- Senegalese painter Bou Bou has gone viral for his stunning portrait of basketball legend Kobe Bryant
- Bou Bou did the portrait using a basketball hoop and painted the picture upside down
- The artist is renowned for his paintings using non-traditional materials
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Tributes have been coming in thick and fast for the late basketball icon Kobe Bryant.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula shared a beautiful throwback photo of the late sports star.
Many other iconic photos have been shared, but Senegalese painter Bou Bou has taken things to the next level.
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The African artist is renowned for his paintings using unconventional materials and this time used a basketball hoop to draw a portrait of Bryant.
In a time lapse video, the artist can be seen doing the amazing portrait upside down.
Despite not using an actual paintbrush, the portrait displays incredible detail.
Twitter user Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) shared the video and its gone viral, being viewed nearly 2 million times.
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Briefly.co.za noted the reaction and while there was a degree of scepticism, most appreciated the wonderful talent on display.
Captain SafeTake (@PardonMyBurner) said,
"Some people are so talented it’s crazy. But don’t show off just paint it with a paint brush."
Robin L (@RobinLuvsDisney) responded,
"No. It’s more personal and fitting to use the tools of the person being painted and honored. I bet he could do Tom Brady’s with a football. Anyone can paint with a brush."
OK Boomer (@RandomTodd1) shared a controversial perspective:
"It’s sad when you have to use someone else’s death to promote yourself."
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