- A 17-year-old young artist from Edo state has shown proof that he is a visual artist the world needs to watch out for
- Dauda said that the passion for art started when he was a kid and was always fond of drawing cartoon characters
- With exposure to other works, the teen improved on his work and could break barriers if he gets the needed support
A 17-year-old teenager from Edo state, Dauda Abusali, is a perfect example of what a nurtured skill can turn out to become.
Dauda said that he started drawing when he was in primary school. In his conversation with Briefly.co.za, he said that he used to love drawing cartoons as a child.
He said that after he wrote his junior WAEC, he was made to go to science class because of his result even though he would have loved to study the art.
Seeing the work of Charles Laveso on YouTube in 2020 was a big exposure to the possibilities of expanding his skill.
He said that was the first time he would be knowing what is called hyperrealistic art. The teen said that after his encounter with Charles's work, he experimented with the same art using charcoals.
The teenager said that though he does not have sufficient funds to get materials, he always makes do with whatever he could get.
Dauda added he was able to make a Wole Soyinka drawing in three days. Dauda said he will be very grateful if he could get all the support he needs from people.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a woman shared special photos with her great-grandpa over two generations. A woman with the Twitter handle @throatgoatlisa has taken to social media to share two adorable photos her great grandfather took with her and her daughter.
In one of the photos, the great-grandpa could be seen carrying @throatgoatlisa. The second picture is similar to the first one, but it was taken 20 years later - in the picture, the old man could be seen carrying the woman's daughter.
@throatgoatlisa said she did not plan for the photos to be similar, adding that she only recently noticed their similarity.
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