- A young artist named Adeniji Adebayo has shown off his artistic talent by drawing portraits of celebrities Wizkid and Rihanna with only a ballpoint pen
- The young man sought support online and posted his work to ask that people retweet his pieces across their own timelines
- Tweeps were impressed by his talents and many told the artist that it would have been better if he had tagged the artists he drew
A self-taught artist named Adeniji Adebayo has wowed online users with his artistic skills that managed to capture the likenesses of international celebs Wizkid and Rihanna - with just a ballpoint pen on paper.
Posting his artwork on Twitter, the young artist asked people to help retweet his work so that it could have a wider reach and help to bring him patronage.
Online users sent in their opinions and advice. Some advised him on his drawing technique and others congratulated him on his talent.
See his post below:
As at the time of writing this report, tweeps have shown him a whole lot of support and given his post over 4000 likes with more than 2000 retweets.
Briefly.co.za compiled some of the reactions to his artwork:
"When will you teach me?"
"You could have at least tagged em, who knows."
"Wow this is superb. Your talent no get limit big bro."
"These are captivating."
"Wow, this is really amazing."
"Bayo, this is great work. God bless your hustle."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za spoke to a young South African artist who has been wowing Mzansi with her talents and chatted to her about life in the creative arts.
On social media, 20-year-old Sisanda Buthelezi has been wowing South Africans with her exceptional talent. The young artist posts snaps of the hyper-realistic pieces of art she completed - some she even shows off before they are completed.
Sisanda was born in KwaZulu-Natal but she relocated to Pretoria with her parents at the end of 2012. The talented young lady attended Potchestroom Girls' High School and she fell in love with art completely when she took visual arts as a subject in Grade 10.
She told Briefly.co.za exclusively:
"I have always enjoyed doodling and drawing, even as a child, but my passion for art sparked when I took visual arts as a subject in Grade 10. Under the instruction of Jody Olen, I found and and instantly fell in love with oil painting back in 2016 (17 years old) and was further introduced to other mediums thereafter."
Her love for art grew and today Sisanda masters the skills she taught herself. She painted a portrait of former SA president Jacob Zuma - a piece she is most proud of.
Sisanda said about the uBaba portrait:
"It showcases my skill and technique in a manner that even I never thought possible. I really pushed and surprised myself with that one."
The young artist revealed she draws inspiration from life itself, its lessons, and the experiences it has afforded her. However, she admitted standing out as an artist is difficult because it is such a competitive industry.
"There is so much talent out there and so many means of publishing one’s work. Standing out as an artist is tricky and it takes quite a lot considering the amount of competition there is already in the market," she said.
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