Close button
The Guardian
Email YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter WhatsApp
Everything you need to live well

G.L Favourite Artworks From #DrawingWhileBlack

If you were active on Twitter over the weekend, you may have noticed many black people from around the world showcasing their artistic talents using the hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack.

Detailed painting by Phillip Boutte Jr. (@pboutte) on “A Wrinkle In Time”

These young people are making us so proud with their work. There are so many amazing ones, but we can only bring a few of them from that trend. Feel free to go on Twitter and check the hashtag for more of them.

Of course, we have to start with the organiser of the trend. Annabelle Hayford a 19-year-old Ghanaian agender artist studying animation and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She tweeted “Starting a hashtag event to celebrate and appreciate Black artists this weekend” last Wednesday, rallying other people to showcase their work using the hashtag. An account (@DrawingWHileBlk) was created and other people jumped on the trend and wowed the internet.

Art by Annabelle Hayford

Denzel, a digital artist and fashion illustrator from Ghana, did this drawing of Beyonce and the details are everything.

Beyonce sketch by Denzel

Princess Kay is a Nigerian Illustrator, and she put up a few portraits she had drawn, including this one.

Painting by Princess Kay


Ricardo Edwards is a Jamaican visual artist. This painting is beautiful.

Art by Ricardo Edwards

Sozo Maika is a concept artist based in New York and loves making designs inspired by fashion, and the details are everything.

Concept by Sozomaika

Benjamin Kwashie is a Ghanaian artist and specialises in drawing with a ballpoint pen. His art is so detailed.

Sketch of Bob Marley by Benjamin Kwashie

Oluwatobiloba is a Nigerian charcoal and graphite pencil artist. She also paints her drawings, like this one.

Drawing by Oluwatobiloba


Samuel Owusu Achiaw is a Ghanaian pencil artist, and his attention to detail is amazing.

Detailed portrait drawing by Samuel Owusu Achial

Adanna is a Nigerian artist who claims to love dramatic lighting and shiny things. Her paintings are so beautiful.

Painting by Adanna

Yasmin is a self-taught digital artist and graphic designer, and is obsessed with drawing women. Her art is so good, all you really can think of is hanging it up in your sitting room and staring at it all day.

Beautiful art by Yasmin

In this article:
Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421