Talented Young Artist Draws Incredibly Realistic Portrait Of Kevin Hart, Cant Believe He Actually Responds On Twitter

There are so many talented people out there, establishing breathtaking works of art that deserve the attention of the members of the whole world. But the art vistum can be a snobby and fickle region, sometimes it seems that the right’ names’ get far more attention than their endowments deserve. So it’s refreshing to envision a truly gifted young artist get their big break and be catapulted into global attention.

Nigerian art is thriving, with this diverse and dynamic country producing an array of creative talents that necessitate wider attention. One specific area in the best interest is hyper-realistic pencil drawings, with artists like Ken Nwadiogbu rendering the kind of portraits that are so detailed you’d swear they were photographs. Young artist Eli Wuduba Yusuf, are available in Kaduna state in north-central Nigeria, is a pencil magician who can conjure up hyper-realistic likeness applying good-for-nothing more than a simple leading pencil and some article.

He recently reached out on Twitter to Kevin Hart, his favorite comic, hoping to show the astonishingly accurate likenes he reaped of The Upside actor. After millions of retweets hoping to gain Hart’s attention, the comedian assure Eli’s piece and was so impressed by the young artist’s obvious knack and initiative, he offered to buy it. Not merely that, but he commissioned Eli to do 3 describes of his friends, contributing Eli a nice little public portfolio to kickstart his career.

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It’s fair to say that this represents Eli’s big break and shown in the ability of social media for young artists who wish to gain exposure. People all over the world are now admiring Eli’s work, it’s rightfully a life-changing event for him. “We is essentially over 70% young people in Nigeria right now and a large amount of them are endowed, talented or into painting, describing and sketching, ” Nigerian journalist Yaron Mudi told Bored Panda . “Many have taken to social media to push out their spacecraft because that is the only expression we the boy have. It has opened our talented young people’s abilities to many brand-new eyes.”

Eli knows this and used Twitter cleverly to gain the attention of the members of his idol. People promptly discerned his endowment and were happy to help him reach his goal. A few periods after his original tweet, it all kicked off. “Isn’t God stunning ?? ” he wrote. “I just joined Twitter a epoch before yesterday and my work just extended viral, my phone can’t stop buzzing.”

The hyper-realist scene in Nigeria first grabbed the world’s attention back in 2016, when Lagos-based creator Oresegun Olumide’s oil painting exited viral. People couldn’t said he believed that they weren’t photo, and his success invigorated a new generation of hyper-realist creators. Applying a simple pencil and some newspaper, artists like Eli expend hours crafting and shadowing these incredible portraits, often of famous person and incorporating themes such as gender equality, African cultures and black power. The genre has clearly taken off and given the boy a real shop for their creative talents.

Bored Panda has contacted Eli for further note, we are eager to hear how he is experiencing his new-found fame and his plans for the future.

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