Art + Illustration

Painting or Photograph?

A while back, the Internet went ablaze because of some paintings by Oresegun Olumide. One particular painting stood out because people couldn’t figure out whether the piece was a painting or a photograph! His images┬ádepict daily life of …

Hadithi: Letters to your Younger Self

Hadithi is a letter and illustration project by Sandra Chege from Kenya. We love it! Hadithi means story in Swahili. Sandra has asked people to “write letters to their younger selves at the point at which it mattered. The instruction …

Ritual Spirits

In this Ritual Spirit series, artist Josh Sessoms reflects ancient Egyptian goddesses. Here, he reflects the goddesses Moot, the unseen life force flowing through the multiverse; Nebethet, representing earthly consciousness, nature and the underworld; Hetheru, house of light or house …

Ubiomo Oghenoroh Portraits

Nigerian illustrator, Ubiomo Oghenoroh, creates portraits that are food for the eyes. We love his work on Instagram and we’re eager to see more. He illustrates on commission for comics, and is well rounded as a writer, poet, painter and …

Coffee and Fridays by u_tbj

Nigerian illustrator, u_tbj, is a lover of coffee and Fridays, and most definitely a genius with his lines! His black and white illustrations are so interesting when you pick out the different elements in the image, and they still …

Nikisgroove’s Illustrations

Instagram seems to be a treasure trove for beautiful illustrators. Take Nicholle Kobi, a.k.a Nikisgroove, an amazing French illustrator, originally from Zaire. Her illustrations show her love for Paris, tea dates, afros, and African print. We love it! See …

Ilanakila and Her Lines

Artwork comes in many shapes, sizes, and colours. And Ilanakila surely makes her artwork original, and her very own. With this series, she mixes photography with drawn in lines and geometric shapes, giving the pictures a whole new dimension and …

The Mythical World of Lina Viktor

Lina Iris Viktor inspires amazement and wonder with her art! She seems to channel inspiration from the Egyptians of old, but with an incredibly modern twist that makes her art her own. Her signatures are intricate geometric shapes in electric …

Visuals by Willis

Visuals by Willis takes us on a journey of beautiful abstraction, characterised by colourful backgrounds and disconnected parts, but held together by connected lines. These unexpectedly beautiful graphic images are the result! Website | Shop …

LeanKid’s Fashionistas

Nigerian fashion illustrator, Lean Kid, creates such beautiful and colourful images of Nigerian celebrities and fashionistas. His details of the outfits makes his work that much more interesting to behold.┬áHead over to LeanKid’s Instagram feed for his work. But …