Art + Illustration

Portraits of Hair

Artist, So Yoon Lym, was born in South Korea, but lived much of her youth in Uganda and Kenya. Small wonder then that this part of her life has influenced her positively as an artist. She has claimed to …

Moroccan Portraits

These portraits of Moroccans were created by Spanish artist, Jose Tapiro y Baro. He lived from 1830 to 1913, but not much can be found on the internet about him, apart from this interesting series. Part of the series …

Lupita Nyongo Art

I recently discovered a blog is that literally a treasure trove – it’s a collection of fan art dedicated to Lupita Nyong’o. Honestly, the woman has inspired a lot of creativity from a lot of dedicated fans. Check out the …

Love You Illustration Series

American/Kenyan artist, Jamilla Okubo, brings us this beautiful illustrated series called Love You. Jamilla is talented in many ways – from fashion design, to textile design and illustration; and she interweaves these skills very well by incorporating her …

Ashley Oubre – Graphite and Ink

One of the beauties of art is that it’s so diverse. Each artist gives a bit of themselves (their personalities, values and passions, to their paintings and illustrations). So I’m glad to find Ashley Oubre‘s work because the style …

Egypt: Political Corruption

Visual art is one of the most powerful tools anyone could use to send a message. It can convey emotions and invoke feelings in a much starker way than mere words can. These illustrations by Ahmed Ebrahim does just that. …

Uniting a Continent: Portraits

To our sincere pleasure, Tsehai Publishers is bringing us this book, Uniting a Continent. The book celebrates the journey and achievements of the African Union (AU) member states, and also celebrates the unique culture of African countries. Uniting a …

Myths and Spirituality by Beatrice Lebreton

Beatrice Lebreton is an experienced French artist, based in New York, with a unique style that is immediately noticeable once you see her work amongst others. She uses a wide range of paints, colors, patterns, and symbols, as well as …

ABC’s of Xhosa Names

South African artist, Thandiwe Tshabalala, came up with this lovely and interesting project featuring Xhosa names. She celebrates the traditional African (Xhosa) names in a series of beautiful .gif images. The images feature illustrations, several Xhosa names and their …

Owo Morney

The awesome Nigerian comedians/ animators, OurOwnArea, are back again with a funny funny skit Owo Morney. Take a minute to watch this and see how Lagos street thugs/ area boys handle their business lol. We can’t wait for OurOwnArea …