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#DrawingWhileBlack is Trending on Twitter and We Can’t Get Enough



#DrawingWhileBlack is Trending on Twitter and We Can't Get Enough of It - BellaNaija

#DrawingWhileBlack Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge (By @Shutabug)

It’s hard to be a creative anywhere, with people dismissing your hard work, offering you crappy pay (that’s if they don’t offer to pay you with “exposure”), and your parents advising you to find a “real job.”

It’s especially hard when you’re a creative and you’re black – anywhere you are in the world.

It’s hard to get noticed, and getting noticed is one of the most important things as an artists.

To put themselves out there, on Twitter, artists began a hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack and it is the littest thing in a long time.

From paintings to illustrations to sketches to comic books, here are some of our favorite #DrawingWhileBlack posts:

Photo Credit: Shutabug


  1. Ephi

    September 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I so much love this. Thank you BN for sharing. Imagine if Africans could unite in other ways as well.

    • crystaldrop

      September 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      My thoughts exactly. Love the rich diversity of art and colors……Like am so proudly African now!!!!!!!

  2. LL

    September 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful things I have seen recently. Too much talent!

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