Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria: Using only charcoal and graphite pencils, hyper-realistic graphite and charcoal artist, Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy from Awka, Nigeria, draws portraits that are so breathtakingly realistic, they look like they would come alive and walk off the page – literally.
Chiamonwu is a gifted artist, who draws portraits on strathmore paper that are so realistic, you will have a hard time believing they aren’t simply gorgeous black and white photographs – thankfully, she takes her followers along on each artistic journey to silence the naysayers.
Chiamonwu’s latest series focuses on Igbo culture in all it’s rich and stunning glory – from the iconic royal hand fan to the sacred kolanuts.
Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy has gone viral and become the rave on Twitter and Instagram for her amazing talent. Joy took the time out to thank the thousands of people who helped make her work go viral.
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“To Everyone Who Liked, Retweeted, Followed & Commented On My Artworks, I say Thank You. I am grateful for that. It Means A Lot To Me.”, she tweeted.
You can see more of Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy’s work on her Instagram handle chiamonwu_joy_creations and on her Twitter page @ChiamonwuJoyArt
Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy follows in the steps of world renowned Nigerian artists, Kelvin Okafor and Arinze Stanley in the complex art technique of hyperrealism