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20 Breathtakingly Realistic Sketches of Black Women and Girls

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Drawn by pencil and pen, these incredibly lifelike portraits capture the beauty of black women and girls in great detail.  Here is a compilation of works by four black artists — Kelvin Okafor, T.S Abe, Enam Bosokah, and Martins Lawrence Akande.  
Pencil portraits by Kelvin Okafor

Kelvin Okafor

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/

Kelvin Okafor 2

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/

Kelvin Okafor 3

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/

Kelvin Okafor 4

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/

Kelvin Okafor 5

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/

Kelvin Okafor 7

Kelvin Okafor on https://www.instagram.com/kelvinokafor_art/


Pencil portraits by T.S ABE
T.S ABE

T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/

T.S ABE 1

T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/

T.S ABE 2

T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/

T.S ABE 4

T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/

T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/

The artist with one of her creations | T.S ABE on https://www.instagram.com/ts_abe/


Pen portraits by Enam Bosokah
Enam Bosokah

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/

Enam Bosokah 2

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/

Enam Bosokah 3

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/

Enam Bosokah 5

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/

Enam Bosokah on https://www.instagram.com/boski_pens/


Pencil portraits by Martins Lawrence Akande
Martins Lawrence Akande

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/

Martins Lawrence Akande 2

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/

Martins Lawrence Akande 3

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/

Martins Lawrence Akande 5

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/

Martins Lawrence Akande on https://www.instagram.com/teenezmartinez/


Do you recognize the faces behind any of these portraits?
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These are absolutely beautiful!!

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Amazing artwork. Not only are black people beautiful, they are extraordinarily talented. Bravo!

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Amazing

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This is true artistry. I took a drawing class my freshman year. People don’t realize how difficult this skill is to attain.

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Beautiful drawings.

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its even more amazing that these are west african descended people.

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Absolutely brilliant! I feel piveleged to be able to view these stunning pieces of work. Amazing talent.…

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