Chiamonwu Ifeyinwa Joy is a charcoal and graphite artist straight out of Nigeria. Her artwork is a delight to the eye because of its realism; you would think you were staring at the image of an actual human being or object. Joy uses her Igbo culture and the traditions present in the culture to inspire her artwork.
In an industry dominated by males, Joy is making her own mark by presenting rituals such as the kola nut offering, the displaying of a hand fan, and coronations in a lifelike and beautiful way.
Take a look at her work and decide for yourself:
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) January 20, 2018
My name is Chiamonwu Joy, A Nigerian Female Hyper-realistic Charcoal Artist. I draw with charcoal pencils on paper. These are all drawings. pic.twitter.com/f0nfuVIgHt
— Chiamonwu_Joy_Art (@ChiamonwuJoyArt) January 17, 2018