Chiamonwu Joy, a talented artist who comes from Nigeria, has become a well renowned figure in the art world due to her hyper-realistic charcoal drawings that pay tribute to the richness of West African culture, and the people that call it home.
To create her portraits, Joy simply uses charcoal pencils on paper, making the extreme level of detail that each work boasts all the more impressive. When viewers see her works, they often believe that they are black and white photographs taken with a professional lens, with every pore and minuscule hair on the skin expressed.
With her work going viral on Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms, Joy has gained an impressive following, which has opened the doors for more commissioned artwork and showings.
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