Revel in these bright pieces made by the fine artist/ graphic designer Tarajosu. He brings photographs to life with his vivid use of colour and his eye-catching afro-futuristic designs.
With its gold themed, bright background while incorporating people of colour in their glory, it borrows significant cultural notes from Black Panther, which make his work both gripping and pleasing to look at.
✨SWIPE✨ This was definitely a fun series to work on. I think it’s time to start creating originals outside of the digital realm. I love my iPad and Procreate and @astropadapp and photoshop. But it’s time to jump back onto Canvases, Wood and Walls. . #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #blackart #desi #artistsoninstagram #collageart #love #afropunk #afrofuturism #design #artbasel #gallery #mural #fashion #painter #watercolor #multimediaart
Portrait of @willycartier . Side note: I don’t know the photographer, but I aim to give credit where it’s due. You know the photographer please tag them. With these all I’m doing in effect is touching it up and adding in my style or what I’d like it to look like. The power in these images come from the photographers and models and I add the seasoning 😂 in essence. Most times I feel I may detract from the power and beauty of the original photograph, but none the less I still explore and create. I will aim to use my own photography and working off images solely from my vision making each element absolutely original.
This is a commissioned portrait that totaled to 30 hours to complete. . The portrait is of a strong and beautiful woman. @reginicec 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾✊🏾 . Now, I know some of you are critical and I think it’s good to be aware and notice things. But if you see the portrait I created and the original picture you may say ,”colorism?” Or why did I “lighten” her skin tone. If you were able to see her IG you would see her true skin tone which isn’t far off from my version and I chose to show her skin as if light from a low setting sun’s last embrace before the stars reflected unto her face. 🌞⭐️ I bring this up because a friend asked me about colorism and why I seemingly lightened the skin tone on a portrait I did. She asked academically and simply wanted my perspective which I appreciated. Most artists and photographers understand how lighting effects the skin. 🌕🌖🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌔
🙅🏾♂️ #wakandaforever 🙅🏾♂️ Long live the King 🙅🏾♀️ @chadwickboseman @essence . Swipe to see original photograph. . #wakanda #blackpanther #chadwickboseman #michaelbjordan #marvel #tchalla #essence #blackart #illustration #procreate #procreateapp #digitalart #painting #portrait #afropunk #afrofuturism
Check out his Instagram to stay up to date with more eye-catching work: @tarajosu