Arts Art like never before, you will fall in love with this 'grammer's drawings

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He's relationship with pen and paper is stronger than most couples.

Emmanuel Apraku is a 28 year old Ghanian artist. play Emmanuel Apraku is a 28 year old Ghanian artist. (Ray Styles Studios)

They say that art speaks volumes of what you cannot explain and Ghanian artist Emmanuel Apraku is cashing in on his power over pencils.

His Instagram page dubbed @penciledcelebrities by Ray Styles Studio has gained him global traction with over a hundred thousand followers and his pictures being used for various memes all over the world.

A first class honors graduate from the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology having specialized animation and video production, Emmanuel has embraced the new age art that combines traditional drawing skills with modern technology that has made him very popular.

However, it’s not just skills that we fell in love with. Emmanuel’s themes for his pieces are driven by his thoughts over different issues happening all around the world. He did a splendid job for Cancer Awareness month last year where he drew the most iconic women in the world bald to show his support for the cause. These are the likes of Mitchelle Obama, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton.

 

He blew his fans away in 2016 March with his project ‘Scribbles’  a digital headshot drawings of celebrity figures with a symbol on their heads that are linked to their professions.

Speaking to Ghana Star the talent lad said, “What I am doing is opening that door and inspiring these artists to think that they don’t have to just do African art. They should be able to do all kinds of art.”

He hails from a family of talent. He says, “My Dad is a major in pencil work. His work was beyond realistic. He could draw you, put the paper on the seat and when someone walks in the room, they would think it was the real person. But my dad doesn’t draw professionally. Neither do my siblings. They didn’t see the value in it and all got proper jobs. But I took it upon myself to take it on.”

His dream is to start a cartoon network in Ghana and establish a graphic design company that taps into the wealth of talented artists and graphic designers in Ghana. “I get a lot of aspiring artists from Ghana and Nigeria asking me to be their mentor,” he said.

Check out some of his super cool pieces.

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