Artist Draws Amazing Portrait Of Kevin Hart, Actor Responds And Buys His Works
By Yoon Sann Wong, 01 Mar 2019
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (left) and Kevin Hart (right) at the ‘Jumanji’ Premiere in LA. Image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com
A talented young artist based in the Kaduna state of north-central Nigeria has found his career taking off after his hyper-realistic portrait of actor Kevin Hart captured the attention of Twitter users.
On 22 February, Eli Wuduba Yusuf shared his drawing on the social media platform with the words, “Please retweet until @KevinHart4real sees it. He’s one of my favorite comedian [sic], help a brother out. Thank you.”
Though this initial message didn’t succeed, Yusuf’s perseverance has truly paid off.
On 25 February, Yusuf followed up with another tweet, this time including a side-by-side photo of the artist and his work. “My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf Am [sic] a Nigerian, based in kaduna. Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you.”
Twitter account @Harinzeyart belongs to award-winning artist Arinze Stanley from Lagos, Nigeria. Stanley specializes in hyper-realistic portraits that he fashions based on his principles of patience, practice, and persistence.
Yusuf’s latter post has received over 19,000 retweets and a response from Hart, who tweeted, “I see it and I want to purchase it...I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work!”
The heartwarming news left many Twitter users, including the official @BBCAfrica account, congratulating the young artist on the platform and thanking him for inspiring other creatives in their own works.
See more responses below.
My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf— Eli Waduba (@EWaduba) February 25, 2019
Am a Nigerian, based in kaduna. Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you pic.twitter.com/oYYUQxbK5e
I see it and I want to purchase it...I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work! https://t.co/ImOYa0UNlL— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 27, 2019
Raw talent 👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/1n1TWGRIZN— OJ🇨🇦 (@iam_jhafar) February 27, 2019
🙌🏾 🇳🇬💫— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) February 28, 2019
The Rock is about to have a great drawing of himself— michael cheque (@michaelcheque) February 27, 2019
for recognizing this pure talent and acknowledging it, we Nigerians say thank you🙏 God bless you big!— ICE PRINCESS 🌬💧😍💎 (@oladesy) February 27, 2019
One tweet just changed someone's year.— Cate (@CateCosburn) February 27, 2019
This is as close to a photo as you can possibly get without actually using a camera. Unreal.— Jamie Pratt (@Jimbodinhi) February 27, 2019
Just when you think dreams don't come true, you see something as amazing as this. 😩— PhinaTalks (@Ms_phina) February 27, 2019
God bless you and your artistic gift.Awesome job, keep it up.Your going places you never imagined🙏👍— Sway Rodriguez (@617nation) February 27, 2019
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