Social Media platforms has got all users thinking aloud! as no one knows how lucky he or she could be. This time, Twitter has it!
Drawing portraits of celebrities and tagging them on Twitter and Instagram and the likes in the hope they see it is a common marketing trick for aspiring artists.
Well, fate has smiled on a 26 years old Nigerian artist Eli Waruba Yusuf who recently tagged and posted on “Twitter” American comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart’s portrait being one of his celebrity muse and never expected a response from the subject of his work.
Yusuf, a hyper-realism artist from Nigeria, had spent two weeks drawing a detailed pencil image of Hart that looks like a black and white photo and wrote on Twitter
“My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf
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.
Well…Luckily for The Kaduna-based artist , his dream came true as Hart replied; saying
“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!” he tweeted.
The reaction to Hart’s reply had more than 310k likes in the first 24 hours with people tweeting their congratulations to Yusuf and wishing him well .
Yusuf confirmed to CNN his work has already received significant mileage as Hart’s tweet has been retweeted nearly 100,000 times. Waduba’s success is also a win for Nigeria’s growing community of hyperrealism artists who have not shied from showcasing their work on social media.
According to Yusuf he was “thrilled” to be contacted by the actor: “I still can’t believe it; it feels like a dream. It’s been so overwhelming. Kevin Hart has just blew my mind.”
He went on to say: “A lot has changed – a few days ago I was just a local artist who loved drawing and would have loved the world to see my work, but I didn’t know it would happen so fast.