Social media can be crass sometimes, especially these days with bots talking politics and friends and family getting in fights online. Enter the #DrawingWhileBlack hashtag, which has been making the rounds on Twitter and Instagram lately, featuring incredible black artists you may not have heard of before.
Take in the beauty and prepare for some much-needed inspiration.
Many of the artists chose to express themselves using canvas, walls, or 3D illustrator programs.
Some already established artists, like those working for Dreamworks Studios, even took to Twitter to share some of their works.
A few artists spoke out about their work's purpose, attempting to empower and represent those who may not be.
Artists shared on Instagram, too.
Each day of Black History Month, I've been posting an original for sale in honor of the past, present, & Afro-futurism. Today is the last day of the month and it's been such a journey! Today we have a small painted sketch of an original character. A child of the diaspora adorned in armor and threads of identity. A big part of Afrofuturism is envisioning what our future can look like. And I want to see children of the diaspora protected, grounded, cognizant, and basking in the glory and richness that lives in us. Purchase details: (this piece actually sold before I got a chance to post here on insta. But you can check out the other pieces available on oderaillustration.etsy.com) #illustration #blackhistorymonth #blackartists #drawingwhileblack #afrofuturism
Decided to participate in @sparklyfawn s #drawingwhileblack event! Hi, I’m Ark Revner! I’m a Illustration/Sequential Art student currently studying at MICA. I love creating stories and visual solutions through the use of lines, colors and shapes. . . . . . #artistsoninstagram #artistsofig #illustration #illustratorsoninstagram #illustratorsofinstagram #artgram
My Twitter "Following" list just grew by a few digits.