Black Art: Top 12 Black Digital Artists you Should Follow
Illustration definition: a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. An illustration is typically created by an illustrator.
We did a round up of 12 amazing black digital artist and illustrators who are using Instagram to showcase black art to the world. These artists have worked with celebrities, authors and different publications. Their work can also be bought as prints on society6 and various other platforms. In no particular order, here are the top 12 black digital artists & illustrators you should follow on Instagram.
Esther Lutandila aka @4everesther’s love for art was born at a young age. She started drawing because her brother was always drawing and she wanted to copy everything he did. Over time she perfected her craft and began doing digital art in 2015. Esther’s art often revolves around Black women because when she started doing digital art, there weren’t many beautiful digital illustrations of Black women.
Esther offers digital products such as prints and often does commissioned pieces. Check out her Instagram page to get yourself one of her beautiful pieces.
2) Markus Prime
Markus Prime is a well known and notable name in the Black art space. He’s an artist and digital illustrator cum nsfw illustrator. Markus is well known for his recent sex positive comic illustration ‘Oh nah.’ which has encouraged positive conversations about sex and sexuality in the Black community online. Since starting the comic,Markus has shot up from 100,000 followers to over 280,000 as at the time of writing this on Instagram.
3) Princess Karibo
Princess Karibo is a self taught Nigerian artist and digital illustrator. She creates pieces which are available as digital prints and often opens up spots for commissioned pieces. To get yourself either of the two from this amazing artist,
follow her Instagram page to stay updated.
3) Yung Yemi
Like his website’s about section reads “Adeyemi Adegbesan is a Toronto based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of black identity. Reflecting on blackness through pre-colonial – colonial – present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one.”
If you would like to work with this talented artist, check out more of his work as well as his contact details on his website.
4) Carlos Daniel
Carlos Daniel is a Nigerian digital artist and illustrator who does illustrations of real life characters, cartoons and commissioned pieces. Check out his Instagram to follow and support his art.
Brooke Rankins is a visual artist who specializes in digital art. From reimagined pieces to commissioned art, Brooke does it all. Check out her Instagram to follow and support her work.
6) Emelle Arts
Emelle is a digital artist who creates art based on mythical creatures, reimagined pieces as well custom commissioned pieces. Follow her page to support her work.
Jayel is an Atlanta based freelance artist and illustrator. He’s best known for his reimagined pieces and Black anime inspired/themed digital art. Follow his page to support his work and get commissioned pieces.
8) Cameron Knight
CameronKnight is a freelance illustrator and digital artist best known for his comics inspired art. If you’re a fan if this type of artwork, follow his page to get yourself commissioned pieces as well as show support for his work.
Monte Miller is a Chicago based self taught digital artist and illustrator best known for his comic illustrations and artwork of women. Follow his page and check out his page to support his work/buy prints of his artwork.
10) Delmaine Donson
Delmaine Donson is an artist and photographer based in South Africa. Delmaine creates art inspired by women, does commissioned pieces and sells his work as prints. To buy one of his prints, follow his page or visit his website.
YaKira Carter is a digital artist and painter. She’s known for creating vibrant and colorful distinct artwork of women of color. To support and buy her art, follow her Instagram page.
12) Marcus Williams
Marcus Williams is an artist, writer and comic book illustrator based in Atlanta. Marcus is known for his comic book illustrations and his fan fic avatars. To support his current fan fic avatar Legend of Abioye, check out his page and website.