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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Traditional Illustrations From Sugabelly

Sugabelly was one of the blogs I started reading on Blogsville. I was hooked by her passion, love for her culture and Nigeria, and of course, her illustrations. She makes me really wish I was an artist .(I'm always green with envy anytime she has a drawing update). She is well known for her work on Nigerian Fiction and Nigerian Blog Awards. She also came up with the widely popular Language Challenge which I'm too chicken to enter.

You can see a lot of her passions (e.g. for Nigeria, culture and natural hair) through her illustrations. She's got a story behind each one. She even names some characters and all this makes you feel like you understand what was going on in her head when she was creating them. Also, she describes the drawing process on her blog which makes it even more interesting when you see the finished process.

 
You can check out Sugabelly's blog here- it's worth the visit trust me. Also, see her Tumblr and Deviant Art. She accepts commissions as well so if you're interested, go here for more information. She's also on Facebook and Twitter so like and follow her. See her contact here.

31 comments:

  1. Yup! Big fan of her work. I don't know she does it, but it is good.

    ~x~

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  2. It's Sugabelllllllyyyyy!!!

    I really love her work and admire her passion.

    Quick question: what is the girl with the headphones doing? yes, the one squatting down in the 6th picture

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  3. Yeah Sugabelly's cool. There is no doubting her talent. I hope she gets a commission to do something really big soon. Can't draw a straight line so much respect, lol.

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  4. she's so talented..she makes me wish i could draw*sigh*

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  5. She's so creative and I also wish(lol)... Art goes a lot with writing(they speak volumes)

    Btw,not been seeing ur post on my dashboard,I tried adding u again-may have to delete the old url and let u know

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  6. Wooow, she makes amazing drawings!

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  7. Wow that is some great art! I have to check out her site. DOPE!

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  8. Sugabelly is one lady with talent. She draws pretty well.

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  9. i like the illustration of the girl with the afro puffs. i remember wearing my hair like that a lot when i was younger.

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  10. But why did you have to come my nyash with this my World Cup picture? Of all the nice photoos I spent hours strategically taking you didn't pick any and instead chose this one. Eh????

    In fact.

    In fact.

    In fact sef.

    Heheh but thanks for the feature ! (\^O^/)

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  11. The girl squatting with the headphones is playing a Thumb Piano. It's a traditional Igbo instrument like a very small piano. I put up pictures in the post I did for that drawing.

    * and I meant to say "come and open my nyash not come my nyash"

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  12. Wow! She's very talented. Very nice work indeed! :) I'll be sure to check her out!

    http://foreversweetlybroken.blogspot.com/

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  13. wow see talent ... i really love these

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  14. oh wow!!! very impressive..beautiful work!

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  15. She's so talented! I'm currently studying Art in England and this is the sort of thing I want to be able to do!
    http://www.rebeccajart.blogspot.com

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  16. Her work is awesome....she is soooooooo talented.The Emekas are so cute!

    Love her blog too (she keeps it real)

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  17. Just one word: wow
    She's so talented and I like her world!

    Thanks to you 4 this post ;;)

    http://dablacksjp.blogspot.com

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  18. fantastic drawings.....
    makes me wanna learn too...
    my youngest girl draws as well, if you check out a poem i wrote call "SHE SITS AND SHE WAITS" under POEMS you will see one of her pieces.

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  19. Definitely a talent! Love her work!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  20. wow really beautiful art work!!

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  21. Wow and I thought that I could draw a little! I used to read his blog back when I used to blog SouL BoutiQue, I will check it out again! Lovely lovely lovely art work!

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  22. Ok,that is straight CREATIVITY! Mehn,i so love her imagination.

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  23. she isnt only talented,
    Sugabelly is extremely brilliant and well read, she amazes me everytime

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  24. why do your updates never make it to my dashboard any longer!!!!! :( I thought you'd stopped blogging!

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  25. Very talented, that's for sure. I just LOVE those little "Emekas" ... they look like cookies (or maybe I am just hungry...LOL) and little cuddly bears!

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  26. very talented work !!


    goooddddd

    http://sailor-n.blogspot.com/

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