Meet Oscar Ukonu, the Nigerian Artist Who Creates Beautiful Art Illustrations Using Just One Simple Tool

November 12, 2015

Oscar Ukonu is an artist who creates beautiful portraits of both famous and everyday people.

His illustrations are realistic-looking and a lot of them have a signature dark blue colour.

This is because he does his artwork using just one simple tool. A pen!

Yes. He uses a blue BIC ballpoint pen!

And the attention to detail is impressive.

A close-up shot on the Morgan Freeman piece showing the detail.

Posted by OSCAR UKONU ARTS on Friday, March 27, 2015

Oscar’s first portrait was of himself, drawn using a pencil.

It all started like a joke that day I picked up the Pencil to draw myself. lol….

Posted by OSCAR UKONU ARTS on Monday, May 5, 2014

He also uses less conventional tools for his work, such as the ladies eye pencil.

But it’s his BIC pen creations that have us astounded.

What is BIC waiting for? Seriously, he’s an ambassador for their brand already!

Meet my companion. The BIC pen. I call itBeautifulIncredibleCreative…………cos it does the magic.

Posted by OSCAR UKONU ARTS on Friday, December 12, 2014
To view more of his works, check his Facebook page,Oscar Ukonu Arts, and Instagram page, OscarUkonu_Art.

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