Art is a way through which we express ourselves and talk about the happenings in the society. It can take on a political or a social angle. Olusayo Ajetunmobi aka Artofajet created these monochrome illustrations to show that “coloured girls everywhere are beautiful regardless of the hue”.

Meet ‘Cola’, created in beautiful shades of brown.

Meet ‘Hot Chocolate’, clearly inspired by Jessica Rabbit and created in gorgeous shades of dark red.

This fun pop art in shades of green, aptly called ‘Mint’.

And ‘Shades of Blue’, inspired by American singer/actress, Zendaya.

Olusayo plans to add more characters to the Coloured Girl series, so watch out for more. You can view her works on Instagram and Deviant Art.


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