Particularly striking is this image of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., drawn to celebrate his birthday on January 15th. Her subjects vary, as the other included photos show, but her artistry and attention to detail are nothing short of amazing. Countless times browsing her work I often have to remind myself that these are not photographs, but sketches.
Happy Birthday Dr. King! Paying homage one pen stroke at a time. May seem like I'm crawling…but I'm still moving. pic.twitter.com/IlNz76bBJN
— Swarmmode Creative © (@Swarmmode) January 15, 2016
Latoya’s work seems to have a quality of life about it. If you don’t follow her on Instagram and Twitter, you should, if for no other reason than to bathe in the beauty of her black brilliance and soak up some of her Black Girl Magic.
Check out some more of her artwork below.
Natalie Cole drawing. Rest my darling. pic.twitter.com/ydGXaDmiH8
— Swarmmode Creative © (@Swarmmode) January 11, 2016
— Swarmmode Creative © (@Swarmmode) February 11, 2015