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15 African Female Illustrators that Totally Rock!

March 2, 2016 , In: Creative Women , With: No Comments
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It is amazing to see the beauty that design and illustration brings to the world. Asides from aesthetics, functionality has become deeply ingrained in the work of art being produced, making you gape at how beauty and functionality can be intertwined to birth awesomeness. We therefore thought it would be cool to show off some of the Female Illustrators whose works we’ve stalked and enjoyed.

Here’s our list of African Female Illustrators that rock:

Data Oruwari

Data is a super amazing illustrator and artist, wielding her tools with a weight that affirms itself upon your heart. You can find her on dataoruwari.com and on Instagram.

Data Oruwari's Illustration

Data Oruwari's Illustration

Yvonne Onyinye Alozie

Yvonne is a multi-talented badass illustrator with an eye for keen artistic executions. Her illustrations and art can be found on her website greysquare.com.ng. You can also reach her on Twitter and on Instagram.

Yvonne Arete;s Illustration

Yvonne Arete's Illustration

Funto Coker

Funto Coker is a fashion illustrator who uses light lines and colors to tell interesting fashion pieces and stories. You should check her work out on Instagram and reach her on Twitter.

Funto Coker's Illustration

Funto Coker's Illustration

Lilian

Lilian is an illustrator that we’ve stalked and loved for some time now. She makes what we’d like to call ‘illustrations that come alive’. The colours leap out at you from the screen. You really should check out her page on Instagram.

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Lilian's

Sugabelly

Sugabelly is a fantastic illustrator who turns her art into useful amazingness. Her illustrations can be found on throw pillows, phone cases, bags and other interesting pieces you’ll absolutely love. You can see and buy her works on Twitter and on sugabellyrocks.com/studio.

Sugabelly's Illustration

Sugabelly's Illustration

Olusanya Morenike

Morenike is a designer, illustrator and badass artist rolled into one. Her works are sharp, cool and interesting. You can see her work on Instagram and Twitter.

Morenike's illustration

Morenike's illustration

Jepchumba

Jepchumba is absolutely absolutely awesome. Her work is mind-blowingly good. We won’t spoil the fun, go check her work on Instagram and Twitter.

Jepchumba

Jepchumba

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is everything arty rolled into one person. She is an artist with a collaged mind on the beauties and imaginations of the world. See her work on Instagram, Twitter and website – wangechimutu.com

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu

Claire Idera

Claire Idera’s illustrations carry a luxuriant purity that draws you in and makes want to keep staring. She is an illustrator whose work has a personality of its own. Check out her work on Instagram, Twitter and her website – claireidera.com

Claire Idera

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Adanna

If there’s a phrase to describe Ada’s work, it would be ‘bursting with glory’. Her illustrations and art are full and untapered making you want to soak yourself in it. See more of her work on adxnna.deviantart.com. Or check her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Adanna

Adanna

Dee Ellis

Dee Ellis is an Illustrator with a magical finesse. You should check out her work on SteamedRabbit.co.za. You can also go to her Instagram account.

Dee Ellis

Dee Ellis

Simone Van Der Spuy

Simone’s illustrations are beautiful! They will tug on your heartstrings in a surreal way. Plus, she also has short heart melting stories to go with her art. Her Instagram account is monstasart, you should see her fantastic work.

Simone Van Der Spuy

Simone Van Der Spuy

Jess Jardim-Wedepohl

Jess Jardim is a South African Illustrator whose work reveals a simple happiness that makes you at peace with yourself and the world. You can find her works on Behance. Her Instagram account is Jesswedepohl.

Jess Jardim-Wedepohl

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Peniel Enchill

Penie is a Ghanaian fashion illustrator with an eye for detail. Her website is full of illustrations and interestingness. Her Instagram handle is Penie and website is penielenchill.com

Peniel Enchill

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Frimpomaa Linda

Linda makes illustrations that depict the luxury in every day. Her work makes simple things shine bright. You can check out her work on frimpomaalinda.etsy.com. Or head over to her Instagram account.

Frimpomaa Linda

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We’d love to feature more awesome female illustrators. If you are a female illustrator or know one, please share with us!

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