Dansoa Beatiah, an Art Education student at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), started by drawing butterflies and her favourite animation characters when she was in primary school but never knew she would eventually develop so much love and passion for visual art.
“I didn’t know I would one day be able to draw like this,” the 21-year-old said.
Dansoa is now a pencil artist whose talent is adored by her family, friends, teachers and the people she makes pencil arts of.
According to Dansoa, art is means a lot to her and is her source of happiness. “No matter the situation or mood I find myself in I just take my sheets and start to draw anything I feel like,” she said.
Even though she has been drawing since her childhood, Dansoa started making pencil arts about a year ago.
She revealed that she was not perfect when she started pencil arts. However, after many artworks, she began to master the craft and made a pencil art of Ghanaian musician Darkovibes, which she says is one of her artworks that she is most proud of.
“I drew Darkovibes and tagged him in my stories on IG and he really liked it even though I was just trying my hands on something and I wasn’t perfect. He really liked it and I was proud of myself.”
After making a pencil art of Darkovibes, she has gone on to make arts of other Ghanaian musicians including Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Fameye, Quamina MP, KiDi and Mr Drew.
Like any young visual artist, Dansoa also has some renowned visual artists that she looks up to. She is inspired by the works of Nana Kwaku Boateng and Omar Ortiz who are both into hyper-realistic arts and paintings.
It is Dansoa’s dream to become of the world’s best female pencil artists. “I have a lot of things I want to achieve but my main aim is to be one of the best female artists in the world and get my own art gallery which will be full of my artworks.”
You can check out more of her pencil arts on her Instagram page.
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