Awonke Kwinana is a ballpoint artist from Hillside who recently discovered his talent and has not looked back ever since. Photo: Roxy de Villiers
A pen, for most, is a simple tool to jot down notes, but for one Hillside artist, it is what he uses to make his art, and earn his bread and butter.
Awonke Kwinana is a ballpoint artist who recently discovered his talent and has submerged himself in the art world ever since.
A portrait of Black Coffee, a famous South African musician, by Awonke Kwinana.
The name ‘ballpoint art’ is self-explanatory – Awonke does portraits in ink of various colours. He did his first portrait at the beginning of 2016 as a gift for a friend visiting from Switzerland.
I wanted to get him something but I didn’t have any money; I only had pens and paper. I had him send me a photo of himself, did the piece, framed it and gave it to him,” Awonke said. Kindly click on the link for more http://randfonteinherald.co.za/237778/pen-and-paper-one-mans-bread-and-butter/