All these illustrations were made using a ballpoint pen. Yes, that’s thousands of tiny lines made by a simple ballpoint pen. Nigerian artist Jacqueline Suowari said it takes months of drawing meticulous layers to complete these works – some up to eight feet tall.
“I like to look at each stroke as the human experience. One experience, one stroke – and the gathering, and layering, and falling together of all the strokes creates the person and their character,” Suowari said.
(📸: Retro Africa Gallery/Jacqueline Suowari)