Twitter has been undefeated as one of the most popular social media platforms that allows people to really evoke change and share like-minded experiences. Hashtags seem to be created for that reason and #drawingwhileblack is one of the greatest gifts that keep on giving.

The hashtag itself was actually created back in September 2017 by Annabelle Hayford (@sparklyfawn), a 19-year-old, a-gender artist studying animation and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

The hashtag, created to celebrate and appreciate Black artists, made a return to Twitter this weekend and we couldn't wait to share all the wonders that came along with it.

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Louis brings a new appreciation to these popular childhood cartoons. Do you spot your favorite?


Njeri is giving us a strong yet beautiful depiction of girl power. This one makes me think of 702. Where my girls at?


Chrystin adds her own twist to dark fantasies and kooky storytelling. Her adaption of Alice in Wonderland is too dope!


Bri uses nature as her canvas with these one-of-a-kind afro-centric cutouts.

Woofy just added color to her drawings last year and she's already a beast!

Anna, a drawing while black vet, is happy to see the hashtag is still around and contributed her beautiful original pieces.


Annabelle, an illustration student, not only shared her work but expressed how grateful she was for a safe space like this.


Hbab came through and gave us animated/artwork hair goals!


Roby has dreams of becoming a game designer. Someone give sis a job ASAP!



Camilla is an illustration student that already has a comic in the works. Flourish!



Brooklyn is another student in hopes of becoming a character designer. With sketches like these, the sky is the limit, sis!

Bryce stepped in and is representing for the brothers. #blackboyjoy to the next level!

Laylie just scalped us bald with these exquisite sci-fi illustrations!


It's so inspiring to see black creatives showcasing and uplifting each other. Make sure you click the hashtag and support these artists or at the very least purchase some of this beautiful artwork. You deserve and they most definitely deserve!

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