Kevin Hart Offers To Buy And Commission Artwork From Young Pencil Artist Who Sought His Attention On Twitter
Eli Waduba Yusef took his shot on Twitter and won.
A Nigerian pencil artist has gained the attention of Kevin Hart via Twitter, and now he's about to bank in heavy.
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Eli Waduba Yusuf, a hyperrealism pencil artist from Nigeria, recently went viral on Twitter for his impressive artwork. And he got it by asking for what he wanted.
On Monday, the artist tweeted to his nearly 7,000 Twitter followers by humbly introducing himself, showing off one of his new drawings and shouting out his inspiration, Arinze Stanley.
"Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart," he posted. "Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you."
The image was a hyperrealist drawing of one of Kevin Hart's most famous photos. The artist hoped Hart would see it and asked his followers to tag him so that he would.
My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf— Eli Waduba (@EWaduba) February 25, 2019
Am a Nigerian, based in kaduna. Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you pic.twitter.com/oYYUQxbK5e
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The tweet quickly went viral and currently has over 9,700 retweets and 24,000 likes.
Eventually, it did reach Hart. On Thursday, the comedian retweeted the post and added that he would like to purchase the drawing, as well as commission three more for his friends as gifts.
"I see it and I want to purchase it," Hart responded. "I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work!"
I see it and I want to purchase it...I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work! https://t.co/ImOYa0UNlL— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 27, 2019
"Thank you so so much," Waduba later responded on his Instagram.
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