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Art & Life with Abieyuwa Eigbobo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abieyuwa Eigbobo.

Abieyuwa, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve been in love with art and drawing since I was a child growing up in Nigeria and also after moving to Texas. When I was young, I was always watching cartoons and even creating some of my own. In high school, I took art as my elective every year and had plans on majoring in Visual Arts at UNT. When I got to college, I changed my mind and decided to major in something more “serious”. After college, I started working a full-time job and realized that it wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

I figured I should try and pursue my actual passion while I’m still young so I won’t have any regrets when I’m older. Also, my friends were always trying to encourage me to showcase my art more often but I was too shy. Raven Dorsey, who is also an artist, convinced me to participate in my first art show in December of last year. It was a great experience and since then, I have been working hard to expand my portfolio. Currently, I am taking art & graphic communications courses at UNT and TCC, as well as, creating in my free time. I’m excited to see where my journey takes me.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I would consider myself a versatile artist. I have an interest in drawing and painting, but I am also interested in digital art, photography and video. I taught myself how to use Photoshop and would create drawings and designs on my laptop. In order to learn other Adobe applications, such as Illustrator and InDesign, I started taking courses at TCC and also watching YouTube tutorials. This summer, I took a class at UNT where I learned how to create gifs, how to use Adobe Effects and Premiere Pro. I am the kind of person who will see a work of art that I find interesting, then research the methods and medium used in order to utilize it in my art in the future. My inspiration comes from black women, they are usually the subject of my art. I feel that representation is very important in all aspects of life and I like to spread positive and beautiful images of my community.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
I define success in art as finishing a project and it turning out the way you envisioned it or better. Sometimes creating is frustrating and the process takes a lot of hard work and time but when you’re happy with the end result, that’s success. I definitely think a positive outlook helps, dedication and faith in your talents.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have a portfolio online:, it also includes a contact page.

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Image Credit:
Raven Dorsey, Abieyuwa Eigbobo

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