We caught up with ‘Loukman Ali’ a talented pencil artist out of Uganda, he tells when it all began, length of time it takes to complete the finished piece and much more.
When did you first realise that you had a talent for drawing?
About 9 years ago.. at first I thought could do it, until when I was about 16years old..
What has been the most significant piece that you have ever drawn and why?
About 3 years a go I did a drawing of the pope I sold it for $600, it became very popular piece which many people bought.
Your latest sketching of the ‘car’ you mentioned it took 5 hours what is the longest amount of time you have spent on a drawing?
12 hour is the longest and that was when i was drawing one of the robots in the movie transformers (bambobee)…the second the drawing of dr octopus which also most took me 10 hours to finish.
Where does your inspiration come from when drawing?
The beauty and complexity of things … i love drawing complex images
Being an artist in Uganda, do you feel your work is well received and appreciated by those around you?
HELL no …drawings are not a very big deal in Uganda ,maybe digital work and video.
Some of your drawing combines elements of moving objects giving an added effect, how did you come up with this concept?
I love mixing line work with live action footage…I always wanted to do some thing new, so when I watched the movie lonelitoons it got me thinking how I can make the same effect ,but in my own style.
When you are not drawing, what do you enjoy doing with your time?
I love watching movies and jazzing with friends
Loukman has also built up celebrity portrait profile, and drawn the likes of President Obama, Wentworth Miller (starred in prison break) and Singer Tony Braxton
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