Twitter’s hashtag is a decade old and it has been one of the most impactful features the company has put out in a while. The functionality has been replicated in other social networks since it allows for grouping of related posts which can be easily searched.
On Twitter, hashtag is used for different purposes: Trending a fun topic, talking about serious issues or even for marketing purposes. This time round, this hashtag was used as a fun way to promote talent, specifically in the arts.
The hashtag #drawingwhileblack became a collection of art pieces (drawings especially) from black artists from around the word. Since Twitter allows you to upload upto 4 pieces, these artists were able to share photos of their art to the rest of the world on Twitter.
Starting with Kwashie from Ghana with his incredible ball point pen pieces
— Ben (@benkwash) September 17, 2017
I don’t know how she does this, but these are incredible
— Cerena Robertson (@ohsocerena) September 17, 2017
These are pieces by a female Nigerian illustrator. Very chic
— princess kay (@princess_kay__) September 16, 2017
Wow! This should be made into an anime series or something
— SOZOMAIKA (@SOZOMAIKA) September 16, 2017
Another artist who wants his art to change current views on Manga and Anime
— XIX | AKAIO OFFICIAL (@AKAIOOFC) September 16, 2017
Jamaican artist who comes up with cartoons
— mariah (@mars_midas) September 16, 2017
West Indies lady who likes drawing plants apparently
— ocean man (@basilicca) September 16, 2017
Jamaican who identifies himself as a visual artist
— Ricardo Edwards (@RicardoMEdwards) September 16, 2017
Nigerian Pen artist with a recurring ball point art theme which look extremely detailed
— Larry Tamara (@tamster_c) September 17, 2017
Daniel from South Africa is a sketch artist and his ‘scribbles’ look great
— West African Choklet (@_kodzo) September 16, 2017
Japanese Jamaican kid who wants to major in video game design. Cool!
— stardust 🅱rusaders (@SAlNTBARA) September 16, 2017
Jessica majors in children’s literature.
— Jessie🌸 (@Jessiedrawz) September 15, 2017