new york illustrator celebrates natural hair and texture diversity with epic portraits

February 28, 2018
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At first glance, the work of this young artist looks more like a filtered photograph than illustration. Based in NYC, Brienne Yvonne is the illustrator takes a fine-tipped pens to some of Instagram’s most recognizable natural haired beauties, like Khoudia Diop, @niathelight formally @frogirlginny, Amara La Negra, and Hannah Mussette. Celebrating natural hair beauty and kinky-curly textures, Brienne portfolios illustrate the magical relationships between black women and men and their locks. Check out a few of Brienne’s fantastic portraits, below, and follow her on Instagram.