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Here Are 23 Art Pieces Of Nakia From ‘Black Panther,’ Some Of Which You Can Purchase

With a bigger box office success than “Star Wars” and “Jurassic World,” Marvel movie “Black Panther” has taken the film industry by a storm. Among the characters who are featured in the film, the strength, power, humor, intelligence, and perseverance portrayed in the women warriors of “Black Panther” is beyond inspirational.

People are channeling this inspiration through their art and here are 23 pieces of Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, that you will want to buy and display on the walls of your home ASAP.

1. Here is a detailed paper art piece created by Ryan W. Riller.

@rywes09 / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Although Riller is commonly known for his Disney art pieces, he created this vibrant cutout piece after watching Marvel movie, “Black Panther.” He was particularly inspired by the women in the film, which is what led him to create a piece on Nakia.

2. This art piece is laser engraved on Baltic Birch.

@metrospectrum / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This art piece was designed by a husband and wife team based in Detroit. They go by the name “Metro Spectrum” and create a mix of home decor, functioning art and custom pieces. The wooden art piece of Nakia above is one of three that they have created. The other two being wooden art pieces of “Black Panther” characters Shuri and Okoye.

3. Here is a mixed media screen print of Nakia on heavyweight paper.

@bobbyhillart / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This art piece was created by New York native Bobby Hill. Each one of these pieces in individually screen printed and hand painted, available in all different shapes, sizes and colors.

4. Here is a painting of Nakia created by artist Lulu Troy.

@lulutroy / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Lulu Troy is both a caricaturist and an oils and acrylic artist. She spent a day working on this acrylic painting and after receiving a high amount of interest from people on social media, she went on to duplicate the painting into multiple prints for purchase.

5. This painting of Nakia was created by artist Kervin Andre.

@akomicsart / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This is only one of the paintings Andre has created based on the Marvel film “Black Panther.” Other of Andre’s detailed “Black Panther” art pieces include an oil painting of Black Panther himself, a painting of Erik Killmonger accompanied by one of his strongest quotes from the film, and more.

6. Here’s an illustration of Nakia drawn by artist Jason Casey.

@jasoncaseyart / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This drawing of Nakia took Casey a total of four hours, which he completed with materials including graphite and ink. This gives me a Time magazine type of vibe and I love it.

7. These watercolor paintings were created by artist Morgan Overton.

@mointhestudio / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Overton, who is know for her beautiful watercolor paintings, started releasing her “Black Panther” art shortly after the release of the movie. The powerful characters featured above from left to right are Okoye, Shuri, and Nakia.

8. This art piece was created by artist Martin Underwood.

@xwood_art / Instagram / March 26, 2018

The materials used to create this piece were copic markers, charcoal, posca pens and pencils. Whether complete or not, I love this already.

9. This bright colored illustration of Nakia was created by Samantha Ralph.

@identigeek / Instagram / March 26, 2018

In addition to this illustration of Nakia, Ralph has also created art pieces of Okoye and Shuri from “Black Panther.” Love how colorful and vibrant this is.

10. Here’s an acrylic wash created by artist Lawrence Reynolds.

@Ireynoldsart / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Reynolds’ collection of art mainly features art pieces of super heroes, including powerful figures such as Erik Killmonger and M’Baku from “Black Panther,” Rocket and Star-lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and more.

11. Here’s a photo of Nakia designed by Digital artist Bryan Williams.

@just1forty / Instagram / March 26, 2018

So detailed and beautiful. I would definitely buy this as a poster.

12. Here’s a tattoo of Nakia and Okoye.

@karolfernandesarte / Instagram / March 26, 2018

The detail of color in this tattoo is everything! ?? And I love the geometric shapes that are placed in the background.

13. This piece was illustrated by artist Tina Tran.

@imawonder / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This art piece was inspired by the powerful female warriors in “Black Panther.” The materials she used to bring this illustration to life were colored pencils and water color paint.

14. Here’s a portrait of Nakia created with pens, markers and colored pencils.

@retreatsyndrome / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Whether this piece is complete or not, I love it already. Wish I was this talented at drawing.

15. This vector illustration was created by 20-year-old artist, Chloe.

@illustratedchlo / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Other portraits Chloe has created include illustrations of powerful women such as Frida Kahlo, Camila Cabello, and Letitia Wright. Although each piece is different, they follow the same artistic style.

16. This art piece was created by Sejuti Bala.

@gallifreyanninja / Instagram / March 26, 2018

“My appreciation for this badass woman Nakia quite clearly doesn’t even begin to capitulate the beauty of Lupita Nyong’o,” Bala expressed when she shared this image on social media.

17. Here’s a painting featuring Nakia, Shuri and Okoye.

@lisbethmars / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This art piece was created by Lisbeth Checo. Other art pieces by Checo feature multiple inspirational celebrities such as Gina Rodriguez, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Samira Wiley and more.

18. This digital illustration was created by 21-year-old graphic designer, Joksie.

@joksiea / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Joksie created this image using Photoshop. The style of the illustration follows the style of a vintage comic book cover.

19. Here’s another detailed Photoshop illustration of Nakia.

@tara.light / Instagram / March 26, 2018

The colors in this illustration are far more vibrant, which took a lot of layers and blending on Photoshop.

20. This sketch of Nakia was drawn by Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey.

@nikolasdraperivey / Instagram / March 26, 2018

The colors and lighting in this illustration are on point. I’d love to see this framed.

21. Here is an adorable water color painting of Nakia.

@chy.thehooman / Instagram / March 26, 2018

This painting is very cartoon-like which makes it so adorable. And the details in Nakia’s suit are everything.

22. This illustration of Nakia was created by artist Hal Betzold.

@hbstudio / Instagram / March 26, 2018

Betzold is an artist and animator based in Chicago, who has illustrated multiple iconic film characters. This illustration in particular, almost looks as if it was spray painted.

23. Last but not least, here’s a sketch of Nakia drawn by Jesse Hernandez.

@jessito_draws / Instagram / March 26, 2018

For this drawing, Hernandez used prisma color pencils. And the details he added onto Nakia’s suit are amazing.


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Lupita Nyong’o Says She Is Not Excited to Film ‘Black Panther 2’ Without Chadwick Boseman

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Lupita Nyong’o Says She Is Not Excited to Film ‘Black Panther 2’ Without Chadwick Boseman

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The Marvel highlight reel for future movies dropped on Monday. The three-minute video gave Marvel fans a peak into what is to come in the near future. One of the most highly-anticipated Marvel movies on the horizon is Black Panther 2. But fans know that installment is sure to be drastically different after the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Ryan Coogler, the director of “Black Panther“, has already stated that Marvel has no intentions of recasting the role of T’Challa. However, Lupita Nyong’o–who played Nakia in the first installment–will be reprising her original role.

Recently, Afro-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o revealed in an interview that she is not excited to return to the world of Wakanda without Chadwick Boseman.

In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Nyong’o explained her complicated feelings about Black Panther‘s second installment, which will be called “World of Wakanda”.

“People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement isn’t the word,” she explained. “I feel like I’m in a very pensive and meditative state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me.” According to Yahoo Entertainment, Nyong’o’s voice became audibly emotional. “And I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like to step on set and not have him there.”

Lupita Nyong’o went on to say that “World of Wakanda” will be a sort of tribute to the “light” of Chadwick Boseman.

“We have a leader in [director Ryan Coogler], who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well. And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this,” she said.

Nyong’o went on to say that she looks forward to “getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we’re still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure.”

When Chadwick Boseman passed away in August of last year, Nyong’o wrote a touching and heartfelt tribute to the late actor on her Instagram page.

“When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence,” she wrote. “He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease.”

She continued, saying that Boseman was “absorbent. Agile. He set the bar high by working with a generosity of spirit, creating an ego-free environment by sheer example, and he always had a warm gaze and a strong embrace to share.”

As of now, Black Panther 2, which will be called “Wakanda Forever”, is set to be released in July of 2022.

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Chadwick Boseman’s Role As T’Challa In ‘Black Panther’ Will Not Be Recast In The Sequel

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Chadwick Boseman’s Role As T’Challa In ‘Black Panther’ Will Not Be Recast In The Sequel

Chadwick Boseman’s role of T’Challa in “Black Panther” will not be recast in honor of the cator’s legacy. Boseman died unexpectedly of cancer earlier this year sending shockwave of grief through Hollywood and his fanbase.

Disney is honoring Chadwick Boseman by not recasting his role in the sequel to “Black Panther.”

According to NBC News, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told investors that the company had no plans to recast Boseman’s role in the superhero sequel. There has been speculation about what Disney would do about the historic role. At one point, executive producer Victoria Alonso had to deny rumors that a virtual double was being used to fill Boseman’s role on the movie.

“I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family. Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past,” Feige said, according to reports. “It’s for that reason that we will not recast the character. However, to honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. Writer/director Ryan Coogler is hard at work on the sequel now, and we’ll bring the film to you in theaters July 8, 2022.”

The MTV Movie and TV Awards: Greatest of all Time honored Boseman with the “Hero for the Ages” award.

“The second you first saw him onscreen or had the opportunity to meet him in person, his energy and intensity was undeniable,” Robert Downey Jr. said as he and Don Cheadle gave tribute to Boseman. “There was something different and special about Chadwick Boseman. Mr. Boseman truly embodied what it meant to be a superhero. His impact as a groundbreaking leading man, as an icon on screen… it won’t be quantified by the box office records he broke but by the legion of fans who will celebrate him for many years to come.”

Boseman, who died of cancer at age 43, was not just a hero on screen.

Boseman’s death added a devastating loss in the middle of a deadly pandemic. The death was a surprise to many as Boseman kept his cancer a secret. Fans and co-stars paid tributes to Boseman because of the importance he made in Hollywood representation.

The sweet honor to the late actor was received with love and respect from fans.

Continue to rest in peace, sweet Chadwick.

READ: Lupita Nyong’o Penned A Heartbreaking Tribute To Black King Chadwick Boseman

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