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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.

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CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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.

CREDIT: @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 Penned A Heartbreaking Tribute To Black King Chadwick Boseman

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

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Eleven days have passed since “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman’s family announced he’d lost a years-long battle to colon cancer.

In that time, many of Boseman’s fans, family, and co-workers have spoken up to pay tribute to his talent and life. Still, Lupita Nyong’o, who co-starred alongside Boseman in “Black Panther” as his character’s love interest Nakia, has remained quite.

Until recently.

For the first time since his death, Nyong’o spoke out about Boseman’s death on Instagram.

“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning,” she wrote. “I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be – here! … that seem ageless… Chadwick was one of those people.”

Nyong’o shared that while she didn’t know Chadwick for long she will remember him forever.

“Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time,” she continued. “I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. 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 went onto describe Boseman as a hard worker who showed up to every shoot “with his game face on.”

“He 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. His large hands would descend on my shoulders and give them a squeeze that relieved me of the tensions I did not realize I was holding. Chadwick’s hands were strong enough to carry the weight of the film and free enough to clasp mine when I needed it.”Ultimately, Nyong’o wrote, “it seems that it was life that gave up on Chadwick long before Chadwick gave up on life.”

The Oscar-winning actress appeared alongside Boseman in the Oscar-nominated film “Black Panther” which saw her play the role of Nakia, a War Dog for the nation of Wakanda and love interest of Boseman’s character T’Challa. While Boseman had long been an actor before his appearance in the Marvel Studios film, the role shot him to global fame.

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Residents Of The Late Chadwick Boseman’s Hometown Are Calling For A Confederate Statue To Be Removed And Replaced With One Of The Actor

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Residents Of The Late Chadwick Boseman’s Hometown Are Calling For A Confederate Statue To Be Removed And Replaced With One Of The Actor

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Last Friday, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman’s family confirmed to the world in a final tweet to his Twitter account that he passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” Boseman’s family wrote. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

On Saturday, Twitter confirmed the tweet about Boseman’s death made from his account had become the most-liked tweet on Twitter of all time. But it’s more than a tweet that is making history. Following his death, residents of Chadwick Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina launched a petition to honor the actor. The move, if followed through, certainly won’t reverse history, but it will definitely help to set it back on the right course.

The people of Anderson, South Carolina have rallied to replace a Confederate monument with a memorial honoring Chadwick Boseman.

The tribute is being described as one “fit for a king.” The petition has already racked up thousands of signatures on Change.org.

“Mr. Boseman is without question an American treasure and his accolades go on and on. It is only fitting that his work is honored in the same place that birthed him,” the petition which was written by DeAndre Weaver reads. “He opened many doors for many young black people with his leading roles in movies such as Black Panther or Marshall.”

The original statue, which was dedicated to Confederate veterans of Anderson County, was erected in 1902.

According to a state website, the statue depicts a soldier standing on a platform and reads, “The world shall yet decide, in truth’s clear, far-off light, that the soldiers who wore the gray, and died with Lee, were in the right,” 

The petition calls for the statue to be moved to the Anderson County Museum and be replaced with a monument dedicated to Boseman

“It is only natural that his hometown honors what he did. There is no need for political controversy in this decision,” the petition reads. “The old statue need not be destroyed; however, with the engravings on the base, it is beyond time for its retirement.”

Confederate statues in South Carolina are protected by a heritage act and would need to be authorized by the state in order for it to be removed.

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