10 inspirational #DrawingWhileBlack artists

Social media is the place to be if you're an artist looking to get involved with a community, share work and get noticed. We've already seen how month-long challenges and briefs like Inktober and MerMay can give artists the motivation to get creative. Now the recent #DrawingWhileBlack tag aims to celebrate and show appreciation for black artists – and it's gone viral.

Created by Twitter user Abelle (or, to use their frankly amazing handle @sparklyfawn), the rules for #DrawingWhileBlack are simple. You need to be black, you need to be an artist (of any level, this isn't just for pros) and you need to share some images of your work and Tweet them with the hashtag. Perhaps the most important rule is the last one: have fun.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.