Digital Art by Peter_Ecoma - The Youth Empowerment Platforms in Nigeria

Digital Art by Peter_Ecoma

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Peter Elemi-Ecoma, who goes by Peter_ecoma on social media, is a 22 year old Digital artist and painter and all round art nerd.

Digital Art by Peter_Ecoma - The Youth Empowerment Platforms in Nigeria

“I currently work in Advertising as an Art Director and Illustrator; it has been an amazing experience so far.”

Speaking on his art, he says, “My art is fuelled by my overactive imagination and love for concept sci-fi art and characters. Ever since I was kid, my imaginations have always been out of control. I started drawing way back in primary school. I used to draw cartoon characters on my notebooks and even in my desk. Back then my cousins had a lot of Marvel and DC comics, not to mention storybooks and magazines.”

“I started taking my art rather seriously in Junior Secondary school; paying more attention to details when I made a drawing or painting. I noticed more and more people forming an interest in what I was up to. Eventually in school I started to sketch Ben 10 characters and sell them to my friends. It was amazing because I started making a bit of money for myself.”

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“But from the moment I got my first laptop in 2011, I was hooked on Digital arts and Photoshop was my preferred tool. I started learning from as many websites and older artists about digital arts and designs. My first internship was in 2013 as an Intern in Noah’s Ark, an advertising agency in Lagos. I have worked in 3 other Advertising agencies as an Art Director and Illustrator since then.”

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“The one thing I love about working in advertising is going out and seeing my designs on billboards and posters around town, it’s such an amazing feeling. But my first love will always be character designing and paintings, which I do till today on commissions and contracts, including Comic book paintings for both local and international small and medium comic production studios. I have a lot of appreciation for where I started from to where I am right now and eventually where I’m headed.”

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He draws inspirations from a lot of different styles of art and media.” I experiment with various art styles, from abstract art to surreal paintings and even realism. But with every artwork I make, I make it as expressive, bold and sometimes, controversial as possible.”

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“I believe in a total freedom of expression and I try to convey that with how I compose my works. I’m greatly influenced by various concept and sci-fi artists, both Nigerian based and abroad. I read a lot of comics and I apply some of their techniques to my paintings and works. I’m also a fan of Goth and Grungy art styles.”

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Instagram: @Peter_ecoma (Most of my personal works)

Twitter: @Peter_ecoma

Facebook:  Peter Elemi-Ecoma

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