Chukwudi Charles Nwaefulu, also known as Chuks is a Nigerian freelance painter, illustrator and self taught animator. He is the founder of UmberNation Studios, a creative studio primarily focused on creating African comics, motion comics and animations.
The freelance painter started drawing at the age of 3 and talking about his art, he says, “My art comprises mainly of digital paintings and illustrations, as well as traditional drawings and paintings. My works range from portraits, African character concepts, fan arts of popular or favourite characters from movies, games and animations, as well as storyboards for animations. I am currently a freelancer, as this also allows me time to work on personal projects off commissions.”
His art is inspired “by the works of numerous artists and animators, most of which are foreign. These include the works of artists like Patrick Brown, Stanley Lau, Aaron Blaise, among others. I am also greatly influenced by the works of some Nigerian artists who are also illustrators, comic artists and animators, most of which are colleagues and acquaintances. These include: my close friend Jeffrey Oyem, Mohammed Agbadi, Ifesinachi Oriekwe, Segun Samson, Harry Dunkwu, and so many others. I take at least 4 hours every day to study their works while practicing and improving on my art and style.”
You can connect with him via
Facebook: Chukwudi Nwaefulu
Mobile Number: 08134213445