Drawing Artist Salute Janet Manyowa After Begging An International Award!

So inspired by the multiple award-winning stars is Sincomikosi that she has designed a special portrait for her role model. 

Although she is yet to meet Janet, Sincomikosi told H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle that she was set to hand over the portrait to the queen of praise and worship as a way of appreciating her.

Bulawayo bred figure drawing artist Sincominkosi Khumalo has a soft spot for gospel diva Janet Munyowa.

“I would love her to know that firstly I admire her ministry. “We live in a day and age where being vocal about your faith could lead to slander and criticism, but Janet is not afraid to let her light shine and worship God.
Janet Manyowa
Janet Manyowa
“I appreciate her a lot and I do pray that she is blessed with a legacy that will not fade away but impact generations to come,” she said. Asked how she decided to design Janet’s portrait, Sincomikosi explained:

“There was a conference in Harare on the 6th of November by an organisation called Refined Hearts. “The theme was “Awakened Woman” so I searched for a national muse who could possibly inspire women, I also believe is awakened. Janet came into my spirit,” she said.

Unlike most figure drawing artists who concentrate on celebrities, Sincomikosi is biased towards nonentities. “I don’t normally draw celebrities, I feel it can be cliché at times.

“I usually go for the less famous people, people who could possibly never get the chance to walk on the red carpet, or stand in front of multitudes. “Those are my celebrities. The unsung heroes and heroines of society,” she said.

The 23-year-old whose career is burning a trail of success on social media is dreaming big. “I am into figure drawing, aspiring to be a hyper-realism artist. “While growing up, I always enjoyed drawing human faces and bodies.

“I guess anatomy fascinates me and so any moment I can get to study faces and features, putting them on paper gives me goosebumps. “Human beings, among all of God’s creation, are a magnificent masterpiece,” she said. Outlining her vision, Sincomikosi said she was determined to champion art with a purpose.

“I aspire to create artworks that look super real, art that tells a story and is emotive such that even generations to come can feel my spirit just by looking at my work because I draw from my spirit. Art is a ministry to me.
Drawing Artist Salute Janet Manyowa After Begging An International Award!
Drawing Artist Salute Janet Manyowa After Begging An International Award!

“My role models are my peer artists Mkhokheli Moyo and Lenward Mapinde. “They pushed me to step out of my comfort zone when I belittled myself and procrastinated. They are amazing artists as well. “Then there are famous local and international artists namely Shanfield McLeish, Keith Ndlovu, Kelvin Okafor, Arinze Stanley and Joy Chiamonwo.

“All my role models work super hard to create masterpieces. Each time I see their work, I realise, there’s no limits except for those we set for ourselves.. Nothing is impossible to those who believe,” she said.

The former St Columba’s High School learner said she was also determined to remain level-headed despite all the fame she has garnered. “I am divinely inspired therefore I always try to tap into my creative imagination.

“Again, I never want to grow complacent, so I always push myself to do better and be better. After All, I am my own competition,” she said. She however said she was facing numerous challenges in her career. “In a struggling economy, I think art suffers the most because art is a luxury.

“People have families to care for, rents and school fees to pay etcetera, so it’s not everyone who can afford to purchase music or buy artwork. “My art is worth so much more but because of this, I have to charge less so i can have clients. This is the biggest struggle. I guess I still haven’t found my niche,” she said.

Asked how is life in Bulawayo as an artist, Sincomikosi added: “Bulawayo people are amazing. I just wish things were better for them, especially financially. “The support I receive from those around me is massive, regardless of the economic situation. It humbles me. That’s a golden city in my eyes.” Besides drawing, Sincomikois is also an upcoming fashion and graphic designer.

Source – H-Metro
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