Tolu, standing in front of 3 of his art works
My names – Ogundeyi Tolu Emmanuel – Lucas. I was born in kwara state. I grew up with three sisters in a family of four in a humble Christian home.
I attended and graduated from the University of Ilorin with a bachelor’s degree in human physiology in 2010 and recently I got my medical degree from vitebsk state medical university, Belarus.I started drawing and making sketches when I was around 6 years old and I remember I drew a lot of cartoon characters (superheroes like superman, spiderman and green lantern) and I would share with my close friends. The look on their faces was priceless. I have never been to an art school or studied something on how to paint. I was inspired by my next-door neighbour who was a few years older than me. He made a lot of sketches too and his were more detailed than mine so I pushed myself to get to his level or even beyond and I did. He was like my reference point.Facial expressions always put me in the right mood. Expressions tells me stories without words. Sometimes I create scenarios in my head and I just draw what I’ve pictured. I have been inspired by artists like Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Dino Tomic, Toyin Odutola to mention a few.
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