Line Portraits from a Young Artist with @oxtlxnes

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In her spare time after school, 16-year-old Hayley Connolly (@oxtlxnes) draws portraits of her Instagram followers.

β€œI usually draw based on requests, but sometimes I will draw my idols, like Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne),” says Hayley, who lives in northeast England. β€œMy illustrations are mostly portraits, so they are all about the facial features. I try to make them a mixture of realistic and non-realistic, and I love to make them look almost cartoon-like.”

Hayley’s inspiration comes from looking at Instagram accounts from other teen artists, whose work she wishes was more visible in larger artistic communities.

β€œI think it is really important to see art made from teens. We haven’t made our life choices yet, so we’re looking at the world in many different ways,” she says. β€œWe’re really in the height of our creativity because we are growing up.”


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