Welbeck ‘Welbie’ Mensah is a Ghanaian digital artist and illustrator. He’s been refining his art ever since he was a youngster, nevertheless, some years ago he began illustrating digitally and has been refining his work since.
Face2Face received the opportunity to pick the brain of Mensah and this is what he imparted:
Thanks for the opportunity to ask you a few questions. Tell me a bit about yourself?
My name is Welbeck Mensah, also known as Welbie. I’m an Accra-based digital artist/illustrator. One of my main art forms involves making doodles to interact with real-life photos I take of everyday objects and places, with a satisfying dash of humour. I strive to illustrate from a unique perspective, establishing a relatable interaction and narrative in all aspects of my artworks. The illustrations vary in form, from minimalist to baroque. I’m also a writer.
To Be Blunt. pic.twitter.com/dbiuCc6uvO
— Dazai (@Welbie_) January 17, 2018
How long have you been making your art? What made you decide to become an artist?
I’ve been illustrating digitally for about 2 years now. I’ve always been an artist, however, even if it wasn’t mainstream for me.
Guys, I’ve arrived. Limited stock Christmas Cards are now available to better express yourself to family and friends. I also make custom ones so just link up, I’m ready for your money. Shipping available. Thanks. https://t.co/e68H5BXvtq pic.twitter.com/TvvY65LRtB
— Dazai (@Welbie_) December 4, 2017
Have you won any awards?
I haven’t won any awards yet, as I haven’t entered any competition of sorts.
— Dazai (@Welbie_) November 30, 2017
What’s your inspiration?
I get inspiration from appreciating others’ works of art and also from social media websites such as Pinterest and Instagram. I also get inspired by physically interacting with everyday objects.
National Skater || did a frame-by-frame drawing for this. pic.twitter.com/8WHjTNw1qj
— Dazai (@Welbie_) November 23, 2017
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I see myself being at my very peak in the next 5 years, where I hope to add animation, among others, to what I’m currently doing.
— Dazai (@Welbie_) November 20, 2017