Instagram/@amaralanegraaln, Digital drawing by @thick_east_african_girl

We’re used to seeing Amara La Negra with smooth skin and a beat face. But in a new photo she posted on Instagram, her beauty has been taken to the next level.

The Afro-Latina reality star and singer is the embodiment of sexy African goddess. She’s channeling butterfly and sun energy while sporting beautiful faux locs and golden-dipped skin in a digital drawing by Gelila Mesfin.

The drawing is based on an original photo by photographer Joyanne Faith Panton, who captured Amara’s piercing beauty with her spectacular lens.


The Ethiopian artist behind the digital drawing explains on her website that her art is inspired by African culture and black women.

“My subject matter heavily focuses on black women because for a long period of time they were misrepresented and not fully appreciated as muses in the art community,” she says on her site. “My art is meant to uplift and celebrate the rich ancestry, heritage, culture and beauty that black women posses.”

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Top 9 of 2018 🙌🏾 and some of my favorites that didn’t make the cut. This year has been interesting to say the least. A year where I created some of my best work but also faced the worst case of ‘artist block’. It’s been a challenging year, filled with ups and downs and so many changes in my life. But through it all I’m grateful for all the likes, comments, shares and general support I’ve received from everyone. So before the year ends I just want to say a big thank you to everyone that supported and encouraged me to continue my work 🙌🏾🙏🏾🙌🏾 and best believe 2019 I will be back in full force with some dope artwork and projects 🎨 . . .

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Mesfin’s digital drawings elevate the beauty of black celebrities and influencers

Her current works start at $300 and go up to $5000. Based on this digital remaster of Amara, she certainly has a treasured hand. This could have been a beautiful and creative way to do an ode to camp at this year’s Met Gala. There’s always next year Amara.