black parisian by niki
At NaturallyCurly.com, we're all about versatility, authenticity, and uniqueness. It drives us, and it certainly drives everyone around us. We have a few curly illustrators we work with who help bring our curly content to life. But who exactly are these illustrators, you ask? In this mini-series, we will individually spotlight our artists because they all have a genuine and fun story to tell about what drives them to do what they love.
 
Briefly introduce yourself.

My name is Niki Kobi, and I am based in Paris France. I was always into art, so I studied 3 years Art History and then Stylism in school.

What is your “signature” artistic style? What does everyone know you for?

I don't think I really have one... Maybe drawing ethnic women with curly or natural hair.

What are some things you have learned creating art for a living?

Work hard, be patient and NEVER give up because there are so many great artists but only a few can make a nice living off of creating artwork.

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What is one thing you wish people knew about you as a person?

When people don't know me they often think that i am cold or a snob but I am a sensitive and tolerant person. I really love human beings! Don't judge a book by its cover.

What are your passions? What excites you?

I enjoy "ethnic" or primitive art from South American, Aborigines, and African culture. I also love Scandinavian--Sweden, Norway, Denmark--artistic design. I love to travel meet all kinds of people!

What do you hope to accomplish in your professional life?

I hope one day to have my own studio to promote black artists and black female art.

Where can people follow you and keep up with you?

Twitter @theblakparisianFacebook nikisgrooveNikisgroove.tumblr.com | Nikisgroove.com | Etsy- nikisgroove