Danielle Franks is just 20 years old but she carries with her many lifetimes worth of talent. Things exploded over the last 24 hours for English-born Franks (who goes by the nickname Moe) after she posted an illustration she drew of the late rapper Mac Miller.
— moe (@danierruu) November 27, 2018
People simply can not believe the drawing is not a photograph and so far her tweet has garnered over 400,000 likes.
Franks told the BBC:
“I don’t want to miss anything – I’ve had thousands of messages and tweets It’s overwhelming.”
This isn’t the first time Franks’ artwork has gone viral. She discussed her previous experience and how she came to start drawing in the first place.
It began with a period of struggling with poor mental health.
“I couldn’t go outside for six weeks. In that time, I started listening to Lil Peep. I absolutely adored him. One day, I just picked up the tablet… I was never motivated to draw, but for some reason that day, I just did. I drew him, and it took a few days and I streamed a lot of it on Twitch. A few weeks later, he retweeted it and put it on his Instagram. That kicked off my career in art and gave me momentum. He didn’t really know I existed. He didn’t know who I am and gave me my entire life.”
1 year without peep. he was the first person to share my art and he changed my life
heres the drawing i did last year when he passed, ill draw him again soon
i miss u thank u pic.twitter.com/BXnVttQUMw
— moe (@danierruu) November 16, 2018
People are blown away by her gift.
OMG that's a drawing?! Scrolled past it and thought "oh a picture of a guy I don't know"
Me: *read: finished drawing…* Wait it's a DRAWING of a guy I don't know??!
— June Everett (@June_59th) November 28, 2018
This is an unbelievable tribute to a legendary artist. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.
— 100T Nadeshot (@Nadeshot) November 28, 2018
— Em Ford (@mypaleskinblog) November 28, 2018
Had to zoom in wtf
— Ski Dad ⛷ (@AaronSXavier) November 28, 2018
Had too zoom in so much to see it was drawn… Damn that looks real… kudos
— LJW002_CGForever (@Stolas_002) November 28, 2018
That’s incredible. I had to convince myself it wasn’t a photo.
— Individual-1 Jr. (@JimmyB1775) November 28, 2018
Literally had to zoom in bc I swore it was a photo fucking how that’s amazing
— olivia (@planetlivv) November 28, 2018
I thought it was a photo. Amazing.
— Donnie (@DonnieN42) November 28, 2018
Damn your so talented… thought this was a legit photo of him pic.twitter.com/Gx7sY10srS
— ExcideSC (@ExcideSC) November 28, 2018
We see a very big future for this talented artist.