Kemi Oloyede (kxmolo) is a scientist and freelance digital artist (they/she). Their work was initially created during the first UK lockdown in the midst of the COVID pandemic to uplift and emphasise visibility in the Black LGBTQ+ community, starting off with a Twitter thread on notable Black queer people in the UK.
Kemi uses digital art programs such as Paint Tool SAI and Clip Studio Paint to create their pieces, but in the past has used mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolour paint, ink pen and coloured pencil to create their work.
Their illustration style can be likened to dynamic comic and manga illustrations but with a softer and more mellow twist, although they aim to slip aspects of queer Black culture into their illustrations as they find it's not something that they come across very often in this form. They find inspiration in the Black LGBTQ+ community, their Nigerian heritage and Nollywood culture, working in STEM - and just about anything they encounter in their day to day life.