Portraits of Women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

London based artist Zulf, creates impressive portraits of women, half-hidden in the shadows. He makes these realistic drawings on black paper using pastel crayons and charcoal pencils. Instead of drawing the entire face of the model on the page, he imagines the source of illumination in the composition and depicts only the illuminated part of the face, hair, and figure. This minimalist approach to portraiture not only immediately catches the eye, but also demonstrates his masterful understanding and ability to apply light and shadow. 

Zulf Uk Artist! Black & White and a splash of color

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf


There is a striking and minimalist approach that always appears in his works. Just draw parts of the person's face, hair, and body using the light source.

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Its subtlety and detail are appreciated when, for example, in the case of long hair it draws carefully to imitate certain bright lights. Here the artist captures the subject's extra fine hairs that would otherwise be invisible to the open eye.

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Zulf gives life to some portraits in which the women of today are shown, without hesitation, real. There are also drawings in which animals appear. It all started in winter, it was getting dark earlier and the artist started drawing indoor portraits practicing around 3 hours every night.

From a young age it was clear that this was what he wanted to do. In school, art was where he got the best grades, and with a difference and when he was young he started making graffiti.

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

The artist confesses that art, in addition to his work, is his escape. Your only way out of all the migraines and continuous anxiety attacks that torment you . He helps manage these emotions and he feels it himself as therapy that makes him feel good.

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

This mysterious cartoonist , who hides under the pseudonym Zulf, enjoys doing his works as much as we ourselves  enjoy the delicacy and precision of what he does.

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Dramatic portraits of women

Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf


Portraits of women, Half-Hidden In The Shadows by Zulf

Zulf is an artist who draws pure realism on sheets of black paper using only a combination of pastel and charcoal . If his main creation is based on half-hidden portraits , with them he shows how well he knows and knows how to handle lights and shadows. This is one of those cases that shows that sometimes less is more.

Zulf is an artist who draws pure realism on sheets of black paper using only a combination of pastel and charcoal . If his main creation is based on half-hidden portraits , with them he shows how well he knows and knows how to handle lights and shadows. This is one of those cases that shows that sometimes less is more.

Zulf is an artist who draws pure realism on sheets of black paper using only a combination of pastel and charcoal . If his main creation is based on half-hidden portraits , with them he shows how well he knows and knows how to handle lights and shadows. This is one of those cases that shows that sometimes less is more.

2 comments:

  1. I love your work. Very smooth lines. Like water.
    I would like to use it for the art work that I do with materials.
    How can I contact you to do me so I can practice on myself rather than on a stranger's face

    I agree with Zulf. This is relaxing to do and uplifting too at the same time. One notch higher than many of us to have it shared around the world.

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