Zulf Draws Portraits Look Like They’re Being Hit by Light

Zulf is a London-based contemporary artist who creates magic with his hands. While doing his artwork, he uses dark paper, pastel pencils, and charcoal and creates mesmerizing portraits of women that look like they are made with light.

“I take my time to find what I feel is the perfect reference for what I need. Sometimes, it can take me hours just to find one. Each piece I create can take me anywhere between 1 to 60 hours depending on details, although I try to keep it minimal as possible,” the artist told in an interview for Bored Panda.

He also revealed that he loved art since he can remember, and he was even part of a graffiti crew when he was younger. However, he got into the pencil-work on winter days when was too cold and dark to spraypaint outside.

“So I started to draw portraits indoors, practicing for around three hours every night after work. I started creating back in the summer of 2013 after not doing any art for 20 years. My passion for drawing and painting keeps forever evolving and that’s what keeps me going,” he said.

To see his mysterious creations, just keep on scrolling!