This project began as a skill building exercise and quickly became something much more meaningful. Each portrait I have done is of a friend or family member and the unique set of antlers I give them enables me to express the things about them that I think are special and interesting. With these pieces, I try to use very minimal color and line and maximize my use of negative space so that each portrait feels light and full of the depicted person’s character.
Welcome to the world of Saul Zanolari, a world where fake identities are stripped away and the subjects are left raw and naked. Among Zanolari’s specimens are European royalty, rock stars, elite socialites and celebrities.
Alexey Kurbatov is a Russian illustrator who blends all kinds of artistic elements into his own unique style. He has come up with a fabulous portrait series that features historical characters and celebrities.
The face is arguably the most captivating image in art because we instinctually stare at them. It’s interesting then that when artists such as Cengiz Bodur create images that are distinctly face like but lacking all facial features, they still hold our gaze.