Portraits of celebs down to a fine art

Nhlakanipho Mkhize’s ability to capture the emotions of well-known people from photographs has already helped him nab renowned DJ Black Coffee as a customer.

“It was one of the highlights of my career after he bought the portrait for R10000,” he said.

The 28-year-old Durban artist said he had been drawing since he was nine, after he realised his emotional response to people’s expressions in photographs.

“I was raised by my grandmother because I was an orphan. I was an introvert so I would always be in the house drawing. I liked it and stayed with it.”

Mkhize studied architecture at the Durban University of Technology to have a sustainable career, but his passion lies in hyper-realism art.

This is when an artist is able to draw or sketch art that is identical in detail to high-resolution photographs.

He has garnered much attention from people on social media after he started posting drawings of celebrities such

Article source: https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-06-14-portraits-of-celebs-down-to-a-fine-art/

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