Malaysian Artist Makes Celebrity Portraits from Scribbles

For the average illustrator, scribbling isn’t the best way to create realistic-looking portraits. But then again, Vince Low isn’t your average illustrator. The Malaysian artist somehow manages to produce impeccable portraits of some of Hollywood’s greatest actors using only childish scribbles.

The lead illustrator of Malaysian advertising agency, Grey, Vince Low has an impressive portfolio of stunning artworks, but his latest portrait series, called Faces, is particularly eye-catching. That’s because the stunning depictions of stars like Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith or Leonardo Di Caprio were all done exclusively with scribbles on blank white canvases. Most people would have a hard time capturing their unique features using classic drawing techniques, but he creates highly accurate facial representation just by overlapping thousands of swirling lines. Amazing or what?


Vince Low’s scribbled masterpieces reminded me of Russian artistic duo Sergei and Vyacheslav Savelyv who use the same technique to create incredibly detailed images.















via Behance Network


Feedback (3 Comments)

  • Barca Posted on July 4, 2013

    There is also the 24 yr old Andre Wei from Singapore who does this kind of art.
    How I wish there was some kind of a know how as to how this is done.

  • romain Posted on July 23, 2013

    It’s just speed drawing.. Every drawer does that when sketching. He even seems to add up some dramatic extra scribbles to make it look original and possibly popular. Nice portraits but nothing very impressive imho

  • xantheus Posted on August 11, 2013

    @romain, you are just coming off as jealous-sounding. these are some great pics and a great talent this guy has.