- Thokozani Nzuza, 20, aka @lefthandboysa, has delighted social media users with his realistic portraits of famous South African celebrities
- Mzansi were blown away with the talented youth's drawings and complimented him on his artistic skills
- The Durban-born artist is a brand ambassador for Staedtler, a company that produces art supplies, and to make ends meet he does commissioned work
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A left-handed artist has impressed social media users with his detailed pencil drawings of some of Mzansi’s favourite celebrities.
Thokozani Nzuza, whose handle is @lefthandboysa, has drawn many famous South Africans, including the late Shona Ferguson, Casper Nyovest and DJ Zinhle.
Social media users compared his artwork to that of Picasso.
Briefly News spoke to Nzuza exclusively:
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"I have loved art since I was young. When I finished school I had two choices: university or art. Art won. Now I am here. It's my passion and I love it so much."
Nzuza said he is inspired by fellow artist Charles Leveso. He encouraged young artists to not give up on their craft.
"Keep drawing. Sometimes good things take time," he added.
Zakhele Mazakaza Simelane reacted:
“Incredible extreme talent.”
A quick look at his Instagram handle revealed that the Durbanite is the brand ambassador for Staedtler and does commissioned artwork.
Peeps responded to his art favourably praising him for his “raw talent”.
Melo Alexander said:
“Looks like left-handed folks are very talented.”
Thomas Majama said:
“Good work to the artist, he knows how to pay attention to detail!!!!
Lwanda April said:
“Perfectly made it, what a magnificent fine art.”
Thapelo Dlamini added:
“This is beyond words, I couldn't stop looking at it.”
Chuma Sikwati said:
"If he can draw a clear picture of me like this I can give him all my December salary, this is perfection
@ady_van_rooi asked the talented artist for some tips.
"My man you talented af and I aspire to get on your level with some more practice, care to give me some pointers maybe please? Also have you joined Patreon yet?"
Hyperrealism: Artist shares portrait she did, internet convinced it's the real deal
Briefly News reported on another professional artist and medical illustrator who wowed the internet owing to her most realistic sketches possible.
The social media sensation, who is a medical illustration student at the University of Toronto in Canada, shared a sketch of a heart that blew the minds of all who saw the final product on Twitter.
The tweet read:
"The sketches [vs] the final."
The post shows side-by-side images of a heart, one midway through the design and planning process and the other with the final and complete product.
The tweet attracted nearly 830 000 likes, over 130 000 retweets and close to 3 000 comments. @sfkhanvisuals is blazing quite the trail in the field, which is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph.
Source: Briefly News