These Portraits Reveal Shadow-Covered Faces with Emotional Expressions

By: Ady Floyd - Jun 15, 2015
References: dylan-andrews.format & designfaves
English artist Dylan Andrews has created a illustrated series called 'Charcoal Portraits' that focuses on dramatic shadow-covered faces. Each face is covered with a different shadow. The use of different subjects posed with different expressions reveals a deep insight into a different emotion or feeling.

The shadows are cast in net-like styles revealing holes of light and dark. The use of black and white images enhances the shadows. Each image has a different use of light exposure and dark contrast.

Andrews preferred to use anonymous figures with shadow-covered faces to give them an allusive identity. The image is meant to create a slue of questions without revealing any answers. Andrews decided to leave it up to the viewers own interpretation.