Liz Y Ahmet is a UK-based, self-taught artist who creates portraits of women from hundreds of scribbled lines. What looks chaotic and even a little bit messy at first glance, with the talented hands and creative mind of this contemporary artist, emerges into perfectly detailed, expressive, and dynamic portraits. It's amazing how looping and scattered lines we used to draw as children can convey such strong emotions.

Liz Y Ahmet has worked in various mediums experimenting with pencils, pens, acrylics, and different techniques to develop her unique style, which is regularly spiced up with new ideas.

"In the past, I was never good at verbalizing my feelings and used to get depressed. I found that the more I created for myself, the better I felt, and the artwork improved too! Having gone through some tough years, I used art as therapy and focused more on myself. My portraits are all female because I am, and some are portrayed mask-like because I hid my problems/emotions from work/family. The faces are a chaos of emotions, which is where the scribbles evolved from. And I like to try different mediums because I don't like my art to stagnate, but want to keep things fresh and exciting," the artist told Bored Panda.

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Midnight_Waterlily
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7 months ago

It's incredible how she had controlled the scribbles to create this magnificent work, every stroke having a purpose.

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Karin Gibson
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7 months ago

Looks like a young Madonna

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

I love how you are able to do this with completely different media.

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

Wow, just wow. I can't even imagine how you created that.

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7 months ago

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Kim Bush
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7 months ago

Each line seems random but planned out at the same time

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

All that with just a biro? That's fabulous.

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

This is a really lovely portrait.

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malak hattum
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7 months ago

I saw this lady who has her daughter scribble and she kinda connects the lines to make a landscape

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Lumps
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7 months ago

Sandra Bullock in Practical Magic

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E “E” E
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7 months ago

I love this

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Lumps
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7 months ago

This is wow!

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Jessica Cole
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7 months ago

Rose Byrne

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FurryManiac
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7 months ago

this one looks like my BFF

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Lumps
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7 months ago

Lady in the Water

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Blobbert
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7 months ago

The level of emotion portrayed in these drawings is astounding.

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Wendy Simmons
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7 months ago

Wow these are all so amazing and expressive!

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EeveeCatStudios YT
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7 months ago

This looks like Billie Ellish...

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malak hattum
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7 months ago

it looks like their face melted on the paper

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FurryManiac
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7 months ago

almost looks childlike

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Lumps
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7 months ago

This

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FurryManiac
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7 months ago

I love how she is seemingly being blown away.. feels like my life

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FurryManiac
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7 months ago

her eyes are beautiful

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Amber Medina
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7 months ago

Looks like Uma Therman!

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Viki Banaszak
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7 months ago

I wish my scribbles looked half as good :)

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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7 months ago

I love the color and detail

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EeveeCatStudios YT
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7 months ago

This looks like a teenager who's seen alot...

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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7 months ago

Kinda looks like Adele, idk if that’s just me

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FurryManiac
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7 months ago

like if the sunrise had a face..this would be it

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EeveeCatStudios YT
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7 months ago

It looks spooky.. o.o

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Lumps
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7 months ago

This is the only one that I am having a hard time picturing the outline of the face because of the proportions. Beautiful tho

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal
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7 months ago

I feel like this picture sometimes...does that make sense? Like if someone asked how I was I would show them this drawing.

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Lumps
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7 months ago

So expressive

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