Monday, July 20, 2009

Guest Blogger - Yuka Zuver

The Contrapuntal Blog Guest Blogger Series begins now. The purpose is to showcase some of the worlds most passionate and creative Gould fans' creations through photo, video and writing.

Yuka Zuver (@StudioDaCapo) is a Japanese-born self-taught pencil artist.
Over the past few years she has focused her drawing talent on portraits including Glenn Gould.
The late Canadian pianist has been the main inspirational subject since 2006 and continues to motivate in all elements of her artworks.

She lives in the United States, on Whidbey Island near Seattle with her husband, two daughters, and a dog.


  1. I'm very glad to see Yuka's drawings showcased here. She is one of the finest portrait sketch artists I've ever known of. Her work is so realistic, right down to the smallest detail, and I don't think that her portraits of Glenn Gould could ever be surpassed! We are so lucky to be able to witness such a talent. Every time I see another drawing of hers, I [silently] utter a resounding operatic "Bravo, bravo!" from myself to her, in my mind!

  2. Many thanks to the blog administrater(Mr.L) for your bighearted offer and Annie for your most generous comment! I'll be beet red faced for the rest of the week.

  3. I'm really impressed by the realism of the fabrics. They look so real, it's almost mesmerising.


  4. ... That's a high (definition) printing machine/technique + touch up ... but not genuine Art... (sorry :)