Abdullah Ali's illustrated portraits are exquisitely detailed in emotion. Through the water-colours he utilises and his calculated brush strokes accentuating different facial features, such as magnified eyes or deepened forehead wrinkles, his art is able to depict a wide array of emotions: Despair, innocence, fear, confidence, determination, ambiguity, virtuosity and many more. But you shouldn't just take our word for it, see the artist's emotive portraits of himself, his friends, movie characters, laypeople and politically motivated figures, such as brave Palestinians fighting for their freedom, for yourself below.

All work belongs to Abdullah Ali.