Portrait Illustrations by Farida Zaman

This March instagram challenge “ Portrait Challenge 2019” created by August Wren and Ohn Mar Win was hands down my favourite challenge so far! I discovered painted faces, famous faces really interested me, certainly something I looked forward to daily. It gave me more confidence in my work and and forced me to do something that I didn’t do very often and didn’t feel comfortable doing. Looking forward more of this going forward. Most of these images were created in watercolour, gouache and very slightly enhanced on photoshop. Frida Kahlo was the only one I did in acrylics and it took much longer . Since I was under the constraint of doing one a day, some of them were a bit rushed I have to admit. But I think that was a good thing, because I didn’t have the time to agonize over them-I just did and hoped for the best!

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

Eva Chen

Eva Chen

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Jacinda Arden

Jacinda Arden

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

Lily Singh

Lily Singh

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter