Mahoor Jamal is a Peshawar-based freelance fashion illustrator and portrait artist.
Using Pencil and Watercolor as her base medium while sometimes experimenting with dry pastels and digital art, Mahoor creates beautifully masterful expressions of art.
Most of her artwork boasts vibrant colors.
With an emphasis on the “exterior”, represented by these gorgeous faces.
Which is surprising to some…
Because of her choice to wear a niqaab in real life.
Addressing this very concern at her TEDx talk in Islamabad
Mahoor called out such people.
Stating that her choice to wear a niqaab shouldn’t have to restrict her artistic endeavors.
She also discussed at length how the fashion designing community had often pressed her to move out of Peshawar since other metropolitan cities enlisted so many more opportunities.
Yet she modestly confirmed how her hometown has truly never been a hindrance.
Mahoor, like many of the Pakistani girls, once took on her parents’ dream as her own.
…initially applying to various med schools.
As fate (or luck) would have it, that didn’t quite work out – making way for what was once reduced to just a hobby, as a full-time prospective career.
Ever since, there’s been no looking back.
Currently enrolled in her sixth semester
Mahoor has experience freelance illustrating with a number of renowned designers in Pakistani fashion industry under her belt.
If her story still doesn’t earn your follow…
Maybe her instagram gallery itself will do the trick.
JUST LOOK AT THIS.
You know you want to.
“Erase your contradictions, you might just find a friend.”
You can also follow her work here. And here.
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