Meet Jawad Ahmed Jan and his pencil and painting masterpieces. At just 17 years of age, Jawad has wowed people with his incredible portraits of movie stars.
Jawad works at a Painting shop in Lyari, one of Karachi’s less developed and otherwise under-privileged neighborhoods.
He works with his father Jan Muhammad out of their paint shop in Moosa Lane, Lyari, helping craft creative artworks and making a living out of it.
Jawad is a matric pass and has dabbled in art work for almost 5 years
Even with the harsh circumstances around him, Jawad’s talent shines through and his work has caught the eyes of the Pakistani social media.
His portraits of famous personalities are going viral over Twitter and Facebook as we speak and it seems like Jawad is all set for a meteoric rise in popularity.
Jawad credits his father, Jan Muhammad, who has served as an art teacher and has helped him tap into his creative potential.
What is most surprising about Jawad’s portraits is his attention to detail. You can check out his mind-blowing portraits here:
He should be sponsored to study at an art school.
— Saud (@SaudSami) June 11, 2017
We hope that this is only the start of the coverage Jawad’s work receives and he is given the right platform to truly elevate his art. It’s a remarkable story of talent finding a way even in the harshest of environments and we’ll be closely following the journey of this teen Lyari artist.
Via Umme Kulsoom